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5 Things to Know About the Defend Trade Secrets Act
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • April 18 2016

After nearly a year-long delay, the Senate on April 4, 2016, unanimously passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), which now awaits approval by the


Private Equity Goes Green
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • European Union, Global, USA
  • April 20 2016

In December 2015, world leaders met to negotiate the Paris Agreement. Setting aside whether the Paris Agreement goes too far, not far enough or is


PE Views - April 2016
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Global, OECD, USA
  • April 12 2016

The prolonged turbulence in oil prices has brought cost reduction programmes, the shelving of projects, and insolvencies in the oil field services


The Liquidity Crunch Spurs Creative PE Deal Financing in the US
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • April 15 2016

Since the 2008 financial crisis, the US Federal Reserve and other central banks in Europe have pumped trillions of dollars into the financial markets


New Chinese Soil Pollution Law Planned for 2017 Could Be Accelerated
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • China, European Union, USA
  • April 20 2016

On Sunday, China Central Television (CCTV), the country's state-run broadcast network, aired a report claiming that nearly 500 students apparently


Treasury Targets Related-Party Debt with Proposed Regulations to Treat Debt as Equity
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2016

On April 4, 2016, the US Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (the IRS) announced proposed regulations (the Proposed


Analysis of the FCC’s Proposed Broadband Privacy Regulations
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2016

As we highlighted in a post last month, the FCC has proposed sweeping new privacy rules on broadband providers. Since our last post, the FCC has


Treasury Issues Stringent Inversion Regulations, Proposes Far-Reaching Related-Party Debt Rules
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2016

On April 4, 2016, the US Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (the IRS) issued new regulations (the Temporary


Congress Permanently Extends Capital Gains Exclusion for Qualified Small Business Stock
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • December 21 2015

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the PATH Act) into law. The PATH Act retroactively


DOJ Suit Against ValueAct Shines Spotlight on HSR Requirements for Shareholder Activists
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2016

On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) sued certain ValueAct Capital entities for alleged violations of the Hart-Scott-Rodino