CorpCast Episode 2: Advancement 101
CorpCast Episode 1: Sections, 204, 205 and In re Numoda
Are there drawbacks to positive thinking in legal transactions?
Homebuilder Series Webinar: Fiduciary Duties & Auditor Liability
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report Episode 129-Judge Rakoff, Judge Leon and Individual Prosecutions Under the FCPA
Why Every Day Is Proxy Season for Public Companies
Do Employers Have to Pay For All Time Worked?
Do I need an attorney if I am buying or selling a business?
Corcoran: Infighting on Compensation Costs BigLaw Time and Money
Conducting Corporate Internal Investigations
Zimmermann: "Two Class" Partnership Culture Emerging in BigLaw
Appel: Corporate Inversions Could Mean Big Tax Bills For Shareholders
WORD OF THE DAY® for Hedge Funds – Accelerated Share Repurchase
Data Privacy: The Next Frontier of Corporate Compliance
Planning For The Exit – What’s Your Exit Strategy?
WORD OF THE DAY® for Hedge Funds – CFTC
What are the Implications of Alice v. CLS?
What Questions CEOs and Board Members Should Be Asking Themselves About Tax Inversions
WORD OF THE DAY® for Hedge Funds – Derivative
Legal Considerations for Web-Based Start-Ups
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Court of Justice holds parent companies may be fined for repeat infringements even without being an addressee of the earlier decisions -
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On March 10, 2015 the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) jointly released a new Foreign Investment Guidance Catalogue, which will come...more
On February 19, 2015, the RCMP laid corruption and fraud charges against the SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., its division SNC-Lavalin Construction Inc., and its subsidiary SNC-Lavalin International Inc. under section 3(1)(b) of the...more
On 16 May 2014 the Plenum of the Higher Arbitrazh Court adopted the resolution "On Certain Issues Related to Challenging Major and Related Party Transactions" ("Resolution 28"). Resolution 28 contains a number of new legal...more
On May 1, the Federal Trade Commission issued a press release concerning the antitrust risks involved in trade association activity and cautioned such groups that the Commission continues to maintain an active antitrust...more
The European Commission has held Goldman Sachs jointly and severally liable for a cartel infringement committed by Prysmian, an Italian cable maker formerly owned by Goldman Sachs’ private equity arm. The decision is a stark...more
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What's the one thing missing from most corporate compliance programs?
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These publications will cover the key decisions from the Takeovers Panel and break them down to highlight the key implications and learning points relevant to you.
The Briefing Notes will all feature practical takeaway...more
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The U.S. Supreme Court, in a unanimous opinion, has held in favor of Monsanto on a patent infringement suit arising from the St. Louis-based company's Roundup Ready soybean seeds. Monsanto invented and patented a genetic...more
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FRANCHISING PRIMER -
I. INTRODUCTION -
A. In General Franchising is a method of distribution that combines the advantages of a central specialized system with the capital and micro-management of local independent...more
On January 10, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual indexing of the jurisdictional thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) pre-merger notification statute. The new thresholds will apply to all...more
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As noted in this recent blog post, in TruePosition, Inc. v. LM Ericsson Telephone Co., No. 11-4574 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 4, 2012), the court held that a Standard Setting Organization (SSO) known as 3GPP may be liable for alleged...more
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On August 30, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio denied a motion to dismiss a complaint that alleged a per se group boycott by a managing agent and its affiliated hospitals in violation of Section...more
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