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|U.S. Federal Trade Commission Increases Merger Notification and Interlocking Directorates Thresholds|
Michael H. Knight, Bevin M.B. Newman, Pamela L. Taylor; Jones Day;
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has issued the 2015 adjustments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino ("HSR") Act thresholds, which are used to determine when a transaction triggers premerger reporting requirements. The new HSR Act thresholds will take effect on February 20, 2015. The Commission...
|The Italian Supreme Court’s Interpretation of the Jurisdiction Clause Favoring English Courts Contained in ISDA Master Agreements|
Alessandro Corno, Margherita Magillo, Locke R. McMurray, Lamberto Schiona, Harriet Territt; Jones Day;
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015The Italian Supreme Court ("Supreme Court" or "Court") recently had the opportunity to have its say, for the second time, concerning the scope of the jurisdiction clause favoring English courts and contained in International Swaps and Derivatives Association ("ISDA")...
|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....
|U.S. FTC Challenges Professional Associations' Codes of Ethics and Bylaws|
Kathryn M. Fenton, Ashley M. Howlett, J. Bruce McDonald, Margaret A. Ward; Jones Day;
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015The U.S. Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") has settled two, unrelated cases alleging that the ethical codes of professional associations violated the antitrust laws. These settlements are a reminder that the antitrust agencies and private plaintiffs are active in reviewing the activities...
|Expecting the Unexpected: How to Prepare for, Respond to, and Survive a Search Warrant|
Shireen M. Becker, Caitlin A. Bell; Jones Day;
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015It is a company's worst nightmare. Out of the blue, government agents appear at the reception desk armed with a search warrant, demanding access to company emails, files, and other proprietary data. Employees soon notice and become increasingly anxious and agitated as agents comb through their...
|OFAC and BIS Issue Revised Cuba Regulations|
Sean Thomas Boyce, Michael P. Gurdak, Fahad A. Habib, Paul C. Hines, Johanna Oliver Rousseaux; Jones Day;
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015On December 17, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama announced a historic shift in U.S. policy toward Cuba and pledged that in the coming months, the United States would reestablish diplomatic relations and ease certain aspects of its long-standing trade embargo against Cuba. Last week, the United...
|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...
|ABI Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 Issues Final Report and Recommendations|
Mark G. Douglas; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on January/February 2015After nearly three years of study and 16 public field hearings, a commission established by the American Bankruptcy Institute (the "ABI Commission") to study the reform of chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code issued its Final Report and Recommendations on December 8, 2014 (the...
|Bill Introduced in Congress Calls for Private Enforcement of All Food Regulations and Would Weaken Preemption Defenses|
Jonathan Berman; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 2015Recent years have seen a surge in private class actions alleging that food labels are misleading or misbranded. The viability of many of these cases, however, has been limited by two important provisions of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act ("FDCA"). Section 310 provides that only the...