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Iran Targets US Banks, While Privacy Groups Target NSA
The wave of service disruptions to several major US financial institutions are widely attributed to Iran.
United States
18 Jan 2013
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Standard Chartered Bank Settles Sanctions Allegations With New York Regulators
Standard Chartered Bank, a British Bank, announced that it had reached a $340 million settlement with the New York State Department of Financial Services.
United States
31 Aug 2012
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Standard Chartered Bank Accused Of Prohibited Dealings With Iran
Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), a wholly owned subsidiary of Standard Chartered plc, a British bank, faces the possible loss of its New York banking license following accusations by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) that the bank hid 60,000 transactions involving Iran over the course of almost a decade.
United States
15 Aug 2012
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Recent Developments Highlight Value Of Robust Compliance Programs In Avoiding Prosecution For Employee Conduct, May Signal US Authorities’ Response To FCPA Reform Pressures
Recent weeks have highlighted the value of effective corporate compliance programs in deflecting enforcement activity against companies.
United States
31 May 2012
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Presidential Determination Paves Way For Sanctions On Foreign Government-Owned Banks Involved In Petroleum Transactions With Iran
On March 30, 2012, President Obama determined that there exists a "sufficient supply" of petroleum and petroleum products (petroleum products) from countries other than Iran
United States
13 Apr 2012
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US Immigration Welcomes Investors
The US Citizen and Immigration Service (USCIS) is taking steps to encourage foreign investment in the United States, by re-visiting its policies and procedures regarding the Employment Creation Program.
United States
16 Dec 2011
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Balancing Funding By Role Reduction For OUII In ITC 337 Cases
Welcome to the latest issue of the Section 337 Update. This newsletter is designed to provide you with practical updates and developments on Section 337 proceedings before the US International Trade Commission.
United States
10 Aug 2011
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Racing To A Locked Door? SEC Issues Final Whistleblower Bounty Rule And Announces First Deferred Prosecution Agreement, Revealing Competing Incentives For Corporate Self Reporting
On May 25, 2010 , the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission" or the "SEC") issued its final rule implementing the whistleblower bounty provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act").
United States
10 Jun 2011
9
Corporate Update - May 2011
Welcome to the latest edition of the Corporate Update from Steptoe & Johnson. The articles are intended to provide an insight but not necessarily a comprehensive view from an English law perspective.
United States
6 Jun 2011
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A Guide To MAC Clauses In M&A Transactions
A material adverse change ("MAC") clause (also sometimes referred to as a material adverse event or material adverse effect clause) is a provision commonly found in M&A and lending agreements that aims to give the buyer (or funder) the right to withdraw from the transaction upon the occurrence of certain events which are detrimental to the target company (or borrower).
United States
13 May 2011
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Proposed Changes To The UK Takeover Code
On 21 March 2011 the Code Committee of the UK Takeover Panel (the "Panel") published a public consultation paper (PCP 2011/1) setting out proposed amendments to the UK Takeover Code (the "Code") which were triggered by the Panel following Kraft's £11.5bn hostile takeover of Cadbury last year.
United States
13 May 2011
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Financial Sanctions Imposed On Libya
The United Nations, the Council of the European Union, the United States, the United Kingdom, and other countries have imposed targeted financial sanctions on Libya.
United States
1 Mar 2011
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International Law Advisory - New European Sanctions on Iran Target Insurance, Oil and Gas Goods and Services
On 26 July 2010, the European Council passed two new measures that will further expand the scope of EU economic sanctions against Iran.
UK
8 Nov 2010
14
International Law Advisory - World Bank Implements Voluntary Disclosure Program For Corrupt Practices In Bank-Financed Contracts
On August 1, 2006, the World Bank announced the implementation of a voluntary disclosure program in connection with its pre-existing anticorruption investigation and sanctions process. Since the initial implementation of the sanctions process in 1998, the Bank has publicly debarred over 300 persons and entities from participation in Bank-financed projects. However, despite large increases in staff, those of us who have represented companies caught in investigations are aware that the Bank has s
United States
 
21 Nov 2006
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Treasury, IRS Announce Issuance Of Proposed Regulations Aimed At Preferred Stock CFC Stripping Transactions
On Thursday, August 5, the Treasury and IRS announced the issuance of proposed regulations updating the rules for determining a United States Shareholder's pro rata share of a CFC's subpart F income (and certain other amounts). The rules take aim at transactions that purport to eliminate subpart F income through the issuance of common stock providing that no distributions can be made on such common stock until either (a) certain outstanding preferred stock is retired or (b) the director
United States
 
9 Aug 2004
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Protections For Employees Called Into Military Service And Employer-Provided Benefits
As a result of the tragic events of September 11, many employees have had or will have to leave work to commence active military duty. The call-up of an employee to active military duty affects an employer because this triggers the application of various federal statutes and regulations in connection with employer’s sponsorship and administration of its employee benefit and welfare plans.
United States
 
21 Jul 2004
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Expanded Antitrust Protection for SDOs (Tax Exempt Organizations)
On June 22, 2004, President Bush signed into law H.R. 1086, which includes the Standards Development Organizations Advancement Act of 2004 (SDOAA). The SDOAA is intended to limit the potential liability of standards development organizations (SDOs) with respect to conduct engaged in for the purpose of developing voluntary consensus standards.
United States
16 Jul 2004
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Distributions from Split-Interest Trusts to Private Foundations are not Includable in Net Investment Income or Yearly Distributable Amount (Tax Exempt Organizations Advisory)
Recently, the IRS and Treasury issued Notices 2004-35 and 2004-36, announcing that new regulations will be promulgated under sections 4940 (relating to tax on investment income) and 4942 (relating to mandatory distributions) in light of the decision in Ann Jackson Family Foundation v. Commissioner, 97 T.C. 534 (1991), aff’d, 15 F.3d 917 (9th Cir. 1994). That case held that regulations under section 4942, which required private foundations to treat distributions from split interest-
United States
14 Jul 2004
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Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing on Charity Oversight and Reform (Tax Exempt Organizations Advisory)
On Tuesday, June 22, the Senate Finance Committee heard testimony on "Charity Oversight and Reform: Keeping Bad Things from Happening to Good Charities." The Committee focused on a number of issues related to exempt organization tax law reform, including: corporate governance, enhanced technology (e.g. electronic filing of returns), compensation packages for board members and trustees, revamping Form 990’s, self-dealing and related party transactions, tax shelters, monitoring of charitable purpo
United States
13 Jul 2004
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The Marketing Arm And The Contracting Arm Structure – Works At The State Level But Not At The City Level Because Of The City Speculative Builder Tax
The speculative builder tax is imposed on the sale of "improved real property" if the improved real property is sold prior to completion or before the expiration of 24 months after the improvements are substantially complete.
United States
7 Jul 2004
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