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US introduces the Sectoral Sanctions Identification List, expands blocking sanctions and export controls

Russia, Ukraine, USA - August 2 2014 On 16 July, under the authority of Executive Order ("EO") 13662, which authorises the imposition of sanctions on companies operating within specific

New UK criminal offences and regulatory changes relating to financial services

United Kingdom - April 3 2013 On 1 April 2013, the new criminal offence of taking misleading actions in connection with financial benchmarks came into effect. The UK's financial

French bankruptcy law becomes more creditor-friendly

France - March 26 2014 The French government has recently published a new regulation (ordonnance n2014-326 dated March 12, 2014) amending France's bankruptcy law. Its

OFAC revises and clarifies “50 rule”, combines ownership interests of different blocked persons

USA - August 18 2014 On August 13, 2014, the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) revised its published guidance on the so- called "50 Rule"

SEC amends financial responsibility and custody rules

USA - August 9 2013 On July 30, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") adopted new rules with respect to broker-dealer financial responsibility and custody

The Year 2015 in Anti-Bribery Enforcement: Are Companies in the Eye of an Enforcement Storm?

Brazil, China, France, Germany, OECD, Russia, United Kingdom, USA - January 26 2016 While one year’s statistics do not, standing alone, make trends, several things about anti-bribery enforcement in 2015 are inescapable. In the United

SEC Proposes New Limits on Registered Funds’ and BDCs’ Use of Derivatives

USA - January 26 2016 On December 11, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed a new rule 18f-4 (the “Proposed Rule”) under the Investment Company

FDA Publishes Guidance on Postmarket Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Device Manufacturers

USA - January 25 2016 As the "Internet of Things" grows, the digital target for malicious actors is growing with it. Not long ago, researchers at the University of South

Supreme Court Rules that Unaccepted Rule 68 Offers of Complete Relief Do Not Moot a Plaintiff’s Case - But Payment of Full Relief Just May

USA - January 25 2016 The Supreme Court ruled last week that defendants may not moot class-action lawsuits by offering complete relief to the individual plaintiffs before

Recent Decisions Create Further Uncertainty on Question of Whether Internal Reporting Triggers DoddFrank Whistleblower AntiRetaliation Protection

USA - January 20 2016 There is uncertainty under the law on an important question relating to the antiretaliation provision of the Dodd-Frank Act. Specifically, the courts