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Federal Circuit affirms practice of reviewing trial judges’ patent claim interpretation rulings anew
The Federal Circuit has affirmed its practice of reviewing trial court claim construction rulings de novo, as a question of law.
The Federal Reserve has issued a final rule that will fundamentally change the way in which non-US banks are regulated and supervised in the US.
While much has been written about the Volcker Rule’s restrictions on banking entities, less attention has been paid to its impact on asset managers who are not banking entities subject to the rule.
There has been an increase in the number of investment treaty arbitrations brought by investors seeking to enforce their rights against states.
The Second Circuit has reversed the bankruptcy court that had granted recognition under chapter 15 to an Australian company that had not introduced any evidence of assets or operations in the US.
As the aftermath of the global financial crisis continues to unfold, financial markets regulators have been criticised for missed opportunities to charge senior executives.
Last year was packed with national and international pensions developments. It can be difficult for corporate multinationals to keep track of shifting landscapes.
The final Volcker Rule has relaxed the proposed restrictions on the ability of a non-US bank to engage in transactions with certain investment vehicles.
On 20 December 2013, the CFTC issued a series of comparability determinations for certain swap dealer and major swap participant business conduct requirements.
Prioritisation and globalisation drive higher fine totals from fewer investigations.
All companies that import such products (even not named in the ITC complaint) face potential risk of Customs seizure.
US federal regulators have voted to approve the final Volcker Rule, which imposes restrictions on banking entities’ ability to engage in proprietary trading.
Federal Circuit limits ITC authority to remedy patent infringement claims based on induced infringement
A limited exclusion order under section 337 may not be predicated on a theory of induced infringement when the subject imported product did not directly infringe before or at importation.
Federal regulators have voted to approve the ‘Volcker Rule’, more than two years after the rule’s proposal in 2011.
On 5 October 2013, the government of Ecuador announced that it has established a commission to audit the majority of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) to which it is party.
While dealmaking remained generally quiet in most markets in Q3, there are signs that capital flows are shifting from emerging to more mature markets.
Argentina has agreed a settlement relating to five investment treaty arbitration awards, made between 2005 and 2008, pursuant to which it was ordered to pay a total of over $450m.
Aggressive tax management by multinationals, however legal, is in the public and political spotlight like never before, presenting clear reputational risks for M&A dealmakers.
Recent developments have further increased pressure in the EU for safe harbour reform.
The Antitrust Division obtained more than $1.02bn (£630m) in criminal fines in fiscal year 2013, which officially closed yesterday.