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Dewatering During Construction and Post-Construction—Regulatory Paradigms and Options

Major construction projects, especially new office, residential and mixed-use buildings, often require dewatering to remove intercepted groundwater from subterranean areas. Intercepted water flows may continue even after...more

Drones Inside Retail Spaces

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

As drone technology improves, drone applications are changing the retail landscape. Drones can be used inside of retail spaces for a variety of purposes, including security, advertising, item tracking and in-store delivery....more

FAA Plans to Bring LAANC to 500 More Airports by Next Month

On March 6, 2018, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the nationwide expansion of its Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) to 500 more airports, and include 300 air traffic control...more

Brexit Contingency Planning in Financial Services: Have All the Angles Been Considered?

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The UK is due to leave the European Union on March 29, 2019, although it is proposed there is a transitional period for 18 months-2 years after that whereby the UK effectively remains within the EU for the purposes of...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | March 2018 #3

USDA Withdraws Organic Livestock and Poultry Rule - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a final rule withdrawing the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Rule, leaving existing organic regulations in...more

Fintech Company Subject to SEC Enforcement Action for Exceeding Rule 701 Option Grant Limit

Subject to its limits, Rule 701 permits non-reporting companies to grant employees equity without registration under the Securities Act of 1933. ...more

State of Washington Enacts Student Loan Servicing Law

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Washington has become the latest state to impose a licensing requirement on student loan servicers. Last week, Governor Jay Inslee signed SB 6029, which establishes a “student loan bill of rights,” similar to the bills that...more

The European Securitisation Regulation: The Countdown Continues...

by Jones Day on

Draft Regulatory Technical Standards on Content and Format of the STS Notification - Regulation (EU) 2017/2402, which lays down a general framework for securitisation and creates a specific framework for simple,...more

Is France going to strengthen its control over foreign direct investments again?

by Bryan Cave on

The current rules in France concerning the control over foreign direct investments arose from the deregulation of international capital flows which occurred worldwide, and especially in the United States and the European...more

Reviewing Canada's Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing Regime

by Dentons on

On February 7, 2018, the Department of Finance (the Department) released a consultation paper (Consultation or Paper) as part of its review of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) and...more

Ninth Circuit Creates More Uncertainty in 80/20 Rule for Tipped Workers

by FordHarrison on

On February 16, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted en banc review of Marsh v. J. Alexander’s LLC, 869 F.3d 1108, creating a new layer of uncertainty for hospitality employers....more

Digital Health: CE marking of medical devices

by Hogan Lovells on

In the EU, digital health technologies such as medical apps or wearable sensors can fall within the scope of the medical devices directives. ...more

Foreign location authorization rule appears on schedule for July 1 effective date

by Hogan Lovells on

In the waning days of the Obama Administration, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released final regulations regarding state authorization for distance education and foreign country authorization for certain locations...more

Regulatory Challenges Posed by Emerging Contaminants

by WilmerHale on

Awareness of the presence of contaminants of emerging concern (a.k.a. emerging contaminants) in public and private water supplies around the country has become a considerable focus of public officials and the general public....more

New UK-Wide Model Clinical Trial Agreements Published

by Hogan Lovells on

An updated Model Clinical Trial Agreement (mCTA) has been published for industry-sponsored clinical trials involving patients in National Health Service (NHS) or Health and Social Care (HSC) hospitals in the UK....more

China Issues New Measures to Regulate Equity Holdings in Insurance Companies

by Hogan Lovells on

After two rounds of consultation, the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (“CIRC“) released the final version of the Administrative Measures for Equity Interests in Insurance Companies (the “New Measures“) on March 7, 2018,...more

UPDATE: USDA Withdraws Organic Livestock Mandates

by Barley Snyder on

This is an update to a previous client alert, “USDA Rethinking Organic Livestock Mandates.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided to withdraw its final rule governing treatment of animals used for organic...more

FINCEN Advises That Participation in a Foreign Tax Regularization Program By Itself Does Not Trigger SAR Filing Obligation

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) recently advised that a financial institution is not required to file a Suspicious Activity Report (“SAR”) based solely upon a customer’s inquiry into or participation in a...more

Federal Reserve Board requests comments on proposed amendments to simplify and harmonize Regulation J

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On Tuesday the Federal Reserve published proposed amendments to Regulation J (Collection of Checks and Other Items by Federal Reserve Banks and Funds Transfers through Fedwire) which are intended to clarify and simplify...more

Assistant Secretary Zatezalo Shares His Vision for MSHA

After 41 years in the mining industry and three months as the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, David Zatezalo, has begun to publicly outline his vision for the Mine Safety and Health Administration...more

OSHA Considering Changes to Silica Rule

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

OSHA may soon make it easier for employers to comply with the agency’s Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard. The standard, which OSHA announced in 2016 and began to fully enforce last fall, seeks to protect...more

National Consumer Protection Week: Consumers Join Forces With Agencies

by Bryan Cave on

This week is National Consumer Protection Week. How does it impact your company? It’s an opportunity for you to understand today’s consumer protection environment and to hear what is concerning your customers and regulators...more

Creating a national energy guarantee - the toughest job in Australia?

by DLA Piper on

The Energy Security Board has released its first 'draft design consultation paper' on the National Energy Guarantee (NEG). The timing of this initial consultation phase is to allow the Board to report to the Council of...more

Distance education rule appears on schedule for July 1 effective date

by Hogan Lovells on

In the waning days of the Obama Administration, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released final regulations regarding state authorization for distance education and foreign country authorization for certain locations...more

Remote Identification of Drones: For Commercial Operators Only or Hobbyists Too?

Last month, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) received recommendations regarding remote identification of drones in a report from the unmanned aircraft Identification and Tracking (UAS ID) Aviation Rulemaking...more

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