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CFTC Provides Position Aggregation Relief for Private Fund Managers and Others

USA - July 11 2017 On Aug. 10, 2017, the staff of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued no-action relief that makes existing exemptions from position

New Requirements for Independent Contractor Agreements in New York City

USA - May 12 2017 On May 15, 2017, a new New York City law, the “Freelance Isn’t Free Act,” will take effect. The law applies to arrangements between independent

MiFID II: Final FCA Rules Published

European Union, United Kingdom - July 3 2017 On 3 July 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority ('FCA') published its second policy statement ('Policy Statement') on the UK implementation of the

Texas Supreme Court Resolves Fraudulent Transfer Value Defense for Fifth Circuit

USA - April 6 2016 "Reasonably equivalent value" as a defense to a fraudulent transfer suit "can be satisfied with evidence that the transferee (1) fully performed

Is it worth it? The value of Delaware appraisal rights to the activist investor

USA - July 12 2007 The going-private frenzy, combined with the recent trend of including post-signing market check “go shop” provisions in merger agreements for unshopped deals, has led to increased shareholder activism among investors who are dissatisfied with the consideration being offered in mergers and other consolidations

Sanctions Update: Russia, Iran, North Korea and Venezuela

Iran, North Korea, Russia, USA, Venezuela - August 2 2017 On Aug. 2, 2017, President Trump signed into law the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (the “Act”), after it was passed by

UK Investors - The New ‘Deemed Domicile’ Rules

United Kingdom - July 20 2017 UK tax-resident investors who are not domiciled in the UK ('UK non-doms') should note the government's announcement that it now intends to proceed

CFTC Regulatory Update

USA - July 11 2017 Position Limits Aggregation: Aug. 14, 2017 is the effective date of the CFTC’s new rule requiring firms relying on an exemption from position limits

CFTC Provides Position Aggregation Relief for Private Fund Managers and Others

USA - July 11 2017 On Aug. 10, 2017, the staff of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued no-action relief that makes existing exemptions from position

MiFID II: Final FCA Rules Published

European Union, United Kingdom - July 3 2017 On 3 July 2017, the Financial Conduct Authority ('FCA') published its second policy statement ('Policy Statement') on the UK implementation of the