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SEC Adopts Amendments to Auditor Independence Requirements | Thought Leadership

On October 16, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) announced the adoption of final amendments to the auditor independence requirements set forth in Rule 2-01 of Regulation S-X (the Amendments). The final rule adopting the Amendments (the Final Rule) can be found here[1], and the SEC’s adopting press release can be found here[2]. The Final Rule and the adopting press...

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Definition of RELEASE

transitive verb[1] 1 : to set free from restraint, confinement, or servitude release hostages release pent-up emotions release the brakes also : to let go : dismiss[2] released from her job 2 : to relieve from something that confines, burdens, or oppresses was released from her promise 3 : to give up in favor of another : relinquish release a...

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Unifying and Harmonising Substantive Law and the Role of Conflict of Laws

Traditionally, conflict of law rules designate only national substantive law as the applicable law. Many unifying and harmonizing substantive law instruments of both States and non-State organizations, however, are designed specifically for application to cross-border relationships. Achieving this objective is, generally, hindered by conflict of law rules. The requirements which non-national law needs to fulfil in order to be accepted...

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