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China dominates global investments in renewable energy

China currently accounts for one quarter of global renewable energy capacity and one third of all global investment in renewables. This article examines the implications for the energy sector.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 19 September 2017 | Practice Area: Energy

SFC obtains disqualification and court orders against Hanergy’s former directors

The Court of First Instance’s decision has important implications for directors of listed companies when failing to act in the best interests of the company.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 18 September 2017 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities

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The Strategic Petroleum Reserve and hurricanes: A primer

Often used in response to major hurricanes, the SPR remains a strategic asset to protect against disruption in US crude oil supplies, as this briefing explains.

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

Further disclosure? Yes, but not at any cost

A recent decision in Vodafone Group Services Ltd & Ors v Infineon Technologies AG & Ors highlighted some limits of further disclosure orders, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 14 September 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

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New EU securitisation regulations to alter securitisation markets

New rules will modify regulatory capital requirements for securitisation positions and unify risk retention practices. This article examines the new legislation.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 13 September 2017 | Practice Area: Capital Markets and Debt Securities

Who is presumptively authorized to order class arbitration? Circuit Courts weigh in

Recent circuit court decisions have strategic implications for companies facing potential class arbitration claims. This briefing takes a closer look.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 12 September 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation

European Commission’s six proposals for post-Brexit intellectual property rights

The EC has effectively set out six key principles for the Withdrawal Agreement. These principles shed light on the EC’s approach to handling IPRs post-Brexit.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 11 September 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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Coining it in: ICOs as the new fundraising paradigm?

In June and July this year, Initial Coin Offering funding surpassed that of angel and early-stage VC funding combined. This article examines this new phenomenon.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 08 September 2017 | Practice Area: Banking and Finance

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California’s Supreme Court denies Air Resources Board petition to review Low Carbon Fuel Standard case

ARB is now required to conduct a CEQA-compliant analysis of the LCFS program’s impact on nitrogen oxide emissions, as directed by the Court of Appeal. This briefing examines the decision.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 07 September 2017 | Practice Area: Energy

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Divided Second Circuit broadens personal benefit test for insider trading liability

The court’s Martoma decision reinvigorates the US government’s ability to prosecute insider trading cases, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 06 September 2017 | Practice Area: Statutory Duty and Liability

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