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Federal Circuit Review - June 2017

by Knobbe Martens on

Inter Partes Reexamination Estoppel Attaches On Claim-by-Claim Basis for New Requests and Pending Proceedings - In In re Affinity Labs Of Texas, LLC, Appeal Nos. 2016-1092, 2016-1172, the Federal Circuit held that the...more

Updated U.S. Civil Penalties Raise the Cost of Noncompliance

In 2016, we let you know about the redundantly titled “Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015,” which required that heads of government agencies adjust civil penalties yearly to account for...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - May 2017 #3

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon Appoints Four Senior Executives, SBA PRESS RELEASE (May 25, 2017) - Administrator Linda McMahon of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced the appointment of four new...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Heading into a long holiday weekend the Chairman continued to fill out the senior staff of the agency. Peter Uhlmann, a staff veteran who has held several senior management positions, was appointed as Managing Executive in...more

Amendments to the German Corporate Governance Code for 2017 Published and In Force

by Jones Day on

On 24 April 2017, the Corporate Governance Committee established by the German Federal Government (Regierungskommission Deutscher Corporate Governance Kodex) officially published various amendments to the German Corporate...more

Sharply Divided Supreme Court Declines to Establish a Bright-Line Rule on Non-Lawyers Representing Corporations in Administrative...

by Sedgwick LLP on

A non-lawyer with no apparent formal connection to a corporation is the sole representative of the corporation at an administrative proceeding. When the decision comes down, it’s never properly served on the corporation. Is...more

DOJ Issues New Guidance on Corporate Compliance Programs

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The DOJ Fraud Section’s “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” puts chief compliance officers on notice about how the adequacy of their companies’ compliance programs is evaluated by prosecutors....more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 8, Issue 1

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The Top 10 New York Tax Highlights of 2016 - It’s the New Year, and before we begin afresh, we look back at this past year with our list of the Top 10 New York tax highlights of 2016. 1. The New York State Tax...more

SEC Division of Corporation Finance Update

At the American Bar Association’s Fall Meeting, Keith Higgins, Director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance (the “Division”), gave his last “Dialogue with the Director” given the upcoming change in administration. ...more

Establishing Authority By Acknowledgment

by Allen Matkins on

Last Friday, I discussed the ramifications of affixing a secretary’s certificate to a deed or instrument conveying or otherwise transferring any assets of a corporation. Today’s post covers the legal effect of obtaining a...more

Structured Thoughts: News for the financial services community, Volume 7, Issue 10

FINRA Revises its Proposed Amendments to Rule 2210 - In our recent Client Alert, we wrote about the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.’s proposed changes to Rule 2210, Communications with the Public. One of...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 7, Issue 8

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ALJ holds that a Retailer Must File on a Combined Basis with a Related Intellectual Property Licensing Company - A New York State Administrative Law Judge has held that a retailer must file combined corporate franchise...more

SGX to Set Up Subsidiary Company ‘Regco’ for Regulatory Functions

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Market players hail the establishment of a separate subsidiary to handle regulatory functions in response to concerns about conflicts of interest in SGX’s self-regulatory structure. On 18 July, Singapore Exchange (SGX)...more

Eighth Circuit Refuses to Open Golden Parachute for Bank Exec

A new decision from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals reaffirms the challenge presented by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) "golden parachute" prohibitions for boards of directors of banks in "troubled...more

Laws and Legal Reforms against Corruption Are Approved

by White & Case LLP on

Derived from the historic constitutional reform which created the National Anticorruption System (“SNA”) in May 2015, the Mexican Congress approved a group of laws that comprises the legal framework that will make effective...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 7, Issue 7

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ALJ holds NYS Real Estate Transfer Tax Cannot Be Imposed on Sale of 45% Membership Interest in LLC - In an issue of first impression under the New York State real estate transfer tax, a New York State Administrative Law...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 7, Issue 5

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Retroactive Application Of 2010 Statutory Amendment Permitted By Tribunal - Reversing the decision of an Administrative Law Judge, the New York State Tax Appeals Tribunal has upheld the constitutionality of retroactively...more

The Oman Update - Official Gazette 1142

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Ministerial Decisions - Ministry of Information - Ministerial Decision No. 42/2016 Amending some provisions of the implementing regulations of the Press and Publications Law. Issued on 5 April 2016. Effective from...more

Episode 11: Better Know a Judge: Vice Chancellor Joseph R. Slights, III of the Delaware Court of Chancery

by Morris James LLP on

On this episode of CorpCast, we continue our “Better Know a Judge” series with an interview of the newest member of the Delaware Court of Chancery, Joseph R. Slights, III. Joe discusses why he took a pay cut while his...more

CorpCast Episode 10: eDiscovery Review

by Morris James LLP on

On today’s episode of CorpCast, we are joined by our colleagues Ian McCauley and Laura Readinger. Ian and Laura’s practice focuses on eDiscovery, and this episode covers Delaware developments on the subject over the past 16...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The SEC’s apparent preference for administrative proceedings as a venue for its enforcement actions continues to draw criticism. H.R. 3798 is now pending in the House of Representatives. The bill is tilted the “Due Process...more

Is a Hungarian trust a clone of the Anglo-American trust, or just a type of contract?: Parsing the asset-management provisions of...

by Charles E. Rounds, Jr. on

On March 15, 2014, the Hungarian Parliament enacted into law the New Hungarian Civil Code (NHCC). The NHCC creates out of whole cloth a civil law fiduciary asset-management vehicle (FAM) that in form and function bears some...more

Altera: Tax Court Invalidates Section 482 Regulation on Administrative Law Grounds

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In Altera, the U.S. Tax Court invalidated regulations under Section 482 requiring participants in qualified cost-sharing agreements to include stock-based compensation costs in the cost pool to comply with the arm’s-length...more

Investment Management Legal + Regulatory Update - July 2015

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The 2016 compliance dates for new rules included in the SEC’s money market fund reforms are fast approaching. Among other things, the reforms include changes to stress-testing requirements, disclosure requirements, net asset...more

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