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Are Financial Goals The Only Ones To Be Pursued By Institutional Investors? 1

Are Financial Goals The Only Ones To Be Pursued By Institutional Investors?

Freshfields – Institutional investors such as pension funds and insurance companies – and the managers who invest on their behalf – control trillions of dollars of assets. Using that money to generate financial returns is …

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Key Points From the US Justice Department's Report on Cyber Threats & The Cryptocurrency Industry 2

Key Points From the US Justice Department’s Report on Cyber Threats & The Cryptocurrency Industry

Cozen O’Connor – On October 8, 2020, Attorney General William Barr announced the release of a Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework produced by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Cyber-Digital Task Force. The 83-page framework is intended to help cryptocurrency …

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Slaughter & May: Shareholder Group Litigation On the Rise - But Why? 3

Slaughter & May: Shareholder Group Litigation On the Rise – But Why?

Litigation by shareholders against listed companies appears to be on the rise, with claims against Tesco and Lloyds Bank making the headlines recently. This briefing explores the factors that are contributing to the rise of …

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Data Privacy Experts & Legal Firms Collaborate to Produce Guide to Compatibility of Blockchain with GDPR 4

Data Privacy Experts & Legal Firms Collaborate to Produce Guide to Compatibility of Blockchain with GDPR

Slaugher & May – A team of our data privacy experts have collaborated with leading Wall Street firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore to produce a highly topical guide to the compatibility of blockchain solutions with …

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The SEC and DOJ Go After BitFunder and Its BitFounder 7

The SEC and DOJ Go After BitFunder and Its BitFounder

Sheppard Mullin – Taking further steps into the world of cryptocurrency, two entities of the federal government recently took legal action against BitFunder, a now-defunct Bitcoin exchange, and its founder, Jon Montroll. The Securities and …

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SEC Pays Attention to Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain Technology & ICOs 9

SEC Pays Attention to Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain Technology & ICOs

Eversheds Sutherland –  Cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings (ICOs) were a recurring area of focus in presentations by multiple divisions of the Securities and Exchange Commission at its annual “The SEC Speaks” conference in Washington, …

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Bitcoin Investment Platform Operator Charged with Perjury and Obstruction of Justice

Amazon Channels – CBS All Access Jon E. Montroll Allegedly Lied Repeatedly to SEC Staff During Testimony to Conceal Substantial Customer Losses Due to a Software Exploit Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for …

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An Australian Court's Blockchain Breakthrough 13

An Australian Court’s Blockchain Breakthrough

Proskauer – Blockchain advocates have been awaiting the final decision by ASX Ltd, the Australian Securities Exchange, as to whether ASX will replace its existing and aged CHESS registry, settlement and clearing system with a …

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