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The Second Circuit recently broadened the circumstances for when a public company should disclose government investigations. Bradley partner Elisha Kobre explains that companies will need to consider when reasonable investors would “want to know” about a probe, which is a higher standard than in earlier cases ...

Kudun and Partners | June 2022

Background On 23 May 2022, the latest amendment to the Public Limited Companies Act (No. 4), B.E. 2565 (2022) (the “PLC Amendment”) was published in the Government Gazette and it became effective on May 24, 2022. The PLC Amendment aims to facilitate public limited companies by allowing greater use of electronic communications in their business operations ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

The UK is facing a series of economic shocks, fuelled by the increased cost-of-living, the Ukraine war hitting the global supply chain, and lasting disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic. The combination of issues has led to shifts in shopping behaviours, working patterns and residential needs, while also impacting demand for space in traditional retail and leisure districts. Remedial action is needed to deal with these pressures and the resultant damage to UK high streets ...

Lavery Lawyers | June 2022

Québec has passed and enacted Bill 96, also known as An Act respecting French, the official and common language of Québec, a major reform to its Charter of the French Language ...

Shortly after his administration began, President Biden signed Executive Order 13985, "Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through The Federal Government." In April 2022, in accordance with this Executive Order, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") released its "Equity Action Plan," which contains several items that may impact employers ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

On 9 June 2022 we organised Social Mobility in Action -The Shoosmiths Foundation and End Youth Homelessness’ webinar. The event was hosted by Simon Boss, Shoosmiths, with special guests Faye Edmondson of End Youth Homelessness and Megan Stott of Deliveroo. The Shoosmiths Foundation, launched in 2021, is a grant making body working to help address societal issues, to empower sustainable change and to improve the lives of the people and the environment in the UK ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2022

In a class action lawsuit filed Monday in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, Binance.US (Binance), a major cryptocurrency exchange, has been accused of misleading investors surrounding the Terra blockchain ecosystem. This is the first major court filing in the United States relating to Terra, whose UST and LUNC tokens crashed in May, wiping out around $40 billion in investor funds ...

DFDL | June 2022

On the 25th of May 2022 the General Department of Taxation (“GDT”) issued Notification No. 10979 GDT on the “Required Documents to Support the Interest Charge on Related Party Loans” (“Notification 10979”). The key points to be taken from Notification 10979 are as follows: To ensure compliance with Prakas No. 986 MEF.P ...

Buchalter | June 2022

June 13, 2022 By: Melissa Richards On June 9, 2022, the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (CA DFPI) issued its long awaited final regulations implementing SB 1235’s (2018) new early disclosure requirements on  commercial financing offers equal to or less than $500,000. The CA DFPI regulations take effect December 9, 2022. The final regulations can be found at Title 10, Chapter 3 of the California Code of Regulations. The link to Chapter 3 is HERE ...

Morgan & Morgan | June 2022

The United Kingdom (UK) Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act (the Act”) came into force on 15th March, 2022. A new Register of Overseas Entities will be created and held by Companies House. This new Act forms part of the UK government’s strategy to combat economic crime, while making sure that legitimate businesses continue to see the UK as a great place to invest ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | June 2022

Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, Our Investigation & Crisis Management partners,Rajasingam GothandapaniandSathya Kumardas, have co-authored theMalaysian chapter of The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide to Bribery & Corruption 2022 ...

Hanson Bridgett LLP | June 2022

The U.S. EPA proposed a new rule under the Clean Water Act reversing the Trump Administration’s rule for water quality certifications under section 401 of the Act. Section 401 provides states and tribes with authority to protect waters within their jurisdiction from pollutant discharges originating from federally-licensed or -permitted projects ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2022

Many companies have a keen interest in recycling and upcycling old products for resale, both for environmental and promotional purposes. But when those products contain third-party intellectual property, there can be trademark and copyright concerns. Dinsmore intellectual property partner Karen Gaunt wrote about this topic for Best Lawyers' Women in Law issue, out this month. Gaunt herself has been named a Best Lawyer multiple times since 2013. An excerpt of the article is below ...

Han Kun Law Offices | June 2022

Mutual fund managers have long been important institutional investors in the capital markets. At present, there remain issues to be improved in the mutual fund industry, such as insufficient suitable professional capabilities, culture development weaknesses, and structural imbalances. In light of this, the China Securities Regulatory Commission has put forward the following guiding opinions to promote the developments of the mutual fund industry ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

In September 2019 government announced a review of the system for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in England. The current SEND regime introduced in 2014, is considered by many to be unfit for purpose, both in terms of accountability and consistent quality of support and adequate funding to local authorities to make the system work ...

AELEX | June 2022

WHAT IS OPEN BANKING? We had earlier delved into the concept of Open Banking and its regulatory framework in our articles accessiblehere[1]andhere[2].In summary, Open Banking is a system that grants third-party providers (TPPs) open access to consumer banking, transactions, and other financial data from banks and non-bank financial institutions(NBFIs) through the use of Application Programming Interface (API) ...

Pavo Solutions LLC v. Kingston Technology Company, Inc., Appeal No. 2021-1834 (Fed. Cir. June 3, 2022) In our Case of the Week, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a $7M compensatory damages award and, in doing so, dealt with questions of when a district court can correct errors in patent claims, whether a defendant can willfully infringe a patent that has been judicially corrected, when to exclude expert testimony, and when an issue has been preserved for appeal ...

Buchalter | June 2022

June 6, 2022 By: Joshua Robbins and Alexander Carroll   On May 4, 2022, New Jersey federal district judge Kevin McNulty unsealed a decision ordering Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. to produce two of its former executives unredacted versions of memoranda and notes from its outside counsel’s internal investigation into foreign bribery at the company ...

With inflation in the United States ballooning 8.2% since April of 2022, government contractors with firm fixed price (FFP) contracts are looking for relief. Unfortunately, the Department of Defense (DoD) recently issued a memorandum indicating that requests for equitable adjustments will not mitigate inflation’s impact to existing FFP contracts. On May 25, 2022, DoD issued a memorandum providing “Guidance on Inflation and Economic Price Adjustments ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | June 2022

Florida’s construction lien laws require a contractor to serve a contractor’s final payment affidavit “at least five days” before filing a lawsuit to enforce the lien. A general contractor recently had its lien rights reinstated when a court clarified how the number of days between the service of the affidavit and the filing of the lawsuit should be calculated and reversed a dismissal of the contractor’s lawsuit ...

The Unified Patent Court (the “UPC”), which will have jurisdiction over most European patents, is due to commence operations at some point between the final quarter of 2022 and early 2023. It has been a long time coming and is part of the ‘Unitary Patent Package’. The aim of this package is to establish unitary patent protection within Europe, and to make it cheaper and easier for patentees to obtain and enforce patents ...

Last year, the UK Government published its green paper and consultation on Transforming Public Procurement. The government response to the consultation was published in December 2021 and on 11 May the draft Procurement Bill (the “Bill”) was published. You can download a copy of the Bill here ...

Shoosmiths LLP | June 2022

Using evidence given at the UK COVID-19 Inquiry in later criminal or other proceedings The Chair of the UK COVID-19 Inquiry, the Rt Hon Baroness Heather Hallett DBE ...

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