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Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 26 Jul 2018

The death penalty: do we, or do we not, oppose it?

“I put it to Ministers that they cannot be a little bit in favour of the death penalty” So said Diane Abbott in the Commons on Tuesday. This was…
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Keller and Heckman LLP | European Union | 27 Jun 2018

Question hanging over whether new plant breeding techniques are GMOs

Should organisms developed through new plant breeding techniques (NPBTs) be considered GMOs under EU law and be subject to the strict GMO approval…
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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP | USA | 1 Jun 2018

MiFID II/MiFIR Q&A Updates Concerning Best Execution and Client Categorization

On May 25, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) updated its questions and answers on the revised Markets in Financial Instruments…
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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP | USA | 29 Apr 2018

CFTC Chairman Says Commission Should Focus on Raising Standards for Swaps Trading Not Restricting Execution Models

J. Christopher Giancarlo, Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, issued a White Paper calling for the CFTC to expand the ways swaps…
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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP | USA | 13 Apr 2018

Nasdaq Has Proposed a New Rule Change To Modify Its System of Volume-Based Credits

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC (Nasdaq) has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a proposed rule change to modify the current system of…
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Kalliopé | France | 27 Feb 2018

Seizure of foreign state-owned assets: waiver of immunity from jurisdiction must be both express and specific

In the framework of the world-famous case between the Republic of Congo and Commisimpex, the Supreme Court recently established a new rule to be followed in order to proceed to a seizure when an immunity from jurisdiction applies. The decision demonstrates the importance of applying the same rules of law in relation to immunity from jurisdiction or execution – to such an extent that the court......
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Kubas Kos Gałkowski | Poland | 22 Jan 2018

Shareholders' rights to give binding instructions to limited liability company managers

The Code of Commercial Companies provides that the supervisory board of a limited liability company cannot give binding instructions regarding the management of the company's affairs to its managers. As there is no similar explicit provision prohibiting a shareholders' meeting from issuing such instructions, the question arises as to whether this was an intentional omission by the legislature......
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Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP | USA | 6 Nov 2017

SEC Issues MiFID II No-Action Relief and Allays Various Cross-Border Concerns

On January 3, 2018, the European Union (EU) Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) will require, for impacted EU parties, that research…
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Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP | USA | 2 Nov 2017

SEC Issues Important Interpretive Guidance on Implications of “Unbundling” the Costs of Investment Research from the Costs of Trade Execution, Mandated by EU Requirements

On October 26, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued three long-awaited letters clarifying how regulatory requirements in the European…
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Reed Smith LLP | USA | 1 Nov 2017

SEC Files Complaint Against Trader Involving Bitcoin Conversion Scheme

On October 30, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") filed a complaint in federal court against a day trader for allegedly…
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