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The European Commission Places Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Issues Centre Stage

European Union - June 20 2017 The European Commission has recently published plans to integrate sustainability considerations into decisions made by investors within the EU. More

FCA Regulatory Sandbox Update: Successes in Round One, Application Window for Round Three Open

United Kingdom - June 16 2017 The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has provided an update on its regulatory sandbox initiative. The sandbox is part of Project Innovate, and allows

Benchmarks Update

United Kingdom - June 14 2017 The FCA has published a Consultation Paper (CP175), setting out its proposed approach to the use of its compulsion powers under the EU Benchmarks

Up into the Clouds?

European Union - June 22 2017 Cloud services come with the promise of many benefits for the financial services sector. Cloud computing offers large-scale and cost-effective

Supreme Court to Determine the Future of the PTAB’s Post Grant Reviews

USA - June 16 2017 In its petition, Oil States asserted that the PTAB's IPR procedure is unconstitutional because an issued patent is a private property right that

Queen Announces New UK Data Protection Bill

United Kingdom - June 23 2017 Following the commencement of the Brexit negotiations earlier this week, the Queen announced in her Speech yesterday a new law that will “ensure the

China Increases Focus on Electronic Waste

China - June 22 2017 As a world leader in the manufacturing of electronic devices, China is beginning to reform its rules and regulations to ensure that the resulting

Hong Kong Permits Third Party Funding of Arbitration

Hong Kong - June 22 2017 Hong Kong approved last week the awaited Arbitration and Mediation Legislation (Third Party Funding) (Amendment) Bill 2016 to permit third party

U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement Creates an Opening for China to Lead

USA - June 22 2017 On June 1, 2017, President Trump announced during a speech at the White House that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement

Up into the Clouds?

European Union - June 22 2017 Cloud services come with the promise of many benefits for the financial services sector. Cloud computing offers large-scale and cost-effective