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In each episode of Connected With Latham, we discuss ideas, developments, and trends shaping the global economy.

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In each episode of Connected With Latham, we discuss ideas, developments, and trends shaping the global economy.

    Drug Pricing: A Look Behind the Curtain of the New ASP Reporting Website and Other Data Collection Portals

    Drug Pricing: A Look Behind the Curtain of the New ASP Reporting Website and Other Data Collection Portals

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated its portal for Average Sales Price (ASP) reporting under Medicare Part B. Data collection portals are also essential for manufacturer compliance with the Inflation Reduction Act and for price reporting under the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program. The 340B program operates yet another online data portal. In addition to these federal programs, states are also implementing data collection interfaces. For example, the Texas Vendor Drug Program recently launched its electronic certification of information (eCOI) portal. Despite the significance of these portals, only a small number of users have access and can directly evaluate compliance obligations. In this episode of Connected with Latham, Washington, D.C. partner Chris Schott and associate Danny Machado discuss the details of the various data collection portals with Lynn Buhl and Sophie Sam of Riparian, a pharmaceutical consulting company that helps manufacturers navigate government pricing regulations, reporting, strategies, and program operations. Drawing on Lynn and Sophie’s direct experience with the various reporting portals, the podcast explores the challenges posed by the various certification requirements, explains why CMS’ update to the ASP Data Collection Module marks a good time for manufacturers to review their reasonable assumptions, and explores how implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act will further transform the price reporting landscape.
     
    This podcast is provided as a service of Latham & Watkins LLP. Listening to this podcast does not create an attorney client relationship between you and Latham & Watkins LLP, and you should not send confidential information to Latham & Watkins LLP. While we make every effort to assure that the content of this podcast is accurate, comprehensive, and current, we do not warrant or guarantee any of those things and you may not rely on this podcast as a substitute for legal research and/or consulting a qualified attorney. Listening to this podcast is not a substitute for engaging a lawyer to advise on your individual needs. Should you require legal advice on the issues covered in this podcast, please consult a qualified attorney. Under New York’s Code of Professional Responsibility, portions of this communication contain attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each representation. Please direct all inquiries regarding the conduct of Latham and Watkins attorneys under New York’s Disciplinary Rules to Latham & Watkins LLP, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, Phone: 1.212.906.1200

    • 23 min
    Energy & Infrastructure: Why is Energy Tech So Attractive to Venture Capital?

    Energy & Infrastructure: Why is Energy Tech So Attractive to Venture Capital?

    As the energy tech sector continues to mature, venture capital offers an increasingly a viable path to growth as emerging energy tech companies seek to disrupt the energy space, often following a fundraising and growth trajectory similar to software and AI. Energy tech provides opportunities for financial institutions and strategic partners to invest early in the company and also at the project level, addressing the capital-intensive needs of emerging companies through innovative funding structures. Additionally, energy tech companies and their investors face unique challenges, including heightened regulatory hurdles, permitting requirements, and environmental risks, which place additional importance on setting precedent with an initial project’s finance and design. In this episode of Connected With Latham, partners Scott Craig, Josh Bledsoe, and Spencer Ricks break down how the energy tech sector has set itself apart from other emerging companies. They also discuss the latest trends in energy tech funding, the risks that entrepreneurs face in raising capital, and how emerging companies and their investors can best navigate the complexities of project development.
     
    This podcast is provided as a service of Latham & Watkins LLP. Listening to this podcast does not create an attorney client relationship between you and Latham & Watkins LLP, and you should not send confidential information to Latham & Watkins LLP. While we make every effort to assure that the content of this podcast is accurate, comprehensive, and current, we do not warrant or guarantee any of those things and you may not rely on this podcast as a substitute for legal research and/or consulting a qualified attorney. Listening to this podcast is not a substitute for engaging a lawyer to advise on your individual needs. Should you require legal advice on the issues covered in this podcast, please consult a qualified attorney. Under New York’s Code of Professional Responsibility, portions of this communication contain attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each representation. Please direct all inquiries regarding the conduct of Latham and Watkins attorneys under New York’s Disciplinary Rules to Latham & Watkins LLP, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, Phone: 1.212.906.1200

    • 26 min
    Episode 79 – Pro Bono: Rewilding the Scottish Highlands Through Forest Restoration

    Episode 79 – Pro Bono: Rewilding the Scottish Highlands Through Forest Restoration

    Latham’s recently released 2023 Pro Bono Annual Review highlights our public service initiatives around the world, including our ongoing relationship with Trees for Life. This conservation charity is dedicated to rewilding the Scottish Highlands through the restoration of the Caledonian Forest, which supports wildlife found nowhere else in Britain. In this episode of Connected with Latham, introduced by Lauren Meyer, Latham’s Pro Bono Managing Attorney — EMEA, London partner Huw Thomas sits down with Steve Micklewright, chief executive of Trees for Life. They discuss how Trees for Life relies on natural capital investment, works with local communities, and, ultimately, creates more resilient ecosystems. Latham is proud to provide free legal services in support one of the largest rewilding projects in the UK.
     
    This podcast is provided as a service of Latham & Watkins LLP. Listening to this podcast does not create an attorney client relationship between you and Latham & Watkins LLP, and you should not send confidential information to Latham & Watkins LLP. While we make every effort to assure that the content of this podcast is accurate, comprehensive, and current, we do not warrant or guarantee any of those things and you may not rely on this podcast as a substitute for legal research and/or consulting a qualified attorney. Listening to this podcast is not a substitute for engaging a lawyer to advise on your individual needs. Should you require legal advice on the issues covered in this podcast, please consult a qualified attorney. Under New York’s Code of Professional Responsibility, portions of this communication contain attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each representation. Please direct all inquiries regarding the conduct of Latham and Watkins attorneys under New York’s Disciplinary Rules to Latham & Watkins LLP, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, Phone: 1.212.906.1200

    • 16 min
    UK FinReg Focus Areas in 2024: ESG

    UK FinReg Focus Areas in 2024: ESG

    Following an array of ESG-focused regulation and escalating concerns of greenwashing risks in 2023, the year ahead looks to deliver significant industry developments at a rapid pace. In the UK, the FCA's Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR), investment labelling regime, and anti-greenwashing rule will take effect during 2024. The FCA also plans to consult this year on incorporating standards set by the International Sustainability Standards Board into disclosure requirements for listed companies, and the FCA and the PRA are consulting on broader proposals relating to diversity and inclusion disclosures for larger authorised financial services firms. Meanwhile, firms attempting to minimise greenwashing risk must continue to navigate fluid standards and market practices. In this episode of Connected with Latham, the final episode in a 10-part series complementing Latham’s “10 Key Focus Areas for UK-Regulated Financial Services Firms in 2024” report, London partners Rob Moulton and Nicola Higgs and associate Ella McGinn discuss how firms should prepare for the plethora of ESG-related regulation, as well as how firms can mitigate greenwashing risk. They also explore whether new FCA rules will align market practice and set clear regulatory expectations, and highlight some of the global regulatory developments relating to ESG.
     
    This podcast is provided as a service of Latham & Watkins LLP. Listening to this podcast does not create an attorney client relationship between you and Latham & Watkins LLP, and you should not send confidential information to Latham & Watkins LLP. While we make every effort to assure that the content of this podcast is accurate, comprehensive, and current, we do not warrant or guarantee any of those things and you may not rely on this podcast as a substitute for legal research and/or consulting a qualified attorney. Listening to this podcast is not a substitute for engaging a lawyer to advise on your individual needs. Should you require legal advice on the issues covered in this podcast, please consult a qualified attorney. Under New York’s Code of Professional Responsibility, portions of this communication contain attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each representation. Please direct all inquiries regarding the conduct of Latham and Watkins attorneys under New York’s Disciplinary Rules to Latham & Watkins LLP, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, Phone: 1.212.906.1200

    • 17 min
    UK FinReg Focus Areas in 2024: Enforcement Against Individuals

    UK FinReg Focus Areas in 2024: Enforcement Against Individuals

    In 2023, the FCA brought more charges for fraud offences against individuals than any other year in the regulator’s history, and secured several convictions related to fraudulent investment schemes. Yet while the FCA has signaled that economic crime is on its radar, recent years have been defined by relative inactivity, as the higher burden of proof for criminal convictions has resulted in fewer opened enforcement cases and extended investigations. Still, with new leadership appointments to the market oversight team and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UK Serious Fraud Office, individuals will look for the coming year to reveal if the FCA has become a more assertive regulator. In this episode of Connected with Latham, the latest in a 10-part series complementing Latham’s “10 Key Focus Areas for UK-Regulated Financial Services Firms in 2024” report, London partners Rob Moulton and Pamela Reddy discuss why the FCA seems poised to act more collaboratively – and assertively – on enforcement against individuals going forward. They examine the regulator’s recent activity in criminal enforcement, why past investigations have been difficult to close, the potential impact of new leadership, and possible collaborations with other enforcement agencies.
     
    This podcast is provided as a service of Latham & Watkins LLP. Listening to this podcast does not create an attorney client relationship between you and Latham & Watkins LLP, and you should not send confidential information to Latham & Watkins LLP. While we make every effort to assure that the content of this podcast is accurate, comprehensive, and current, we do not warrant or guarantee any of those things and you may not rely on this podcast as a substitute for legal research and/or consulting a qualified attorney. Listening to this podcast is not a substitute for engaging a lawyer to advise on your individual needs. Should you require legal advice on the issues covered in this podcast, please consult a qualified attorney. Under New York’s Code of Professional Responsibility, portions of this communication contain attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each representation. Please direct all inquiries regarding the conduct of Latham and Watkins attorneys under New York’s Disciplinary Rules to Latham & Watkins LLP, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, Phone: 1.212.906.1200

    • 8 min
    UK FinReg Focus Areas in 2024: Regulatory Divergence

    UK FinReg Focus Areas in 2024: Regulatory Divergence

    The UK’s announcement of the Edinburgh Reforms in 2022 made clear the government’s intention to chart its own course in rulemaking for the UK financial services sector, and no longer prioritise equivalence with EU legislation. The UK is currently in the process of repealing and restating all retained EU legislation, which will result in divergence from the EU in several areas. Priority areas of reform have already seen significant progress, particularly those reflecting areas in which the government is keen to boost the UK’s attractiveness as a place to do business, including the UK listing and prospectus regimes, MiFID II, the Securitisation Regulation, Solvency II, PRIIPs, and the Money Market Funds Regulation. In this episode of Connected with Latham, the latest in a 10-part series complementing Latham’s “10 Key Focus Areas for UK-Regulated Financial Services Firms in 2024” report, London partners Rob Moulton and Nicola Higgs and Frankfurt partner Markus Krüger discuss the pace and focus of UK/EU regulatory divergence seen to date and what firms can expect in 2024. They also explore areas of potential regulatory convergence between the EU and the UK, including in relation to retail market investor protection, ESG reforms, and implementation of the Basel III Endgame international capital standard.
     
    This podcast is provided as a service of Latham & Watkins LLP. Listening to this podcast does not create an attorney client relationship between you and Latham & Watkins LLP, and you should not send confidential information to Latham & Watkins LLP. While we make every effort to assure that the content of this podcast is accurate, comprehensive, and current, we do not warrant or guarantee any of those things and you may not rely on this podcast as a substitute for legal research and/or consulting a qualified attorney. Listening to this podcast is not a substitute for engaging a lawyer to advise on your individual needs. Should you require legal advice on the issues covered in this podcast, please consult a qualified attorney. Under New York’s Code of Professional Responsibility, portions of this communication contain attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each representation. Please direct all inquiries regarding the conduct of Latham and Watkins attorneys under New York’s Disciplinary Rules to Latham & Watkins LLP, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, Phone: 1.212.906.1200

    • 17 min

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