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By Javade Chaudhri, Michael Gurdak, Remy Fekete, Stuart Kerr
The Situation: African leaders gathered in Kigali, Rwanda, in March 2018 to sign the draft Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area ("CFTA") ...
By Michael J. McConnell, Joan McKown, Lisa M. Ropple, Samir C. Jain, Christopher Hurld, Richard Johnson, James T. Kitchen, Andrew Ellis, Mary Alexander Myers
The SEC accused Altaba Inc., then known as Yahoo! Inc., of misleading investors by failing to disclose a major data breach orchestrated by Russian hackers.
By David T. Morris, Elena Kaplan, Kirstin Poirier-Whitley, Lisa Han
As employers continue to encounter escalating health care costs, many are exploring the "direct contracting" option, which allows for direct service and pricing negotiations with health care providers.
By Beth Heifetz, Matthew A. Kairis, Brian Sun, Marc A. Weinroth
Since 1992, the PASPA, 28 U.S.C. § 3702, has, among other things, made it unlawful for U.S. states to "sponsor, operate, advertise, promote, license, or authorize" betting on sporting events.
By Vladimir Lechtman, Sergei Volfson
If implemented in its current form, the Draft Law could have profound negative ramifications for business operations of U.S. and European companies in Russia.
By Prudence Smith, Andrew Smith
In a speech to the Energy Users Association of Australia ("EUAA"), the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission ("ACCC") Chairman said that the energy market is not working effectively for commercial ...
By Peter Wang, Yizhe Zhang, Qiang Xue
China recently established the SAMR, which combines the antitrust enforcement responsibilities of the previous Price Supervision and Antimonopoly Bureau of the NDRC, the Antimonopoly Bureau...
By Richard Graham Jr., Matthew Johnson
Today, the USPTO issued a press release announcing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Claim Construction Standards used in PTAB Proceedings.
By Daniel Kazhdan, Vishal Khatri
While the ITC rarely issues general exclusion orders ("GEO"), two recent cases illustrate the importance of seeking such relief in appropriate circumstances.
By Stephanie Brooker, Carl Kukkonen III
The Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) recently denied a Motion to Dismiss asserting the presence of a conflict of interest of USPTO Director Andrei Iancu. In St. Jude Medical ...
By Mark W. Rasmussen, Evan Singer, Melissa Saldana
As the price of bitcoin rose to unprecedented levels in 2017, regulators began focusing more enforcement resources on cryptocurrency offerings, both at the federal and state levels.
By Jakob Hübert, Christian Fulda, Dieter Strubenhoff, Anna Masser
Presented by Germany's Federal Ministry of Justice, the Draft Act, if ratified, would grant qualified institutions the right to bring class actions for groups of consumers in order to attain a declaratory judgment.
By Sean Boyce, Michael Gurdak, Harriet Territt, Eva Monard, Renato Antonini, D. Grayson Yeargin, Laura Fraedrich, Fahad Habib, Lindsey Nelson, Chase Kaniecki
On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, President Trump announced that the United States has withdrawn from the Iran Nuclear Deal and will fully reimpose its suspended sanctions targeting Iran.
By Michael Gurdak, Sean Boyce, Harriet Territt, Eva Monard, Renato Antonini, D. Grayson Yeargin, Laura Fraedrich, Fahad Habib, Lindsey Nelson, Chase Kaniecki
This will reimpose, by no later than November 5, 2018, those U.S. sanctions on Iran that had been lifted or waived by the JCPOA.
By Harriet Territt, Stephen Obie, Mark W. Rasmussen
This Emerging Issues Video is the second in a three-part series on blockchain. In it, partners Stephen Obie (New York), Harriet Territt (London), and Mark Rasmussen (Dallas) describe how...
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