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Mediation of insurance disputes: wise or waste?

USA - August 4 2010 Mediation of complex insurance disputes is on the rise

Financial transactions and VAT: assignment of receivables at a discount to face value

European Union, United Kingdom - October 19 2012 The ECJ provides some comfort to assignors and assignees of financial assets at a discount to face value

Gli affidamenti diretti nel nuovo codice

Italy - June 10 2016 L'Autorità Nazionale Anticorruzione ("ANAC") ha recentemente pubblicato uno schema di linee guida concernenti le "Procedure per l'affidamento dei

Making less out of more: valuing plaintiff's recoverable damages when its insurer settles a subrogation claim with the responsible party for less than the claim's full amount

USA - July 31 2013 A company that is alleged to be responsible for a loss often finds itself defending against two suits: (i) a tort Action filed by the injured party

Mortgage REITs and the Investment Company Act 3(c)(5)(c) exclusion

USA - September 9 2011 On August 31, 2011, the SEC issued a Concept Release announcing that the Commission and its staff are reviewing interpretive issues and seeking public comment on interpretations related to Section 3(c)(5)(C) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “Act”) and its use by REITs in acquiring mortgages and mortgage-related instruments

Court Grants Summary Judgment in Favor of Policyholder Seeking Coverage for the Business E-Mail Compromise (BEC) Scam

USA - September 8 2016 “Business E-mail Compromise” (BEC) scams, which we have previously discussed, are becoming an increasing concern. The FBI’s most recent report in June

North Carolina’s “Bathroom Bill” Dealt a Blow as Debate on Transgender Access Continues

USA - September 7 2016 On August 26, 2016, a North Carolina federal judge blocked the University of North Carolina (UNC) from enforcing a state law requiring transgender

Germany Plans to Introduce New Merger Notification Test

Germany - September 6 2016 The German government has recently published a bill that would significantly amend the criteria for determining whether an M&A transaction is subject

ECJ: No Discrimination Claims for Mock Applicants in Europe

European Union, Germany, USA - September 2 2016 Just in time for the 10th anniversary of the German General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - AGG) the European Court of

Commodity Whistleblowers May Hit the Jackpot: Enhanced Bounty Rules in the Works

USA - September 2 2016 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) is proposing amendments to its Dodd-Frank whistleblower regulations to bring them more in line with