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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Index-fund giant State Street is putting gender diversity on corporate boards front and center, announcing this week that it will begin voting against board members charged with nominating new directors if they don’t make an...more

Financial Services Weekly News - January 2017 #3

by Goodwin on

Editor's Note - Opposition Emerges to OCC FinTech Charter. In advance of the deadline to submit comments to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) paper proposing a federal FinTech charter, the Conference...more

China’s MOFCOM Announces First-Ever Gun-Jumping Penalty in a Transaction Not Involving a Chinese Company

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

MOFCOM continues efforts to increase enforcement of its merger notification requirements, despite very limited penalty options. On January 4, 2016, China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) announced that it had fined...more

China Simplifies Its Legal Administration of Foreign Direct Investments

In order to implement the State Counsel’s decision issued on September 3, 2016 (State Counsel’s Decision), which simplifies the original substantive review and approval process (Approval System) to a new simple filing system...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 9.21.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Testifying before the Senate Banking Committee yesterday, Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf admitted that the illegal sham-account-creation activity at the heart of its recent SEC fine may have begun earlier than first reported....more

2016 M&A Report

by WilmerHale on

Our 2016 M&A Report offers a detailed review of, and outlook for, the global M&A market. Other highlights include a comparison of deal terms in public and private acquisitions; updates on takeover defenses and public company...more

Securities Regulation and Class Action Trends in Canada [Video]

From the 2016 PLUS D&O Symposium session “Shareholder Activism and Litigation in Canada,” David Conklin (Goodmans LLP), Orestes Pasparakis (Norton Rose Fulbright Canada), Paul Emerson (Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance)...more

US CHINA TRADE WAR–Trump, Trade Policy, NME, TPP, Trade, Customs, False Claims, Products Liability, Antitrust and Securities

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Dear Friends, After returning from a two week trip to China to work on the Solar Cells case, this March blog post will cover trade policy, including Trump’s impact on Trade Policy, trade, Customs, False Claims Act, the...more

Record breaker: US M&A in 2015

by White & Case LLP on

As the dust settles from the explosion of US M&A activity in 2015, it is fitting to reflect on the forces that fueled the boom and consider what last year’s trends may tell us about the year ahead. The record year...more

Financial Services Weekly News - January 2016 #4

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Regulatory Developments - Under Review: Deposit Insurance Assessments for Small Banks - On Jan. 21, the FDIC approved revised proposed rules on risk-based federal deposit insurance assessments for small banks...more

US CHINA TRADE WAR–DEVELOPMENTS IN TRADE POLICY, TRADE, PRODUCTS LIABILITY, 337/IP ANTITRUST AND SECURITIES

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

TRADE POLICY - TPP RUNS INTO HEADWINDS - As predicted in past blog posts, on December 28, 2015, the Wall Street Journal reported that the US Election Debate was complicating the passage of the Trans Pacific...more

Legal Trends: China

Buyers listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges will become more active in the international M&A marketplace in 2016, creating new avenues for liquidity for Canadian investors and new challenges for Canadian...more

Canada's New Political Landscape: Implications for Competition Law and Foreign Investment Review

After an unprecedented 78-day election campaign, the Canadian federal election results were announced late in the night of October 19. Canadians awoke to a new prime minister-designate and a Liberal majority government,...more

Canada Adopts Significant Changes to Foreign Investment Review Framework

by DLA Piper on

On 24 April 2015, the Canadian government adopted regulations that significantly affect the foreign investment review framework. With the exception of cultural businesses and investments by foreign state-owned enterprises...more

US China Trade War — Stock Market Crash, Presidential Trade Politics, Trade Policy, Customs, Antitrust and Securities

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Chinese stock market crash and world- wide effect on stock markets around the World has created a crisis with day to day developments. The World Stock market crash stated on August 24, 2015 and went through to August...more

US CHINA TRADE WAR–CHINA STOCK MARKET CRASH, TRADE, IP/PATENT, SECURITIES

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Since the last blog post focused on trade policy and trade and customs issues, with extensive coverage of the Trade Promotion Authority fight in the US Congress, after addressing the trade area briefly, this blog post plays...more

Private Equity Newsletter - Summer 2015 Edition: Where’s the Exit? New Opportunities in China for Private Equity Firms

by Dechert LLP on

It has long been a well established exit route in developed markets for a private equity firm to sell its interest in a portfolio company to a listed company in exchange for shares in that listed company. Until recently, this...more

The UK’s Fair and Effective Markets Review

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On 10 June 2015, the Bank of England (“BoE”), HM Treasury (“HMT”) and the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) published the final report on the “Fair and Effective Markets Review” which had been launched one year ago with the...more

ICAP – one fine too many?

by Dentons on

On 4 February 2015, the European Commission (Commission) fined cash broker ICAP plc (ICAP) €14.9 million for its involvement in the Japanese Yen (JPY) LIBOR cartel. Unlike the other participants in the alleged cartel, ICAP...more

US China Trade War — TPA Passes Senate–Developments in Trade, Customs, IP/337, Antitrust and Securities

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The major trade issue is Trade Promotion Authority (“TPA”) and the Trans Pacific Partnership. On May 22, 2015, after another close cloture vote, the TPA bill passed the Senate by a majority vote of 62 to 37 votes. The...more

D&O in Brazil and Latin America [Video]

From the 2015 PLUS D&O Symposium session “Emerging International Exposures: What’s Next in Your Neck of the Woods?,” moderator Kevin M. LaCroix, Esq., RPLU (RT ProExec) and panelists Marcus Smithson (Assicurazioni Generali...more

Alert: Scope of EU Merger Control Reforms in Doubt

by Cooley LLP on

Recent comments by the European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager, indicate that European Commission staff still have some persuading to do over their proposal to extend the scope of European merger control to...more

US China Trade War–Developments in Trade, Trade Politics, Patents/IP, Antitrust and Securites

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On January 11thth, I put up my last post stating that because of its length, I have broken up the post into two parts. This February post includes a Trade, Customs and IP update with longer sections on Antitrust and...more

ESMA Publishes Technical Advice on New EU Market Abuse Regime

On February 3, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its final report to the European Commission (EC) with technical advice on possible new secondary legislation under the European Union’s Market...more

The World in US Courts - Winter 2015: Orrick's Quarterly Review of Decisions Applying US Law to Global Business and Cross-Border...

Winter 2015 - The Global law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP takes great pride in announcing the Winter 2015 edition of The World in US Courts: Orrick’s Quarterly Review of Decisions Applying US Law To Global...more

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