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Pending Legislation Would Ease Leverage Limits and Improve the Securities Offering Process for Business Development Companies
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • February 16 2018

On January 18, 2018, Senators Heller and Manchin introduced the Small Business Credit Availability Act in the U.S. Senate, a bipartisan bill that


State Regulators Take First Step to Standardize Money Services Licensing for Fintech Companies
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • February 16 2018

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors recently announced that as part of its Vision 2020 plan for Fintech Regulation, seven states have agreed to a


LLC Board Did Not Have Duty to Maximize Price on Sale of the Company that Favored the ControllerMiller v. HCP
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • February 13 2018

In Miller v. HCP (Feb. 1, 2018), the Court of Chancery dismissed claims made against the members of an LLC boarda majority of whom had been appointed


Reminder: CPO and CTA Annual Affirmation Requirement
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2018

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") requires any person that claims an exemption from commodity pool operator ("CPO") registration


Treasury Department Releases Russian Oligarch List and Promises Future Sanctions, But No Russia Sanctions Issued Yet as Key Deadlines Pass
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2018

On January 29, 2018, the U.S. Department of the Treasury delivered five sanctions-related reports to Congress as required under the Countering


FTC Revises Thresholds for HSR Filings and Interlocking Directorates
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • January 30 2018

The Federal Trade Commission announced new notification thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act, effective as of February 28, 2018. The current


Intellectual Property Outlook: Cases and Trends to Follow in 2018
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2018

Over the past several years, the U.S. Supreme Court has become increasingly involved in intellectual property law. In 2017 alone, the Court issued


January 29, 2018 - TC Heartland Weekly Update
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2018

In Reflection, LLC v. Spire Collective LLC, No. 3:17-cv-01603 (S.D. Cal. Jan. 5, 2018), the court granted the defendant's motion to dismiss for


DOJ Rescinds Marijuana Enforcement Guidance, Creating Uncertainty for Banking Organizations and Other Financial Institutions
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2018

On January 4, 2018, the Department of Justice ("DOJ") rescinded Obama administration guidance on prosecutorial discretion for marijuana-related crimes


NFA Issues New Reporting Requirements for Member CPOs and CTAs That Trade Virtual Currency Products
  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2018

On December 14, 2017, the National Futures Association (“NFA”) issued a Notice to Members (the “Notice”) requiring each registered commodity pool