Why Every Day Is Proxy Season for Public Companies
Do Employers Have to Pay For All Time Worked?
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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
Hedge Funds Word of the Day™ – Accelerated Share Repurchase
Data Privacy: The Next Frontier of Corporate Compliance
Planning For The Exit – What’s Your Exit Strategy?
Hedge Funds Word of the Day™ – CFTC
What are the Implications of Alice v. CLS?
What Questions CEOs and Board Members Should Be Asking Themselves About Tax Inversions
Hedge Funds Word of the Day™ – Derivative
Legal Considerations for Web-Based Start-Ups
After SoundCloud & Wunderlist: How Berlin plans to grow its startup scene
Hedge funds word of the day™ – Big Boy Letter
How Leading Philippine Companies are Using Bonds to Their Advantage
Hedge Funds Word of the Day™ – 10b5-1 Plan
Private Equity's Inversion Excursion: Pepper Hamilton Talks Tax With the Deal
Due to the size and scope of the U.S. capital markets, U.S. investors can form a meaningful add-on tranche to both public and private Canadian securities offerings. However, the legal mechanics of structuring a cross-border...more
In this issue:
- Japan Releases Exposure Draft of New Corporate Governance Code
- Launch of Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect
- SEC and NYSE Developments
- Noteworthy US Securities Law Litigation...more
Week two of the New Year marked a significant step in the development of the European Private Placement Market: The Loan Market Association (LMA) launched template documents for use in European private placement transactions....more
In This Report:
- What Is a “Foreign Private Issuer”?
- Some Key Ways in which Foreign Private Issuers Are Treated Differently than Domestic US Issuers
PE in Africa is fast-growing and investing in a variety of sectors. So what challenges do investors face?
The diligence process can be much more hands on, as information is not necessarily readily available in the form...more
In this issue:
- EU DEVELOPMENTS
- European Commission Launches Public Consultation on Proposals to
- Improve EU Merger Control
- ESMA Publishes Final Guidelines on Enforcement of Financial...more
In this issue:
- SEC Releases Strategic Plan for 2014–2018
- House Passes Bill H.R. 5405 “Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act”
- FINRA Board Approves Several Rulemaking Items...more
Based on the press release issued by the Luxembourg Ministry of Finance (MoF), the amendment allocates the right to tax capital gains realised upon the sale of stock, shares or other rights in companies, trusts or any other...more
COMPANY LAW -
Some general matters relating to company law in Australia are discussed below.
REGULATORY SCHEME -
The Corporations Act principally regulates companies, their incorporation, the acquisition...more
Ten practical considerations can help companies around the world tap the significant US capital market with IPOs.
Investors in the United States continue the search for yield. Over the past several years, over 60...more
Converting Subpart F Income into Qualified Dividends -
U.S. shareholders of foreign corporations are generally not subject to tax on the earnings of such corporations until the earnings are repatriated to the...more
Generally, a non-U.S. taxpayer that is not engaged in a U.S. trade or business is taxable in the United States only on U.S.-source “fixed determinable, annual or periodical” income (FDAP)....more
The Association of British Insurers’ guidelines recommend greater transparency in disclosures relating to lock-up agreements.
On 14 April, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) published best practice...more
For months Alibaba Group Holding Limited (“Alibaba”) had tried to convince the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) that they should open their doors to the internet giant. Alibaba had proposed a system through which...more
Canada - The Ontario Securities Commission ("OSC") recently published for comment four proposed prospectus exemptions intended to facilitate capital formation for small companies and start-ups. The four exemptions include:...more
Colombia is located in the northernmost part of South America. Its population is estimated at over 45 million people, with at least 10 million living in the capital city of Bogotá. Colombia’s main language is...more
A new Companies Ordinance (CO) came into effect in Hong Kong on 3 March 2014, which introduced a number of changes to the law on directors’ duties. ...more
The Cayman Islands are located in the western Caribbean Sea about 480 miles south of Miami and 180 miles northwest of Jamaica. Of the three islands, Grand Cayman is the largest with an area of 76 square miles. The islands of...more
Since October 2013, the PRC government has been rolling out a series of company registration reform in an attempt to set up a more transparent and efficient registration regime. As the first big step, the National People's...more
Corporate boards have to be more involved and informed. I know this sounds like a profound grasp of the obvious but corporate governance needs to move forward. This is not rocket science – we have all faced difficult issues...more
In this issue:
- US Developments
- Global Development
- EU Developments
- Developments Specific To Financial Institutions
- Excerpt from US Development:
SEC Developments -
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
During 2013 shareholder activism continued to surge and impact corporate-decision making. The Delaware courts also handed down several significant rulings during the year. ...more
The British Virgin Islands introduced a ‘regulation light’ regime for investment managers on 10 December 2012 when the Investment Business (Approved Manager) Regulations 2012 (Old Regulations) came into force. During its...more
The government recognizes the importance of compliance and Chief Compliance Officers. In a number of recent speeches, the leadership of the Justice Department and the SEC have made important statements supporting corporate...more
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