Chapter News

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...

Flash estimate for the second quarter of 2014 GDP stable in the euro area and up by 0.2% in the EU28

August 14, 2014

Seasonally adjusted GDP remained stable in the euro area1 (EA18) and rose by 0.2% in the EU281 during the second quarter of 2014, compared with the previous quarter, according to flash estimates2 published...

Mind over matter: EU researchers use brainpower to get moving

August 13, 2014

Grabbing a glass or typing an email: these are some everyday gestures that are not possible for people with serious physical impairments – even though they have the will and the brainpower to do so....

ECB publishes Comprehensive Assessment Stress Test Manual

August 8, 2014

The European Central Bank (ECB) has today published a manual detailing how it will incorporate findings from its AQR into stress test projections. It also describes the stress test quality assurance process...

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.

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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Member News

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...

Anti-Inversion Legislation May Impact Non-Inverted Private Equity Deals

August 20, 2014

Corporate inversions have been the target of regulatory or statutory tax proposals for many years. However, the recently attempted combination of Pfizer and AstraZeneca received prompt and more far-reaching...