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Market Abuse Update April 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 21 2016

This will be the last Market Abuse update before 3 July 2016, the date when both the new Market Abuse Regulation and the Criminal Sanctions (Market


DOJ announces new FCPA pilot program to promote self-reporting
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2016

On April 5, 2016, the DOJ announced that it is launching a one-year pilot program for FCPA enforcement as a step to continue its effort to target


OFAC issues regulations implementing new sanctions targeting Hizballah
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2016

On 15 April 2016, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") issued regulations to implement the Hizballah


Microsoft challenges US authorities' use of secrecy orders to obtain stored electronic data
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • April 19 2016

Microsoft Corporation has filed suit against the US Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking to declare unconstitutional a provision of federal law that


Gavin v Gaynor: Important Clarification on DIFC Court Jurisdiction and Identifying Place of Arbitration
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Arab Emirates, USA
  • April 13 2016

On 3 April 2016, the DIFC Court ordered a stay of proceedings on the basis that, in light of the existence of parallel proceedings in the Californian


US Supreme Court opens door to group evidence but ramifications unclear
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2016

A recent US Supreme Court decision opens the door, albeit narrowly, for class-action plaintiffs to rely on group evidence, rather than their


Obama Administration Reportedly May Issue Relief From Sanctions for Dollar-Clearing Transactions Involving Iran
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Iran, USA
  • April 11 2016

The Obama administration may be preparing to provide a degree of relief from current US "dollar-clearing" sanctions applicable to transactions


DC Circuit determines that judiciary does not have power to substantively review deferred prosecution agreements
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2016

In a landmark appeal from the first denial of a deferred prosecution agreement ("DPA'') by a federal court, a three-judge panel of the United States


The rush chronicles: more on class-action standing & mootness doctrine
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2016

HAYDEN RUSH WAS ON A ROLL the moment I pulled my Bay alongside his Paint at the trailhead for our regular Sunday ride up the western slope of the


Cyber Security Quarterly Round-Up - April 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, China, European Union, Global, Hong Kong, Middle East, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 7 2016

Cyber security affects all businesses and industries and is a Board level agenda item. Our quarterly eBulletin provides a round-up of best practice