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Suitability of swaps documentation to the blockchain considered by ISDA

On August 3, 2017, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association released a whitepaper that considers whether derivative contracts could operate on a blockchain. This article explains more.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 17 August 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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Pipeline safety updates: Drue Pearce tapped for PHMSA; PHMSA and DOT accept comments on pipeline regulations

This Client Alert notes updates in the leadership at PHMSA and recent engagement of stakeholders in developments relating to the regulation of natural gas pipelines.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 17 August 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

Developments in the US tax treatment of UK charities

Thomas Dick explains how UK charities can discover if they are affected, and if they are what steps they should take to reinstate their status.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 17 August 2017 | Practice Area: Taxation

Five tips to avoid the in-house expert trap in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Latham lawyers provide five practice tips to consider due to a trap caused by Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, in an article published by The Recorder.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 16 August 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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Augmented and virtual reality - emerging legal implications of "The Final Platform"

This White Paper sets out some of the legal and commercial issues those involved in augmented and virtual reality should consider.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 16 August 2017 | Practice Area: Media

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EEOC Determination: Denial of transition-related health care benefits violates Title VII rights of transgender employees

The EEOC recently determined that denying coverage for transition-related services constituted sex discrimination under Title VII, as this article explains.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 15 August 2017 | Practice Area: Health Care

Regulation of natural gas gathering lines in the face of unprecedented demands on US pipeline infrastructure

Existing gathering line regulation reflects collaboration between pipeline operators and regulators, a model useful for new regulatory efforts as well. This briefing analyzes new developments.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 15 August 2017 | Practice Area: Energy

Employers beware: Fifth Circuit narrows “fluctuating” workweek

This article examines a recent decision by the Fifth Circuit, concerning the “fluctuating workweek method”.

Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 14 August 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

The Financial Report, Volume 6, Number 15

The Financial Report offers financial news from the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 11 August 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

Trade deal or no deal?

This Gowling WLG report considers the implications of Brexit on transatlantic trade.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 11 August 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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