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Ganado Advocates | Malta | 16 Apr 2019

Malta, blockchain and the prevention of money laundering

This is a time of unprecedented reputational risk in financial markets. From a relatively niche activity, anti-money laundering has become a massive…

Gauci-Maistre Xynou (Legal | Assurance) | Malta, United Kingdom | 20 Feb 2019

The Contemporary Company Secretary

Although constantly evolving, in more recent years, the role of the Company Secretary has undergone a significant shift both in the way it is…

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | USA | 23 Feb 2018

United States Supreme Court Adopts Narrow Definition of Whistleblower in Dodd-Frank Retaliation Cases

On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court adopted a narrow definition of “whistleblower” in retaliation cases arising under…

Greenberg Traurig LLP | USA | 29 Mar 2017

Ninth Circuit Widens Circuit Split on Whether Dodd-Frank Protects Internal Whistleblowing

On March 8, 2017, in Somers v. Digital Realty Trust Inc., No.15-cv-17352 (9th Cir., March 8, 2017), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals…

Baker McKenzie | Nigeria, USA | 27 Mar 2017

Arbitration. Recognition and Enforcement of Awards. D.C. Circuit affirms order of enforcement of arbitral award against Nigeria over public policy objection.

In 1999, Enron Nigeria Power Holding, Ltd ("ENPH") entered into a power purchase agreement ("PPA") with Nigeria, Lagos State, and the National…

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP | USA | 20 Dec 2016

Whistleblowers to remain prominent fixtures in securities regulation

Program provides monetary awards to eligible individuals who provide the agency with information that leads to an SEC Enforcement action in which…

Lane Powell PC | Ireland, USA | 17 Oct 2016

Are We Headed into a Perfect Storm of Securities Class Action Filings?

The history of securities litigation is marked by particular types of cases that come in waves: the IPO laddering cases, which involved more than 300…

Cooley LLP | USA | 24 May 2016

House passes bill for five-year extension of JOBS Act exemption from auditor attestation requirement

On Monday, the House passed the Fostering Innovation Act of 2015, notwithstanding this letter to Paul Ryan and Nancy Pelosi from the SEC's Investor…

Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP | USA | 6 May 2016

Toto, We Are Staying in Kansas: Bankruptcy Court Declines to Transfer Related Case to Delaware

Venue has long been a contentious topic highlighted by cases such as Enron and WorldCom to the more recent venue battle in Caesars. Recently, the…

Tilleke & Gibbins | Thailand | 18 Apr 2016

Benefits of an Effective Compliance and Ethics Program

Companies and the people that run them are subject to an increasing array of local and international regulations. Running afoul of these regulations…
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