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Financial Services Update, Vol. 12, Issue 20

European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom, USA - May 15 2017 U.S. financial regulators are tackling one of Wall Street’s biggest concerns by discussing the Volcker Rule. The Volcker Rule governs banks’

Don’t Forget to Mention the Board’s Decision on Say on Pay Frequency in Your Annual Meeting

USA - May 15 2017 Because most companies have not had to seek shareholder input on the frequency of their say on pay votes for six yearsand also because most have

Antitrust and Competition - The EU Weekly Briefing (16 May 2017)

European Union, United Kingdom - May 16 2017 On 10 May 2017, the European Commission (Commission) published its final report (Report) following its inquiry into the e-commerce sector. The

What participants need to know about Section 409A

USA - October 15 2014 Most rational people don't want to know too much about tax law. Take, for example, an individual who participates in a nonqualified deferred

The Reincarnation of VIE Structures

China - March 23 2016 A variable interest entity (VIE) refers to an entity that is consolidated into another entity (i.e., the investor) for financial reporting purposes

Supreme Court Reverses Broad Interpretation Of Residence For Venue In Patent Cases

USA - May 23 2017 In a much anticipated decision, the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday limited the venues in which patent defendants may be hauled into court. In TC

Trump Administration Officially Initiates the Renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement

USA - May 23 2017 On Thursday, May 18, the Trump administration delivered to Congress a written notification of the President’s intent to renegotiate the North America

Antitrust and Competition - The EU Weekly Briefing (23 May 2017)

European Union, United Kingdom - May 23 2017 On 18 May 2017, the Commission announced that it has fined Facebook 110 million for providing misleading information in relation to its acquisition

Financial Services Update, Vol. 12, Issue 21

European Union, United Kingdom, USA - May 22 2017 Last week, it was announced that hackers had engaged in a widespread attack using ransomware called WannaCry, WCry, or Wanna Decryptor in which all

9th Cir. Confirms Filed Rate Doctrine Bars Federal Lawsuits Seeking Damages for Inflated Wholesale Electric Rates

USA - May 19 2017 Last week, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a RICO suit by consumers alleging that an energy supplier fraudulently manipulated wholesale