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FIRRMA Broadens Scope of Foreign Investments Subject to CFIUS Review

Jones Day

FIRRMA establishes a streamlined process for certain parties to submit a short-form "declaration" in lieu of a traditional notice and provides that...

Bankruptcy Court Lacks Power to Substantively Consolidate Nondebtor, Nonprofit Entities With Archdiocese Debtor

Jones Day

In the wake of scandal-driven bankruptcies filed by nearly 20 U.S. Roman Catholic dioceses and religious orders, scrutiny has been increasingly...

Special Rules Governing Rejection of Certain Intellectual Property Licenses in Bankruptcy

Jones Day

In In re SIMA Int'l, Inc., 2018 WL 2293705 (Bankr. D. Conn. May 17, 2018), the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut ruled that a...

Cryptocurrency

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

What should private fund managers know about investing in digital assets and blockchain technologies? Partner Marc Elovitz outlines the key...

US Tax Considerations

Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP

What recent developments in U.S. tax law should non-U.S. managers be focused on? Special counsel David Griffel discusses relevant U.S. tax law as of...

Health Canada publishes guidance documents that address reporting of adverse reactions

Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Health Canada recently published two guidance documents, effective 23 May 2018, that address the reporting of adverse reactions to marketed health...

Where might the government's Brexit white paper lead us?

Lewis Silkin

Although massively contentious, the government's white paper proposals on the relationship between the United Kingdom and the European...

Hungary Issues New Digital Archiving Rules

Baker McKenzie

Legal provisions concerning digital archiving regulate the conditions for retaining as electronic documents the originals of those documents, of which...

Enforcement of Foreign Judgements in Lebanon

Mitry Lawyers

A foreign judgment can be enforced in Lebanon pursuant to a grant of exequatur (recognition) by the Lebanese Civil Court of Appeal provided the...

Where does the duty of care of a driver owed to a passenger begin and end?

Barry.Nilsson. Lawyers

The Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal against a decision which held that the respondent driver was not negligent in failing to apply the brakes when...

Amendment to Insurance Law mandates insurance products for disabilities

Hogan Lovells

A recent amendment to the Insurance Law has mandated medical expenses insurers to offer insurance products that cover risks which can cause...

Supreme Court further clarifies scope of 'main proceedings' for pre-judgment attachments in cross-border disputes

AKD NV

The Dutch courts have jurisdiction to grant permission for pre-judgment attachment on assets that are located in the Netherlands, even if the debtor...

Insider trading rule under Financial Instruments and Exchange Act

Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

The recent amendments to the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act introduced the fair disclosure rule, preventing listed issuers from making...

Revised Negative List

Jones Day

China's National Development and Reform Commission ("NDRC") and Ministry of Commerce ("MOFCOM") released a shortened version of the "Foreign...

EU GDPR: 10 things every fintech business should know

A&L Goodbody

It is now just over two months since the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on May 25th 2018. Already, the European Union...


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