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?
CorpCast Episode 6: A Brief Introduction to the Delaware Rapid Arbitration Act
The Intersection of Cyber and D&O Coverage
Talking PTAB with Bob Steinberg
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SEC Decreases Registration Statement Filing Fees for Fiscal Year 2016 -
On August 27, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that, effective October 1, the fees that public companies and...more
As noted in yesterday’s thecorporatecounsel.net blog, the SEC has issued an Order instituting proceedings under Section 19(b)(2)(B) of the Exchange Act to determine whether to disapprove a proposal to amend Sections...more
On Monday, August 3, 2015, Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC (Pimco) announced that it had received a Wells notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission concerning the valuation of certain nonagency mortgage-backed...more
WHAT ROLE WILL THE GOVERNMENT OF MALAYSIA PLAY IN APPROVING AND REGULATING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT?
Regulation of foreign investment in Malaysia is done both through legislation as well as governmental policies....more
Halftime 2015: On Pace to Match 2014?
Venture capital activity for 2014 was a hard act to follow. But 2015 has not disappointed so far, with fundraising and investment continuing at an historic pace. A total of $20...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted final rules under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act) to require U.S. public companies to disclose the ratio of the annual total...more
One of the first actions you will take with your startup is to organize your company a separate legal entity to protect yourself from personal liability for the company’s debts. In the tech startup context, you’ll typically...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently adopted final rules that will require most public companies to calculate and disclose a ratio that compares the annual total compensation of their “median employee” to...more
Newly adopted exemption to securities registration requirements may offer new capital raising opportunities for developing companies -
A company that seeks to raise capital by offering or selling securities to potential...more
DOMESTIC BANK CARD CLEARING MARKET OPENS UP
Only a few months ago, the State Council's announcement of the Decision on the Implementation of Market Access Administration in relation to Bank Card Clearing Institutions...more
When a startup company seeks financing either through debt or new investment, one of the most important issues it faces is how to place a value on its IP portfolio. Typically for a startup company, the IP portfolio it has...more
A recent decision from the Fourth Circuit, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation v. Rippy, No. 14-2078 (4th Cir. Aug. 18, 2015), may signal a weakening of the business judgment rule’s long-standing protections for corporate...more
The Sixth Circuit last week concluded that Morrison, which held that Section 10(b) does not have extraterritorial reach, is inapplicable to Advisers Act Section 10(b). The DC Circuit, on rehearing, reaffirmed its prior...more
At the request of the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”), the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) filed this week in federal court a proposed settlement to charges that an investment fund violated the...more
On August 24, 2015, the FTC announced that Third Point Funds (“Third Point”), which includes three affiliated hedge funds commonly managed, agreed to settle FTC charges that it violated premerger reporting requirements in...more
On August 5, 2015, the SEC adopted a final rule to implement Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, often referred to as the pay-ratio provision.
The pay-ratio provision mandates...more
On Tuesday, August 25, 2015, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department, issued a notice of proposed rulemaking that would bring certain investment advisers under the umbrella...more
We analyzed the terms of 166 venture financings closed in the second quarter of 2015 by companies headquartered in Silicon Valley.
- Overview of Fenwick & West Results
- Valuation results continued...more
According to the director of global governance at CalPERS, quoted in the article, the new rule should provide shareholders with more clarity on executive pay and reduce the need for “back-of-the-envelope” calculations: “’This...more
We are proud to present the next edition of our “Tax Review” which contains a selection of rulings and interpretations that had been issued or published in July 2015. We hope you will find the information provided here...more
Action Item: In light of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Davidson, the definition of “debt collector,” for purposes of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (the “FDCPA”), is strictly limited to the...more
On 4 August 2015, the governments of Cyprus and Iran signed an agreement for the avoidance of double taxation (the Treaty). With the lifting of international sanctions against Iran, Cyprus is now uniquely positioned to act as...more
Syndax, based in Waltham, Mass., is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company. It is developing entinostat, an investigational, targeted, epigenetic immunomodulator, as a combination therapy in multiple cancer indications...more
In this case report, we consider the High Court judgment in Re Worldspreads Ltd v Re Investment Bank Special Administration Regulations 2011  EWHC 1719 (Ch) (19 June 2015).
Originally published in Practical Law on...more
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