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Mergers And Acquisitions In Franchising Strategies For 2014 And Beyond

The M&A market is very strong for franchisor and large multi-unit franchisees of scale today – good news for those looking for a sale or growth capital. What key factors drive investor demand? How should investors be thinking...more

Ownership Of Competitive Franchise Systems: Risks And Rewards

Franchise systems have been, and continue to be, sought-after investment and acquisition targets. As a result of this, the demand for ownership of franchise systems often exceeds supply. In fact, there has been almost a...more

The GPMemorandum, Issue 172

gThe United Stated District Court for the District of Minnesota recently dismissed several claims by a Party City franchisee premised on the franchisor’s operation of an online store. Newpaper, LLC v. Party City Corp., 2013...more

Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions [Video]

BizJet self-disclosed to the DOJ, engaged in what the DOJ termed “extraordinary cooperation” and remediated the people and conduct in question. Further, DuBois and Uhl not only offered themselves up but actively worked with...more

Using History to Create or Rebuild a Compliance Culture

I have worked for and with a number of companies that may seem to have lost their compliance path and have become embroiled in a lengthy Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) or UK Bribery Act investigation. They may need to...more

Singapore Business Law - Checklist for Distributor Agreement

Business expansion comes in many different forms. One of the most common methods of used by the small businesses in Singapore to expand their business is to expand their distribution channels by the appointment of...more

Singapore Business Law - Letters of Intent and What They Achieve

Business owners generally assume that a Letter of Intent made precursory to a contract would be legally binding and entitle you to legal remedies if the other party reneges on the deal. This article explains why this is often...more

Singapore Business Law - Business Legal Check-Up

Have you ever missed your annual medical check up? Or forgotten to send your car for servicing? Recognise that your business is no different when it comes to a routine checkup to ensure that all is well. A Business Legal...more

Singapore Business Law - Top 10 Legal Tips for Small & Medium Enterprises

Running a business is exciting. But without the right advice, it can also be a minefield, especially where legal matters are concerned. We provide some tips to guide you through the minefield....more

Singapore Business Law - Read Before Signing

“Don’t Worry, it’s a Standard Contract. Please Sign Here” - we give you several reasons why you should not comply....more

Will the UK Let the Light of Day Shine Into Its Regulatory Process

Should the regulators process be shrouded in mystery or should there be disclosure into the light of day? That is a question currently before authorities in London. As reported in the Financial Times (FT) column Inside...more

Doing business in the Democratic Republic of Congo after its accession to the OHADA system

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recently acceded to OHADA (“Organisation pour l'Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires”), which will render OHADA legislation applicable in the DRC in September 2012. This...more

Pfizer DPA Part II – Enhanced Compliance Obligations and Corporate Compliance Obligations

Last week I began an exploration of the Pfizer Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) which was announced last week by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with its settlement of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)...more

Barclay’s Speeding Defense and GlaxoSmithKline’s Claw backs – Implications for FCPA Compliance

I once heard James Baker say that the only way to know how a person will perform as President of the United States is by being President. In other words, there is no way to test how a person will respond to the stresses and...more

Trademark Law Overview for the Entrepreneur

This is a concise article that serves as a quick primer on trademark law for entrepreneurs and small businesses . . ....more

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