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In this issue: - The 113th Congress - Securities and Exchange Commission - Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - The Administration - Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) - Private Equity Growth Capital Council (PEGCC)...

This alert will be of interest to U.K.-authorised investment management firms preparing to submit applications for variation of permission (VOP) to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in connection with the implementation of the Alternative...

The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced that starting on March 1, 2014, oil and gas operators performing offshore hydraulic fracturing operations must maintain an inventory of chemicals used to formulate frac fluid, and if there is any...

Proposed regulations issued at the end of December by the U.S. Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services (the Departments) broaden the categories of health coverage that qualify as "excepted benefits." These regulations are...

On January 8, 2014, the Department of Justice (DOJ) prevailed in its challenge to Bazaarvoice’s consummated $168 million acquisition of PowerReviews. The United States District Court for the Northern District of California held that Bazaarvoice’s...

One of the many business strategies to win more government contracts is to “team” with other companies that provide specific specialties or qualify for socio-economic benefits. Sometimes, these partnerships are formal through a “teaming agreement” or...

BMF ordnet vorläufige Nichtanwendung der aktuellen BFH-Rechtsprechung an. In einem Schreiben vom 12. September 2013 befasst sich das BMF mit drei Urteilen des BFH, die verschiedene Fragen im Zusammenhang mit der Übertragung von Wirtschaftsgütern...

One of the basic tenants of the new SEC “get tough/omnipresent” policy is winning at trial. Courtroom wins earn the program respect, aiding the overall enforcement effort. Yet the Commission seems to have difficulty doing that. Despite what the...

Section 1 – Collateral/security 1.1 What types of collateral/security are available? It is customary in a project financing of a project or portfolio of projects located within the US (a US project financing) that, on the date of financial...

The SEC has announced its examination priorities for 2014, which cover a wide range of issues at financial institutions, including investment advisers and investment companies, broker-dealers, clearing agencies, exchanges and other self-regulatory...

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