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CPSSIOSCO release report on OTC derivatives data reporting and aggregation
  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
  • Canada
  • August 26 2011

Earlier this week, the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems and the Technical Committee of the International Organization of Securities Commissions released a consultative report that makes various recommendations regarding OTC derivatives data reporting and aggregation requirements.

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").

Canada finalizes its consultation and accommodation guidelines
  • Fasken
  • Canada
  • June 20 2011

On March 25, 2011, the Government of Canada released revised Guidelines to federal officials for consulting and accommodating with Aboriginal peoples (the Guidelines)

Unclear whether customers could recover for breach of new uniform fiduciary standard
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2011

Although the SEC staff has recommended that investment advisers and broker-dealers be subject to a uniform fiduciary standard of conduct, the staff did not specifically state whether customers could claim damages for breach of the new standard.

Suez Environnement and Lyonnaise des Eaux appeal against Commission dawn raid decision
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, France
  • October 19 2010

In April 2010 the Commission and the French competition authority conducted a dawn raid at a number of French companies active in water and sanitation on suspicion of a breach of Article 101 andor 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

New disclosure obligations for registered and prescribed products in Canada
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • June 16 2010

Federally Regulated Financial Institutions ("FRFIs") will soon be facing new regulations requiring certain disclosure with respect to registered retirement savings plans ("RRSPs"), registered education savings plans ("RESPs"), tax free savings accounts ("TFSAs"), registered disability savings plans ("RDSPs"), and products such as guaranteed investment certificates ("GICs") and principal protected notes ("PPNs") that are related to registered plans.

SEC adopts model privacy form
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2010

In a joint release with other federal regulators, the SEC has published final rule amendments to Regulation S-P, which implements the privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) with respect to brokers-dealers, investment companies, and investment advisers that are registered with the SEC.

Final model privacy notice form issued by federal regulators
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2009

On November 17, 2009, eight federal regulatory agencies released a final model privacy notice form (the "model form") that can be used to comply with the notice requirements of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (the "GLB Act").

EC communication on enhancing the enforcement of intellectual property rights in the internal market
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • European Union
  • November 11 2009

The European Commission, having regard to the increase in counterfeiting and the economic decline, fears that the harmful effects of counterfeiting may well become more problematic in the future.

Telstra tells government that separation plan is unnecessary
  • Paul Weiss
  • Australia
  • October 16 2009

In documents filed with an Australian Senate committee last Friday, dominant state telecom operator Telstra fought back against a proposed bill that would impose structural separation requirements on the carrier, warning that the plan is likely to destroy shareholder value and create uncertainties surrounding the future deployment of Australia’s US $38.8 billion national broadband network (NBN).