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A critical part of cooperating with an SEC or DOJ investigation for FCPA or other possible violations is the production of documents. In order for the company to assess what happened it must conduct an internal investigation...more
At an open meeting on June 30, 2015, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board unanimously voted to publish a supplemental request for comment on potential rules to require the disclosure of certain audit participants on...more
On June 17, 2015, the SEC charged Commonwealth Capital Management (“CCM”), an investment adviser to various mutual funds within World Funds Trust (“WFT”) and World Funds, Inc. (“WFI”), for violating Section 15(c) of the...more
Today, FinCEN announced the assessment of a civil money penalty against a Los Angeles-based Money Services Business (MSB) and its owner for alleged violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). During a 2011 examination of the...more
Does your legal counsel understand your customer? Your business? Your industry?
At Ifrah Law, we understand all three and we strive to provide you with the expertise that will help you grow your business!...more
The SEC filed its first action involving a private equity fund and broken deal expenses. By the time the Commission discovered the question the firm realized it did not have a disclosure policy, retained a consultant to study...more
Internet Advertising and Marketing Summer Newsletter from Ifrah Law with updates you won't want to miss!...more
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
Under EPA’s Audit Policy and Small Business Compliance Policy, companies that discover, promptly disclose, and expeditiously correct environmental violations may be entitled to penalty mitigation and other incentives. EPA...more
SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher published a statement explaining his dissent in two recent enforcement actions in which the Chief Compliance Officer of an investment adviser was charged, noting that the trend in such...more
In our second installment of “Better Know a Judge,” we welcome the Honorable Mary M. Johnston of the Delaware Superior Court in New Castle County. Judge Johnston, who is a member of the Superior Court’s Complex Commercial...more
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On May 2, 2015, the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act (the “DRAA”) became effective. The DRAA is the second attempt by the State of Delaware to create a state-sponsored voluntary arbitration process. In Episode 6, we sit down...more
It’s less than a year to go until the U.K. Senior Managers Regime (SMR) comes into effect (the official date is March 7, 2016). The regime, part of the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Act 2013, aims to counter the toxic...more
In December 2014, the tribunal handed down a decision that partly upheld the FCA's findings in respect of Ms Burns in connection with her conduct as a non-executive director (CF2) of two mutual societies. The tribunal found...more
Every five years, the US Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) conducts a survey concerning the extent of investment abroad by US individuals and entities (US persons). In the past, only US persons...more
On May 15, the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) announced that it filed a complaint against a debt payment company for allegedly operating in California without having the proper license and for charging fees...more
As part of its mandate under the JOBS Act to facilitate capital raises by smaller companies and emerging businesses and its continuing effort to broaden the number of investment options for investors, the Securities and...more
The Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has filed a petition for review of Regulation A+. The Secretary is asking that the rule be vacated because it is arbitrary, capricious and not in accordance with the...more
The SEC has updated its EDGAR Filer Manual to document changes being made to accommodate Regulation A+ under the JOBS Act.
EDGAR will be updated to add Regulation A submission form types DOS, DOS/A, DOSLTR, 1-A, 1-A/A,...more
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On May 12, FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg delivered remarks at the American Association of Bank Directors (AABD)-SNL Knowledge Center Bank Director Summit. In his prepared remarks, Gruenberg discussed, among other things, (i)...more
On April 16, 2015, the council of ministers (Council) for the proposed cooperative capital markets regulatory system (Cooperative System) announced that the Cooperative System is now expected to be operational by the fall of...more
The Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) and securities regulators of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (the “participating jurisdictions”), announced on May 14, 2015, the...more
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