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Blockchain Successfully Used in Commercial Leasing Transaction

United Kingdom - July 24 2017 After years of research and development, ANZ and Westpac have succeeded in utilising blockchain technology for bank guarantees in a commercial leasing

FCA Comments on the Extraterritorial Effect of MiFID II

European Union, United Kingdom - August 11 2017 In a letter to the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) made available to AIMA members on Monday, August 7, the Financial Conduct

Easy Easements - Part 2

United Kingdom - August 11 2017 This two-part series is about four important cases that have been decided over the past year relating to the acquisition of easements. Part 1

RegTech and AML: New UK Report

United Kingdom - August 14 2017 The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a report on 2 August entitled “’New Technologies and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance”. The report

If it Feels Harder to Get Your Enterprise Agreement Approved by the Fair Work Commission, That's Because it is...

Australia - August 9 2017 Over the last 12 months, we have assisted many clients with the negotiation, lodgment and approval of enterprise agreements made under the Fair Work

Better late than never to the FinTech party

USA - August 17 2017 Oracle has finally realised that it wants to hang out with the cool FinTech kids on the block, having recently announced the release of its Oracle

Court of Chancery Denies Motion To Dismiss Claim Alleging Breach of Fiduciary Duty Involving Option Grants to Directors and Voting Agreement

USA - August 17 2017 In Williams v. Ji, C.A. No. 12729-VCMR (Del. Ch. June 28, 2017), the Delaware Court of Chancery denied Defendants’ motion to dismiss, holding that

Recent 11th Circuit Decision Is a Victory for Health Care Providers Challenging Insurer Reimbursement Decisions and a Reminder of the Importance of Carefully-Drafted Assignment of Benefits Clauses

USA - August 17 2017 The existence and scope of assignments of benefits from patients to health care providers continues to be critically important to a provider’s

OCIE Observations from the Second Round of Cybersecurity Examinations

USA - August 16 2017 On August 7, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) released a risk alert

Supervision Trumps Speculation: Court Denies Motion to Compel Additional Search

USA - August 16 2017 In this case, Plaintiff sought to compel Defendant to conduct an additional search for ESI. Plaintiff asserted that he was “concerned” that responsive