Title VII: Derivatives explains the extensive derivatives reform measures implemented by the Dodd-Frank Act and accompanying regulations. It analyzes the impact on various entities, including swap and security-based swap dealers and major swap participants, designated contract markets, swap exchange facilities, and derivatives clearing organizations. The book covers new registration, reporting, and recordkeeping requirements; new product and entity definitions; protection of cleared swaps customer contracts and collateral, and more.
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The new 2012-2013 edition of Employer’s Guide to Health Care Reform is designed to assist employers in updating their health and welfare benefit plans to comply with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. Along the way, the book identifies opportunities created by the Affordable Care Act for employers to control or reduce their overall health benefit spending. It touches on the national debate that continues to rage regarding the fundamental principles, culminating in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, as well as the details of health care reform, but it is not intended to be a partisan treatise. Rather, Employer’s Guide to Health Care Reform is a step-by-step practical guide for employers struggling to keep up with the rapid pace of changes affecting their health benefit plans. For more information, and to order, click here or call 1-800-638-8437
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The 2013 SEC Handbook: Rules and Forms for Financial Statements and Related Disclosurereproduces the latest requirements, as of November 2012, for preparing financial statements and related disclosure documents filed with the SEC.
The Handbook is a portable reference that includes the full-text of: Regulations S-K, S-X, S-T; selected rules and forms under the 1934 Act; the Sarbanes-Oxley Act; Industry Guides; Staff Accounting Bulletins; and the Codification of Financial Reporting Policies.
The 2013 edition includes the following new and updated material:
- Updates to Forms 8-K, 20-F, 40-F, S-3, S-4, F-3, F-4, 1-A and Schedules 14A and TO
- Amendments to Regulation S-K (e.g., Items 10, 101, 201, 402, 503 and 601)
- Amendments to Regulation S-T (e.g., Items 301, 314 and 405)
- Amendments to Regulation S-X (e.g., Rule 1-02, 4-02 and 10-01)
- Amendments to Regulation AB (e.g., Items 1104 and 1121)
- Updated Exchange Act rules, including new Section 13(p) (Conflict Minerals Rule) and Form SD
- Updated Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations
- Staff Accounting Bulletin 114 (Revisions to FASB’s Accounting Standards Codification)
- Staff Legal Bulletins 14F, 14G (shareholder proposals) and 19 (legality
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China has developed an interpretation of intellectual creation which is not exactly the same as the concept of intellectual property common in the West. Yet it is important for lawyers whose work may be affected by intellectual property law in today’s China to be aware of how the relevant legal regime there works.
Fully informed by the cultural values underlying Chinese law, this authoritative book provides an in-depth examination of how copyright, patents, trademarks, and other forms of intellectual property fare under applicable national, regional, and local laws in China, as well as under international conventions. Practical and procedural details are fully covered, including such aspects as the following:
- Legal protection of remedies
- Principles of imputation and liability
- Protection from counterfeiting and infringement
- Protection of business secrets
- Right to network dissemination of information
- Licensing contracts
- Software copyright
- Cancellation, revocation, and/or termination of property right
- Protection of domain name
- New plant variety rights
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International Arbitration: Law and Practice provides a concise overview of the legal principles and practice of international arbitration. The book offers a straightforward introduction to the legal framework for international commercial arbitration, including discussions of international arbitration agreements, international arbitral procedures and international arbitral awards. It also provides an introduction to international investment arbitration, including a discussion of the ICSID Convention and issues arising under bilateral investment treaties, and state-to-state arbitration.
International Arbitration: Law and Practice also provides descriptions of the contemporary practice and tactics of international arbitration. Among other things, it addresses the drafting of arbitration clauses, selection and challenge of arbitrators, structure of arbitral proceedings, process of disclosure or discovery, witness preparation and testimony, conduct of evidentiary hearings and other key procedural steps in international arbitrations. For more details and to order, click here.
Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Principal Analyst, Jim Hamilton, has written a Special Report entitled, “Election Results Signal Correction, Not Repeal of Dodd-Frank.” The report looks at expected actions of the 113th Congress in formulating a corrections bill sometime after the first of the year. Highlights of the report are:
- A bipartisan Dodd-Frank Act corrections bill is likely to pass in the 113th Congress
- More work must be done on transparency, derivatives, and the Volcker Rule
- The 113th Congress is almost certain to tackle reform of the federal regulatory process
- Cost-benefit analysis of a regulation at a threshold of $100 million has bipartisan support
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