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Punitive Damages and Choice of Law: The Case For a Consistent Approach

January 12, 2015 | WestlawNext Practitioner Insights Commentaries

Comcast: One Year Later

January 9, 2015 | WestlawNext Practitioner Insights Commentaries

The 2014 IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration

January 6, 2015 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

The IBA Council in Tokyo recently approved a revised version of the International Bar Association’s Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration. Among other issues, the new Guidelines address third-party funding of arbitration proceedings, the effects of “advance waivers” of conflicts of interests, and the impartiality and independence of arbitrators working at large law firms. The revised Guidelines are intended to avoid unmerited challenges of arbitrators and foster efficient proceedings.

China’s MIIT Releases Draft Intellectual Property Policies for Industry Standardization Organizations

January 6, 2015 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has released a draft of proposed intellectual property policies for industry standard-setting organizations. Proposed policies on injunctive relief may hinder the ability of intellectual property licensors to stop infringers without first seeking and obtaining full adjudication. Public comments are due by January 30.

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

2015 | International Comparative Legal Guide to: Business Crime 2015

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

USA

2014 | The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Business Crime

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

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - December 2014

December 2014 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

In this edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we take a look at the cyber attack on Sony, the new California data protection laws that went into effect January 1, the passage of new federal cybersecurity laws, a new statement from NIST about the use of its Cybersecurity Framework, the latest developments on the Target data breach lawsuits and the dismissal of a class action lawsuit against P.F. Chang's.

CFTC Staff Issues Annual Report Advisory and Extends Annual Report and Acknowledgment Letter Deadlines

December 30, 2014 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

On December 22, 2014, the CFTC's Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (Division) released (i) an advisory providing guidance to the chief compliance officers of registered swap dealers, major swap participants and futures commission merchants regarding the content and format of annual reports required by CFTC Rule 3.3, and (ii) a no-action letter providing an additional 30 days for filing such reports to provide additional time to consider the recommendations in the advisory. On December 29, the Division also extended the timeline for futures commission merchants to submit executed copies of the "acknowledgment letters" required by CFTC Rules 1.26, 22.5 and 30.7.

Employment Flash - December 2014

December 2014 | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

The December 2014 edition of Skadden's Employment Flash covers a number of developments, including the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that employees need not be paid for time spent undergoing security screening, the EEOC's recently filed lawsuits over employer wellness programs, and the NLRB's final expedited union election rules and decision that employees can presumptively use work email for organizing purposes. This edition also examines a new minimum wage act in Germany and the U.K.'s new shared parental leave law.

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