Covington & Burling

International Top 30 position: 25

Search results

13 articles matched your search

Sort By: Newest first | Oldest first

  • Exemptions and no-action relief help funds navigate year-end CFTC registration requirements weblink

    Briefings | 19 December 2012

    Changes to the US Commodity Exchange Act made by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 subjected a large number of fund sponsors, including sponsors of non-US funds with US investors, to the jurisdiction of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission for the first time.

  • Judgment of the EU Court of Justice in AstraZeneca v Commission weblink

    Briefings | 10 December 2012

    On 6 December 2012, the EU Court of Justice dismissed AstraZeneca’s appeal of the General Court’s judgment in AstraZeneca v Commission.

  • UK government proposal to introduce employee ownership weblink

    Briefings | 21 November 2012

    The UK government is proposing to amend the Employment Rights Act 1996 to create a new type of employee, the employee-owner.

  • EU strengthens sanctions against Iran and Syria weblink

    Briefings | 19 October 2012

    On 15 October 2012, the Council of the European Union (EU Council) adopted new sanctions against Iran and Syria.

  • EU parliament committee votes to strengthen extractive industry disclosure rules weblink

    Briefings | 19 October 2012

    The EU Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee voted recently to strengthen significantly the EU Commission’s proposed mandatory disclosure regime for payments to governments by certain businesses in the extractive industries and other sectors.

  • UK pension and employment law reform — 2012 and beyond weblink

    Briefings | 1 October 2012

    Recent announcements by Business Secretary Vince Cable suggest that major employment reforms aimed at encouraging businesses to hire again might be implemented soon.

  • SEC doles out minimal benefit to cooperator weblink

    Briefings | 27 September 2012

    Since the enactment of Dodd-Frank, there has been a great deal of focus on rewards for ‘whistleblowing’ — bringing to the government’s attention evidence of wrongdoing that it did not previously know about.

  • China releases new draft patent law for comment weblink

    Briefings | 13 September 2012

    On 9 August 2012, China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) released a draft fourth amendment to China’s Patent Law for public comment.

  • Colour trademarks in the fashion industry weblink

    Briefings | 11 September 2012

    Just one day before the start of New York Fashion Week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit gave some much-needed comfort to the fashion industry by ruling in the legal battle between French footwear designer Christian Louboutin and Yves Saint Laurent that Louboutin’s famous red lacquered sole deserves trademark protection.

  • SEC proposes to permit public communications in private placement rules weblink

    Briefings | 10 September 2012

    In late August, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed, by a 4–1 vote, to permit general solicitation and general advertising under two of its private placement safe harbor rules.

  • Conflict mineral rules: frequently asked questions weblink

    Briefings | 3 September 2012

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) conflict mineral rules, adopted in August 2012, present hard questions for public companies, which must evaluate whether they are covered by the rules, and, if so, make inquiry into the origin of the minerals used in their products.

  • UK anti-corruption enforcement update: civil recovery settlement with Oxford Publishing Limited weblink

    Briefings | 5 July 2012

    The UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) announced earlier this week that it had obtained a civil recovery order from the High Court requiring Oxford Publishing Limited (OPL), a whollyowned subsidiary of Oxford University Press (OUP), to pay £1,895,435, plus prosecution costs.

  • Developments in EU sanctions and trade controls weblink

    Briefings | 5 July 2012

    On 15 June 2012, and after a considerable delay, Regulation 388/2012 amending Annex I of the EU Dual-Use Regulation (the EU Dual-Use List) came into force.