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  1. Dodd-Frank whistleblower anti-retaliation provisions: clarifications around the corner?

    USA - August 7 2014

    Almost four years after the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, two recent developments suggest that clarifications regarding the whistleblower

  2. FinCEN issues proposed rule for enhanced verification and identification of beneficial owners

    USA - August 7 2014

    On August 4, 2014, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN") published in theFederal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (the

  3. Commercial insurance law reform bill introduced to Parliament

    United Kingdom - August 12 2014

    On July 17 2014 the government introduced the new Insurance Bill to Parliament. The bill mostly applies to commercial insurance contracts, although

  4. End-user exception from the clearing mandate and the trade execution requirement under Dodd-Frank Act

    USA - August 13 2014

    For most commercial end-users of swaps, the mandatory clearing requirement under Dodd-Frank first became applicable on September 9, 2013. Since then

  5. Sidley shale gas and hydraulic fracturing report - August 11, 2014

    USA - August 11 2014

    Federal Second Circuit asks NY court to analyze state moratorium's impact on oil and gas leases. On July 31, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals

  1. First Circuit issues important, favorable ruling concerning the tax deductibility of FCA settlements

    USA - August 19 2014

    Last week, in Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc. v. United States, No. 13-2144, __ F. 3d __ (1st Cir. Aug. 13, 2014), the Court of Appeals for the

  2. 8th Circuit affirms dismissal of FCA claim, offering guidance on the application of the public disclosure bar

    USA - August 18 2014

    On August 7, 2014, the Eighth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a qui tam False Claims Act suit, and in doing so offered helpful guidance regarding

  3. August edition of notable cases and events in e-discovery

    USA - August 15 2014

    This update addresses the following recent developments and court decisions involving e-discovery issues: A U.S. Supreme Court decision holding that

  4. MAS issues consultation on measures to strengthen regulations against money laundering and terrorist financing amendments affecting fund managers

    Singapore - August 14 2014

    On July 15, 2014, the Monetary Authority of Singapore ("MAS") issued a consultation paper entitled "Proposed Amendments to the Monetary Authority of

  5. OFAC changes so-called 50 rule relating to entities owned by blocked persons

    USA - August 14 2014

    On August 13, 2014, the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) revised its guidance on entities owned by blocked persons. The