US: SEC Proposes Amendments to Regulation S-K: What Foreign Private Issuers Need to Know

On 8 August 2019, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued for public comment certain proposed amendments to Regulation S-K.1 Regulation S-K principally...

US Government Escalates Sanctions Against the Government of Venezuela

On August 5, 2019, President Trump issued Executive Order 13884 (“Venezuela EO”) blocking all property of the Government of Venezuela (“GOV”), a significant escalation of sanctions...

US: How to Know If Your Vendor is a ‘Service Provider’ Under CCPA

A vexing issue under the California Consumer Privacy Act is how to interpret the definition of "sale" and how to know if exceptions -...

The implications of Lorenzo v. SEC on Rule 10b-5

Background On 27 March 2019, in Lorenzo v. SEC, the US Supreme Court handed the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a victory. In this...

US: Overlapping Policies Prove Costly To Employers

Three recent decisions arising under the National Labor Relations Act highlight that ambiguity and inattentiveness are the twin banes of labor and employment attorneys....

US State Omnibus Privacy Laws – A Primer

In 2018, California enacted the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA"), the first state-level "omnibus" privacy law, which imposes broad obligations on businesses to provide...

US: Maine and Nevada’s New Data Privacy Laws and the California Consumer Privacy Act...

Selling or trading personal information -- a common practice in the adtech industry -- is increasingly under regulatory scrutiny and legislators around the world...

US Securities and Exchange Commission Framework to Regulate Cryptocurrencies

In recent years, following the launch of the Bitcoin network, offers of digital assets have been made to investors in the United States. Historically,...

US: President Trump Issues Supply Chain Executive Order

On 15 May 2019, President Trump issued an Executive Order on Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain that authorizes the...

US Government Imposes Comprehensive Restrictions on Exports/Reexports to Huawei and Its Affiliates and Issues...

The US government has taken coordinated actions this week that target Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd (Huawei), effectively cutting it off from sourcing US products...

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