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Brian D Hirshberg

SEC grants principles-based Section 3(c)(5)(C) relief

Capital Markets - USA
Morrison & Foerster LLP

In a recent principles-based grant of relief, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) focused on the business activities of the particular issuer, instead of whether a particular asset is a qualifying asset, in determining the availability of the Section 3(c)(5)(C) exemption.

Marie Berard

Commercial Court sets aside partial award of LCIA tribunal – time limits for objections to jurisdiction

Arbitration & ADR - United Kingdom
Clifford Chance LLP

It is relatively rare for the English courts to overturn awards of arbitral tribunals.

Victoria Rogers

The approach to redaction – High Court guidance

Litigation - United Kingdom

The English High Court recently considered the correct approach to the redaction of documents in civil proceedings.

Paul Scrivano

Company's unaffected market price is best evidence of fair value for appraisal valuations

Corporate Finance/M&A - USA
Ropes & Gray LLP

The Delaware Court of Chancery recently held that the best evidence of a company's fair value was its 30-day average unaffected (pre-announcement) market price.

Lawrence R Hamilton

Bipartisan Senate proposal seeks partial reversal of FHFA captive insurance exclusion

Insurance - USA
Mayer Brown LLP

Certain captive insurers that lost or will lose membership in the US Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) system as a result of a 2016 rulemaking by the Federal Housing Finance Agency may get a reprieve under the Housing Opportunity Mortgage Expansion Act.

Mira Todorovic Symeonides

Investing in RES sector

Energy & Natural Resources - Greece
Rokas Law Firm

The Greek energy sector is expected to expand over the next few years as a result of, among other things, the optimisation of the energy mix – which consists of a reduction in fossil fuel-generated electricity and an increase in energy from renewable energy sources (RES) – and the liberalisation of the electricity and natural gas markets.



Three’s a crowd? Third-party arbitration funding

Arbitration & ADR / Canada, Cyprus, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom


Uber-complex: regulating ride-hail services

Shipping & Transport / Finland, USA


Competition and antitrust in the digital age

Competition & Antitrust / Bulgaria, Czech Republic, European Union, Hungary, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey