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By Shearman & Sterling LLP
On June 7, 2018, the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament announced their agreement on new EU criminal sanctions ...
By George Casey, Scott Petepiece, Robert Katz, Richard Fischetti, Alan Goudiss, K. Mallory Brennan
The Delaware Court of Chancery recently delivered the latest in a line of decisions refining the application of statutory stockholder appraisal rights in M&A transactions.
By Doreen Lilienfeld, Gillian Moldowan
Many private companies rely on Rule 701 to efficiently issue stock and options to recruit and retain talent. However, the SEC's demonstrated interest in pursuing enforcement actions relating to Rule 701 ...
By David Higbee, Djordje Petkoski, Brian Burke, Ryan Shores, Aleksandra Petkovic, William Haun, Edward Decker
On June 14, Justice Ginsburg, writing for a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court, reversed a 2016 opinion by the Second Circuit and held that a foreign government's interpretation of its own law...
By Shearman & Sterling LLP
On June 12, 2018, a 4-1 majority of the New York Court of Appeals held that claims under New York's Martin Act are not governed by the six-year statute of limitations generally applicable to common law fraud claims, but rather by the three-year limitations period applicable to actions to recover based on liabilities created by statute. People v. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, 2018 WL 2899299, 2018 N.Y. Slip. Op. 04272 (Ct. App. June 12, 2018).
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On June 11, 2018, Judge Paul A. Engelmayer of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed with prejudice a putative securities fraud class action ...
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On June 6, 2018, the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced that it had selected Bao Nguyen and Ted Dowd to serve as Deputy Chief Counsels in the OCC's Office of the Chief Counsel.
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On June 4, 2018, the FSB launched its third thematic peer review on bank resolution planning, with the aim of evaluating implementation, by FSB member jurisdictions ...
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On June 7, 2018, the U.S. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System announced the dates for the release of the results from the most recent round of supervisory stress tests conducted ...
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On June 7, 2018, the Bank of England published a consultation on adopting ISO 20022, the global messaging standard for payments which was first introduced in 2004 by the International Organization of Securities Commissions.
By Wayne Collins, David Higbee, Jessica Delbaum, Matthew Readings, James Webber, Djordje Petkoski, Arjun Chandran
On June 12, 2018, following a six-week-long bench trial, Judge Richard J. Leon of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that AT&T's proposed acquisition of Time Warner does not violate the antitrust laws, rejecting the United States Department of Justice's (DOJ) challenge to the merger.
By Kris Ferranti, Derek Kershaw
The article provides a brief analysis of the implications of the new 20 percent business income deduction available to pass-through entities and real estate investment trusts under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
By Doreen Lilienfeld, K. Mallory Brennan, Rodney Cannon, John Cannon, III, Kenneth Laverriere, Lona Nallengara, Gillian Moldowan, Matthew Behrens
On May 21, 2018, in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court held, in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, that arbitration clauses in employment contracts requiring individualized proceedings are enforceable and thereby preclude employees from bringing collective or class action suits regarding workplace claims
By Shearman & Sterling LLP
On June 7, 2018, the European Money Markets Institute announced the planned cessation of three of the current tenors for the Euro Interbank Offered Rate (Euribor).
By Shearman & Sterling LLP
On June 5, 2018, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published its 2018–2019 work program, setting out its focus areas for policy development, supervision, implementation and monitoring.
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