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IRS Guidance On Taxation Of Professional Team Trades
The Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued Revenue Procedure 2019-18 that provides a safe harbor provision for professional sports teams that allows a team to treat the value of a traded player,
United States
30 Apr 2019
The ‘Wechat Effect': Understanding The Compliance Risks Of Mobile Messaging Apps
Instant messaging apps such as WeChat, WhatsApp and QQ are having a profound impact on the way people communicate around the world.
United States
11 Mar 2019
California District Court Dismisses Exchange Act Claims Based On The PSLRA Safe Harbor For Forward Looking Statements
On December 13, 2018, Judge Manuel L. Real of the United States District Court for the Central District of California granted defendants' motion to dismiss plaintiffs' first amended complaint asserting claims for violations of ...
United States
25 Jan 2019
The General Court Upholds The Commission's Decision To Make Paramount's Commitments In The Pay-TV Case Binding
The long-awaited judgment of the General Court (GC) in the pay-TV saga (case AT.40023 Cross-border access to pay-TV) has finally been delivered
18 Dec 2018
Northern District Of California Grants In Part And Denies In Part Motion To Dismiss Class Action Against Online Platform Devoted To Reviews Of Businesses, Finding Certain Statements Regarding Company's Advertising Program Inactionable Under PSLRA
On November 27, 2018, Judge Edward M. Chen of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted in part and denied in part a motion to dismiss a putative securities class action...
United States
10 Dec 2018
EU Contracts For Differences Product Intervention Measures Extended
On October 31, 2018, the European Securities and Markets Authority Decision renewing and amending the temporary restriction on the marketing, distribution or sale of contracts for differences ...
European Union
23 Nov 2018
SEC Announces Settlement With Tesla And Elon Musk Regarding Misleading Tweet
On 7 August 2018, Tesla CEO and Chairman Elon Musk tweeted "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding Secured."
United States
29 Oct 2018
Section 219 Iran Notices Update: Disclosure Dynamics In The Era Of Relaxed Iran Sanctions
It has now been two years since Iran-related sanctions relief took effect under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
6 Mar 2018
Financing Hotels in the United States: Key Considerations
The purpose of this article is to highlight how the distinguishing factors impact the way that owners and lenders approach the negotiation of key elements of hotel financings in the United States.
United States
11 Jul 2017
FINRA Releases New Guidance Regarding Social Media And Digital Communications
On April 25, 2017, FINRA issued Regulatory Notice 17–18, Social Media and Digital Communications, addressing certain frequently asked questions regarding the use of social media...
United States
4 Jul 2017
Global Privacy And Data Protection Roundup: Fall 2016
Privacy and data protection continues to be an international patchwork of laws impacting how personal data is collected, secured, used and shared across borders...
18 Nov 2016
Telecoms In The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia — An Overview
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has the largest information communication and technology market in the Middle East by both capital volume and spending.
Saudi Arabia
4 Oct 2016
Goeteyn Discusses Competition Law Questions And Challenges Around Big Data
Partner Geert Goeteyn (Brussels–Antitrust) has authored an article in Competition Law Insights on big data. Big data is key to the success of many technology companies, and data-related questions...
United States
4 Aug 2016
In The Matter Of Microsoft: Why It Matters
The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) was enacted in 1986 to address, in part, the interception of computer, digital and electronic communications.
United States
21 Jul 2016
The Week's Developments In Privacy And Technology Law
The intersection of privacy, technology and national security continued to be at the forefront on Capitol Hill last week as legislators voted on certain privacy legislation ahead of their coming summer recess.
United States
4 Jul 2016
US Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Issues Statement On Cybersecurity Of Interbank Messaging And Wholesale Payment Networks
On June 7, 2016, the US Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council issued a statement to remind financial institutions to actively manage risks associated with interbank messaging and wholesale payments networks...
United States
1 Jul 2016
US House Of Representatives To Conduct Oversight Regarding Recent SWIFT Theft
On May 31, 2016, in a letter to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the US House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology announced that it will be conducing oversight over the recently discovered SWIFT cyber-attack...
United States
16 Jun 2016
New SEC Guidance On General Solicitation And General Advertising
In certain types of private placements of securities, a condition to complying with the relevant exemption from Securities Act registration is that the issuer must not use "general solicitation"...
United States
17 May 2016
International Report On Cyber Security In Securities Markets
On April 6, 2016, the International Organization of Securities Commissions published a report on cyber security in securities markets from an international perspective.
26 Apr 2016
Federal Reserve Bank Of Boston President Offers Perspectives On Economic And Cyber Risks
On April 4, 2016, while speaking at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's 2016 Cybersecurity Conference, Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren addressed risks in the cyber realm, noting that such risks are not abating.
United States
26 Apr 2016
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