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Past the Tipping Point: International Cooperation in Cross-Border Investigations

2015 | International Comparative Legal Guide to: Business Crime 2015 | Ryan D. Junck

This article appeared in the 2015 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Business Crime 2015; published by Global Legal Group Ltd., London.


2014 | The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Business Crime | Gary DiBianco, Gary A. Rubin

This article appeared in the 2015 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Business Crime; published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London.

United States

2015 | Getting the Deal Through: Government Investigations | David M. Zornow, Jocelyn E. Strauber

Congress Lessens Impact of Swaps Push-Out Rule

December 18, 2014 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Mark D. Young, Maureen A. Donley, Theodore M. Kneller, Daniel S. Konar II

President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that lessens the impact of Section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Act, commonly known as the "Swaps Push-Out Rule." The amendment expands a key exclusion that will allow banks to largely continue their dealing activities in swaps and security-based swaps without the threat of federal assistance being denied. The effective date for the Swaps Push-Out Rule, as amended, remains July 16, 2015.

Hong Kong Regulatory Update - December 2014

December 15, 2014 | Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom LLP | Christopher W. Betts, Will H. Cai, Edward Lam, Alec P. Tracy

PThis Hong Kong regulatory update is intended to provide a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the HKEx) and their advisers, including HKEx announcements and rule changes, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) decisions and updates, and both HKEx and SFC enforcement-related news.

Supreme Court Rules No Evidence Required to Remove Cases to Federal Court, Rejects Presumption Against Federal Jurisdiction in Class Actions

December 15, 2014 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | John H. Beisner, Jessica D. Miller, Geoffrey M. Wyatt, Brian Baggetta

In a decision issued this morning, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed a significant question regarding the removal of cases to federal court — whether a defendant must attach evidence in support of key jurisdictional facts, such as the amount in controversy. In Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Company v. Owens, the Court agreed with the majority of federal courts that had addressed the issue, holding that no such evidence is required.

UK Government Announces New 25 Percent Diverted Profits Tax

December 11, 2014 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | James Anderson, Nathaniel Carden, Paul W. Oosterhuis, Tim Sanders, Sally A. Thurston, Alex Jupp, Moshe Spinowitz

On December 10, 2014, the U.K. government released draft legislation that will impose a diverted profits tax at 25 percent of the profits deemed to have been diverted from the U.K. The legislation is now under a period of consultation and is expected to have effect from April 1, 2015. Skadden plans to speak with members of the U.K. tax authority and HM Treasury before the legislation is enacted and will be well positioned to advise our clients both during the consultation process and prior to enactment.

The Class Action Chronicle - Winter 2014

Winter 2014 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP | Lauren E. Aguiar, John H. Beisner, David S. Clancy, Anthony J. Dreyer, Karen Hoffman Lent, Jessica D. Miller, Steven F. Napolitano, Jason D. Russell, Charles W. Schwartz, Michael Y. Scudder, Geoffrey M. Wyatt, Mondi Basmenji, Jason E. Beesinger, Jennifer H. Berman, Brittany M. Dorman, Catherine Fisher, Tim Grayson, Hillary A. Hamilton, Milli Hansen, Heather A. Lohman, Nina R. Rose, Jordan M. Schwartz, Matthew Stein, Caroline Van Ness, Jessica N. Walker, Nancy D. Zeronda, Brian Baggetta Katrina L. Loffelman

This is the sixth edition of The Class Action Chronicle, a quarterly publication that provides an analysis of recent class action trends, along with a summary of class certification and Class Action Fairness Act rulings issued during each quarter. Our publication is designed to keep both practitioners and clients up to date on class action developments in antitrust, mass torts/products liability, consumer fraud and other areas of law.