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Court Rules that Arbitrators Must Disclose Related or Overlapping Appointments

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Arbitrators should disclose subsequent appointments to related arbitration proceedings, particularly if cases materially overlap. In the Halliburton v Chubb ruling, the Court of Appeal held that an arbitrator who did not...more

UK Government Responds to Brexit Life Sciences Regulatory Recommendations

by Hogan Lovells on

The UK Government has published a response to the recommendations set out in the Health and Social Care Committee’s Report dated 21 March 2018 on “Brexit...more

U.K. Supreme Court Asserts Jurisdiction Where Conspiracy Was Hatched in England

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Questions on conflict of laws can be fiendishly difficult to decipher. When the U.K. Supreme Court rules on this topic, it is important to take note....more

UK Parliamentary Report Published on the Impact of Brexit on the Pharmaceutical Sector

by Hogan Lovells on

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, a parliamentary select committee, has published a report on the consequences of Brexit on the UK pharmaceutical industry. ...more

The 25 Year Environment Plan – A focus on waste

by Dentons on

Earlier this year, the government published "A Green Future: Our 25 Year Plan to Improve the Environment". As the title suggests, the Plan sets out the government's aspirations for protecting and enhancing the natural...more

Meghan Markle to Face British Immigration Authorities and Must Wait Years to Become British Citizen

Britain’s newest royal—Meghan Markle—still has a battle ahead of her before she can truly declare herself a Brit. In Britain, as in the United States, the path to citizenship through marriage to a British citizen is lengthy,...more

DOJ New No-Piling-On Policy for Corporate Sanctions Moves US Closer to UK and French Authorities

On 9 May, Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein announced a new DOJ policy that “encourages coordination among Department components and other enforcement agencies when imposing multiple penalties for the same conduct.” This...more

UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) responds to Industrial Strategy Consultation

by Hogan Lovells on

In November 2017 the UK government published its Industrial Strategy. As part of this, the UK IPO made a broad ‘call for views’ from users of the UK intellectual property system on “products, services or other activities the...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The High Court has a daunting lineup of decisions yet to issue this year, but it’s checking one off the list with yesterday’s 5-4 holding upholding the right of companies to use arbitration clauses in employment contracts “to...more

Implementing strong corporate compliance programs – necessity rather than nicety?

No matter the industry, maintaining effective corporate compliance programs has never been a more essential part of operations to address the legal risks that corporates face. This article, the third in a series about...more

FCA Sets Expectations for Robo-Advisers

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Many auto advisers and automated discretionary investment managers risk poor outcomes for customers by falling short of FCA expectations. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has issued a statement outlining its...more

Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest, Featuring Topics on SEC/Corporate, CFTC, Derivatives, Brexit and EU Developments

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Division of Corporation Finance Issues C&DIs on Proxy Rules and Proxy Statements, Overhauling Telephone Interpretations Manual - On May 11, the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the...more

The Legal Effect of NOM clauses

by DLA Piper on

"No Oral Modification" clauses (or NOM clauses) are commonly used in commercial contracts in order to prevent parties from modifying, varying or terminating an existing contract by means other than the prescribed form...more

New Payment Systems Operator for UK Retail Payment Systems

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Bank of England and the Payment Systems Regulator have announced that the New Payment System Operator is now responsible for the operation of BACS and Faster Payments, two U.K. retail payment systems. The NPSO is expected...more

Employment news - May 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

No need to know that reason for unfavourable treatment arises from disability - Employees can only succeed with a claim of unfavourable treatment arising from a disability if the employer knows that they have a disability....more

Fair’s fair: Supreme Court clarifies law on unfairness and equal treatment in judicial review

by Hogan Lovells on

In R (oao Gallaher and others) v CMA [2018] UKSC 25, handed down last week, the Supreme Court has clarified that substantive unfairness is not an established ground of judicial review and that likewise there is no “distinct...more

Cross-sector code of conduct for AI – a solution with substance?

by Hogan Lovells on

On 16 April 2018 the House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence published a wide-ranging report on the status of artificial intelligence (“AI”) in the UK. ...more

UK Privacy Regulator Explains New Regulatory Powers

by King & Spalding on

On Friday, May 4, 2018, the Deputy Director of the United Kingdom’s (“UK”) Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”), James Dipple-Johnstone, stated in a blog post that the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) would...more

UK Parliamentary committee hears evidence during economic crime inquiry

by WilmerHale on

On 15 May 2018, the UK Parliamentary Treasury Select Committee heard evidence from representatives of Transparency International, Global Witness and the RUSI Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies as part of its...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition - May 2018

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal Asian, U.S., European and selected international governance and securities law developments of interest to Asian corporates and financial institutions. Please see...more

Greater National Security Scrutiny At The Heart Of New UK Merger Control Reforms

This week the UK Government enacted two new orders which change the UK merger control thresholds under the Enterprise Act 2002. The legislation extends the jurisdiction of the Competition & Markets Authority (“CMA”) and the...more

Ghosh is gone - now a one-stage test for dishonesty?

by Hogan Lovells on

A recent UK Supreme Court case has decided that the current test for dishonesty in criminal proceedings should no longer be used when directing juries on the law in criminal cases. The Ghosh test, which has represented...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The latest from the Redstone/CBS dispute, with news late yesterday that even as Shari Redstone is “moving to block CBS Corp.’s efforts to strip her family of voting control”, a Delaware judge has temporarily blocked her from...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - May 2018 #2

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal U.S., European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

UK Prudential Regulation Authority Finalizes Model Risk Management Principles for Stress Testing

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The U.K. Prudential Regulation Authority has published a Policy Statement and a finalized Supervisory Statement following a consultation which ran from December 2017 to March 2018 on model risk management principles for...more

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