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Risky Business: The perilous landscape of UK financial services regulation

For bank and non-bank financial institutions alike, the current regulatory framework poses distinct and disquieting challenges – perhaps no more so than in the UK, where the added specter of the “Brexit” looms. Akin Gump partners Christopher Leonard and Helen Marshall, deeply...

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The Quest for Safety in an Unsafe World: Taking a multidisciplinary tack in supply chain and other risk mitigation

Ambassador Daniel F. Feldman and Lars-Erik A. Hjelm of Akin Gump have moved between government service and private practice in their careers. Their deep, broad and global experience in international trade, customs law and policy, corporate social responsibility, security and other areas inform the...

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Decoding the Export Controls of Cloud Computing: Identify “necessary” versus “required” data?

Unbeknownst to many companies, serious compliance issues lurk in the cloud. Shiva Aminian, an international trade lawyer who focuses on U.S. export controls, discusses below the regulatory challenges facing cloud users. Her remarks have been edited for length and style.   MCC: Most companies...

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Making Cross-Border Movie Magic: U.S.-China film deals present opportunities and challenges

Christopher Staton Spicer is a partner in Akin Gump’s corporate practice. Focusing primarily on entertainment and media finance, he represents financial institutions and other financiers with respect to their film and television lending. He also advises borrowers, distributors, independent...

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Top 10 Topics for Directors in 2016

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A Natural Resource: An industry trailblazer illuminates the intricacies of the energy markets

These are tumultuous times for world energy markets. Prices plunge. Tech disrupts. Wars rage. Oceans warm. Regulators probe. Penalties stiffen. Stakes rise. Players fret as they take aim at a distant target that won’t stop moving. It is, therefore, the...

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Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

SEC to Implement Crowdfunding Exemption: Regulatory relief aims to help small businesses and start-ups raise capital over the Internet more effectively

More than three years after the JOBS Act was signed into law with bipartisan support, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted to adopt final rules on equity crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a popular and growing means of raising money on the Internet, but it has generally not been used as a...

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