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By Jessica Delbaum, David Higbee, Timothy Haney
Does competition law apply to the obtainment, grant, acquisition, exercise and transfer of intellectual property rights?
By Lona Nallengara, Bjorn Bjerke, Timothy Byrne, Andrew (Buddy) Donohue, Geoffrey Goldman, Nathan Greene, Jennifer D. Morton, Russell Sacks, Reena Sahni, James Tallon, Catherine Sum
On October 6, 2017, the US Department of the Treasury released a 220-page report on reforming the US regulatory system for the capital markets (Capital Markets Report).[
By Thomas König, Alfred Kossmann, Andreas Löhdefink, Kolja Stehl
On June 26, 2017, the German Prevention of Money Laundering Act (the "Act") implementing the 4th EU Money Laundering Directive (Directive (EU) 2015/849 of May 20, 2015, the "Directive") came into effect.
By Mathias Stöcker
Germany this summer introduced a new transaction value-based set of reporting thresholds.
By Philip Urofsky, Danforth Newcomb, Stephen Fishbein, Brian Burke, Christopher LaVigne, Barnabas Reynolds, Mark Lanpher, Susanna Charlwood
On August 2, 2017 President Trump signed into law the "Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act," which imposes new sanctions against Russia, North Korea, and Iran.
By Geert Goeteyn, Elvira Aliende Rodriguez, Susanna Charlwood, Jo Rickard, Ruba Noorali, Gillian O'Regan
On 4 October 2017, the High Court gave a judgment on a preliminary issue significantly restricting the temporal scope of the claimants' claims in four air cargo cartel damages actions.
By Donna Bobbish
On September 29, 2017, Rick Perry, the Secretary of Energy, sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
By Jessica Delbaum, David Higbee, Djordje Petkoski, Wayne Collins, Aleksandra Petkovic
On September 26, the DOJ challenged Parker-Hannifin's $4.3-billion consummated acquisition of Clarcor, serving as a reminder that receiving HSR clearance does not immunize transactions...
By David Higbee, John Cove, Jr., Jessica Delbaum, Djordje Petkoski, Aleksandra Petkovic
The United States Department of Justice's Antitrust Division has continued to vigorously pursue criminal cartel activity and to bring to justice those who commit these crimes.
By Donna Bobbish
Eight months into the Trump administration, the White House and Congress have taken separate paths on U.S. energy policy.
By Laurence Bambino, Laurence E. Crouch, Kevin Dolan, Kristen M. Garry, Ethan Harris, Michael Shulman, Nathan Tasso, Ryan Au
On September 27, 2017, the Trump Administration, the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance released their much-anticipated framework for tax reform (the "Framework").
By John Cannon, III, Kenneth Laverriere, Doreen Lilienfeld, Linda Rappaport
With the first required pay ratio disclosures only a few months away, the Commission, on September 21, 2017, issued an interpretative release intended to assist registrants in their compliance efforts.
By Laurence Bambino, Laurence E. Crouch, Ethan Harris, Nathan Tasso, Ryan Au
On September 21, 2017, the IRS announced in Revenue Procedure 2017-52 (the "Pilot Program Rev. Proc.") that it is expanding the scope of spin-off private letter ruling requests that it will consider.
By Alexandro M. Padrés
On September 18, 2017, the Mexican government, through the Comisión Nacional de Hidrocarburos (National Hydrocarbons Commission or "CNH")...
By Donna Parisi, Geoffrey Goldman, Azam Aziz, Nicholas Emguschowa
The CFTC has extended and revised no-action relief that provides an exemption from compliance with certain aggregation requirements for CFTC-specified position limits for futures and option trading.
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