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|China Further Opens Up to Foreign Banks|
Patrick H. Hu, Peilin Liu; Jones Day;
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015Following the recent announcement of several crucial economic reforms by the People's Republic of China ("PRC") leadership, and eight years since the promulgation of China's Administrative Regulations on Foreign-Invested Banks (the "foreign banks regulations"), the PRC State...
|A New Approach to Agreements to Negotiate in English Law?|
Emerson Holmes, John Rainbird; Jones Day;
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015A recent decision from the High Court of England and Wales represents a marked departure from the English courts' approach to the enforceability of agreements to negotiate in commercial contracts. In Emirates Trading Agency LLC v. Prime Mineral Experts Private Limited  EWHC 2104 (Comm), Mr....
|Federal Circuit Issues Foundational Decision in First IPR Appeal: In re Cuozzo Speed Technologies, LLC|
Gregory A. Castanias, David B. Cochran, Matthew W. Johnson, Jennifer L. Swize; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015On February 4, 2015, in a 2¿1 decision addressing two novel and foundational issues arising under the newly created inter partes review ("IPR") proceedings of the America Invents Act of 2011 ("AIA"), the Federal Circuit held that (i) institution decisions by the Patent...
|SEC Permits Abbreviated Tender and Exchange Offers for Non-Convertible High-Yield and Investment-Grade Debt Securities|
Ian B. Blumenstein, Kimberly J. Pustulka, Edward B. Winslow; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 2015On January 23, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission responded to a request submitted by a consortium of law firms, including Jones Day, representing a diverse group of issuers, investment banks, and investors, by issuing a no-action letter indicating that it would not recommend SEC...
|Extensive Proposal on Prepaid Cards May Signal Broader CFPB Approach for Short-Term Credit Rules|
Lisa M. Ledbetter, Courtney Lyons Snyder; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's ("CFPB") proposed prepaid financial products rule ("Proposed Rule"), if adopted without change, would impose sweeping new requirements on issuers of prepaid products—that is, physical cards, apps, and other electronic devices that...
|Are Club Packs a Promotional Service? Allegation Upheld in Price Discrimination Case|
Thomas Demitrack, Kathryn M. Fenton, Rachel Hadass Zernik; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015A federal district court in Wisconsin has denied a motion to dismiss an antitrust suit accusing a manufacturer of violating the Robinson-Patman Act by offering "club pack" or "large pack" products only to club stores (like Costco and Sam's Club) and not to "general...
|New Support for Joint Representation of Company and Directors in Derivative Litigation|
William S. Freeman; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015When a shareholder seeks, by derivative litigation, to hold a corporation's officers or directors liable to the company, one of the first questions that arises for company counsel is whether the company and the individual defendants need separate counsel. A recent opinion from the Northern District...
|New York Regulator Announces Plans to Conduct Targeted Cybersecurity Examinations of Insurance Companies, Issue Standards|
Matthew R. Bowles, Scott A. Edelstein, Lisa M. Ledbetter, Mauricio F. Paez; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015On February 8, 2015, the New York State Department of Financial Services ("NYDFS") announced that it will soon begin making targeted cybersecurity assessments of insurance companies and that it plans to issue regulations setting heightened security standards. The announcement coincides...
|American Quarter Horse Association Can Ban Cloned Horses, Says Fifth Circuit, Rejecting Antitrust Challenge|
Thomas F. Allen, Thomas R. Jackson, J. Bruce McDonald, Thomas D. York; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the American Quarter Horse Association's right to bar cloned horses from its breed registry, reversing a jury verdict against the association. The case is Abraham & Veneklasen Joint Venture v. American Quarter Horse Association. This ruling has...
|FINRA and SEC Issue Cybersecurity Reports Identifying Common Industry Practices|
Kyle T. Barrett, Richard J. Johnson, Todd S. McClelland, Mauricio F. Paez, Gregory P. Silberman; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015New reports by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") and the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations ("OCIE") highlight the increased regulatory focus in the financial sector on cybersecurity. Both reports merit industry attention.