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By Ropes & Gray LLP's Investment Management Practice Group
On June 28, 2018 at an open meeting, the SEC unanimously voted to propose new Rule 6c-11 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, which, if adopted, would permit exchange-traded funds ...
By Rohan Massey
It has been six weeks since the GDPR came into force, and as the consent and sign-up emails slowly stop flooding into our inboxes, the attention has started to shift from GDPR readiness...
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Privacy And Cybersecurity Practice Group
The Supreme Court's term came to a close last week, and it featured several notable cases impacting privacy law.
By Jeremy C. Smith, Edward Baer
As expected, the proposed ETF rule (the "Rule") codifies many aspects of the exemptive relief necessary to form and operate an ETF.
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Securities & Public Companies Practice
On June 28, 2018, the SEC voted unanimously to adopt amendments to the "smaller reporting company" definition to expand the number of smaller companies eligible to comply with certain scaled disclosure accommodations.
By Scott A. McKeown
The Stronger Patent Act has failed to gain traction for several years now. The Bill is deemed to one-sided, proposing legislative changes that would effectively kill AIA trial proceedings.
By Ropes & Gray LLP's China Life Sciences
The PRC Ministry of Justice recently published a comprehensive draft amendment ("Draft Amendment") outlining the proposed revisions to the current Medical Device Regulations.
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Privacy And Cybersecurity Practice Group
On Thursday, June 28, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, which may significantly impact many companies that collect and monetize personal data from California residents.
By Mark Barnes, David Peloquin, Leslie Thornton, Nicholas Wallace
The European Union General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679, which became effective May 25, 2018, poses compliance challenges for some longstanding admissions practices of U.S. universities ...
By Peter Rosenberg, William Jewett, Joshua Lichtenstein, Sabrina Glaser
On June 21, 2018, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued a mandate vacating the DOL's conflict of interest rule and related exemptions (the "fiduciary rule").
By Loretta Richard, Gabrielle G. Hirz
On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in South Dakota v. Wayfair et al. that the Constitution does not prevent the State of South Dakota from requiring large online retailers...
By Scott A. McKeown
The popularity of AIA trial proceedings at the Patent Trial & Appeal Board (PTAB) has caused a corresponding nosedive in patent reexamination filings.
By Michael S. McFalls, Mark Popofsky, Kennan Khatib
On June 25, the Supreme Court issued its much anticipated opinion in Ohio v. American Express Co., holding that American Express's antisteering provisions do not violate federal antitrust law ...
By Ropes & Gray LLP's Investment Management Practice Group
In a June 5, 2018 Release (the "Release"), the SEC adopted new Rule 30e-3 under the 1940 Act (the "Rule").
By Douglas Hallward-Driemeier, Gregory Levine, Kellie Coombs, Albert F. Cacozza, Jr., Emerson Siegle
On June 12, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued two key documents outlining the agency's current thinking regarding drug and device manufacturers' communication of information not contained in product labeling.
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