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  • March 19, 2018

    'China's Netflix' Leads 6 IPO Launches Exceeding $3B Total

    Chinese video-streaming giant iQiyi Inc. has launched an estimated $2.3 billion initial public offering, leading six companies that set price ranges on Friday and Monday for IPOs estimated to raise nearly $3.1 billion combined and hit the market later this month.

  • March 19, 2018

    SEC Chair Outlines Fiduciary Duty Proposal Goals

    The head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday offered new snippets of what to expect from the agency's long-awaited plans to revise the fiduciary duty standard while also expressing exasperation with the slow rollout of the consolidated audit trail.

  • March 19, 2018

    Akerman Adds 2 Dykema Attys To Fraud, Recovery Group

    Akerman LLP on Friday announced that it has bolstered its fraud and recovery practice group in Dallas with the addition of two partners it hired away from Dykema Cox Smith PLLC, bringing the total number of litigation and transactional attorneys that the firm employs in Texas to almost 60.

  • March 19, 2018

    Trump Bans Venezuelan Cryptocurrency Transactions In US

    President Donald Trump on Monday issued an executive order banning transactions within the United States that involve Venezuela's new cryptocurrency, marking the administration’s latest attempt to escalate pressure on Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro’s beleaguered regime.

  • March 19, 2018

    Fund Liquidity Risk Disclosure: Too Much Or Not Enough?

    An SEC proposal to allow mutual funds to scale back on liquidity risk disclosures is being criticized by investor advocates as a concession to the fund industry and an assault on transparency, while some legal experts argue too much risk disclosure can be misleading and confusing.

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