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|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...
|State of the Union Address Places the President's Privacy and Cybersecurity Proposals Front and Center|
Richard J. Johnson, Todd S. McClelland, Mauricio F. Paez, Gregory P. Silberman; Jones Day;
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015In his January 20, 2015, State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama notably focused on privacy and cybersecurity, stressing the urgent need for comprehensive legislation. He raised the specter of foreign nations and hackers shutting down American networks, stealing trade secrets, and...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|Supreme Court Alters Appellate Review of Patent Claim Construction|
Gregory A. Castanias, Calvin P. Griffith, Tharan Gregory Lanier, Sasha Mayergoyz; Jones Day;
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015This morning, in Teva Pharms. USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., a divided Supreme Court held that while most district court rulings on claim construction will continue to be subject to de novo review, "underlying factual dispute[s]" relating to claim construction should be reviewed for clear...
|Australian Lawyers with Financial Interest in Litigation Funder Restrained from Acting in Class Action|
John Emmerig, Michael Legg; Jones Day;
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015In July 2014, in Melbourne City Investments Pty Ltd v Treasury Wine Estates Limited (No 3)  VSC 340, Ferguson JA of the Supreme Court of Victoria found there was a serious risk of a conflict of interest where a legal practitioner was a sole director and sole shareholder of the lead plaintiff...
|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")...
|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....