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Second Circuit denies rehearing on decision barring testimony compelled by foreign governments

Court denies the US government’s petition for rehearing, despite argument the decision will hinder cross-border investigations and prosecutions.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 13 December 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Parties must take care to avoid risk of defective service in arbitration

Courts consider service of originating process in arbitration a serious and important step, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 12 December 2017 | Practice Area: Arbitration

Payments innovation and competition in retail banking services stay high on FCA agenda for 2018

Driven by payments innovation and new regulation, 2018 is cited as the year for some of the most significant changes retail banking has seen.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 11 December 2017 | Practice Area: Financial Services Regulation

ICC Court clarifies summary dismissal procedure in arbitration

The decision is the latest response by arbitral institutions to user concerns about cost and efficiency in arbitration.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 07 December 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

Supreme Court questions “obtuse” statute addressing jurisdiction over Securities Act claims

Justices hear oral arguments on whether Plaintiffs can evade federal jurisdiction over Securities Act claims by exploiting “gibberish” in the Securities Litigation Uniform Standards Act.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 06 December 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

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Unified Patent Court Update: Ratification Could Take Place in the Coming Months

The Delegated Legislation Committee’s support for the Unified Patent Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2017 suggests a swift approval of the Order by the House of Commons. This article looks at the timeline.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 06 December 2017 | Practice Area: Patents

Congressional Tax Reform Proposals: Businesses will need to rethink key decisions

Potential legislation would significantly affect businesses across a variety of sectors, as this briefing explores.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 04 December 2017 | Practice Area: Taxation

DOJ expands and codifies policy incentivizing corporations to voluntarily self-disclose FCPA violations

The revised FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy signals DOJ’s emphasis on corporate voluntary self-disclosure, as this article explains.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 01 December 2017 | Practice Area: Corporate

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The Sukuk Handbook: A Guide to Structuring Sukuk - Full Guide

Discover how sukuk is rapidly developing into a modern financial instrument as it continues to expand into new markets.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 30 November 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

UK Government focuses on real estate and the digital economy in Autumn 2017 Budget

Against a stormy backdrop of government instability and Brexit uncertainty, the 2017 Budget was always unlikely to rock the boat. This article examines the Chancellor's proposals.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 29 November 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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