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The Year 2015 in Anti-Bribery Enforcement: Are Companies in the Eye of an Enforcement Storm?
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • USA, Russia, United Kingdom, OECD, Brazil, China, France, Germany
  • 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
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • 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


FDA Publishes Guidance on Postmarket Cybersecurity Risk Management for Medical Device Manufacturers
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • 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


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
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • 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


Recent Decisions Create Further Uncertainty on Question of Whether Internal Reporting Triggers DoddFrank Whistleblower AntiRetaliation Protection
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2016

There is uncertainty under the law on an important question relating to the antiretaliation provision of the Dodd-Frank Act. Specifically, the courts


Disclosure Considerations for the 2016 Annual Reporting Season
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • 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


Implementation Day Iran Sanctions Relief Now Effective
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • USA, European Union, Iran
  • January 19 2016

On January 16, the International Atomic Energy Agency announced that Iran had completed the necessary preparatory steps to mark “Implementation Day”


New PCAOB Rules Require Disclosure of Certain Audit Participants
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • USA
  • January 19 2016

On December 15, 2015, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (the "PCAOB") adopted new rules requiring disclosure of the name of the


SFO Section 300 used by the Hong Kong SFC to combat insider dealing in respect of securities listed overseas
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Hong Kong
  • January 18 2016

The Court of First Instance (the "Court") made an important decision on Friday in relation to the judicial interpretation of section 300 of the


The Shape of Things to Come: OCIE Announces Examination Priorities for 2016
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2016

The staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) recently published a summary of the select priorities of the SEC’s Office of