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Aerospace and defence companies, foreign intermediaries and anti-corruption legislation are back in the spotlight.
In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award-winning guide to the law and business of social media, we examine why social media marketing strategies should be concerned with clearing more than just copyrights.
In this article we list the top ten labour law issues employers operating in Europe need to understand in order to avoid employment disputes, litigation and disruption to their businesses.
The proxy advisory firms Glass Lewis & Co. and Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. recently released the 2013 updates to their US proxy voting guidelines.
On 21 September 2012, the Ministry of Commerce promulgated the Interim Provisions of the Ministry of Commerce for Equity Contribution in Relation to Foreign-Invested Enterprises, effective as of 22 October 2012.
On 12 October 2012, in response to the recent AIJ scandal, the Financial Services Agency of Japan published a draft amendment to certain rules intended to revamp the regulation and supervision of discretionary advisory businesses.
An acquisition of any US corporation involves numerous legal and business issues.
This afternoon, 13 November 2012, the Financial Stability Oversight Council, faced with a Securities and Exchange Commission that has been deadlocked over whether or how to address concerns about money market funds, voted unanimously to propose three MMF reforms.
Today the Federal Reserve Board issued instructions and guidelines for two 2013 stress testing and capital planning programs, each of which builds on similar programmes from last year.
This morning, the three federal bank regulatory agencies announced that their proposed new capital rules based on Basel III (and other Basel standards) would not take effect on 1 January 2013, a date previously proposed apparently in order to adhere to international consensus.
The European Market Infrastructure Regulation, which came into force on 16 August 2012, created a new framework with the aim of introducing greater transparency and risk management mechanisms to the over the counter derivatives market in Europe.
The European Commission has issued a Communication setting out a road map for the future growth of cloud computing in Europe.
The China Securities Regulatory Commission recently amended the Rules on the Establishment of Foreign-Invested Securities Companies to raise the cap on the permissible foreign stake in securities companies from one-third to 49 per cent.
Earlier today, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Federal Reserve Board approved final rules, which were proposed for comment in January of this year, implementing the Dodd-Frank Act’s company-run stress testing requirements.
On 19 September Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV (D-WV), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, sent a letter to the CEOs of all Fortune 500 companies seeking their input on the nation’s cybersecurity needs.
California has adopted a new exemption from the state’s investment adviser registration requirements.
As an international financial center, Hong Kong is one of the world’s leading capital markets, with the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong being a favored venue for IPO fundraising activities.
The Securities and Exchange Commission today proposed amendments to Rule 506 of Regulation D and Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933 to implement Section 201(a) of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act.
On 22 August 2012, SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro announced that three of the five SEC Commissioners, constituting a majority of the Commission, had informed her that they would not support a staff proposal to reform money market funds.
On 1 August 2012, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit revived a putative securities fraud class action lawsuit against China North East Petroleum Holdings Ltd.