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CFTC Case Updates: Settlement Highlights Agency’s New Premium on Cooperation; 7th Circuit Upholds Criminal Spoofing Conviction
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2017

On August 7, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) announced a settlement for a civil penalty of $600,000 with the Bank


LIBOR Replacement Plans Bring Regulatory Considerations for Derivatives
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Global, USA
  • August 15 2017

Plans to end the long reign of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) as one of the world's most often-used interest rate benchmarks have recently


Global Index Providers Announce Decision to Exclude Companies with Multi-class Capital Structures or Limited Public Voting Rights
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Global
  • August 7 2017

In July 2017, global index providers S&P Dow Jones (S&P DJI) and FTSE Russell (FTSE) announced changes to their index eligibility rules, with S&P DJI


UK to Study Brexit’s Impact on Competition Law
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 7 2017

On 23 July 2017, the UK House of Lords’ EU Internal Market Sub-Committee launched an inquiry into the future of the enforcement of the UK’s


New Law Marks Significant Increase in US Sanctions on Russia, Stays the Course on Iran, North Korea
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2017

On August 2, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (the Act), which significantly


RGA and RSLC Register Main Accounts as Virginia Political Committees
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2017

On April 6, 2017, we sent a mailing alerting you to the fact that the Republican Attorneys General Association had registered its main account the


Privacy & Cybersecurity Update July 2017
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Global
  • August 1 2017

Germany has become the first member state to implement the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR or Regulation) in its local laws; however


SEC Issues Guidance on Regulation of Initial Coin Offerings
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2017

Over the last 12 months, a growing number of start-ups, primarily those offering blockchain-based services, have raised capital utilizing so-called


What to Expect From NAFTA Renegotiations
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2017

On July 17, 2017, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a report on U.S. goals to modify the current North American Free Trade


Russia Tightens Control Over Transactions Involving Foreign Investors
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Russia
  • July 28 2017

Amendments in July 2017 to Russian foreign investment laws have resulted in a significant tightening of control over transactions involving