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Mexico’s new telecommunications law — a step in the right direction

July 29 2014 The Mexican government recently passed a new Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law (the "TBL") with the goals of increasing competition in the…

Margin trading and short selling on Shanghai Stock Exchange by foreign investors

September 30 2014 Following the establishment of the "Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect Program" ("Program") this past June1, the Shanghai Stock Exchange ("SSE") issued…

MiFID II – new corporate governance requirements for EU-regulated financial services firms

July 31 2014 This is the second of our series of alerts on MiFID II and MiFIR, the package of reforms and amendments to the Markets in Financial Instruments…

California Appellate Court held that parties cannot expressly waive public policy prohibiting unreasonable liquidated damages clauses

March 25 2014 A recent California Court of Appeals decision calls into question contractual provisions which expressly waive public policy prohibiting unreasonable…

FedEx indictment: government seeks to outsource criminal enforcement

July 21 2014 On July 17, 2014, a federal grand jury in San Francisco returned a 15-count indictment charging FedEx with crimes for allegedly failing to heed…

SEC’s Division of Investment Management issues Guidance Update on consolidated financial statements of investment companies

November 10 2014 On October 31, 2014, the SEC's Division of Investment Management issued a Guidance Update concerning the consolidation of financial statements filed…

State Attorneys General results — 2014

November 6 2014 Republicans have picked up at least three seats held by Democratic Attorneys General — in Arkansas, Nevada, andTennessee — and now hold a 27-24…

A guide to the credit risk retention rules for securitizations

November 3 2014 On October 21 and 22, 2014, pursuant to the requirements of the Dodd-Frank Act, the SEC and various federal banking and housing agencies adopted…

Recent questionnaire from the Kanto Local Finance Bureau

October 24 2014 We understand that on or around October 22, 2014, all financial instruments business operators registered with the Kanto Local Finance Bureau of…

SEC announces intention to deny proposals for Non-Transparent ETFs

October 23 2014 In a highly unusual regulatory action, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") has stated in two formal notices that it intends to deny…