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In Case You Missed It - Interesting Items for Corporate Counsel - April 2017

by Stoel Rives LLP on

A host of things happened in the last few months regarding Conflict Minerals, although likely not much that will affect what a public company reports on its Form SD, due May 31. (Spoiler alert: The same thing companies have...more

Five on Friday – Five Recent Developments that We’ve Been Watching Closely - April 2017

It’s Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we’ve been monitoring. This week’s post includes: an effort by Twitter to enjoin U.S. Government demands for...more

Charities Participating in Policy and Protest: 2017 and Beyond

by Nilan Johnson Lewis PA on

Recent demonstrations highlight a significant passion for expressing dissent and opposition to the Trump administration and its public policy positions. Given the dramatic increase in queries we have received from our clients...more

External Perception of Your Internal Culture Is a Big Deal: What Uber’s Problems Have Taught Us about Reputation

by NAVEX Global on

Ethics and compliance officers might often feel like your company’s corporate culture gets tied into knots, with so many groups imposing demands on your organization’s behavior. But really, a better turn of phrase here...more

Rebuilding Trust in Business

by DLA Piper on

Our research is based on interviews with elite respondents in business, politics and the media. it therefore provides insights into how the elite views the problem of declining public trust in business, and provides a forum...more

South Africa Newsletter - September 2016

by Dentons on

South Africa’s diverse economy, strategic role in Africa and political history create a unique business and regulatory environment. The Dentons South Africa Newsletter will help you keep abreast of issues that affect doing...more

The Oman Update - Official Gazette 1152

by Dentons on

Ministerial Decisions - Ministry of Heritage and Culture - Ministerial Decision No. 136/2016 Determining the fees for visiting museums affiliated to the Ministry of Heritage and Culture....more

Amendment to the Development of Telecom Services and Networks Support Act in Poland

by Dentons on

On June 9, 2016, the Lower House of the Polish Parliament passed the Development of Telecom Services and Networks Support and Other Amendments Act, known as “Mega-Act Amendment”....more

Capital Formation Legislative Update

On March 22, 2016, Congressman French Hill introduced a bill, HR 4831, that would amend the 100-holder restriction on S corporations in the limited case of shares acquired through crowdfunded offerings or Regulation A...more

New Limit & Requirement on 501(c)(4) "Social Welfare" Organizations

by Nossaman LLP on

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released two position papers that affect new, and some existing, social welfare organizations described in section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code (Code). Last month the IRS...more

BDC Bill Approved by Financial Services Committee

On November 4, 2015, the House Financial Services Committee voted 53-4 in favor of HR 3868 sponsored by Congressman Mulvaney. Among other things, the bill would make needed changes to the Securities Act that would bring the...more

Russian Legislation Update

by White & Case LLP on

In This Issue: - Corporate: veracity of information submitted for the state registration of companies; cancellation of the mandatory requirement for a company to have a seal - Currency Control - Banking/ Basel...more

The Most Important Thing You Need To Know Now About The Lifting Of The General Solicitation Ban

by Allen Matkins on

I’m tempted to begin this post with the following: Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission lifted the ban on general solicitation in Rule 506 and Rule 144A offerings....more

DC Circuit Reversed Van Hollen. Players Changed Tactics to Avoid Disclosure. Did It Matter in 2012? by Claudia A. Hrvatin

by King & Spalding on

On September 18, 2012, in Van Hollen v. Federal Election Commission, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed a March 30th ruling of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia...more

Some PACs Stop Running "Electioneering Communication" Ads to Avoid Reporting Requirements

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

In recent days we have seen political action committees (PACs) claiming they are "prohibited" from running political ads in primary states due to "new rules" regarding "electioneering communications." As explained below,...more

Federal Court Requires Greater Disclosure of Corporations that Fund Electioneering Communications. Donors Beware.

by King & Spalding on

On March 30, 2012, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia struck down a key provision governing the disclosure of electioneering communications by corporations and labor unions. In Van Hollen v....more

"Citizens United": The Supreme Court Decision One Year Later

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Supreme Court issued its landmark opinion in Citizens United v. FEC one year ago today. That case allowed corporations and labor unions to make independent expenditures for or against political candidates. An editorial in...more

Vote for this and we will support you! How the new definition of coordinated communications affects political speech in the wake...

by Reed Smith on

Summary: As we previously noted, the Supreme Court has ushered in a new dawn on corporate political spending in its recent decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. Citizens United reverses decades of...more

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