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Implications for the CFPB after the DC Circuit’s recess appointments decision

A panel of three judges in the DC Circuit stunned Washington on Friday by striking down President Obama’s recess appointments to the NLRB in Noel Canning v NLRB on a basis much more sweeping than had been anticipated. The two holdings in the decision cast doubt over the longstanding practice of intrasession recess appointment, which has been used especially frequently in the last two decades.

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Briefings from Davis Polk & Wardwell

  • China antitrust review 2012

    Looking back at 2012, four years after China implemented its Anti-Monopoly Law, we can discern some important ways in which China’s antitrust regime today both mirrors and departs from antitrust regimes in other jurisdictions to which our clients are subject.

  • US SEC approves NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards on compensation committees and advisers

    On 11 January 2013, the SEC approved the NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards, as amended, to implement the SEC’s requirement that national securities exchanges prohibit the listing of any equity security of an issuer that does not comply with the SEC’s rules regarding the independence of compensation committees and their advisers.

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Analysis from The Lawyer

  • Hong Kong

    US firms muscle in on Hong Kong

    Hong Kong IPO activity is hotting up again, but UK legal stalwarts are looking over their shoulders as US rivals make up ground fast

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