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US China Trade–Developments In Trade, IP, Antitrust And Securities

Dear Friends, There have been major developments in the trade, policy, US Exports to China, CFIUS, Chinese Antidumping, US/Chinese antitrust, and securities areas....more

Focus on Regulatory Law - July 2014

In This Issue: - Regulation Authorities ..French Competition Authority ..Securities and Market Authority ..Audiovisual Council ..Authority for the Regulation of Electronic Communications -...more

Commission Publishes White Paper on Minority Shareholdings

Under the current Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 (the Merger Regulation), the Commission is only able to review transactions that lead to a change of control. The Commission also has the power to review existing minority...more

"European Commission Issues Merger Reform White Paper Regarding Minority Shareholdings and Member State Referrals"

On July 9, 2014, the European Commission published its proposal (White Paper) outlining the approach it intends to adopt with respect to the application of the EU Merger Regulation (EUMR) to the acquisition of minority...more

US China Trade War - Trade, Solar, Customs, Patents, Banking, Antitrust and Securities

Dear Friends, there have been major developments in the trade, solar cells, tires, banking, US/Chinese antitrust, and securities areas. In addition to the trade area, the banking and China antitrust areas have had important...more

Fee Shifting Bylaw Facially Valid Under Delaware Law

On May 8, 2014, Delaware Supreme Court, en banc, answered four questions of law certified to it by the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware and upheld the facial validity of a fee shifting provision in a Delaware...more

US China Trade War Newsletter

Dear Friends, There have been major developments in the trade, solar cells, US/Chinese antitrust, and securities areas. REASON FOR THIS NEWSLETTER - Some readers have commented that this newsletter is...more

Reform of the Audit Market in the EU – Implications For Borrowers and Loan Documentation

A legislative package for the reform of the audit market in the EU has this month been approved by the EU Parliament and adopted by the Council of the European Union. Listed companies will need to change the firms that audit...more

Trendy “Cybersecurity” Versus Traditional “Information Security” Two Sides of the Same Security Coin

Cybersecurity has become a dominant topic of the day. The Snowden revelations, the mega-data breaches of 2013, the pervasiveness of invisible online “tracking” and the proliferation of “ data broker” trading in personal data...more

Section 1 Claims Dismissed in LIBOR, TIBOR Class Action

On March 28, 2014, Judge Daniels of the Southern District of New York dismissed antitrust and unjust enrichment claims against over 20 banks accused of manipulating prices in the Euroyen interbank lending market by submitting...more

Target, University of Maryland Testify on Data Breaches; Congress, FTC and SEC Continue Inquiries

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing entitled “Protecting Personal Consumer Information from Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches” and heard testimony from...more

Commitment To Compliance: The Compliance Committee

Sunday was the 69th anniversary the most iconic photo of World War II, at least from the American perspective. Of course it was the raising of the American flag at Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima. To say that one photo cannot...more

US China Trade War – Reagan Predicted It, Trade, Customs, 337/Patents, US China Antitrust, And Securities

There have been some major developments in the trade, Customs, patents, US/Chinese antitrust, and securities areas. In looking at the first posts I wrote on my blog, they were relatively short, but with the US litigation...more

December 2013: Structured Finance/Antitrust Update - Major Banks Face New Antitrust Investigations and Civil Suits

On the heels of the investigations into manipulation of LIBOR and price-fixing in the aluminum markets, the world’s largest banking institutions now face new inquiries from domestic and international antitrust regulators into...more

Competition Commission stops short of requiring Mandatory Rotation of Auditors

As part of its ongoing investigation into the UK audit services market, the Competition Commission ("CC") has provisionally decided on a package of remedies that will require FTSE 350 companies to put auditing contracts out...more

Russian Law Update - June 2013

In This Issue: - Russian Civil Law Reform: Recent and Upcoming Amendments - Anti-Corruption Laws: New Compliance Requirements for Russian Companies ..Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership - Amendments...more

Unfiltered Orange | Weekly eDiscovery News Update – January 30, 2013

Recognized nationally in Forbes’ Law and Technology Blog as a leading source of trusted eDiscovery information, Orange Legal Technologies’ Unfiltered Orange newsletter is published weekly to provide legal and technology...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - January 18, 2013

In this issue: - SEC Approves NYSE and NASDAQ New Compensation Committee and Adviser Listing Standards - SEC Extends No-Action Letter Permitting Broker-Dealers to Rely on Certain Investment Advisers to Conduct...more

FTC Announces Increased Hart-Scott-Rodino Thresholds

On January 10, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual indexing of the jurisdictional thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) pre-merger notification statute. The new thresholds will apply to all...more

Energy Newsletter - February 2012

In This Issue: - REGULATORY: - U.S. Antitrust/FERC: Converging On Federal Reviews Of Electricity Mergers - EU/UK Competition Law: Natural resources and keeping your head above water in the EU - Environmental:...more

London Litigation Update

English Court Upholds Forum-Selection Clauses Even When Doing So Results in Proceedings in Multiple Forums: A recent appellate decision further clarifies the extent to which courts in England and Wales will adhere to the...more

Securities Litigation Update FCPA Update: Recent Prosecutions and New Enforcement Tools

The past thirty days have underscored the redoubled efforts by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to investigate and prosecute violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act...more

In Re: Vivendi Universal, S.A.

Order Denying Anti-Suit Injunction

This is Judge Howell's Order entered on November 19, 2009 denying the plaintiff's anti-suit injunction....more

Discovery Executive Fined $1.4 Million For HSR Act Violations

In June 2009, media executive John Malone agreed to pay $1.4 million for violating the pre-merger reporting and waiting requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 as amended (HSR Act). The...more

Antitrust Alert: FTC Announces Annual Revision of HSR Threshold

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently released the revised thresholds for premerger notification filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the “HSR Act”). The HSR Act requires...more

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