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Cleary Gottlieb Launches Enforcement Watch Blog

Lev L. Dassin, a member of Cleary’s White-Collar Defense and Investigations practice group, said: “The past decade has seen a marked increase in the complexity and scope of cross-border enforcement and regulatory investigations, from the largest FCPA inv ...

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The New DOJ FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy Highlights the Continued Importance of Anti-Corruption Compliance

In a significant development for companies relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), in late November the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a new FCPA Corporate Enforcement Policy (the Enforcement Policy). Click here for more. ...

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The Rise of BVI Special Purpose Acquisition Companies

There has recently been a resurgence of interest in special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), which are also known as ‘blank check’ or ‘cash shell’ companies. Over the past 7 years SPACs incorporated in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) have raised a ...

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Cybersecurity and Privacy Watch Blog Update

Below are links to a full month’s worth of posts from the Cleary Cybersecurity and Privacy Watch blog. US China Business Council Lays Out Recommendations to Improve China’s Cybersecurity Regulations Apple and Cisco Announce Holistic Cyb ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 02/12/2018 - 11:29 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Ninth Circuit Holds That Impaired Accepting Class Requirement Applies to Plan Confirmation on a “Per-Plan” Rather Than a “Per‑Debtor” Basis

On January 25, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals of the Ninth Circuit (the “Ninth Circuit” or the “Court”) held that section 1129(a)(10) of the Bankruptcy Code, which requires that to confirm a plan there must be at least one impaired accepting cl ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 02/05/2018 - 09:40 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Developments: A Look Back on 2017, and Ahead to 2018

Over the last year, the existential risk posed by cyberattacks and data security vulnerabilities has become one of the top concerns for boards of directors, management, government agencies, and the public. 2017 was punctuated by a series of headline-grab ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 01/23/2018 - 09:47 - 0 comments - 1 attachment

Book Review: European Insolvency Law: reform and Harmonisation

The European Union’s interest in substantive insolvency led to the adoption of the 2014 Recommendation on preventive proceedings, alleviation of consumer debt and the fresh start through early discharge. This work is the report of the Leeds Law School st ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 01/04/2018 - 15:42 - 0 comments - 1 attachment

Cleary Gottlieb Launches FinTech Update

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Cleary FinTech Update, our new blog that provides updates and insights on the fast-moving world of FinTech legal, policy and business developments. The pace of innovation is sometimes breathtaking, and our mul ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 12/21/2017 - 10:13 - 0 comments - 0 attachments

The Law and Practice of restructuring in the Uk and US

Christopher Mallon, Shai y. Waisman and ray C. Schrock (editors) (2nd edition) (2017, oUP, oxford), 503pp, £195, ISBN 978-0-19-875539-5. This text takes as its essential foundation the need to bring together issues affecting restructuring practice in the two jurisdictions where most cross-border ...

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New Requirements for Financial Contracts Limit Exercise of Default Rights to Support GSIB Resolution

US banking regulators have introduced rules imposing new requirements on the terms of certain swaps, repos and other qualified financial contracts (QFCs) of global systemically important banking organizations (GSIBs). In an effort to support the ability ...

Resource Article - twallace@abiwor... - 12/21/2017 - 09:24 - 0 comments - 1 attachment

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