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.中国(".china") domain names available for registration

China - December 12 2012 As of 29 October 2012, the domain name ".中国" (i.e. China in Chinese characters) is available for separate public registration with Latin alphabets, Arabic numerals, a combination of the two andor inserting a hyphen

Template for Fiduciary Management Agreements

Netherlands - January 26 2009 At the request of DUFAS (the Dutch Fund and Asset Management Association) and OPF (the Dutch Association for Company Pension Funds) De Brauw has drafted a template Fiduciary Management Agreement, which is based on The DUFAS Principles of Fiduciary Management, which were published on 13 November 2008

First German ruling since Huawei judgment against infringer of standard-essential patents

Germany - December 9 2015 For the first time since the ECJ's Huawei judgment, a German court has ruled on the infringement of standard essential patents (SEPs) and Fair

Interbank fees and MasterCard 0.3 is the magic number

Netherlands - April 24 2014 The European Commission is proposing a regulation on interchange fees for card-based payment transactions, which will introduce caps on domestic and cross-border interchange fees

Definition of "qualified investor" until implementation of revised Prospectus Directive

Netherlands - April 12 2012 No prospectus is required where securities are offered only to qualified investors

Basel Committee wants Pillar 3 disclosure requirements for TLAC

Global - May 11 2016 In March 2016 the Basel Committee published a consultation document in which it proposes Pillar 3 disclosure requirements for the Total Loss

Financial Markets in brief - new regulation and other developments

European Union, Netherlands - May 11 2016 There have been many developments in national and European financial markets regulation during the past month. Among other things, the Minister of

Settlements in brief: SEC probe against Las Vegas Sands ends in USD 9 million settlement

USA - May 11 2016 Criminal and supervisory authorities regularly settle enforcement actions. In light of these developments, we advise companies to take appropriate

Companies that self-disclose may get mitigation credit under new DOJ pilot

USA - May 11 2016 The U.S. Department of Justice recently announced an enhanced strategy for enforcement under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. One of the three

Debate continues on US judges’ authority to scrutinise DPAs

USA - May 11 2016 A US court of appeals on 5 April 2016 set aside a US federal judge’s decision to reject a settlement between the Department of Justice and Fokker