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Tax Reform Update: 4 Issues to Watch as Congress Nears Summer Recess

USA - July 31 2017 Administration and Congressional tax negotiators abandon border adjustment tax, but leave unanswered questions regarding rates, revenues, and taxation

Your Stipulated Protective Order May Not Provide As Much Protection As You Expect

USA - October 20 2016 In a growing number of courts, a negotiated protective order entered for discovery purposes will not protect litigants' confidential information from

Policing the Robots Robo-Advice Under MiFID II

European Union - July 31 2017 Do robots give suitable advice? ESMA proposes updates to suitability guidelines to address Robo-advice under MiFID II Given the technological

Expanded Russia, Iran, and North Korea Sanctions: Top 10 Takeaways

USA - August 2 2017 President Trump signs the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act,” which among other measures requires Congressional review to

Self-Driving Car Legislation: Congress Turns the Ignition

USA - August 2 2017 Society is on the verge of a "self-driving" revolution. Given recent technological advancements, which have been perhaps more rapid than widely

IRS Provides Guidance on Stock Distributions for Publicly Offered REITs and RICs

USA - August 18 2017 Revenue procedure sets forth requirements for ensuring certain stock distributions are treated as property distributions eligible for dividends paid

CMA Updates its Penalties Guidance for UK and EU Competition Law Infringements

European Union, United Kingdom - August 15 2017 On 2 August 2017, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched a consultation on proposals to amend the Office of Fair Trading’s 2012

Pipeline Safety Updates: Drue Pearce Tapped for PHMSA; PHMSA and DOT Accept Comments on Pipeline Regulations

USA - August 14 2017 Drue Pearce has been named the Deputy Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) effective August 7, 2017

Regulation of Natural Gas Gathering Lines In the Face of Unprecedented Demands on US Pipeline Infrastructure

USA - August 14 2017 America's natural gas pipeline network transports natural gas to and from most locations across the continental United States, and across US borders

China’s Pilot Programmes Welcome Announced Launch of Emissions Trading System

China - August 9 2017 Chinese policymakers have indicated that the country’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) which will be the largest system of its kind globally and the