How Ethical Behaviors Can "All Go So Wrong."
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FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 190-Interview with Vivian Carpenter, author of The Fifth Letter
Front Line Interview Episode 1. Alison Taylor: Organizations, Compliance & Corruption
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 189-Compliance Evangelist
The Social Engineering Cyber Exposure
Taking A Proactive Approach to Cyber Security
An FCPA Journey to the Darkside & Steps to Protect Your Organization
What is a hostile work environment?
CorpCast Episode 8: The Controlling Stockholder
From Behind the Bribe: The Sharp End of Compliance
Strong Market Outlook Drives Growth of Philippine Companies
Why do we have to go to mediation?
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 178-Ben Locwin on Risk Assessments
Do I need an expert witness in my case?
Marketing to Millennials
CorpCast Episode 7: Better Know a Judge: the Honorable Mary M. Johnston of the Delaware Superior Court
Top Three Cybersecurity Misconceptions
Preparing a Company to Deal With Activist Investors
How can someone prepare for the first meeting with an attorney?
The loss of trade secrets – ranging from proprietary formulas to confidential information to production methodologies – can have devastating impacts for a company. When there is misappropriation, in a growing number of...more
In a settlement agreement recently endorsed by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), respondent Anand Hariharan agreed to settle insider trading allegations made by OSC enforcement staff (Staff) against him. The settlement...more
In 2013, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued three decisions in which it denied motions to dismiss claims for breach of the duty of oversight (i.e., Caremark claims) asserted against directors of Delaware corporations...more
Yesterday’s post was intended to set the stage for a discussion of last week’s decision by the Court of Appeal in Asahi Kasei Pharma Corp. v. Actelion Ltd., 2013 Cal. App. LEXIS 1017 (Cal. App. 1st Dist. Dec. 18, 2013). The...more
Every Chinese company, including subsidiaries established in China by foreign companies, is required to have a board of directors and a board of supervisors. Multinationals should understand the responsibilities and...more
Recently we discussed whether directors of public companies face potential liability for not preventing cyber attacks. As we discussed, the answer is generally no, because absent allegations to show a director had a...more
Yesterday I used the lyrics from Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s song Karn Evil No. 9, First Impression, Pt. 2 - “Welcome Back My Friends, To The Show That Never Ends” as an entrée into the topic of the investigation of JP...more
The Plaintiff in Martinez v. Reynders had all of her claims dismissed last week in an Opinion from the Business Court. The case illustrates why you might want to think twice about incorporating a business in Brazil, and how...more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) is poised to modify its “no-admit, no-deny” policy to seek more admissions of wrongdoing from defendants as a condition of settlement in enforcement cases. The change comes...more
Discussion and Analysis -
Earlier this week, US Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Jo White informed the SEC’s Enforcement Division staff that the SEC will begin requiring defendants to admit guilt in...more
The May 29th announcement that China-based Shuanghui International Holdings had agreed to acquire Virginia-based Smithfield Foods came with a lot of news value. First, the $4.7 billion price tag for Smithfield is large by any...more
This article is an excerpt of the Canada Chapter of International Liability of Corporate Directors, 2nd edition, published by Juris Publishing in February 2013. This excerpt excludes numerous aspects of the full chapter,...more
Originally Published in Legal Alert, Vol. 31, No. 5.
Directors of Canadian companies with operations outside of Canada can take comfort in the Ontario Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Piedra v. Copper Mesa Mining...more
We recently came across a list of the top ten mistakes businessmen make in China. It was written by the President of a consulting company based in Los Angeles that assists small to medium sized companies in their Asian and...more
Yesterday I attended the Securities Enforcement Forum 2012 at the Mayflower Hotel in D.C. Bruce Carton organized an excellent day of panels devoted to a number of securities enforcement topics. Here is the full agenda from...more
The Internet has created a number of challenges for rights holders and the law. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) – a plurilateral agreement that seeks to establish worldwide standards for enforcing Intellectual...more
Corporate sustainability and social entrepreneurship are the driving forces behind an increasing number of business decisions made on a daily basis. They represent a growing trend that melds traditional corporate purpose,...more
The industry for remanufactured printer/toner cartridges has flourished for years as users purchase replacements from third party suppliers who fill a need and offer print supplies at prices significantly lower than those...more
What is written is fundamental to the Phoenix business laws, so obviously document review is crucial in the litigation process. It is a key to the discovery process. According to KPMG, first level document review can be...more
In this issue:
- JOBS Act: SEC Proposes Rules Regarding Solicitation and Advertising in Securities Offerings
- SEC Increases Listing Fees for Fiscal Year 2013
- JOBS Act: SEC Proposes Rules Regarding...more
Some argue that contracts need not be “filled with mind-bending legal gibberish” and that plain simple everyday language will suffice.
Perhaps attorneys need to take a deep breath of fresh air and let go of the legal...more
Sometimes, a special committee is not so special. On August, 27, 2012, the Delaware Supreme Court upheld a Chancery Court decision ordering the controlling shareholder of Southern Copper Corporation, formerly Southern Peru...more
It’s common knowledge that doing business in China or with Chinese companies can be complicated and risky. But did you know that among those risks is the real possibility that you may be dealing with an imposter, either a...more
As a purely legal matter, corporate sustainability and social entrepreneurship require that we begin by asking the following question: Does the law of corporate governance permit social good as a primary focus and aim of...more
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