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By Ropes & Gray LLP's Mergers & Acquisitions Practice
Linked is the Second Half 2016 edition of the Ropes & Gray M&A Newsletter. Topics addressed in this edition include:
By Rohan Massey
Aside from Brexit, the outlook in Europe is focused on harmony and unity, measures well reflected in the Digital Single Market initiative.
By Ryan Rohlfsen, Kim B. Nemirow, Dante Roldan, Sarah M. Kimmer
This article will discuss patterns and key takeaways from the pilot program's first year.
By Michael Littenberg, Nicholas Berg, G. David Rojas, Grant Hodges
Last Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to address the question of whether companies can be liable in federal court for human rights violations under a 1789 law.
By James DeGraw, Paul Rubin
On March 23, the New York Office of the Attorney General ("NY OAG") announced Assurances of Discontinuance ("Settlements") with three developers of health and fitness mobile apps.
By Randall Bodner, Matthew L. McGinnis, Jeremiah Williams
A sharp drop in a company's stock price frequently results in the filing of one or more securities class actions. 2016 saw the highest number of securities class actions since 2000, with more than 1 in 20 publicly traded companies becoming a target in that year alone.
By Michael Littenberg, Julia Chen, Emily Burke
Also on Friday, SEC Acting Chairman Piwowar published a separate Statement.
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Investment Management Practice Group
The stated purpose of the Guidance is to remind robo-advisers of certain unique considerations that may apply to their business under the Advisers Act.
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Health Care Practice
In a noteworthy case involving an employed scientist's allegations of wrongful termination for reporting research misconduct, the Maryland Court of Appeals in Yuan v. Johns Hopkins University...
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Practice, Ropes & Gray LLP's Investment Management Practice Group
The final rule should provide some relief to institutions and advisers that have been working towards the original April 10 applicability date.
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Hedge Fund Practice Group, Ropes & Gray LLP's Investment Management Practice Group, Ropes & Gray LLP's Private Investment Funds
The SEC's Division of Investment Management recently published a three-page Guidance Update, Inadvertent Custody: Advisory Contract Versus Custodial Contract Authority.
By Michael Littenberg, Julia Chen, Emily Burke
After 1,627 days and enough law firm memos to deforest a small country, the litigation relating to the Conflict Minerals Rule came to an end yesterday.
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Investment Management Practice Group
Section 12(d)(1)(E) provides an exemption from Sections 12(d)(1)(A) and (B)'s investment limitations, subject to certain conditions.
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Investment Management Practice Group
Ropes & Gray's memorandum summarizing the 2017 ICI Mutual Funds and Investment Management Conference sponsored by the ICI and the FBA is available above.
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Intellectual Property Practice
The Supreme Court of the United States' decision in Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc. could result in increased opportunity with respect to the applicability of copyright law...
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