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March 16, 2017

The Offshore Master Service Agreement

The Offshore Master Service Agreement The offshore MSA is a fundamental contract for any operator or service company. It is the framework by which all work is performed offshore and, importantly, establishes which party assumes the risk of loss for people, property, and pollution. The domestic offshore MSA invariably uses independent contractor clauses and knock-for-knock […]

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March 11, 2017

Class action filed against UCLA following data breach

Class action filed against UCLA following data breach We previously reported that UCLA suffered a data breach affecting 4.5 million patients. Days following the announcement of the breach, plaintiffs filed a proposed class action lawsuit against UCLA, alleging that UCLA should have seen the attack coming and that they “knew or should have known of […]

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March 9, 2017

Unpacking the Toxic Substances Control Act Reform Bill

Unpacking the Toxic Substances Control Act Reform Bill The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed the long-pending Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform legislation, which will bolster the government’s power to regulate a wide variety of chemicals. The bill amends TSCA for the first time in forty years to ensure that only human […]

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March 8, 2017

Alert: SEC Invites the “Crowd” Into Equity Financing

Alert: SEC Invites the “Crowd” Into Equity Financing A Summary of the SEC’s Final Crowdfunding Rules On October 30, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted final rules (“Regulation Crowdfunding”) and forms implementing the crowdfunding provisions of Title III of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”) passed on April 5, […]

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March 8, 2017

New Measures Aim to Support Listing and Capitalization of Italian Companies

New Measures Aim to Support Listing and Capitalization of Italian Companies The Italian Government aims to support investments and incentivize listing and capitalization of companies, with significant implications for both listed and non-listed companies. The new rules were introduced by law decree No. 91 of June 24, 2014, published on the Italian Official Gazette No. […]

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March 7, 2017

UK Banking: Ringing in the Changes

UK Banking: Ringing in the Changes It has been three years since the Independent Commission on Banking (the “IBC”), chaired by Sir John Vickers, published its final report and recommendations on the reform of the UK banking system in response to lessons learnt during the financial crisis (the “Report”). As part of the Report’s suggested […]

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March 5, 2017

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 1.19.16

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 1.19.16 We’ve got a name for the fun that bigwigs in Davos will be discussing at this year’s World Economic Forum: the “crisis economy,” where all of the challenges facing world leaders seems inextricably linked to market performance around the globe – WSJ A flatline Q4 […]

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March 5, 2017

Health Care E-Note – September 2014

Health Care E-Note – September 2014 In This Issue: – Doctors, Insurers Critical of Medicare Physician Fee Schedule – Health Spending Expected to Increase Modestly Over Next Decade – U.S. Hospitals Have Highest Administrative Costs Globally – Hospital Computer Networks Being Targeted by Cybercriminals – With Rise of High-Deductible Plans, Hospitals Offer Patients Loans – […]

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