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FDA works to increase competition under Commissioner’s Drug Competition Action Plan

US Food and Drug Administration works to speed approvals and improve access to generic prescription drugs.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 30 June 2017 | Practice Area: Social Welfare

Update: US Supreme Court reverses California’s expansion of personal jurisdiction

Nation’s highest court reverses California Supreme Court decision that extended the jurisdictional reach of state courts.

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

Financial Conduct Authority consults on UK implementation of EU Benchmarks rules

FCA proposes amendments to UK rules and clarifies timing for applications by benchmark administrators. This article looks at the key points.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 28 June 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement creates an opening for China to lead

President Trump has framed the decision to withdraw the from the Paris Agreement as part of a larger pivot away from international trade and cooperation, which has left China in an unfamiliar leading role.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 27 June 2017 | Practice Area: Environment

Cuba & Trump: What the changes mean

Latham litigation lawyers analyze how President Trump’s stated new policy towards Cuba falls short of a dramatic course correction.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 26 June 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

European Commission places environmental, social and governance issues centre stage

The European Commission has recently published plans to integrate sustainability considerations into decisions made by investors within the EU. This briefing looks at the main proposals.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 22 June 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

U.S. tax reform: Strategies for executing transactions in the face of uncertainty

This article addresses key considerations for executing capital markets, finance and M&A transactions in light of uncertainty surrounding US tax reform.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 20 June 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Supreme Court to determine the future of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board post-grant reviews

The key question for the Court is whether an agency or only an Article III court may cancel an issued patent.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 19 June 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Ninth Circuit nixes immediate appeals of denials of state action immunity

Decision from largest judicial circuit establishes majority position that denials of state action immunity are not immediately appealable collateral orders.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 16 June 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

Whistling a common tune

Latham lawyers discuss the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission's final rules amending its whistleblower program.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 13 June 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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