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Federal court strikes down STEM OPT extension rule; USCIS issues final guidance on when to file amended H-1B petitions

USA - August 24 2015 As you are likely aware, F-1 students granted 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) following graduation whose underlying degrees are in the

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

Registration for Diversity Visa (green card) lottery set to open

USA - September 24 2014 The Department of State recently announced the opening of the registration period for the 2016 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery. As in past years, the DV

A second home run? Post-petition interest claims against certain lehman entities may be a multiple of the underlying derivative claims’ face amount

USA - March 24 2015 Creditors with allowed claims against Lehman Brothers OTC Derivatives Inc. ("LOTC") and Lehman Brothers Commercial Corporation ("LBCC") have already

Non-compete agreements: lessons learned in the wake of IBM v. Visentin

USA - July 2 2012 Whether seeking to enforce non-competition agreements or to defeat them, all employers have much to learn from IBM v. Visentin, 2011 WL 672025 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 16, 2011), aff’d, 437 Fed. Appx. 53 (2d Cir. 2011

Registration for Diversity Via (green card) lottery now open

USA - October 2 2015 The Department of State has announced the opening of the registration period for the 2017 Diversity Visa (DV) lottery. As in past years, the DV

Funds talk: October 2015

USA - October 1 2015 After a series of high-profile data breaches at both financial and nonfinancial companies, regulators are increasingly highlighting the need for

Le controle des concentrations en Europe ce qui change en 2015

European Union - September 17 2015 Les règles de l’Union Européenne en matière de contrôle des concentrations coexistent avec les régimes nationaux du droit des concentrations dans la

Merger control in Europe what changes in 2015

European Union - September 17 2015 The European Union merger control regime coexists with national merger control regimes in almost all of the 28 EU Member States. Depending on the

Important changes to become effective Oct. 1 permitting earlier filings of adjustment of status applications

USA - September 11 2015 U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. State Department have announced significant changes to make it possible for eligible