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Paul Weiss | USA | 20 Jun 2016

DOJ Publicly Releases First Declination Letters Since Launching Its FCPA Pilot Program

The Department of Justice has publicly released its first declination letters since the launch of its FCPA Pilot Program two months ago. The

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Paul Weiss | USA | 3 Jun 2011

SEC adopts whistleblower bounty rules

In a 3-2 vote split along party lines, the Securities and Exchange Commission has approved final rules to implement the whistleblower "bounty" provisions mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

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Paul Weiss | USA | 14 Jul 2010

Continental Casualty Company v. PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

In a decision issued late last month, the New York Court of Appeals, in Continental Cas. Co. v. PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, 2010 N.Y. Slip Op. 05677, 2010 WL 2569187 (N.Y. Jun. 29, 2010), held that investors who were limited partners in a hedge fund could not sue an outside accounting firm for the reduction in the value of their investment in the fund as a result of fraud because such claims were inherently derivative in nature and belonged to the fund itself and not to any individual investor.

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Paul Weiss | European Union | 28 May 2010

The proposed directive on alternative investment fund managers - an update

The Commission of the European Union (the "Commission") has published its Proposal for a Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers (the "Directive").

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Paul Weiss | USA | 21 Apr 2010

Newly enacted laws affecting private funds

On December 30, 2009, the SEC published a release adopting certain amendments to the custody and recordkeeping rules applicable to registered investment advisers under the Advisers Act and related forms (the "Release").

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Paul Weiss | USA | 8 Jan 2010

How will the recently amended investment adviser custody rule affect investment funds?

On December 30, 2009, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) published a release adopting certain amendments to the custody and recordkeeping rules applicable to registered investment advisers under the U.S. Investment Advisers Act of 1940 ( the “Advisers Act”) and related forms (the “Release”).

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Paul Weiss | USA | 17 Dec 2009

SEC approves enhanced disclosure about risk, compensation and corporate governance

The SEC at its open meeting yesterday approved in a 4-1 vote amendments to its disclosure requirements related to executive and director compensation, corporate governance and director and director nominee background.

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Paul Weiss | USA | 11 Dec 2009

Web network management examined at FCC forum

At the first of a series of workshops that are intended to help FCC officials better understand how traffic is managed across Internet service provider (ISP) networks, panelists from the broadband industry and academia agreed generally that effective network management is needed to stem the growing tide of congestion on ISP networks, although divergent viewpoints were expressed with respect to methodology.

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Paul Weiss | USA | 2 Jul 2009

SEC proposes enhanced compensation and corporate governance disclosures for U.S. public companies

The Securities and Exchange Commission at its open meeting yesterday introduced several proposals aimed at enhancing the disclosure requirements for U.S. public companies about compensation and other corporate governance matters, and clarifying certain rules governing proxy solicitations to facilitate shareholder communication and voting.

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Paul Weiss | USA | 23 Mar 2009

Implications of FAS 157 “fair value” accounting on private funds

Beginning last year, for the first time, private funds were faced with implementing a methodology to comply with the requirement to "fair value" their investments pursuant to Financial Accounting Standards Board Statement 157 ("FAS 157"), which became effective for fiscal years beginning after November 15, 2007.

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