Latham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with more than 2,700 lawyers in its offices located in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States. The firm has internationally recognized practices in a wide spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate and regulatory areas. Our success is grounded in our devotion to the collaborative process, which reaches across global offices and practices and draws upon our deep subject matter expertise, an abiding commitment to teamwork and a powerful tradition of creative lawyering.

The amended rule includes modifications to existing exclusions and creates new exclusions for the activities and investments of certain issuers. The US federal regulatory agencies responsible for implementing the Volcker Rule recently issued a rule (Final Rule) to finalize proposed modifications to certain restrictions related to “covered funds” that were adopted in 2013 (2013 Rule). The issuance of the Final Rule, whose effective date is October 1, 2020, followed an extended comment period after the…
The CFRF’s practical Guide encourages UK regulated financial services firms to take active steps to manage climate-related financial risks. By Paul Davies, Nicola Higgs, Sherryn Buehlmann and Anna Lewis-Martinez Background On 29 June 2020, the Climate Financial Risk Forum (CFRF) launched its guide to climate-related financial risk management (Guide) that will be useful for financial services firms to understand the risks and opportunities that arise from climate change. The Guide provides a voluntary…
Regulators seek to expand market connectivity for wealth management products and enhance financial institutions’ environmental risk management. By Farhana Sharmeen, Simon Hawkins, Kenneth Hui, and Marc Tan This blog post summarises key regulatory developments in Hong Kong and Singapore during June 2020, including: The announcement of a new “Wealth Management Connect” mutual market access project to link Hong Kong, Macao, and mainland China’s Greater Bay Area (GBA) Amendments to the Hong Kong…
Von: Stefan Patzer und Dr. Christian Steger Aktuell beschäftigen neben den „Dieselklagen“ auch tausende von lebensversicherungsrechtlichen „Widerspruchsfällen“ die deutschen Gerichte. Auslöser dieser Klagewelle war eine EuGH-Entscheidung aus dem Jahr 2013, in der die Möglichkeiten von Versicherungsnehmern, ihr Widerspruchsrecht auch noch Jahre nach Vertragsschluss ausüben zu können, deutlich ausgeweitet wurden. Deutsche Gerichte – allen voran der BGH – haben diese Vorgaben sehr streng interpretiert und in ein „ewiges Widerspruchsrecht“ umgesetzt. In zwei nur beiläufig beachteten Entscheidungen…
von Tim Wybitul Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg (LfDI) hat gegen eine gesetzliche Krankenkasse ein Bußgeld in Höhe von EUR 1,24 Mio. verhängt. Die entsprechende Pressemeldung des LfDI vom 30. Juni 2020 finden Sie hier. Der Beitrag bei CR Online beschreibt die Hintergründe des Bußgelds und zeigt, warum sich Unternehmen künftig auf höhere Bußgelder einstellen müssen. Zudem gibt er Handlungsempfehlungen zur Vermeidung von Bußgeldern.…
In anticipation of LIBOR discontinuation, the SEC will begin examining transition progress. By Vicki E. Marmorstein, Jane Summers, Yvette D. Valdez, Stephen P. Wink, Douglas K. Yatter, and Deric Behar Nearly a year after the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) release of a Staff Statement on LIBOR Transition, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) appears ready to shift from passively monitoring LIBOR-transition risks to actively…