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SIFMA’s New Data Aggregation Principles and What They Mean for the Financial Sector

Last week, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (“SIFMA”), a trade group for the United States securities industry, issued a set of Data Aggregation Principles (“the Principles”). In general, data...more

U.S. Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Provides Update on Examination Modernization Project

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The U.S. Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council announced an update regarding its Examination Modernization Project. The project initially grew out of the regulatory review process undertaken pursuant to the...more

Report Details Uneven Implementation of the New Drug Tracing Law

Last month, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General (OIG) released its latest report on compliance with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). As we discussed in a prior post, the DSCSA...more

Sullivan & Worcester Advises ETF Managers Group on Launch of First Global Dry Bulk ETF

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International law firm Sullivan & Worcester LLP acted as fund counsel to Exchange Traded Managers Group (ETFMG) on the launch of the first dry bulk shipping exchange-traded fund, Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF (NYSE ARCA:...more

The New York State Budget: New Tax Code and Record Funding for Education

by Harris Beach PLLC on

The recent passage of the state’s budget, which took effect on April 1, 2018, aims to provide relief to the middle class to combat the change in federal tax law. New York is making a concerted effort to protect...more

Contracting with DoD: Enhanced Debriefings Are Here!

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In our February 2018 Alert, Jones Day explained that the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act ("NDAA") contained a requirement that the Secretary of Defense implement new rules for enhanced debriefings for certain types of...more

House of Lords issues report on digital advertising market

by Hogan Lovells on

Yesterday the House of Lords published a report into the UK’s digital advertising market. It includes: a call for a CMA study into whether the market is working fairly for businesses and consumers; proposals for enhancing...more

DOD Implements First Steps Toward Enhanced Debriefings

by Perkins Coie on

As competitors in federal negotiated procurements recognize, post-award debriefings are an important feature of the procurement process. Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 15.506 has long mandated that an unsuccessful...more

Blockchain Technology Developments in Delaware

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

While cryptocurrencies have captured the attention of many, the blockchain technology underlying these instruments has potentially far-reaching implications in many other fields. Consistent with its reputation as a...more

MiFID II best execution: Are firms ready for RTS 27 and 28?

Having met the initial demands of MiFID II, financial organizations are now dealing with the directive’s best execution requirements under regulatory standards RTS 27 and 28. What do they need to know?...more

Australia's Proposed Modern Slavery Act May Impact American Companies

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U.S. companies with operations in Australia may soon be impacted by the establishment of a new Modern Slavery Act (the MSA) in Australia....more

Beyond real estate, other highlights of the new Luxembourg-France tax treaty

by DLA Piper on

The real estate sector was the most immediately impacted by the new Luxembourg-France tax treaty, as we highlighted in our latest alert memorandum....more

Modernizing the Community Reinvestment Act

by Vedder Price on

On April 3, 2018, the Department of Treasury released recommendations to “modernize” the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977 (“CRA”). Treasury’s recommendations include:...more

OFCCP Announces New Compliance Evaluation Experience Survey

This week, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) announced that it will be sending a survey to federal contractors in an effort to “continue improving communication, transparency, and timeliness during...more

Update: public register of beneficial ownership of UK property by overseas entities

by Hogan Lovells on

The government has published its response to the April 2017 call for evidence on proposals for a register showing who owns and controls overseas entities that own UK property or participate in UK government procurement. ...more

Corporate Human Rights Benchmark Releases 2018 Methodology

The Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (“CHRB”) has released its 2018 research methodology, reflecting revisions to the 2016 methodology used to produce CHRB’s 2017 inaugural benchmarking report....more

Transparency Reports

by Ladas & Parry LLP on

The number of companies and organizations issuing transparency reports is increasing. In general, there are no official standards governing what these reports contain but companies’ reports often incorporate information on...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - March 2018 #4

Trump Prepared to Hit China with $60 Billion in Annual Tariffs - "President Trump is preparing to impose a package of $60 billion in annual tariffs against Chinese products, following through on a longtime threat that he...more

Bondage, Enslavement, Servitude: New South Wales follows suit and proposes Modern Slavery Law

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Modern Slavery Act in New South Wales - New South Wales has followed the Commonwealth's lead and introduced a Modern Slavery Bill 2018 into the New South Wales Legislative Council on 8 March 2018....more

Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for February 2018

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments from the past month, with links to primary...more

The European Securitisation Regulation: The Countdown Continues...

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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

GDPR Primer For Universities

WHY DOES IT MATTER? - Because the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will hold universities much more accountable for the data they possess and use....more

Drug Price Transparency Bill Enacted in Oregon

by Cooley LLP on

The Governor of Oregon signed into law this week House Bill 4005, the Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act (Act). The Act requires manufacturers to report by March 31st each year information regarding each prescription...more

Federal Reserve Proposes Modifications to Its Supervisory Appeals Process and Ombudsman Policy

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, the Federal Reserve proposed to modify its guidelines and processes that institutions may rely upon to appeal an adverse material supervisory determination. The proposal also seeks to modify the...more

New Human Rights Case Alleging Deception Of Consumers Filed Against Food Companies (This Time On The East Coast)

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In the wake of the 2016 dismissal of human rights cases filed against food companies in California, a new class action case was filed on February 26, 2018 in Massachusetts federal court (Tomasella v. Hershey Co.) alleging...more

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