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Ralls v. CFIUS

A U.S. Appellate Court has ruled for the first time that the U.S. government must provide access to at least some of the evidence relied upon by the President and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States...more

First Circuit Rejects Equitable Tolling In Class Action Arising Out Of Plant Closing

A luggage plant in France closes in 2007, so a class action suit for French post-termination benefits is brought against a former investor in Massachusetts in late 2011? Former Justice Souter joins the majority in the First...more

Oral Arguments Held in First-Ever Challenge to CFIUS National Security Review of Foreign Investments in the United States

On May 5, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (DC Circuit) heard oral arguments in Ralls Corp. v. CFIUS et al. The case is the first ever challenge to the review process conducted by the Committee on Foreign...more

Orrick's Antitrust and Competition Newsletter - April 2014

Shanghai High People’s Court Rules That Resale Price Maintenance Agreement Constitutes Monopolistic Agreement - The Shanghai High People’s Court recently made available its Aug. 1, 2013 final judgment overruling the...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 45, Interview with Justice Ken Wise [Video]

In this episode of the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, I visit with Justice Ken Wise of the 14th Court of Appeals. We discuss contract drafting and interpretation, internal investigations and judicial ethics. ...more

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter - February 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Holds That Parens Patriae Suits Are Not Removable to Federal Court as “Mass Actions” Under the Class Action Fairness Act - On Jan. 14, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a parens patriae...more

The Ropes Recap: Mergers & Acquisition Law News - Recap of Fourth Quarter 2013

In this issue: *News from the Court: - Guidance from Delaware Chancery Court for Notice Provisions and - Survival Periods - Privileged Pre-Merger Attorney-Client Communications Belong to Surviving...more

India’s Competition Act takes shape with enforcement actions and appeals: key cases, key points for international companies

Competition law in India has begun to take shape as major enforcement actions involving a host of industries have worked their way from initial complaint to a finding of an infringement and appeal to the Supreme Court of...more

Energy Newsletter - November 2013

In This Issue: - Investments in LNG Project Companies - Key Issues relating to Shareholding Acquisitions - Risk Service Structure Becomes a Little Less Risky for Russian Offshore Operations - UK's Labour...more

Long Arm of ERISA Tags Non-US Parent Company With Pension Liabilities of Its US Subsidiary

A non-United States entity seeking to acquire a United States entity should be aware that the acquisition may expose the non-US entity to any pension plan termination and withdrawal liabilities of the US target entity in...more

Germany Changes Merger Rules

Changes to the standard of review and key aspects of the merger review process make Germany's rules more consistent with those of the European Commission....more

Paris Energy Series No. 8: Beware of the Boilerplate – The Risks of Standard-form Clauses in Common and Civil Law Jurisdictions

1. Introduction - When commercial agreements are negotiated, certain key terms are generally the subject of intense discussion. Once these terms have been agreed, there is a risk the ‘boilerplate’ provisions1 at the...more

China’s Merger Control Rules Changing: MOFCOM Publishes New Draft Regulations on Remedies and Simple Cases

China’s Ministry of Commerce recently issued two new draft regulations. The first provides a wider range of potential remedies to obtain the clearance of a concentration (e.g., a merger, acquisition, joint venture, etc.);...more

Antitrust and Competition Newsletter - April 2013

In This Issue: - A Modern Look at The Nine Patent Licensing ‘No-Nos’ (Part Two): The Last Five ‘No-Nos’ *United States - Supreme Court Holds That Class Certification Under Rule 23(b)(3) Is Inappropriate...more

Americas Min. Corp. v. Theriault, C.A. No. 30, 2012 (Del. Aug. 27, 2012)

In this en banc opinion, the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed the Court of Chancery’s ruling in In re S. Peru Copper Corp. S’holder Derivative Litig., 30 A.3d 60 (Del. Ch. 2011), awarding base damages of $1.263 billion to...more

ECJ Rules Access to Documents Can Be Denied on Basis of General Presumption That Disclosure Undermines Merger Control Proceedings

There is a general presumption that the grant of public access to documents relating to merger control proceedings would undermine the purpose of those proceedings. The Commission does not therefore have to carry out an...more

China’s Anti-Monopoly Law Makes it Easier to Sue in Cases of Anti-Competitive Conduct

Recently, the Supreme People’s Court of China issued final rules to build a working framework for civil anti-monopoly cases brought under the country’s Anti-Monopoly Law. The rules will take effect on 1 June 2012....more

Energy Newletter - March 2012

In This Issue: TRANSACTIONAL Transactions The Top 10 Issues Facing the LNG Industry in 2012 Philip Weems, Matt Salo With numerous technological, commercial, and geopolitical factors...more

Indian Supreme Court Holds for Vodafone

On January 20, the Indian Supreme Court handed down a major victory for foreign investors in the landmark case of Vodafone International Holdings B.V. The Vodafone case arose from Vodafone’s 2007 acquisition...more

"Inside the Courts - Volume 3, Issue 4: An Update From Skadden Securities Litigators"

We are pleased to present Inside the Courts (Volume 3, Issue 4), Skadden's securities litigation newsletter. This issue includes summaries and copies of selected noteworthy cases — principally decided from July to September...more

Excuse Me Sir there is a Stop Order in Place Preventing you from leaving China

A discussion of the little known but powerful court and administrative tool which is often used to exert pressure on foreign invested companies or foreign individuals in civil cases and how to reduce the operational risk for...more

Gesellschaftsrecht GmbH - Starter BVBA

Mit Gesetz vom 12. Januar 2010 ist die Möglichkeit zur Errichtung einer Art „Mini-GmbH“ auch ins belgische Gesellschaftsgesetzbuch eingefügt worden. In Deutschland sind solche Bestimmungen bereits seit November 2008 in Kraft....more

Gesellschaftsrecht Non-profit Organisationen - Gründung von Non-profit Organisationen in Belgien

Wie in vielen anderen europäischen Ländern, sieht Belgien grundsätzlich zwei Grundformen für Non-Profit Organisationen vor, der Verein und die Stiftung. Das Hauptaugenmerk soll vorliegend auf die Vereine gelegt werden. Diese...more

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