An Overview of the 2014 Class Action Survey
Update on Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code and Delaware Bankruptcy Court’s Decision in the Fisker Automotive Holdings Inc. Bankruptcy Case
Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms
What do creditors need to know about litigation in state court and bankruptcy court?
The M&A Word of the Day™ from the Book of Jargon® – Global Mergers & Acquisitions Is Poison Pill
Can business partner disputes be defused? Can a client avoid expensive litigation?
The M&A Word of the Day® from the Book of Jargon® – Global Mergers & Acquisitions Is Best Efforts
What you need to know about Canada's new Anti-Spam Law (CASL)
Lamson Comments on Volcker Rule
Which types of employers are more susceptible to get sued?
The M&A Word of the Day™ from the Book of Jargon® – Global Mergers & Acquisitions Is Inversion
How to Avoid Corruption Risks in China
Dealmaker's Dish: Corporate Dealmaker Update
The 2013 Amendments to the Delaware General Corporation Law
The Building Blocks of a Technology Deal
How can business owners manage legal risks?
What is at will employment law?
Lease Negotiations – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
Data Center Networks – Interview with Jeff Moerdler, Member, Mintz Levin
Structuring an MLP Finance
In this presentation:
- What is a joint venture?
- Advantages and disadvantages of using a joint venture
- Starting a joint venture
- Step 1: Find the right partner
- Step 2: Ensure the JV...more
Companies can come in all different shapes and sizes. They can be traditional C corporations, limited liability companies, general partnerships, limited partnerships, S corporations, joint ventures (“JVs”) or various...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
In its decision of 2 April 2014 in relation to the underground and submarine high voltage power cables cartel case, the European Commission (Commission) held the parent companies of the producers involved liable, on the basis...more
Two recent high-profile shareholder rights cases in the Delaware Chancery Court have received a lot of attention due to the money that is at stake and the individuals in the disputes. These two cases, along with several other...more
The U.K. government has today published the final text of the 2014 Finance Bill. As discussed in our previous Alert, issued on March 19, the Finance Bill includes...more
Investors in private equity funds (Funds) typically invest in blind pools, under which passive investors commit to invest a designated amount of cash in a Fund over an investment period while relying solely upon the Fund’s...more
The Commonwealth of The Bahamas is an archipelago spanning 100,000 square miles extending southeast from Florida to northern Hispaniola. The Bahamas has an estimated land area of 5,382 square miles made up of 700 islands ...more
On March 4, 2014, in Lawson v. FMR, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a public company’s private contractors can be covered under the whistleblower protections of Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. The Supreme Court’s...more
It seems that co-investment by limited partners is more popular than ever. According to a recent study by Preqin, 43% of Limited Partners tracked by Preqin are actively seeking co-investment opportunities and 11% more are...more
In a decision released on January 29, 2014, the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled that companies incorporated under the Canada Business Corporations Act must, by operation of law, appoint an auditor, and thereafter produce annual...more
You’re an entrepreneur and you have a great idea for a new product. Or maybe you’ve already created a product, like an app, and have sold it to several customers. So, when should you talk to a lawyer and what should you ask?...more
On February 19, 2014 the state-level General Administration for Industry and Commerce (the “AIC“) issued a notice to officially cancel the annual inspection for all types of enterprises including domestic entities,...more
Introduction. A joint venture (JV) typically consists of an association of two or more people and/or entities with a view to sharing the profit or loss of a business venture in accordance with the JV agreement. Joint...more
Is it just me, or has the financing activity for early stage companies picked up recently? I don’t have any empirical data to support that observation, just some anecdotal evidence. We are working on several financing...more
The rise of master limited partnerships (MLPs) as an asset class has coincided with investors’ desire for stable and growing cash flow. In 2013, there were 21 initial public offerings (IPOs) of MLPs and more are on the way in...more
Wide ranging changes to the way in which LLP members are taxed are due to take effect on 6 April 2014. LLPs and their members, particularly those in professional service and private equity/fund management firms, should,...more
1. What role does the government of Singapore play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
REGISTRATION REQUIREMENT -
Save for the restrictions discussed under Question 5, there is generally no...more
Should companies look into the driving records of the CEOs that they hire? Robert H. Davidson, Aiyesha Dey, and Abbie Smith answer that question in a forthcoming Journal of Economics paper. These authors examined a sample...more
The IRS has announced a new safe harbor from the discharge of debt income rules.
Debt that is cancelled, discharged or forgiven is generally taxable as income, but there are exceptions. Under one exception, certain...more
Last year, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the Florida Revised Limited Liability Company Act (the New Act) into law. The New Act, which is codified in new Chapter 605 of the Florida Statutes, is a complete rewrite of the...more
As our clients and friends know, each year Mintz Levin provides an analysis of the regulatory developments that impact public companies as they prepare for their fiscal year-end filings with the Securities and Exchange...more
1. What role does the government of the Philippines play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
The following Philippine government agencies are involved in approving and/or regulating foreign direct...more
Quarterly Review of Seed, Series A and Series B/Later Round Financings
Included in this Issue:
..Activity Level of New England Transactions: Q3 2012 -Q3 2013 - All Rounds
..Activity Level of New England Seed ...more
On January 29, Treasury and the IRS issued proposed regulations that would dramatically change the manner in which partnership liabilities are allocated among the partnership’s partners under IRC § 752 (the Proposed...more
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