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Margin requirements for uncleared derivatives implementation update

Global - July 1 2015 With the release of a revised implementation timeline for margin requirements for uncleared derivatives (the "Basel framework") in March, the Basel

Beware the breach: data breaches, notification duties and legal liability

USA - August 29 2012 Companies that experience a data breach may be exposed to more than merely bad publicity

Structuring your venture capital fund to qualify for the advisers registration exemption

USA - May 4 2012 Before the Dodd-Frank Act, fund managers generally did not register as investment advisers under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the “Advisers Act”) because they relied on the private adviser exemption

The new legal status of whistleblowers

France, USA - February 10 2014 In France, in 2013, three Laws bestowed a legal status on whistleblowers. The first Law dates back to 16 April 2013 and grants protection to people

The latest trend in private equity funding of IP monetization

USA - October 14 2013 Prompted by the ever-increasing efforts to monetize intellectual property ("IP") by both practicing and non- practicing entities, a recent trend

Actualite juridique Juin-Juillet 2015

European Union - July 23 2015 Dans la continuité des campagnes de visites mystère pratiquées régulièrement par l’AMF, deux vagues récentes se sont penchées sur de nouvelles

Le droit anti-blanchiment nouveau

European Union - July 2 2015 Parlement européen et Conseil ont adopté, le 20 mai 2015, le 4e paquet anti-blanchiment tant attendu, applicable à échéance du 26 juin 2017

New York State announces 2015 Energy Plan

USA - July 1 2015 New York State on June 25, 2015 announced its 2015 Energy Plan (the Plan), which outlines policy recommendations and analyses of energy technologies

Facing a growing number of bankruptcies, the coal industry becomes potential target for alternative investment funds

USA - July 1 2015 Once a giant of the U.S. economy, the coal industry now faces uncertain times due to lower global demand, a boom in domestic natural gas production

Dodd-Frank reform bill would loosen regulatory burdens on some insurers

USA - July 1 2015 Like the "Collins fix" signed into law by President Obama late last year, legislation now being considered by the Senate would signal potential