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Unlocking Capitalization Strategies: Keys to Issuances of Preferred Securities

USA - July 19 2016 As the recent significant decline in oil prices drives profit margins lower, oil and gas industry players continue to seek new ways to obtain capital

ISDA Article 55 BRRD Protocol: Contractual Recognition of Bail-in

European Union - July 18 2016 The purpose of the Protocol is to amend derivatives agreements of certain EU institutions that are governed by New York law or the law of another

Congress Passes Legislation Mandating a National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard: Five Things You Need to Know

USA - July 21 2016 On July 14, 2016, the House of Representatives passed S. 764, "An Act to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for

Treasury and IRS Issue Significant New Guidance on Tax-Free Spinoffs

USA - July 19 2016 On July 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released proposed regulations addressing

Relator Not Entitled to a Portion of Funds Voluntarily Repaid by FCA Defendant

USA - July 21 2016 The False Claims Act allows relators to share in a recovery even where the United States pursues an “alternative remedy” rather than direct FCA

District Court Applying Escobar Rejects DOJ’s Materiality Allegations Under Rule 9(b)

USA - July 22 2016 In one of the first post-Escobar decisions applying the Supreme Court’s guidance on materiality under the False Claims Act, a federal district court

Relator Not Entitled to a Portion of Funds Voluntarily Repaid by FCA Defendant

USA - July 21 2016 The False Claims Act allows relators to share in a recovery even where the United States pursues an “alternative remedy” rather than direct FCA

Congress Passes Legislation Mandating a National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard: Five Things You Need to Know

USA - July 21 2016 On July 14, 2016, the House of Representatives passed S. 764, "An Act to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for

New case on front-running

USA - July 21 2016 The criminal complaint brought by the U.S. DOJ against currency traders marks another example of a “front running” case. In the complaint

DOS Announces Visa Retrogression for India and China EB-1 and Worldwide EB-2 Until October 1, 2016

USA - July 21 2016 In the August 2016 Visa Bulletin, the U. S. Department of State (DOS) announced that due to continued high levels of demand, the agency has