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Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Mutual Fund Class Action, Applies SEC Guidance On Industry Concentration
In a decision ratifying the mutual fund industry's long-standing treatment of portfolio concentration, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
United States
16 Sep 2019
Second Circuit Finds An Implied Private Right Of Action Under The Investment Company Act, Departing From The Third Circuit And Other Courts
The Second Circuit concluded in Oxford University Bank v. Lansuppe Feeder, Inc. that Congress' intent in enacting Section 47(b) was to grant contracting parties a right to sue for rescission of a contract that allegedly violates the ICA. In recent years,
United States
14 Aug 2019
Modern Slavery Compliance For U.S.-Based (And Other) Multinationals: A Review Of Recent Compliance And Disclosure Developments In The United States And Abroad
Modern slavery compliance is becoming a bigger focus at U.S.-based and other multinationals. Compliance continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Over the last several months,
United States
7 May 2019
IRS Suspends Prior Guidance Limiting Tax-Free Spinoffs
On March 21, 2019, the IRS announced it is temporarily suspending two revenue rulings addressing tax-free spinoffs.
United States
17 Apr 2019
Ropes & Gray's Investment Management Update – October-November 2018
The following summarizes recent legal developments of note affecting the mutual fund/investment management industry:
United States
8 Jan 2019
UK Home Office Ramps Up Modern Slavery Statement Expectations – Recent Developments And Compliance Recommendations For Multinationals
Over the last month, the UK Home Office has sent letters to more than 17,000 companies that it believes are required to publish an annual statement under the UK Modern Slavery Act.
United States
15 Nov 2018
Deemed-Issuers Election Under Section 817(h)
To make the election, taxpayers must include a statement with their tax returns for the first taxable year to which they want the election to apply.
United States
25 Oct 2018
Declining To Follow Northstar, New York Federal Court Dismisses Breach Of Contract Claim Against Mutual Fund For Purported Violation Of Concentration Policy
In addition to rejecting the plaintiffs' contract claim, the Court also ruled that they failed to allege that the Fund's concentration policy was violated.
United States
25 Oct 2018
Amendments To China's Anti-Unfair Competition Law Broadens The Scope Of Commercial Bribery, Imposes Vicarious Liability, And Increases Penalties
On November 4, 2017, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress ("NPC") adopted amendments to China's Anti-Unfair Competition Law ("Amended AUCL").
9 Nov 2017
Ten Things Investors Need To Know About Value-Based Healthcare
This article highlights key business and legal issues related to value-based healthcare for investors considering opportunities in the healthcare industry.
United States
9 May 2017
The UK Modern Slavery Act – A Compliance Primer For Fund Managers
Starting this year, a significant number of fund managers based all over the world will be among the approximately 12,000 companies that will be required to publish an annual statement...
United States
16 Feb 2017
The UK's Referendum On Membership Of The European Union – An Update
This is an update to our Alert published on 24 June 2016 on the result of the UK's Referendum on membership in the European Union ("EU").
5 Jul 2016
Privy Council Rules On The Court’s Equitable Jurisdiction To Set The Financial Terms Of Relief Against Appropriation
The decision of the Privy Council establishes that where equity grants relief after an appropriation has discharged a due debt, the court has equitable jurisdiction to set the conditions of relief.
United States
17 Jul 2013
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