Regulatory

  • Pay back

    The contented purrs of the CEOs that many members of the public and some investors see as overpaid fat cats are turning into angry hisses after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released a proposed rule to force companies to disclose every last cent their executives make, justify their earnings...

  • Mexican energy reform: Emerging issues in the upstream sector

    On December 20, 2013, the Mexican Constitution was amended to enact comprehensive energy reform, including allowing private investment in the oil and gas sector. On August 12, 2014, a set of regulations intended to implement the constitutional reform came into effect. The regulations consisted of nine new statutes and amendments...

  • Skeptical questions posed on Iran deal

    Kerry – and his administration colleagues – found themselves getting grilled about details in the agreement, and pressure is mounting on many Democrats to reject the deal.

  • Trio charged in penny stock scheme

    Three men have been charged criminally and civilly for allegedly defrauding investors in a scheme where they sent out e-mails encouraging recipients to buy “penny” stocks whereupon the defendants would confidentially sell their own shares – and made what regulators called “a substantial profit.”

  • Federal Circuit tries to explain ‘unclear’ biologics law

    A recent ruling by judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit makes it more likely that Sandoz soon may be able to start selling a biosimilar that treats cancer patients.

  • Cybersecurity: The energy industry case

    The energy sector's method of preparing for cyber threats and promoting appropriate regulation is instructive in planning for the inevitable "cyber regulation" of other industries such as manufacturing, transportation, and communications. This article discusses the "lessons learned" from the energy sector and helps explain how those lessons could apply to...

  • Is the SEC being fair?

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has gotten some recent attention from critics concerned about its level of fairness to businesses.

  • Antitrust enforcers ramp up scrutiny of e-commerce at home and abroad

    Antitrust enforcers across the globe have infiltrated the e-commerce sector, and regulation in that sector is increasing rapidly both domestically and in Europe, as evidenced by recent developments. In-house counsel are advised to evaluate their lines of business and pricing models in e-commerce for potential vulnerabilities, and to incorporate some...

  • US companies need to realize most Iran sanctions remain in place for now

    As US political leaders debate the merits of the controversial arms agreement with Iran – which heads to a largely skeptical Congress – there are some important facts about economic sanctions that American companies need to understand.

  • Audit committees may need to provide more information

    “[A] heightened disclosure regime would place the audit committee under a microscope and certainly raise concerns regarding potential for increased liability,” attorney Achilles Kintiroglou said.

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