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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This study reported in Compliance Week may put some wind in the sails of those seeking to enhance the nature of the disclosures in standard audit reports and audit committee reports in the US. The study showed that, in the...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
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
If a takeover bidder's share price falls materially, can the bidder withdraw its bid or lower its bid price? If not, how can the bidder protect itself in a volatile market?
Under Australian rules, a bidder cannot...more
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Last month, the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rules (Proposal) directing U.S. securities exchanges and associations to require companies to adopt clawback policies that would mandate executive...more
The Commission filed a settled FCPA action this week centered on hiring relatives of foreign officials tied to a sovereign wealth fund. In addition, the agency filed two actions involving Citigroup – one based on the market...more
July was a quiet month for FCPA compliance news. There were some rumors that the SEC and DOJ were in the process of revising A Resource Guide to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, but unfortunately The FCPA Blog shut down...more
Supreme Court rules in favour of taxpayer in landmark case regarding UK tax treatment of Delaware LLCs.
On 1 July 2015, the UK Supreme Court handed down a long-awaited ruling in the case of Anson v Commissioners for Her...more
Regulatory Developments -
SEC Revises 2014 Money Market Fund Reform FAQs:
On Aug. 4, the SEC staff issued revised 2014 Money Market Fund Reform Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), which were originally released...more
Recently, governmental authorities have pursued corruption investigations in Latin America with a vigor traditionally not seen. One potential result is a significant disruption of business. While there are inherent risks in...more
The Kingdom of Thailand is a sovereign country
(514,000 sq. km) located in South-East Asia bordered by
Burma in the north and west; Laos to the north and east;
Cambodia to the east; and Malaysia to the south. It has...more
Revisions bring DOJ and SEC guidance in line with FCPA statutory language.
In June, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) quietly revised its manual, A Resource Guide to the U.S....more
A new study on conflict minerals compliance from Tulane University and Assent Compliance, a compliance software and services firm, revealed that, about 90% of filers of conflict minerals reports indicated that they were...more
This outline discusses, in plain English, the regulatory provisions called into play under IRC § 367(b) on acquisitive mergers and other non-divisive corporate reorganizations. A Section 367(b) acquisitive reorganization...more
The German Ministry of Finance (Bundesfinanzministerium) circulated a discussion draft bill on the reform of fund taxation (‘Draft Bill’) on 22 July 2015.
The Draft Bill contains significant changes to the German tax...more
Yesterday, Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Chris Smith introduced H.R. 3226, the ‘‘Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2015.’’ ...more
Since the release of the final U.S. risk retention rule (the “Final Rule”) in October 2014, CLO market participants have been grappling with its ramifications and working to devise solutions that permit collateral managers to...more
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There is no statutory codification in the Cayman Islands of the general duties, obligations and liabilities owed by directors to Cayman companies and the general duties are based on a combination of English common law,...more
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Central Bank Update Concerning Fund Management Company Boards
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CFO.com is reporting on a study published in a leading accounting journal The Accounting Review (payment required) that reaches the counter-intuitive conclusion that auditor rotation actually impairs professional skepticism....more
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