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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

US Supreme Court: Disgorgement is a penalty, limiting SEC’s reach

Rejecting the Tenth Circuit Kokesh decision, the holding that the five-year limitations period applies to SEC disgorgement claims will dramatically affect enforcement actions.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 12 June 2017 | Practice Area: Security

Board considerations in the face of tax reform uncertainty

While potential fundamental changes to the US tax code remain uncertain, board directors would be well served to understand tax reform's range of implications for M&A or capital markets decisions.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 09 June 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Federal Circuit returns the On-Sale Bar to status quo for AIA patents

Contrary to USPTO guidance, invention details need not be publicly disclosed to trigger on-sale bar for AIA patents.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 08 June 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

Patent owner statements during IPR may limit claim scope

Federal Circuit holds that patent owner’s statements can trigger prosecution disclaimers.

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

DOJ Announces Secondment to UK’s Corruption Prosecutor

The announcement reflects the increasing cooperation between US and UK anti-corruption prosecutors, a trend with significant implications on both sides of the Atlantic.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 06 June 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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