Listed below are a book and Debevoise & Plimpton Client Alerts published since our last issue of this publication that are most relevant to the private equity industry. For Client Alerts, click on any link below or go to

Health Care Mergers and Acquisitions Answer Book 2014 (PLI), edited by Andrew L. Bab and Kevin A. Rinker.

Delaware Court Affirms Refusal to Extend WARN Act Liability to Private Equity Sponsor
October 7, 2014 

Be Timely or Else: SEC Imposes Sanctions Against Both Insiders and Issuers for Beneficial Ownership Reporting Failures
October 2, 2014

Russia Limits Foreign Ownership in Mass Media to 20% in 2016
October 1, 2014

Expense Allocation: The SEC Brings Down the Hammer
September 26, 2014 

U.S. Treasury Department Tries to Curtail Inversion Transactions
September 23, 2014

Provocative DOJ Proposal Aims to Hold Financial Services Executives Criminally Liable, Even Absent Criminal Intent
September 22, 2014

Some Preliminary Observations: Impact of the Referendum on Scottish Independence on Private Equity and Other Alternative Asset Managers
September 17, 2014

UK Takeover Regulator Consults on Rule Changes Prompted by the Pfizer/Astrazeneca Bid Approach
September 16, 2014

US Expands Sectoral Sanctions Against Russia, Blocks New Defense Companies
September 15, 2014 

EU Expands Sector-Wide Sanctions on Russia, Imposes Sanctions on New Individuals and Entities
September 15, 2014

CFTC Opens Door for Use of Jobs Act General Solicitations
September 12, 2014

Businesses Wary of Impact of Ukrainian Sanctions
September 2, 2014

Long-Awaited Chinese Fundraising Rules Take Effect
August 25, 2014

Second Circuit Holds Whistleblower Anti-Retaliation Provision Does Not Apply Extraterritorially
August 19, 2014

OFAC Revises and Clarifies “50% Rule”, Combines Ownership Interests of Different Blocked Persons
August 18, 2014

Russia Imposes Restrictions on Agricultural Imports from the US, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway
August 8, 2014

EU Imposes Sector-Wide Sanctions on Russia, Imposes Sanctions on New Individuals and Entities
July 31, 2014 

Treatment of SPVs and M&A Escrow Accounts under the Advisers Act Custody Rule
July 11, 2014

SEC Settles First “Pay-to-Play” Enforcement Action
July 2, 2014

German Insurers and Pension Funds May Effectively Be Banned from Investing in Non-EEA Private Funds
June 24, 2014

SEC Brings First Anti-Retaliation Enforcement Action Under Dodd-Frank
June 19, 2014

Second Circuit Defers to SEC in Overturning District Court’s Rejection of Settlement with “Neither Admit or Deny” Language
June 5, 2014

SEC Warns Against Interference with Potential Whistleblowers
May 6, 2014

Foreign Bank Investments in Parallel Fund Structures Under The Volcker Rule
May 1, 2014  

SEC Releases Cybersecurity Examination Roadmap
April 22, 2014