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5/25/2018 - Article
China Business Law Journal
Heads or tails?
Cori Lable, Richard Sharpe Jodi Wu and Emma Flett authored this article regarding a new Cybersecurity Law in China.
May 16, 2018 - Book
The Law Reviews
The Private Equity Review
Kirkland attorneys contributed to this publication regarding developments in private equity law across the globe.
5/8/2018 - Alert
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
New Rules Impact Private Fund Advisers Managing Chinese Insurance Capital
While Chinese insurance companies have been active in making commitments to private investment funds recently, several new regulations imposed on the insurance sector by the Chinese government may slow the trend, and private fund managers may wish to reevaluate the regulatory and ongoing compliance burdens associated with managing Chinese insurance capital.
4/2/2018 - Alert
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Singapore Introduces Deferred Prosecution Agreements
On 19 March 2018, Singapore passed legislation introducing the concept of the deferred prosecution agreement (“DPA”) to the jurisdiction for the first time.
2/23/2018 - Article
New York Law Journal
Challenges and Advice for Multinational Companies in Complying With Chinese Cybersecurity Law
Cori Lable, Jodi Wu and Zachary Brez authored an article providing an overview of the key requirements imposed by the CSL and a roadmap for multinational companies seeking to assess their obligations and responsibilities under the law.
1/30/2018 - Book
Commodities & Futures Enforcement: Practice and Procedure in CFTC and SRO Investigations
The third edition of Commodities & Futures Enforcement: Practice and Procedure in CFTC and SRO Investigations authored by Kirkland & Ellis partner, Zachary S. Brez, P.C. was published in December 2017 as part of Bloomberg BNA’s Securities Practice Portfolio Series.
Authors: Zachary S. Brez P.C., Helen Gugel
12/5/2017 - Alert
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
DOJ Solidifies and Sharpens FCPA Enforcement Guidance
On November 29, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) released a new enforcement policy for cases brought under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), the primary U.S. law governing bribery of foreign government officials.
12/1/2017 - Article
China Business Law Alert
How Should Chinese Companies Face Increased U.S. Enforcement Risks from Their Global Business Operations?
Michael Casey, Cori Lable, Tiana Zhang and Ning Ning authored this article regarding the potential consequences of the Trump administration's recent sanctions, directed at North Korea and Iran, on Chinese companies and financial institutions.
09/26/2017 - PEN
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Private Equity Newsletter - September 26, 2017
This issue includes the article "SEC Settles with PE Fund Manager over Broken-Deal Expenses," which discusses a recent SEC settlement against a private equity fund manager alleging that the manager's private equity funds were inappropriately allocated and charged broken-deal expenses attributable to affiliated co-investors.
9/25/2017 - Alert
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Telia Pays Nearly $1 Billion in Penalties, Resulting in the Largest-Ever FCPA Resolution
On September 21, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”), the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and other foreign authorities reached a combined $965 million settlement with Sweden-based telecommunications firm, Telia Company AB, to resolve a multi-year probe into bribes paid in Uzbekistan.
9/8/2017 - Alert
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
The Trump Administration Sharpens Secondary Sanctions — China and Russia Are On Notice
As recently as July 25, 2017, in a wide-ranging interview with the Wall Street Journal, President Trump suggested a willingness to offer trade-related inducements to China in return for China's assistance in peacefully resolving the North Korea problem. In recent weeks, however, as the threat from North Korea has intensified, the Trump administration has signaled a shift in tactics in dealing with China, North Korea's principal economic partner and strategic ally, and Russia.
5/12/2017 - Alert
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
[English] Individuals with Ties to China Targeted in FCPA Enforcement in 2016
In 2016, both the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) increased enforcement against individuals for FCPA violations.
5/12/2017 - Alert
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
[Simplified Chinese] Individuals with Ties to China Targeted in FCPA Enforcement in 2016
In 2016, both the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) increased enforcement against individuals for FCPA violations.
4/14/2017 - Alert
Kirkland & Ellis LLP International
New Draft China Cybersecurity Regulation on Cross-Border Data Transfer
China’s much-anticipated new Cybersecurity Law will take effect on June 1, 2017. Of greatest concern to multinational companies is the data localization requirement imposed on Critical Information Infrastructure Operators (“CIIOs”).
3/20/2017 - Alert
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
[English] Macau’s New Anti-Money Laundering Rules Send Warnings to U.S.-Based Casinos with Operations in Macau
Effective May 13, 2016, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau of Macau promulgated Instruction No. 1/2016, entitled “Preventive Measures Against Crimes of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing” (the “New Instruction”). The New Instruction aims to bring Macau’s AML regulatory regime closer to international standards through imposing regulations over junket operators and more comprehensive internal control requirements over casinos and junket operators.
3/20/2017 - Alert
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
[Simplified Chinese] Macau’s New Anti-Money Laundering Rules Send Warnings to U.S.-Based Casinos with Operations in Macau
Effective May 13, 2016, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau of Macau promulgated Instruction No. 1/2016, entitled “Preventive Measures Against Crimes of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing” (the “New Instruction”). The New Instruction aims to bring Macau’s AML regulatory regime closer to international standards through imposing regulations over junket operators and more comprehensive internal control requirements over casinos and junket operators.
3/20/2017 - Alert
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
[Traditional Chinese] Macau’s New Anti-Money Laundering Rules Send Warnings to U.S.-Based Casinos with Operations in Macau
Effective May 13, 2016, the Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau of Macau promulgated Instruction No. 1/2016, entitled “Preventive Measures Against Crimes of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing” (the “New Instruction”). The New Instruction aims to bring Macau’s AML regulatory regime closer to international standards through imposing regulations over junket operators and more comprehensive internal control requirements over casinos and junket operators.
11/22/2016 - Alert
[English] New York State Department of Financial Services Fines Mega Bank and its New York Branch $180 Million for Alleged Violations of State Anti-Money Laundering Laws
Mega International Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. (“Mega Bank”) is a Taiwan-based international financial institution with approximately $103 billion in assets, including $9 billion at its New York branch (“New York Branch”). During a recent examination, regulators from the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) discovered numerous deficiencies in Mega Bank’s Anti-Money Laundering Laws (“AML”) compliance function. On August 19, 2016, the NYDFS entered into a consent order with Mega Bank and its New York Branch in which Mega Bank agreed to pay $180 million penalties and install an independent monitor for alleged violations of New York State AML requirements.
11/22/2016 - Alert
[Simplified Chinese] New York State Department of Financial Services Fines Mega Bank and its New York Branch $180 Million for Alleged Violations of State Anti-Money Laundering Laws
Mega International Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. (“Mega Bank”) is a Taiwan-based international financial institution with approximately $103 billion in assets, including $9 billion at its New York branch (“New York Branch”). During a recent examination, regulators from the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) discovered numerous deficiencies in Mega Bank’s Anti-Money Laundering Laws (“AML”) compliance function. On August 19, 2016, the NYDFS entered into a consent order with Mega Bank and its New York Branch in which Mega Bank agreed to pay $180 million penalties and install an independent monitor for alleged violations of New York State AML requirements.
11/22/2016 - Alert
[Traditional Chinese] New York State Department of Financial Services Fines Mega Bank and its New York Branch $180 Million for Alleged Violations of State Anti-Money Laundering Laws
Mega International Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. (“Mega Bank”) is a Taiwan-based international financial institution with approximately $103 billion in assets, including $9 billion at its New York branch (“New York Branch”). During a recent examination, regulators from the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS”) discovered numerous deficiencies in Mega Bank’s Anti-Money Laundering Laws (“AML”) compliance function. On August 19, 2016, the NYDFS entered into a consent order with Mega Bank and its New York Branch in which Mega Bank agreed to pay $180 million penalties and install an independent monitor for alleged violations of New York State AML requirements.
10/17/2016 - Alert
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Dealmakers, Take Note: GAO to Study CFIUS at Congress' Urging
On October 3, 2016, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) announced that it would undertake an assessment of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) review process to evaluate “how the current statutory and administrative authorities of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States have kept pace with the growing scope of foreign acquisitions in important economic sectors in the United States.” The GAO’s statement responds to a September 15 letter from 16 Members of Congress calling on the GAO to examine the advisability of identified enhancements to CFIUS’ authority and jurisdictional ambit.
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