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No Sanctions Compliance Program? Expect Significant OFAC Penalties
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2016

Settlement announcements from the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) generally reflect the agency's enforcement

UN Human Rights Council endorses new Guiding Principles on Business and International Human Rights
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Global
  • July 6 2011

On 16 June 2011, the UN Human Rights Council (the "Council") endorsed the "Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights" (the "Guiding Principles").

XBRL compliance is upon us
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2011

All public companies must now comply with the SEC’s mandate to use XBRL technology when filing financial statements.

U.N. Human Rights Council endorses guiding principles on business and human rights
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Global
  • June 16 2011

On June 16, the U.N. Human Rights Council formally endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights prepared by the U.N. Special Representative for Business and Human Rights, Professor John Ruggie.

New challenges and strategies for designating delaware as the exclusive jurisdiction for intra-corporate disputes
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2011

Since the Delaware Chancery Court’s opinion in In re Revlon, Inc. Shareholders Litig., where Vice Chancellor Laster endorsed a Delaware entity’s right to mandate in its governance documents a chosen forum for the resolution of intra-corporate disputes, numerous boards of public companies have determined that such a provision is in the best interests of the corporation and its shareholders.

Fed and FTC propose changes to risk-based pricing and adverse action notices
  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • USA
  • March 24 2011

The Federal Reserve Board and Federal Trade Commission have proposed changes to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) risk-based pricing notices that would require creditors to include a disclosure of a consumer's credit score and related information.

SEC adopts final rules on shareholder advisory votes for say on pay and golden parachutes mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") has adopted final rules implementing the provisions of the Dodd- Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Dodd-Frank Act") relating to non-binding shareholder advisory votes on the compensation of a company's named executive officers ("NEOs") disclosed in a company's annual proxy statement and so-called "golden parachute" severance packages disclosed in a proxy or information statement in connection with a business combination transaction.

FSA consultation on improving auditors reports on client assets
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • November 22 2010

On 27 September 2010 the FSA published a consultation paper on improving the quality and consistency of auditor's reports on client assets.

SEC proposes say-on-pay rules
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2010

Section 951 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) requires that companies include a resolution in their proxy statements asking shareholders to approve, in a nonbinding vote, the compensation of their executive officers, as disclosed under Item 402 of Regulation S-K (the “Say-on-Pay” vote).

A new strategy for the single market
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • European Union
  • May 18 2010

The European Commission has published a report entitled A new strategy for the single market.