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The Responsible Corporate Officer Doctrine in the Wake of DeCoster

Executive Summary: The most important Park doctrine case in over forty years may be heading to the Supreme Court – but not if the federal government has its way. The Responsible Corporate Officer doctrine (“RCO doctrine”),...more

DOJ Sues to Halt Deere’s Acquisition of Monsanto’s Precision Planting

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) sued this week to stop Deere & Co.’s acquisition of Monsanto Co.’s Precision Planting, explaining that the deal would harm farmers. The companies make high-speed precision planting systems,...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.19.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Bayer’s making good on its rumored interest in Monsanto in a deal that could be valued at more than $42 billion and would bring together two of the world’s biggest suppliers of crop seeds and pesticides...more

Australia’s ‘New’ Foreign Investment Regime- Same Product Different Packaging

by Allen & Overy LLP on

With effect from 1 December 2015, the Australian Government has re-written its foreign investment laws and policy. The overall policy position on foreign investment in Australia has not changed materially although there have...more

Does Your Alberta-related Deal Trigger Foreign Ownership of Land Regulations?

by Bennett Jones LLP on

There is no doubt that the Agricultural and Recreational Land Ownership Act and Foreign Ownership of Land Regulations are a mouthful, but they may not always be top of mind when considering buying or leasing land in Alberta,...more

Consequences of Late Payment in Commercial Transactions under the Turkish Commercial Code

by Burak Kepkep on

This article aims to summarize Article 1530 of the Turkish Commercial Code implementing Directive 2011/7/EC into Turkish commercial law and providing consequences of late payment in commercial transactions....more

California Court of Appeal Holds Class Action Waiver in Commercial Contract Not Unconscionable

In Walnut Producers of California v. Diamond Foods, Inc., Case No. C060346 (August 16, 2010), the California Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District held that a class arbitration waiver in an agreement between walnut...more

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