Volume 8, Number 11, November 2012
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Product News

New title in the Dodd-Frank Manual series-Title VII: Derivatives

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.
For more details and to order click here.

New edition: Employer’s Guide to Health Care Reform, 2012-2013 edition

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
If you’re an IntelliConnnect subscriber, click here to access Highlights of the new edition.

Coming December 2012: 2013 SEC Handbook: Rules and Forms for Financial Statements and Related Disclosure

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

To order the book now for shipment upon publication, call 800 449-6435.

New book: Intellectual Property Law in China

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

For more details and to order, click here.

New book: International Arbitration: Law and Practice

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.

Special Report: Election Results Signal Correction, Not Repeal of Dodd-Frank

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

Click here for a PDF of the special report.


Training & Customer Support

Training Tip for IntelliConnect

When searching for a word with multiple alternative spellings or possible acronyms, is it necessary to enter all of the variations in the search bar? If not, how do I know what spellings or acronyms will be found?

The default setting for IntelliConnect search functionality applies a Thesaurus to your search expression when nine or fewer search terms have been entered. The Thesaurus will automatically substitute alternate words for your search terms, which could include acronyms, alternate spellings, the original bill name, number, or common terms of art for significant legislation.

You can verify what synonyms will be found before running a search by clicking on the “Advanced Search” link (or the magnifying glass icon to the right of the Search bar) and entering a word or acronym in the box below Synonym Lookup. After running a search, you can click the “view search settings” link at the top of your results listing to see the synonyms.

To narrow your search results, you can completely turn off the Thesaurus by un-checking the box next to Apply Thesaurus found just above the Synonym Lookup in the same Advanced Search screen. Once unchecked, the Thesaurus will remain off for all future searches until you return to Advanced Search and manually re-check the box next to Apply Thesaurus. And keep in mind that the Thesaurus is automatically turned off (to speed your search) once your search expression contains ten or more words.

Training Tip for RBsource

Want to get a quick listing of RBsource content recently added/updated?
RBsource is updated daily as needed. It’s quick and easy to check on what items have been added/updated. From the “New & Updated Content” panel on the right side of the RBsource home page, click on “View all within last 60 days command to open a listing of all items in descending chronological order (most recent at top). You can customize the list to view just Statutes, Rules, Regulations, Forms or Guidance. Each item is linkable to take you directly to that document within RBsource.

LegalPro Training

Our LegalPro Training calendar contains pre-scheduled complimentary training sessions. You can register for a session or send an email to LegalTraining@WoltersKluwer.com to request training for a product/platform on a different date/time, and one of our professional trainers will contact you to arrange a session. IntelliConnect Trainings limit registration to a single person, so your session can be customized to your subscription and research needs.

Training Resources for Legal Professionals website
Check out our website—Training Resources for Legal Professionals— for additional online resources regarding our internet products and platforms. You can review materials by Platform/Application, such as IntelliConnect, Kluwer Arbitration and LoislawConnect, or by type of material, such as LegalPro Training, Videos or Other Resources.

Here’s a listing of recently added/updated materials:
IntelliConnect –Updated Reference Documents:

IntelliConnect – NEW Video:

Kluwer Manual IP – UpdatedReference Documents

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