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
Anticipating ongoing pressure from the European Union and the OECD, Switzerland has launched a draft corporate tax reform, called CTR III, focusing on increasing the competitiveness of Switzerland as a global corporate...more
On 24 March 2015, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a Consultation Paper setting out draft guidelines on complex debt instruments and structured deposits.
The Dutch competition authority (the Authority for Consumers and Markets, or ACM) has issued two decisions imposing fines on private equity firms for the participation of their portfolio company in the so-called flour cartel....more
The UK's Finance Bill was published on 24 March 2015. It was subsequently enacted on 26 March 2015 without further amendment and became the Finance Act 2015. The "disguised investment management fee" provisions contained in...more
The exposure draft (ED) legislation removes tax impediments for foreign investors investing into Australia in order to attract foreign investment and promote the use of Australian fund managers.
Why is change of control an issue?
In addition to contractual provisions amongst joint venture parties, change-of-control restrictions are often also included in a country’s petroleum laws....more
Earlier today the UK government delivered its last budget before the UK general election in May. Many of the measures were, as one might expect so close to an election, focused on personal rather than corporate taxation....more
China’s recently announced plan to restructure and consolidate its state-owned enterprises (SOEs) focuses on bolstering the private sector of its economy and creating economies of scale to allow Chinese companies to better...more
OSC Investor Advisory Panel annual report.
The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) Investor Advisory Panel submitted its 2013-14 annual report. The report summarizes the Panel’s current activities and priorities as well...more
One difficulty encountered by national banking authorities during the course of the 2008 global financial crisis was identifying the ultimate parent for the trades made by various subsidiaries of dealers. To assist in...more
In This Issue:
- Civil Code Reform: contracts and obligations
- New Development Bank BRICS
- Employment/Foreign Citizens
- Securities: bondholders; information disclosure
- Excerpt from New Development Bank...more
The European Commission has laid out its plans in a new Tax Transparency Package to clamp down on tax deals made between EU governments and multi-national corporations. As of next year, EU members would have to declare their...more
Central Bank Publishes Enforcement Priorities for 2015 -
The Central Bank of Ireland published its statement of enforcement priorities for 2015 on 9 February 2015. The Central Bank entered into 11 enforcement settlements...more
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
The Life and Non-Life Insurance Acts (No. 3) were issued earlier this month. Their provisions make it substantially easier for permission for majority or total foreign ownership of insurers to be granted, and also regulate...more
Although not normally regarded as being in the first tier of traditional offshore jurisdictions, 2015 is shaping up to be an exciting year for financial services in Anguilla (or “British Anguilla”, as it sometimes likes to...more
The “broken windows” approach to enforcement is alive, well and continuing. This time the Commission bundled together three groups of actions and eight proceedings, all centered on a failure to update disclosures tied to...more
Federal Ministry of Finance Guidance on Tax for Closed-Ended AIFs -
The Federal Ministry of Finance has issued guidance on 12 February 2015 that broadens the favorable tax regime for investment partnerships applicable to...more
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) was established decades ago to identify and recommend responses to threats to US national security posed by acquisitions by non-US entities of controlling...more
Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending has become big business in the UK and US, with approximately AU$2.9 billion and AU$10.5 billion respectively having been lent through online platforms in those markets. If those numbers and the...more
What Happens in Delaware Does Not Always Stay in Delaware: Caesars Victorious in Venue Battle -
On Wednesday, January 28, the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware transferred venue for the involuntary bankruptcy...more
The Securities & Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced last week that it charged The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (“Goodyear”) with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), and that Goodyear agreed to pay more...more
Discussion and Analysis -
In “Conflicts, Conflicts Everywhere,” her speech at the recent IA Watch 17th Annual Compliance Conference, Julie M. Riewe, Co-Chief of the Securities and Exchange Commission Enforcement...more
In this Newsletter:
- Determination of the Functional Currency and Definition of a “QBU”
- Section 988 — Non Functional Currency Transactions
- Section 986 — Translation Rules for Earnings and Profits and...more
Federal Regulators Address the Scope of the Marketing Restriction in the Volcker Rule SOTUS Exemption.
The federal regulatory agencies responsible for implementing the Volcker rule—The Federal Reserve Board, the...more
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