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USA: Developments in whistleblower employee protections
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2014

The last several months have seen several important developments related to whistleblower employee protections in the United States. In March 2014

Three different approaches to RICO extraterritoriality
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • December 11 2014

It is not uncommon for courts today to adjudicate claims arising outside their territorial jurisdiction. Some jurisdictions, such as the US, stand

General counsel update - march 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, China, European Union, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, USA
  • March 5 2015

Protecting your investments: further public consultation to be launched on Investment Protection in the USEU Free Trade Agreement

Corporate Crime Update - December 2015 - United States
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Burundi, Iran, Liberia, USA
  • December 21 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") has issued its 2015 annual report to Congress on the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower program. This report

Market abuse update April 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Australia, European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 16 2015

2014 was marked by record fines for benchmarkmManipulation globally, criminal prosecutions for insider trading and market manipulation, and the first

SEC investigation into illegal use of swaps in trading of private technology shares
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2015

The SEC is understood to have subpoenaed a number of firms in connection with an investigation into the sale of private pre-IPO technology stocks

Ninth Circuit insider trading ruling may conflict with Second Circuit's Newman decision
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2015

The Ninth Circuit, in a decision issued on July 6, 2015, has upheld the insider trading conviction of Bassam Yacoub Salman for insider trading

SEC lifts general solicitation ban for Rule 144A and Rule 506 offerings
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2013

The US Securities and Exchange Commission adopts final rules eliminating the prohibition on general solicitation and general advertising in Rule 144A

USA: highest ever SEC whistleblower bounty awarded
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • USA
  • October 16 2014

On September 22, the SEC reported that it expected to provide an award of more than $30 million to a whistleblower who provided key information which

US and Chinese financial intelligence units sign memorandum of understanding to facilitate information sharing
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, USA
  • December 17 2015

Following high-level meetings in September which set the objective of strengthening bilateral regulatory, supervisory and law enforcement