Chapter News

Fed Chair Janet Yellen on Labor Market Dynamics and Monetary Policy

August 23, 2014

In the five years since the end of the Great Recession, the economy has made considerable progress in recovering from the largest and most sustained loss of employment in the United States since the Great...

Mario Draghi’s Comments from the Annual Central Bank Symposium in Jackson Hole on Unemployment in the euro area

August 23, 2014

No one in society remains untouched by a situation of high unemployment. For the unemployed themselves, it is often a tragedy which has lasting effects on their lifetime income. For those in work, it...

Customs: Commission adopts strategy and action plan for better customs risk management

August 21, 2014

A new strategy to improve customs risk management, together with a detailed action plan, was adopted by the Commission today. Robust customs risk management is essential to protect the safety and security...

European satellite navigation: Galileo launches two more satellites

August 20, 2014

Brussels, 20 August 2014 - Tomorrow Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation programme, will send two more satellites into space, reaching a total number of 6 satellites in orbit. The lift-off will take...

The right to be forgotten and the EU data protection reform: Why we must see through a distorted debate and adopt strong new rules soon

August 18, 2014

Just as work on the data protection reform has picked up speed and urgency, detractors are attempting to throw a new spanner in the works. They are trying to use the recent ruling by the European Court...

Job Openings Hit a 13-Year High This Summer

August 18, 2014

Each day, American businesses are firing on all cylinders to create jobs and drive America's economic growth. Just last month, our private sector added jobs for the 53rd straight month, the longest streak...

UPCOMING CHAPTER EVENTS

Private Equity Forum: A Market Update

September 09, 2014 | 5:30pm

Join us for a Review of PE in 2014 & Outlook on what is in store for 2015: Macro Sector Trends, Current Volume & Outlook in Europe & the US.

High-Level Breakfast Briefing on the European Banking Union

September 23, 2014 | 8:00am

In response to the financial crisis the European Union has pursued a number of initiatives to create a safer and sounder financial sector. These initiatives include stronger prudential requirements for banks, improved depositor protection and rules for restructuring or resolving failing banks.

Resilient Cities – How to prepare for the next Storm – A Business Perspective

October 01, 2014 | 5:30pm

Coastal Cities are confronted with the effects of climate change and will need to take steps to stay not only alive but competitive. Private and corporate citizens of coastal cities demand a higher degree of preparedness as well as proactive initiatives to deal with rising sea levels and storms. Companies experiencing stakeholders, shareholders and investors, who mandate more sophisticated environmental risk management.

Upcoming Partner Events

The New Credit Derivatives Definitions Overview, Implementation and Impact

September 09, 2014 | 4:30pm

The new ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions will become effective on September 22, 2014. Understand the impact of these changes on the CDS market and your current portfolio of CDS trades. Learn how the migration to the new definitions will be implemented and what to do next.

Updated Guide to Gotham: The Key Local, State, And Federal Challenges For New York Employers

September 16, 2014 | 2:00pm

Employers in New York face an array of challenges from emerging local, state, and federal laws. Join us for a webinar that will cover a number of new obligations facing Empire State employers,

Webinar: Going Private Transactions

September 18, 2014 | 11:00am

Join a Panel of experts comprised of a leading M&A and corporate counsel, senior investments bankers, a CPA and a due diligence professional who will address the costs and benefits, the process and the steps involved in taking a public company private.

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USD / JPY 103.25 / 103.30
GBP / USD 1.6652 / 1.6657
USD / CHF .9109 / .9114
USD / CAD 1.0926 / 1.0931
AUD / USD .9305 / .9310
USD / MXN 13.0850 / 13.0855
USD / CNY 6.1402 / 6.1407
EUR / JPY 137.26 / 137.31
EUR / GBP .7980 / .7985

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Member News

Skadden Arps Commits to New Building

August 25, 2014

A few months ago Trepp, LLC in on of their updates noted that Manhattan's Four Times Square loan was at risk of losing its second largest tenant. (The property had already lost Conde Nast to One World...

A recent Customs Headquarters decision approving a protest filed by our office calls into question the infallibility of Customs laboratory testing results

August 22, 2014

Ruling HQ H250948 involved a denial of a garment importer’s claim for duty-free treatment under the DR-CAFTA’s “short supply” provision.  Duty-free eligibility turned on whether the underlying...

Pepper Hamilton Client Alert: Foreign Data Center S ubject to Reach of U.S. Government

August 22, 2014

Following the July 31, 2014 decision of a New York federal judge in In re Warrant to Search a Certain E-mail Account Controlled and Maintained by Microsoft Corp., 1:13-mj-02814 (SDNY), U.S. companies...

ISDA Publishes Credit Derivatives Definitions Protocol

August 20, 2014

Earlier today ISDA published the 2014 ISDA Credit Derivatives Definitions Protocol, which will enable market participants to have their existing portfolio of credit derivatives transactions governed by...