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By Barnabas Reynolds
Head of our global Financial Institutions & Advisory Practice, partner Barney Reynolds authored an article in Legal Week.
By Thomas Donegan, Russell Sacks, Barnabas Reynolds, Nathan Greene, Kolja Stehl, Aysuria Chang, Ben McMurdo, Sandy Collins
The revised EU Markets in Financial Instruments package—known as MiFID II—takes effect on January 3, 2018. Some aspects of this legislation are extra-territorial.
By James Webber, George Milton
On September 7, 2017, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided that, where joint control is acquired over a new or existing undertaking (or parts of an undertaking), that transaction can only fall within the scope of the EU Merger Regulation (EUMR) where the resulting entity will be ‘full-function.'
By Jeewon Serrato, Michael Dorf, Zach Bench
The market for internet-connected devices (often referred to as the Internet of Things, or IoT) is growing rapidly.
By Laurence Levy, Jeremy Kutner, Frank Miller, Paul Strecker, Michael Scargill, Simon Burrows
On 29 August 2017, the UK Government published its response to the green paper on corporate governance reform that it issued at the end of November 2016.
By Cynthia Urda Kassis, Alexandro M. Padrés
How the TEN Transaction Transformed the Chilean Energy Sector
By Richard Alsop, David Dixter, Harald Halbhuber, Ilir Mujalovic, Lona Nallengara, Erika Khalek
On August 17, 2017, the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance issued guidance further extending an important accommodation provided to companies contemplating going public.
By Michael Scargill
On 30 June 2017, a new EU prospectus regulation (the "New Prospectus Regulation") was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
By Donna Bobbish
On August 22, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in a 2-1 decision,[1] vacated and remanded orders of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authorizing the construction...
By Simon Letherman, Michael Ward, Sarah Moir-Porteous
The UK Senior Accounting Officer (SAO) regime was brought in by the Finance Act 2009 and requires large companies and groups to identify the individual who is responsible for certifying to the UK tax authority (HMRC) ...
By Christopher LaVigne, Jeewon Serrato
On April 3, the International Association of Athletics Federations announced that it had been the victim of a cyberattack, seemingly at the hands of Fancy Bear, a Russian hacking group.
By Esther Jansen, Andreas Löhdefink, Odilo Wallner, Winfried Carli
On 4 July 2017, the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH)—in two separate cases—held that pre-formulated agreements on work fees that are payable independent from the term of the underlying loan...
By Christopher LaVigne, Reena Sahni, Jeewon Serrato, Sylvia Favretto, Chad Remus
The New York State Department of Financial Services ("NYDFS") enacted final cybersecurity regulations ("Regulations") for NYDFS regulated entities that went into effect on March 1, 2017.
By Reena Sahni, Nathan Greene, Bradley Sabel, Timothy Byrne, Sylvia Favretto, Christina Berlin, Jennifer Konko
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), which regulates national banks and, as such, is responsible for administering the Volcker Rule with respect to the largest banking entities...
By Laurence E. Crouch
The US Tax Court rejected a 25-year old IRS Revenue Ruling and held that gain from the sale or other disposition by a non-US person of an interest in a partnership that is engaged in a US business will not be treated as "effectively connected income"...
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