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License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
Cohen: Cyprus Is Not A Template For Future Restructurings
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
Lessons Learned from the Parker Drilling DPA and Ralph Lauren NPA
Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
Weekly Brief: $350K in Wine Leads to $14M Lawsuit
Buchheit: Cyprus Could Need a Second Bailout
Consultant: BigLaw Growth is NOT Dead!
Bill on Bankruptcy: How Purchasers of AMR Stock Made a Killing
SEC News - Five Year Enforcement Limitation, FCPA Charges for Foreign Nationals, More...
Could A US-EU Free Trade Deal Harm The WTO?
Weekly Brief: New DOJ Tact Pushes Bank Subsidiaries To Admit Guilt
Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
Next Step in Airline M&A: Cross-Border Deals
More Law Firm Mergers in 2013
Transaction Monitoring Under the FCPA
The Corporate Law Report: First-to-File Patents, Hiring for Cultural Fit, Roth Conversions Post-Fiscal Cliff, and Global Corporate Insights
Federal Economic Espionage Act Overview
The Eli Lilly FCPA Enforcement Action-Lessons Learned
As I was digging around recently for some information regarding worldwide trademark activity, I ran across the 2012 State of Trademark Report from Thomson CompuMark and got caught up in the reports and statistics of the World...more
[P]ermitting state courts to adjudicate disparagement cases (involving alleged false statements about U.S. patent rights) could result in inconsistent judgments between state and federal courts [but] this possibility of...more
On May 15, James R. Wigand, Director, Office of Complex Financial Institutions of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and...more
The Morrison & Foerster BioMeter for the first quarter of 2013 shows a flat quarter for BioMeter value and a decline in dealmaking activity. A small number of large deals dominate an otherwise quiet quarter.
In the first...more
Although more than 70 percent of the Earth is covered by water, only about 2.5 percent is freshwater. Because freshwater is used for crop irrigation and consumption, it remains one of the most sought-after resources on the...more
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Energy & Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of State; Department of Transportation; Environmental Protection Agency;...more
It is well-known that for 20 years Chevron Corp. has been engaged in litigation with residents of the Lago Agrio region of Ecuador over alleged environmental and health damage arising out of oil exploration activities by...more
“[A]n agreement of confidentiality, or circumstances creating a similar expectation of secrecy, may negate a ‘public use’ where there is not commercial exploitation” [even] when an unaffiliated third party is responsible for...more
In Colombia, as in many other countries, closing down or dissolving a business is often more complicated than setting up a new one. Although there is a lot of information related to setting up a company in this country, there...more
As noted in our previous update, several clients have considered legal challenges to the new laws based on the resolution measures agreed by the Eurogroup and the Republic of Cyprus. These resolution measures on Bank of...more
The IRS and the Justice Department have increased their efforts regarding criminal investigation of international tax evasion. ...more
The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) on May 15, 2013, issued a notice amending Rule 210.27 of its Rules of Practice and Procedure in Section 337 investigations. The amendments go a long way in attempting to...more
CFTC investigators are reviewing over one million e-mails and instant messages as part of an investigation into possible price manipulation of ISDAfix interest-rate swaps....more
In a growing body of legal authority regarding standards-essential patents (SEPs), Northern District of California Judge Ronald Whyte ruled Monday that an owner of SEPs violated its licensing commitments by initiating a U.S....more
In a Written Ministerial Statement made in UK Parliament on 21 May 2013, Treasury Economic Secretary Sajid Javid MP announced the Treasury’s intention to make a crucial and very welcome clarification to the recent HMRC Brief...more
EB-2 category for all chargeable areas other than China and India remains current, with considerable forward movement—but continued backlog—in the EB-3 category for a second month in a row....more
Regulations in Poland relating to entities providing services electronically (meaning practically all entities running Internet websites) have been amended. These changes derive from the new provisions of the EU law, in...more
Poor John Paulsen! Now that's an oxymoron! He has to be the most radioactive man on the Planet when it comes to tax planning. Everything he touches in business seems to be couched in subversive tax planning...more
As I recently posted, the Ontario court will give procedural assistance to foreign courts, allowing foreign litigants to examine witnesses and collect evidence in Ontario by enforcing "letters of request" from foreign courts....more
On May 15, Michael S. Gibson, Director, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation of the Federal Reserve, testified before the Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance of the U.S. Senate...more
When Apple Inc., disclosed that it has not paid any corporate income tax over the past 4 years, it got the government’s attention. Hailed before the Senate, Apple is confident in their tax position because, it is legal. ...more
In September 2011 we published an article entitled Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties – Know the Products You Import. ...more
On 13 May 2013, HM Treasury published a response document to its earlier consultation regarding transposition of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) in the UK, along with amended...more
In line with our recent coverage of the Internal Revenue Service’s initiatives to pursue illegal offshore tax havens, on May 16, 2013 a Florida couple – Drs. David Leon Fredrick and Patricia Lynn Hough – was indicted by a...more
Can you synthesize and reconcile the world’s leading laws, regulations and commentaries on the best practices an anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance program. ...more
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