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  • Fifth Annual Report Reviews Global Antitrust Developments

    20 Mar 2017

    Shearman & Sterling’s 2017 Antitrust Annual Report reflects our lawyers’ experience and insights on key antitrust risks affecting our clients’ businesses.

  • Greene Publishes Article on Whistleblower Rights

    17 Mar 2017

    Partner Nathan Greene (New York-Investment Funds) authored an article titled “Whistleblower Waiver Alarms the SEC,” published in the February 2017 edition of Funds Europe.

  • Lilienfeld Authors IFLR Article on Supporting Working Parents

    17 Mar 2017

    Contributing to IFLR’s Women in Business Law Group’s Best Practice Series on inclusiveness, partner Doreen Lilienfeld (New York-Compensation, Governance & ERISA) wrote an article on supporting working parents. In this installment of the series, Lilienfeld and other Women in Business Law Group members discuss the efforts law firms are making to improve work/life balance and provide support for parents in the workplace. “Balancing work and family is challenging at every step of a legal career, from associate to partner. Getting support in the workplace works out for all involved: the lawyer is supported, and the law firm keeps a talented employee,” says Lilienfeld. 

  • IDC Interviews Greene on SEC’s Liquidity Risk Management Rule

    17 Mar 2017

    Partner Nathan Greene (New York-Investment Funds) was asked to participate in an interview with the Independent Directors Council (IDC) on the SEC’s Liquidity Risk Management Rule, the transcript of which was published in IDC’s February 2017 Board Update.

  • SEC Extends Interim Final Rules Granting Exemptions for Security-Based Swaps

    15 Mar 2017

    On February 15, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to the expiration dates in its interim final rules that provided exemptions for certain security-based swaps.

  • CFTC Issues Time-Limited No-Action Transition Compliance Date for Variation Margin and No-Action Relief

    15 Mar 2017

    On February 13, 2017, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) issued a time-limited no-action letter (CFTC Letter 17-11) which provides that, from March 1, 2017 to September 1, 2017, the DSIO will not recommend an enforcement action against a swap dealer for failure to comply with the variation margin requirements for swaps that are subject to a March 1, 2017 compliance date.

  • Video Series: Serrato on Connected Cars and Data Privacy

    14 Mar 2017

    Counsel Jeewon Serrato looks at how the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy provides a framework for thinking about data privacy in connected cars and the challenges of regulation and jurisdiction in a global privacy context.

  • How the Trump Presidency May Affect Commercial Real Estate Investment in Mexico

    Winter 2017
    As the United States’ neighbor and second-largest trading partner, no country has followed President Trump’s rhetoric quite like Mexico. While sometimes it seems that even soothsayers cannot predict what the President will say or do next, below we summarize several themes that may impact the commercial real estate markets, Mexican REITs (FIBRAs) and cross-border commercial real estate investment from the United States to Mexico.
  • Deadline Looms for Regulated Firms to Vary Their Permissions to Comply With MiFID II

    13 Mar 2017

    MiFID II comes into effect on 3 January 2018 and brings with it several important changes for regulated firms. Among these changes is an extension of the list of investment services and activities which firms require authorisation to undertake. Firms regulated in the UK should act now. Most firms will need to apply for a variation of their permissions by 3 July 2017 at the latest if they want to undertake one of the new regulated activities under MiFID II. They may also need to make a passport notification.

  • Updated Predictions on Patent Policy under the Trump Administration

    10 Mar 2017
    Earlier this year, the Shearman patent litigation team published an article predicting patent policy under the Trump Administration. To briefly recap that article: President Trump has given few indications about where he stands on various patent reform issues. However, a number of data points suggest that, if anything, he may take a more pro-patent stance than his predecessor. 
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