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CFTC Proposes Sweeping Changes to Swap Execution Facilities and Trade Execution Requirement
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2018

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) on November 5, 2018, in a 4-1 vote, proposed to fundamentally redesign the regulatory


Treasury Select Committee Evidence Session on Economic Crime
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 5 2018

“My message to facilitators is this: we’ve had a lot of focus on banks; now my investigators are going to be focusing on you.” This was the warning


SFO - First 100 Days With the New Director
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 5 2018

Reviewing the first 100 days of an administration is an American pastime, typically used as a yardstick against which to measure the initial impact of


DOJ Tells Tech Companies to Develop “Responsible Encryption”
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2018

On November 29, 2018, in a speech at the Georgetown University Law School, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein renewed his call for tech companies


The FCA's First Annual Financial Crime Survey Results
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • USA, United Kingdom
  • December 5 2018

On 13 November 2018 the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its inaugural report analysing data gathered from over 2,000 firms - including


Federal Circuit Patent Update - December 2018
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • USA
  • December 4 2018

Dyk, J. Manufacturer lacked personal jurisdiction over patentee to sustain declaratory judgment in Tennessee. Fact that patentee sought an injunction


DOJ Announces Revisions to Policy on Corporate Cooperation
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • USA
  • December 3 2018

In a November 29, 2018 speech, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a softening of the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) policy on giving


The New EU Geo-Blocking Regulation
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union, Germany
  • December 3 2018

“Geo-blocking” is the practice whereby traders operating in a country block or limit access to their online interfaces, such as websites or apps, by


Courts Fight Back Against Rising Tide of Federal Disclosure Suits
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • USA
  • December 3 2018

In the past few years, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of M&A disclosure lawsuits filed in federal court. Recently, courts have begun to


OFAC Identifies Digital Currency Addresses in Sanctions Designations and Provides FAQs on Digital Currency Compliance
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • USA
  • November 30 2018

On November 28, the Treasury Department sanctioned two Iran-based individuals for exchanging bitcoin into Iranian rials on behalf of malicious cyber