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The Weekly Vulcan View | Analysis of Latest EU Developments 15-19 July

Friday, July 19th, 2019

Key Events This Week Von der Leyen Secures Commission Presidency On Tuesday MEPs narrowly ratified Ursula von der Leyen as the new President of the European Commission – making her the first woman to fill the EU’s top job. The former German Defence Minister won ratification by a margin of just 9 votes. Von der […]

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Brexit: important clarifications published by the CSSF

Friday, July 19th, 2019

The CSSF has published on 15 July 2019 two press releases concerning mandatory notifications for UK firms as well as for UCIs and their managers in the context of Brexit. 1.Mandatory CSSF notification for UK firms in the context of Brexit On 15 July 2019, the CSSF issued a press release 19/33 regarding mandatory notification […]

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Brexit: CSSF informs UK entities of actions to be taken in anticipation of a hard Brexit

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

By Marc Meyers, Partner | Loyens & Loeff The CSSF issued two press releases reminding firms authorised in the United Kingdom as well as undertakings for collective investment (UCIs) and/or their managers established in the United Kingdom of the consequences of a hard Brexit and requiring them to notify the CSSF and/or apply for appropriate […]

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Synthetic Reality & Deep Fakes: Considerations for Employers and Implications of the Rise of Deep Fakes in the Workplace

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

By Chase Perkins, Natalie Pierce, Aaron Crews, and Jill Weimer | Littler In an age where computer generated imagery (CGI) and digital effects enable entire film genres to exist, like Marvel’s superhero series the Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxy, audiences have no expectation that movies they consume depict actual events or reflect reality. It […]

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New DOJ Policy on Corporate Antitrust Compliance Programs Provides Guidance for In-House Counsel and Compliance Officers

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Michael J. Hartman | Jan P. Levine | Megan Morley | Robin P. Sumner | Pepper Hamilton On July 11, the U.S. Department of Justice rolled out a new policy to encourage stronger corporate antitrust compliance efforts. Announced by DOJ Antitrust Division head Makan Delrahim in remarks at the New York University School of Law, […]

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The EIB welcomes the European Council’s call for more climate action

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

Statement by Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB: The EIB welcomes the European Council’s call for more climate action: ”The EU Bank welcomes the request by the European Council to step up our activities in support of climate action. Last week I informed EU economy and finance Ministers that the EIB was prepared significantly to […]

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New York Enacts Tougher Laws on Pay Equity and Salary History Inquiries

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

By Simone R.D. Francis & Shabri Sharma | Ogletree Deakins As we previously reported, the New York State Senate and Assembly recently passed Senate Bill 5248A and Senate Bill 6549. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed both bills, and both became law on July 10, 2019. Senate Bill 5248A, which amends Section 194 of the New York […]

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Offit Kurman Affiliates with Horack Talley in Charlotte, NC, Leading Expansion into The Southeast

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

 Offit Kurman, one of the fastest-growing law firms in the mid-Atlantic, is strategically expanding into the Southeast by affiliating with one of Charlotte’s oldest and most respected law firms. Starting September 1, 2019 the attorneys and staff of Horack Talley will be joining Offit Kurman. The affiliation extends Offit Kurman’s geographic footprint to encompass roughly […]

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Dutch legislative proposal to implement mandatory disclosure rules published

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

On 12 July 2019, the Dutch government published a legislative proposal implementing the Mandatory Disclosure Directive (Directive). The legislative proposal introduces mandatory disclosure rules based on which qualifying intermediaries and – under certain circumstances – taxpayers need to report certain arrangements to the relevant tax authorities. These arrangements concern potentially aggressive tax planning arrangements with […]

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New Treasury Regulations Revise Taxation of U.S. Persons Owning Foreign Corporations

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

By Alan Winston Granwell,  William M. Sharp,  Robert G. Lorndale,  Christopher Fiore Marotta | Holland & Knight In an unanticipated development, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued regulations (New Guidance) that significantly modifies the taxation of U.S. persons owning stock of foreign corporations through domestic partnerships. The […]

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