Paul Boltz

Paul Boltz

Ropes & Gray LLP

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SEC Charges Underwriter and Bankers in Connection with Offering by China-based Issuer A Cautionary Tale of How Bad Facts and Weak...

On March 27, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced charges against an investment bank and two of its bankers for failing to adequately review and escalate a due diligence report which contradicted...more

4/1/2015 - China Compliance Due Diligence Enforcement Actions Foreign Investment Investment Banks Public Offerings SEC Underwriting

U.S. Administrative Law Judge Suspends Chinese Affiliates of “Big Four” Accounting Firms

In a surprising turn in the long-running and widely reported dispute between the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Chinese affiliates of the “Big Four” accounting firms, on January 22, 2014, a U.S....more

1/24/2014 - Accounting Audits China Compliance Enforcement Actions Foreign Affiliates Investigations SEC

The Ropes Recap: Mergers & Acquisitions Law News

In this issue: - News from the Courts - Delaware Legislative Update - Notable Deals - News from the SEC - London Update - Asia Update - Deal Stat Snapshot -...more

10/14/2013 - Blackberry CFIUS Change in Control Class Action Controlling Stockholders Corporate Veil Cross-Border Derivative Suit Discovery Rule Fiduciary Duty Government Shutdown LLC Regulation D Safe Harbors SEC Shareholders Statute of Limitations Tender Offers

SEC’s Cross-Border Working Group Continues to Target China-Based Issuers

Introduction - A pair of recent enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) reflect the SEC’s continued focus on China-based issuers listed in the U.S. In the most recent case...more

6/27/2013 - China Cross-Border Enforcement Actions Fraud Investors IPO Misrepresentation SEC

The Ropes Recap: Mergers & Acquisitions Law News

In this issue: *News from the Courts - Refinement re “Don’t Ask, Don’t Waive” Standstill Agreements - Proposed Delaware “Medium-Form Merger” To Create an Alternative to Top-Up Options - Court Rejects...more

4/10/2013 - Assignments Bad Faith Bundling Rules Disparate Impact DOJ Fiduciary Duty Motion to Dismiss Motion To Stay Proxy Put Purchase Agreement Restrictive Covenants Reverse Triangular Mergers Settlement Standstill Agreements

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