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The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review – England and Wales

The UK's decision to trigger Brexit has increased unpredictability, but open trade and acquisition policies remain unchanged. This report analyses the local market.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 20 October 2017 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions

The Acquisition and Leveraged Finance Review – US

Recent leveraged lending activity has been very strong, with approximately US$2 trillion in syndicated loans issued in 2016. This report reviews the local market.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 19 October 2017 | Practice Area: Merger Control

GDPR countdown: Latham’s national implementation tracker

The EU General Data Protection Regulation will come into force in May 2018. For full details of how legislation implementation is progressing at a national level, see Latham’s updated tracker.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 18 October 2017 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy

California expands parental leave to smaller businesses

Businesses that employ at least 20 people should take practical steps to comply with the New Parent Leave Act. This article offers some tips.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 17 October 2017 | Practice Area: Local Authorities

California bans employers from seeking salary history of applicants

This briefing takes a detailed look at the new law, which broadens Fair Pay Act restrictions, with potential implications for compensation practices nationwide.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 16 October 2017 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

Deputy Attorney General announces comprehensive review of DOJ corporate enforcement policies

The announcement signals a goal of avoiding “management-by-memo,” with potentially significant consequences for certain soft policies.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 13 October 2017 | Practice Area: Corporate

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Six key considerations in China-related arbitrations

Differences in enforcement and arbitral rules could cause difficulties for unwary parties engaged in or considering arbitration in mainland China, as this briefing explains.

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

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Houston Bankruptcy Court splits with Third Circuit on “statutory impairment”

Ultra court clarifies the requirements for classifying a creditor as “unimpaired” under a plan of reorganization.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 11 October 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

Senate takes the on-ramp for autonomous vehicles

The Senate is set to propose companion legislation to House’s SELF DRIVE Act. This briefing looks at the proposals.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 10 October 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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California seeks to restrict Immigration and Customs Enforcement workplace raids

Employers should take practical steps to comply with a new bill requiring them to demand search warrants from ICE agents.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 09 October 2017 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

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