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By Ropes & Gray LLP's Investment Management Practice Group
On December 20, 2018, the SEC staff issued a no-action letter to Madison Capital Funding LLC ("Madison"), a registered investment adviser ...
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Tax-Exempt Organizations
In Notice 2019-09, issued December 31, 2018 (the "Notice"), Treasury and the IRS have provided interim guidance on the excise tax on certain executive compensation arrangements
By Scott A. McKeown
Patent pools and groupings of standard essential patents (SEPs) facilitate one-stop shopping of patent licensees.
By Deborah Monson, Jeremy A. Liabo, Anne Fox, Erin Conklin
In the final weeks of 2018, the National Futures Association ("NFA") issued new requirements applicable to asset managers who are members of the NFA that will take effect in 2019.
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Privacy And Cybersecurity Practice Group
On November 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled in Dittman v. UPMC d/b/a The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
By Nicholas Berg, María González Calvet, Daniela Manrique Escobar, Natalia Mercado Violand, Mark De Barros
Andrés Manuel López Obrador ("AMLO"), who ran on the promise to combat and eradicate corruption in Mexico, was elected the country's president on July 1, 2018 with 53 percent of the vote
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Health Care Practice
The Final Rule also includes modifications to the repayment mechanism requirements, to reduce the burden on ACOs in performance-based risk tracks.
By Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, Christopher P. Conniff
In December 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that New York's $600 million fee on the sale of opioids into the state unconstitutionally prohibits pharmaceutical companies from passing the cost onto consumers.
By Scott A. McKeown
Today, the USPTO announced revised guidance for subject matter eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 (here). The USPTO also announced guidance on the application of 35 U.S.C.
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Investment Management Practice Group
On December 19, 2018, the SEC issued a release (the "Release") proposing new Rule 12d1-4 and related amendments under the 1940 Act intended to enhance and streamline the regulation of funds that invest in other funds ("fund of funds arrangements").
By Scott A. McKeown
The Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) stole much of the 2018 patent law spotlight. From landmark Supreme Court decisions such as Oil States and SAS Institute ...
By Ropes & Gray LLP
The following summarizes recent legal developments of note affecting the mutual fund/investment management industry:
By Mark Nuccio, Richard Loewy
The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act ("EGRRCPA"), enacted on May 24, 2018, amended section 13 of the Bank Holding Company Act.
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Securities & Public Companies Practice, Ropes & Gray LLP's Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Practice
In this Alert, we describe the scope and application of the final rule and offer some practical guidance for public companies.
By Rohan Massey, Edward Machin
Nevertheless, the EDPB highlighted several aspects of the draft decision that require further clarification, or for which concerns still remain.
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