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Big changes ahead for Renewable Fuel Standard

The Renewable Fuel Standard has been the focus of sustained policy discussion and resulting uncertainty during the first year of the Trump administration.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 25 April 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

Opening up access to UK payment schemes

The Bank of England announces that, for the first time, a non-bank payment services provider has accessed the UK payments system directly.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 25 April 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

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Carbon markets must balance stability and adaptability when implementing emissions trading systems

As China begins to implement its emissions trading system, the country may look around the globe for regulatory guidance.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 20 April 2018 | Practice Area: Electricity

Cricket’s ball-tampering scandal: 10 lessons for financial services

A recent sports scandal provides helpful guidance for current efforts to improve conduct and culture in the financial services industry.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 20 April 2018 | Practice Area: Financial Reporting

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The growth of European covenant lite

The adoption of US covenant-lite terms into European loans continues.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 19 April 2018 | Practice Area: Securitisation

SEC takes enforcement action and issues statement on digital asset trading platforms

Crypto trading platforms worldwide should be aware of recent SEC actions if they provide access to US persons or persons within the U.S. for trading.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 16 April 2018 | Practice Area: Trade Finance

Are your employees trading Bitcoin? Addressing cryptocurrencies in compliance policies

How should broker-dealers, investment advisers, and other registered firms in the US, UK, and Hong Kong address cryptocurrencies in their compliance programs?

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 16 April 2018 | Practice Area: Securitisation

Supreme Court’s Merit Management ruling highlights potential alternative path to safe harbor

The possible application of Section 101(22)(A) to safe harbor’s covered entity requirement raises important questions for future transferee defendants.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 13 April 2018 | Practice Area: Company Secretariat

New guidance issued for transition tax on deferred foreign earnings

Anti-avoidance rules and limitations on application of the stock attribution rules are among the topics to be addressed in forthcoming regulations.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 12 April 2018 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

European Commission launches “new deal” consumer legislation covering digital services

Proposed new consumer legislation raises regulatory risks for businesses, creating new rights for consumers and introducing potentially increased collective litigation and fines for businesses.

Law Firm: Latham & Watkins | Published: 12 April 2018 | Practice Area: Technology

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