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The Social Engineering Cyber Exposure
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CorpCast Episode 8: The Controlling Stockholder
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Strong Market Outlook Drives Growth of Philippine Companies
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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
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On August 24, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or the “Commission”) filed a proposed settlement in federal court regarding alleged violations by Third Point LLC (“Third Point”) of the premerger reporting laws related...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
In this episode I visit with Vivian Carpenter, author of The Fifth Letter, a legal thriller. We visit about one of the key themes of her book, corporate personhood and its relevance to FCPA enforcement. ...more
As a family or private business owner, you know how to sell your product or service. But do you know how to sell the company itself? Selling a business that has been built over the years is emotional and stressful, and for...more
In this episode I report on the exciting news of my new consolidated website which brings together my blog posts, podcasts and introduces new social media offerings. I also discuss my new role as a Compliance Evangelist. ...more
WHAT ROLE WILL THE GOVERNMENT OF KOREA PLAY IN APPROVING AND REGULATING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT?
The Korean government takes an active, investor-friendly role in approving and regulating foreign direct investment....more
WHAT ROLE WILL THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN PLAY IN APPROVING AND REGULATING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT?
Generally speaking, foreigners can conduct business in Japan on an equal legal footing with Japanese citizens. The...more
1. WHAT ROLE WILL THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA PLAY IN APPROVING AND REGULATING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT?
Historically, India has been a regulated economy since its independence. The government of India (GOI) launched a new...more
Many asset buyers believe that, as long as they do not agree to ERISA Section 4204’s sale of assets exception to withdrawal liability, they will acquire the seller’s assets free and clear of any prior contribution history and...more
Hong Kong is always rated as one of the world’s freest economies, one of the reasons being that the government has always adopted the approach of nonintervention.
Hong Kong strives to attract more foreign investors to...more
1. WHAT ROLE WILL THE GOVERNMENT OF CHINA PLAY IN APPROVING AND REGULATING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT?
In the past, foreign investment in China was highly regulated. However, following China’s entry into WTO in 2001,...more
The talk of the financial press and venture community during the first half of 2015 has been of private IPOs and unicorns. And for good reason. According to CB Insights, there are more than 588 investor-backed tech companies...more
Enforcement actions raise potential disclosure concerns for private equity sponsors exploring investments in public companies -
Earlier this year, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced charges...more
In this episode I visit with Ben Locwin, about his thought leadership around risk assessments. Ben has written extensively on the quantitative nature of risk assessments and various type of risk assessments. ...more
COMPANY LAW -
Some general matters relating to company law in New Zealand are discussed below.
REGULATORY SCHEME -
The Companies Act principally regulates companies.
The Companies Act, together...more
Small businesses are often regarded as the catalyst for economic growth in the United States. Small businesses account for the creation of two-thirds of all new jobs, and are the incubators of innovation. The majority of...more
Although the number of U.S. IPOs in 2015 is down compared to this time last year, the U.S. equity and debt markets continue to remain strong. The number of follow-on equity offerings is up 41 percent from last year, with a...more
As part of its audit committee outreach efforts, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has established a webpage called "Audit Committee Dialogue" focusing on recurrent areas of concern identified by the PCAOB over...more
It does not matter whether a company is approached by a single activist investor or a group of activist hedge funds, a company and its board should have a strategy prepared. In this video, Foley Partner Deepak Nanda discusses...more
The countdown is on: every five years, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DoC) Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) conducts a survey of U.S. corporate entities with foreign affiliates. The DoC conducts these surveys to produce...more
A New York man has agreed to pay almost $4.5 million to settle charges by the SEC that he violated Section 15(a) of the Exchange Act by acting as an unregistered broker-dealer. According to the SEC, starting in 2010 Joshua A....more
Bigger does not mean better, that’s what mom and pop stores say all the time. Sometimes they are right, sometimes they are wrong. When it comes to 401(k) plans, most people would assume that larger 401(k) plans would have...more
The 78th Session of the Nevada Legislature made a number of changes to provisions of Title 7 of the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) governing business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies and limited...more
A few weeks ago, a writer for a banking magazine asked my top five challenges to a successful bank merger. That is a loaded question! The challenges to complete a merger agreement, the challenges to close the merger, and the...more
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