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International Arbitration And Arbitrability From The United States Perspective 
Kesikli Attorneys At Law

Commercial arbitration is a very old and much relied upon practice of dispute resolution between national and international companies and corporations.
Acquisitions By Foreign Entities And Cross-Border Lending 
Strachan Partners

Other than restricted enterprises, there are no other applicable restrictions on acquisitions by foreign entities in Nigeria.
Enforcement Of Choice Of Foreign Law And Jurisdiction In Transaction Agreements 
Strachan Partners

The Nigerian courts recognise parties’ choice of foreign (non-Nigerian) law and jurisdiction.
Not Harassment To Remind Nurses Of Professional Obligations, Arbitrator Says 
Dentons LLP

It was not "harassment" for a manager to mention the College of Nurses of Ontario and remind nurses of their professional obligations, an arbitrator held.
Where Do We Stand? The Timminco Decision Raises More Questions Than It Answers Regarding The Status Of Pension Plan Claims 
Stikeman Elliott LLP

Justice Mongeon of the Superior Court of Quebec issued an important decision on the status of pension plan claims in the context of a CCAA restructuring.
Foreign Listed Stock Index Futures And Options Approval Chart  
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Attached please find the updated Foreign Listed Stock Index Futures and Options Approvals Chart, current as of April 16, 2014.
Industrial Designs 
Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP

Below is an excerpt from John McKeown’s April Mailer where he continues his comments about industrial designs.
Tighten Up On That Service Provider Agreement 
Davis LLP

In this issue of The Lawyers Weekly, Davis LLP's Ted Maduri and David Spratley outline ten important issues that service providers should consider.
FINRA’s Reminder About Rollovers: News To Many 
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

A number of government and regulatory agencies have focused on the practices surrounding 401(k) rollovers to IRAs.
CFTC Provides Conditional No-Action Relief For Swaps Trading On MTFs  
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced the joint issuance of CFTC No-Action Letter No. 14-46.
ESAs Consult On Draft RTS On Risk Mitigation For OTC Derivatives  
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The Joint Committee of the ESA launched a consultation on draft regulatory technical standards on risk mitigation for OTC derivatives.
European Commission Consults On Definition Of FX Financial Instruments  
Shearman & Sterling LLP

On 11 April 2014, the European Commission published a consultation paper on the definition of FX financial instruments.
Dodd-Frank Gives CFPB A Seat At The Enforcement Table  
McGuireWoods LLP

Finding liability for "unfair and deceptive trade practices" has been the linchpin of a series of high profile Federal Trade Commission settlements for years.
Governor Cuomo Announces New Waiver Addressing Critical Issues In New York State Health Care System Through DSRIP Program 
Proskauer Rose LLP

New York has finalized T&Cs for a waiver that will allow the state to reinvest the $8 billion in federal savings from the Medicaid Redesign team reforms.
Podcast On Implications Of U.S. Supreme Court’s First SOX Whistleblower Decision 
Proskauer Rose LLP

Steven J. Pearlman delivered a PODCAST for, focusing on the implications of the Supreme Court’s first SOX whistleblower decision.
Ninth Circuit Says Disability Plan Participant’s Claim Is Time-Barred 
Proskauer Rose LLP

The Ninth Circuit in Gordon v. Deloitte & Touche affirmed summary judgment in favor of a long term disability plan.
New York Budget Law Impacts New York Estate Planning 
Blank Rome LLP

Judge Gideon Tucker perhaps said it best when he wrote in 1866 that "no man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the Legislature is in session."
Unpaid Employer Contributions As Plan Assets: Expansion Of Liability Under ERISA 
Proskauer Rose LLP

ERISA, as amended, requires trustees of multiemployer pension and benefit funds to collect contributions made by employers.
Imburgia v. DIRECTV: Did A California Court Of Appeal Really Say You Can Contract Around Congress? 
Proskauer Rose LLP

A California appellate court rejected DIRECTV’s appeal from a lower court decision finding unenforceable the arbitration clause in consumer contracts.
New York Court Reaffirms That Grand Jury Subpoenas Constitute "Claims" Under Language Commonly Used In Liability Policies  
Proskauer Rose LLP

Syracuse University and National Union Fire Insurance Company recently settled a much-watched coverage battle.
Remuneration Consultants’ Group Publishes Biannual Review Of The Code Of Conduct And The Annual Review Of Its Effectiveness And Implementation  
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The Remuneration Consultants’ Group published its annual review of the effectiveness of its Code of Conduct.
Venture Perspectives - New England Edition: Fourth Quarter And Year 2013 
Foley Hoag LLP

A quarterly review of Seed, Series A and Series B/Later Round financings.
Recent Diversity Mandates Impacting US Financial Regulators And Financial Institutions 
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The lack of employment diversity in the financial services sector has been well documented.
FCPA Opinion Release 14-01: Regarding The Transparent Transition Of An Executive To And From A Government Position 
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The US Department of Justice released its opinion on an FCPA request by an undisclosed US financial services company and investment bank.
BIS Consults On The UK’s Implementation Of The Extractive Reporting Requirements Of The Accounting Directive  
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The House of Commons BIS Committee published a consultation paper on the UK’s implementation of Chapter 10 of the EU Accounting Directive.
Daimler AG v. Bauman: US Supreme Court Limits US State Jurisdiction over Non-US and Out-of-State Companies  
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The US Supreme Court ruled that an out of-state or foreign corporation is subject to general jurisdiction only where it is "at home" in that state.
Increase In Number Of Women On Boards Of FTSE 350 Companies  
Shearman & Sterling LLP

Lord Davies’ progress report on women on boards and the Cranfield University School of Management’s Female FTSE Board Report were both published.
FCA Publishes Consultation Paper On Proposed Amendments To The Listing Rules In Relation To Sponsor Competence And Other Amendments To The Listing Rules And Prospectus Rules  
Shearman & Sterling LLP

The FCA published a consultation paper on proposed amendments to the Listing Rules in relation to sponsor competence.
Canada’s New Anti-Spam And Online Fraud Act — Some Frequently Asked Questions  
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

CASL will create a comprehensive regime designed to prohibit unsolicited or misleading commercial electronic messages and deter other forms of online fraud.
California District Court Re-Certifies Chinese Daily News Wage and Hour Class Action After Second Trip To Ninth Circuit 
Littler Mendelson

A California federal district court re-certified a Rule 23(b)(3) California state law wage and hour action involving a class of 200 non-exempt employees.

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