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California’s first carbon allowance auction on 14 November 2012 featured plenty of demand but a lower-than-expected closing price, based on results released on Monday by the California Air Resources Board.
The FTC announced a potentially groundbreaking settlement with the social networking app Path and released an important new staff report on Mobile Privacy Disclosures late last week.
Since 2009, approximately 10 issuances of convertible bonds have been made by Hong Kong-listed companies.
The European Court of Human Rights has issued its long awaited judgment in the case of Eweida and Others v the United Kingdom.
In a bizarre twist to the case of the money market fund that broke the buck, the investment adviser to the Reserve Primary Fund and its principals sued the fund’s independent trustees, laying the blame for the fund’s spectacular 2008 collapse squarely at their feet.
Chinese ruling changes landscape for value adjustment mechanisms in onshore private equity transactions
The Supreme People’s Court of China rendered its final judgment on 7 November 2012, in the Haifu Investment Co., Ltd. v Gansu Shiheng Nonferrous Resources Recycle Company Limited.
On 28 December 2012, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s legislature, weighed in on the subject of data privacy with its promulgation of the Decision on Reinforcing the Protection of Network Information.
2012 gave us another year of aggressive enforcement of insider trading laws.
In this issue: additional SEC guidance on estimated value disclosures; FINRA to continue Its focus on structured products; FINRA’s Ketchum discusses structured products; FINRA issues Q&A guidance on new communications rules; FINRA proposal requires disclosure of enhanced compensation.
Welcome to the Fall/Winter 2012 issue of our China Life Sciences Newsletter, a periodic update on key developments, companies, and people in the dynamic China life sciences industry.
In its annual summary of regulatory and examination priorities, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) signaled that it will aggressively pursue market misconduct.
Already v. Nike: the Supreme Court finds covenant not to sue made competitor’s claim for invalidity of trademark moot
The US Supreme Court issued its opinion yesterday in the closely-watched case, Already, LLC v Nike.
Almost two-and-a-half years after the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act, the various federal agencies charged with implementation have made measurable progress and have, in the last several months, taken on the major regulatory actions in earnest.
China Securities Regulatory Commission, the securities regulator of the People’s Republic China, has scrapped quantitative threshold requirements for Chinese companies applying for offshore listings by promulgating new guidelines on 20 December 2012.
For the last four years, regulators and law makers have been focusing extraordinary efforts on ensuring that financial regulation is adequate to protect the financial system from risks emanating from the banking sector.
This year has proven to be an interesting one for the covered bond market, and we anticipate that 2013 will bring many important new developments.
Is the State Administration of Foreign Exchange finally loosening its grip on foreign exchange transactions? Not exactly.
On 10 December 2012, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Bank of England released a white paper, describing how each would resolve a materially distressed or failing financial institution that is globally active and systemically important in order to maintain its ongoing and viable operations.
Late Friday afternoon the Federal Reserve Board proposed regulations to implement the enhanced prudential regulation and early remediation requirements of the Dodd-Frank Act for systemically important and other foreign banks.
On 12 December 2012, the Securities and Futures Commission published its eagerly anticipated consultation conclusions concerning the regulation of IPO sponsors.