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Q1 2016 U.S. Legal and Regulatory Developments
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2016

The following is our summary of significant U.S. legal and regulatory developments during the first quarter of 2016 of interest to Canadian companies


Financial Regulators Propose Incentive Compensation Rules under Dodd-Frank
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2016

On April 21, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal


House Subcommittee Approves Measure to Maintain Current Lifeline Cap
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

On Tuesday, members of the House Communications & Technology Subcommittee approved by voice vote the CURB Lifeline Act (H.R. 4884) which would


Wheeler Pledges Release of Incentive Auction Clearing Targets, Band Plan by Month’s End
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

During a question-and-answer session Wednesday at the 2016 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler


White House Urges FCC to Open Cable Set-Top Box Market to Competition
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

As part of a larger executive branch effort that encourages federal departments and agencies to make "further progress" on promoting competition


Broadband Rate Regulation Bill Passes House
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

By a partisan vote of 241-173, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted legislation last Friday prohibiting FCC regulation of broadband Internet


Key Considerations for Private Equity Investors in the Growing PIPEs Market
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2016

As access to capital through the credit markets continues to tighten, public company issuers have begun to seek alternative methods of financing, and


Wheeler Says FCC Will Rewrite Net Neutrality Rules
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2016

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler disclosed in a blog post last Friday that he has begun circulating a draft further notice of proposed rulemaking (FNPRM


M&A at a Glance (April 2016)
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2016

Despite an encouraging February, M&A activity in March 2016 resumed its recent downtrend across all metrics, both in the U.S. and globally. In the U.S


FCC Fines Carrier $51 Million for Overbilling Lifeline Program
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2016

On the heels of its decision last week to enact reforms to the Universal Service Fund (USF) Lifeline program, the FCC announced plans to hold Total