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London Stock Exchange introduces T2 standard settlement period

European Union, United Kingdom - October 9 2014 On 6 October 2014, the standard settlement period for equities traded in the UK and Ireland was shortened from T3 (the trade date plus three business

US and EU impose new sanctions on Russian and Ukrainian individuals in response to Ukraine crisis

European Union, Russia, Ukraine, USA - March 25 2014 On 17 March 2014, the US and EU both issued new sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian political and military officials involved in the ongoing

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

Ubiquiti Networks settles with OFAC for alleged violations of Iran sanctions

Iran, USA - March 7 2014 On 6 March 2014, Ubiquiti Networks, Inc., a US company, agreed to pay $504,225 to the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control

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

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

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

Disclosure Considerations for the 2016 Annual Reporting Season

USA - January 20 2016 For many U.S. public companies, the beginning of a New Year means the beginning of a busy season preparing annual reports and proxy statements. In