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COMPANY LAW -
Some general matters relating to company law in New Zealand are discussed below.
REGULATORY SCHEME -
The Companies Act principally regulates companies.
The Companies Act, together...more
Although the BE-13 requirements for foreign companies investing in the United States should be old news by now, there are an increasing number of questions on this issue. The new regulations were put in place in 2014, and...more
Even though France is perceived to have a burdensome regulatory regime, it is clearly open to investment. M&A transactions involving French targets totaled €120.6 billion in 2014, a sharp increase on 2013 when just €28.6...more
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) was established decades ago to identify and recommend responses to threats to US national security posed by acquisitions by non-US entities of controlling...more
Fundamental changes and powerful forces are reshaping the insurance industry. These developments are reestablishing the natural order of the financial services sector and redefining the insurance industry’s role in the global...more
With the complexities inherent in many cross-border transactions – from cultural differences to the growing number of competition authorities demanding paperwork – the last thing one may want to think about is whether to...more
We expect the slowly developing but increasingly perceptible trend toward community and regional bank consolidation in the United States to continue in 2015. In connection with growing bank M&A activity, closing risk in the...more
The United States has a long history of welcoming foreign investment. As the United States works its way out of the current recession, U.S. companies are increasingly looking for that investment. As a general rule, U.S. laws...more
In Groupement des cartes bancaires, the EU Court of Justice severely reprimanded the General Court for its failure to properly analyze a restriction of competition ‘by object’ within the meaning of Article 101(1) TFEU....more
On July 31, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced amendments to Financial Responsibility Rules for Broker-Dealers (Release No. 34-70072; File No. S7-08-07). The rule amendments become effective October...more
Transactions closing as of February 11 will be subject to increased HSR Act jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds.
On January 10, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it will raise the Hart-Scott-Rodino...more
On November 28, 2012, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) issued the reasons for the decision it had made following a hearing to consider an application made by Inmet Mining Corporation for certain relief in...more
Many due diligence reviews in mergers, acquisitions and investments have ignored the issue of independent contractor (IC) misclassification liability. This is a difficult exposure to identify unless the legal team digs below...more
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) recently released the unclassified version of its annual report to Congress for transactions notified to CFIUS during the calendar year 2011. Most notably, the...more
The Turkish government’s agenda for development is one of the most ambitious in the world. Combined with investor friendly changes in the market, including a new investment incentive regime and new regulation enhancing...more
On Friday, December 7th, the Canadian Government approved two controversial takeovers of Canadian companies under the Investment Canada Act, Canada’s foreign investment review legislation: the acquisition of oil and gas...more
On December 7, 2012, the Canadian Minister of Industry announced decisions under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) to allow acquisitions by two foreign state-owned enterprises (SOEs): of Nexen Inc. by China National Offshore...more
China is experiencing an upsurge in outbound investment activity as growing domestic needs coincide with weakened and more accommodating M&A markets in Europe and the US.
Changing government policy is enabling domestic...more
Concern over sluggish economic growth in the United States has tech dealmakers feeling less optimistic about the M&A market today than they were six months ago, according to a key finding from the latest M&A Leaders Survey...more
FCPA compliance has become the lifeblood of business. Whether a company is seeking to acquire another company, or a company needs a loan from a bank, FCPA compliance is required. Companies understand this fact and have...more
On October 19, 2012, minutes prior to the expiry of the review period mandated by the Investment Canada Act (ICA), the Minister of Industry, Christian Paradis, announced that he was rejecting the proposed acquisition of...more
The Staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) recently updated its Frequently Asked Questions on Title I of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”) to...more
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has been sued. CFIUS is the U.S. government inter-agency committee that reviews foreign investment in the United States. ...more
For those of you following the Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) transaction, here is a link to our analysis (see alert) of Minnesota laws which govern takeovers, including going private transactions. ...more
Originally published in State Tax Notes, July 23, 2012.
This is the first installment in a series that will examine state and local tax (SALT) questions implicated by the purchase, sale, and reorganization of business...more
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