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US and EU impose additional sanctions on Russia

The United States and European Union implemented new sanctions against Russia on 12 September 2014 as a result of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. While the new US and EU measures share many similarities, companies subject to both US and EU law should carefully ... [Published Lexology - 24 mins ago]
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

CFPB finalizes larger participant rule for nonbank international money transfer providers, increases thresholds for Regulations Z and M

CFPB Finalizes Rule to Oversee Larger Nonbank International Money Transfer ProvidersOn September 12th, the CFPB finalized its for nonbank international money transfer providers. Section 1073 of the Dodd-Frank Act expanded the scope of the Electronic Fund ... [Published Lexology - 1 hour ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated 13 hours ago - 2 reports

.nz domain names available from 30 September 2014

New Zealand domain names ending in .nz but without a second level, such as .co and .net will be available from 30 September 2014.Those who have existing second level domain names will have first call (referred to as Preferential Registration Eligibility ... [Published Lexology - 13 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 2 reports

China’s CSRC releases private fund administration rules

The China Securities Regulatory Commission recently established new guidelines for fund raising and other activities of all private investment funds in China and their managers, covering both substantive and administrative matters. These new guidelines ... [Published Lexology - 14 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 2 reports

Coordinated EU and US sectoral sanctions on Russia and Russian persons

SummaryWith the situation in Ukraine still unresolved, the EU and US have expressed their intention to continue to increase pressure on Russia by implementing further economic sanctions.On Friday September 12, the EU and US announced a partially coordinated ... [Published Lexology - 18 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 4 reports

CFTC issues various exemptive letters

, the CFTC issued the following exemptive letters:The CFTC’s DSIO issued a letter providing relief from certain provisions of CFTC regulations restricting marketing to the public in order to harmonize such regulations with amendments to the Jumpstart ... [Published Lexology - 15 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 2 reports

9th Cir. rejects use of permit shield defense in a Clean Water Act citizen suit

, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision rejecting the argument that a Clean Water Act (CWA) "permit shield" required the dismissal of a CWA citizen suit. The case is , which had been argued less than a month before the ruling ... [Published Lexology - 18 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 2 reports

New York bankruptcy judge disallows payment of make-whole premium

On Aug. 26, 2014, Judge Robert Drain of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York denied the payment of a $200 million make-whole premium. See Corrected and Modified Bench Ruling on Confirmation of Debtors’ Joint Chapter Plan of ... [Published Lexology - 17 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 3 reports

US expands sectoral sanctions against Russia, blocks new defense companies

On September 12, a few hours after the new EU sanctions were announced (see our related Client Update), the US Treasury Department announced an expansion of the sectoral sanctions program targeting Russian companies. In addition to adding new entities ... [Published Lexology - 21 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 5 reports

Liability for infringement of IP rights

As a general rule, the liability measures set out by the civil legislation for IP rights infringements are applicable in case of fault, unless otherwise is set out in the Civil Code of the Russian Federation. Starting from 01.10.2014, the legislator sets ... [Published Lexology - 22 hours ago]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 2 reports

CFTC aligns CPO regulation with JOBS Act, provides other guidance for CPOs

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) recently issued several letters affecting commodity pool operators (CPOs):JOBS Act Harmonization: On September 9, DSIO issued exemptive relief to permit ... [Published Lexology - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 2 reports

NLRB reinstates food industry employees following work-related complaints

Employees today are certainly more media and marketing savvy than they were even 10 years ago, and they have more tools through which they can reach the public and each other to let their voices be heard. Two recent NLRB cases demonstrate that if employers ... [Published Lexology - Sep 16 2014]

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...One of these was that the Information Commissioner (ICO) "take immediate steps, in consultation with the industry, to prepare and issue comprehensive good practice guidelines and advice on appropriate principles and standards to be observed by the press in the processing of personal data"

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