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  • Southeast Asian Competition Regulators Ramp Up Merger Control Enforcement
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    Frederic Depoortere, Andrew L. Foster, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre
    Merger control regimes in Southeast Asia have become increasingly active and are enforcing failures to file relevant transactions for review, as was evident in regulators' responses to a recent agreement by Singapore-based Grab to acquire the regional operations of its competitor, Uber. Other multinational firms considering acquisitions or joint ventures with significant activities in Southeast Asia must now carefully account for this increased enforcement in deal planning, structure and strategy going forward.
  • SEC’s Proposed Transaction Fee Pilot Program Continues to Provoke Discussion
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    Brian V. Breheny, Andrew J. Brady, Hagen J. Ganem, Josh LaGrange, Ryan J. Adams, Caroline S. Kim, Justin A. Kisner
    On March 14, 2018, the SEC proposed new Rule 610T of Regulation NMS, which would establish a pilot program to study the effects of potential changes on certain transaction fees and rebates paid by exchanges to broker-dealers and market makers. The impact of such changes on U.S. equity markets continues to be the subject of significant debate, and it is not yet clear what the SEC’s final program may look like.
  • Latin America Dispute Resolution Update – The Latest Developments in Cross-Border Disputes Involving the US and Latin America
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    Julie Bédard, John L. Gardiner, Lea Haber Kuck, Gregory A. Litt, Timothy G. Nelson, Betsy A. Hellmann, Jennifer Permesly
    In this issue, we examine a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding the level of deference U.S. courts must afford to a foreign sovereign’s interpretation of its own laws, a recent arbitration award issued against Venezuela’s national oil and gas company, and developments surrounding the expansion of China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative to Latin America, among other topics.