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Latham & Watkins LLP | Germany | 23 Nov 2018

Tax Exemption Offers Relief in the German Restructuring Market

On 23 November 2018, the German legislator approved legislation regarding tax exemption of cancellation-of-debt-income (COD income) resulting from

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Latham & Watkins LLP | USA | 16 Nov 2018

EPA Announces “Cleaner Trucks Initiative” to Reduce NOx Emissions

On November 13, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its “Cleaner Trucks Initiative” (CTI) to further decrease oxides of

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Latham & Watkins LLP | USA | 30 Jun 2014

California employees may waive right to arbitrate on behalf of a class, but not PAGA claims

California Supreme Court rules the Federal Arbitration Act preempts State's refusal to enforce class arbitration waivers on public policy or

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Latham & Watkins LLP | USA | 18 Dec 2013

10 MLP Governance Facts

The number of master limited partnerships (MLPs) has grown significantly over the past five years, increasing from 59 in 2009 to over 100 in 2013. An

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Latham & Watkins LLP | USA | 28 Sep 2011

Practical implications of the America Invents Act on United States patent litigation

On September 16, 2011, after several years of legislative negotiations, President Barack Obama signed the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (“Act”) into law.

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Latham & Watkins LLP | European Union, Italy | 6 Sep 2011

Recent changes to CONSOB rules on cash tender offers and exchange offers for debt securities extended into Italy

On April 5, 2011, CONSOB, the Italian Financial Regulator, approved Resolution no. 17731 that contains several amendments to the rules on cash tender offers and exchange offers set forth in CONSOB regulation 119711999 and completes the implementation in Italy of the EU Takeover Bids Directive (Directive 200425EC) begun in 2007 with the reform of Legislative Decree 581998 (the Single Financial Act).

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Latham & Watkins LLP | USA | 3 Aug 2011

Key developments in hydraulic fracturing regulation through mid-2011: lifting of New York moratorium, Texas disclosure and proposed federal regulations

The spring and summer of 2011 have witnessed substantial regulatory movement across multiple states in favor of greater natural gas development through the use of hydraulic fracturing most notably in New York State, which is preparing to release its moratorium on more than 80 percent of its portion of the Marcellus Shale to development in 2012.

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Latham & Watkins LLP | USA | 23 May 2011

Revisiting the one action rule for secured lenders: forget about California real property at your peril!

With Governor Jerry Brown recently signing into law Senate Bill 2, which increases California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to 33 percent by 2020, the push to develop and finance renewable energy projects in California is likely to gain further momentum

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Latham & Watkins LLP | USA | 7 Apr 2011

Enforcement of intercreditor agreements when should their terms give way to the "bankruptcy imperative"?

Recently, several courts have added to the growing body of decisions construing intercreditor agreements in bankruptcy cases.

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Latham & Watkins LLP | Germany | 7 Feb 2011

Withholding tax in case of “pay if you can” structures?

In a recently published ruling dated 22 June 2010 (I R 7809) the Federal Fiscal Court held that loans are characterized as profit participating loans, if interest payments are due and payable only if and to the extent the borrower has sufficient liquidity for such payments.

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