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€110 million fine for Facebook by the European Commission for providing misleading information during WhatsApp merger review

by Dechert LLP on

The European Commission (“Commission”) announced on May 18, 2017, that it was fining Facebook €110 million for providing misleading or incorrect information during the review of the social network’s acquisition of WhatsApp in...more

THE LATEST: EU Commission Fines Facebook EUR 110 million for Providing Incorrect or Misleading Information

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Commission’s EUR 110 million fine on Facebook for breach of its procedural obligations under the EU merger control rules underscores the need to submit full, accurate and reliable information during the Commission’s...more

European Commission Approves Microsoft Acquisition of LinkedIn Subject to Conditions

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On 6 December 2016, the European Commission cleared the acquisition of LinkedIn by Microsoft, subject to Microsoft granting LinkedIn’s competitors access to certain LinkedIn tools....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Financial transaction provider Euronet Worldwide’s made an unsolicited bid to acquire MoneyGram for about $1 billion in cash, throwing a wrench into Ant Financial’s plan to use MG as a way to break into the US market and...more

Manatt Digital - February 2017

If there is one truism in the world of digital media, it is the simple fact that our technology and consumption habits are evolving in tandem with one another and at an exponential rate. This compounding effect of innovation...more

EU Merger Control Procedural & Jurisdictional Aspects: Reply To The European Commission Consultation

by Hogan Lovells on

We welcome the opportunity to provide comments to the European Commission in its evaluation of procedural and jurisdictional aspects of EU merger control. A NEW JURISDICTIONAL THRESHOLD - We respond here to section...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Some solid non-search-engine growth helped Alphabet post pretty solid Q4 numbers (with profit missing estimates but revenue surging past them)....more

The French Competition Authority imposes record fine for gun jumping practices

by White & Case LLP on

On 8 November 2016, the French Competition Authority (FCA) published a press release announcing that it imposed a fine of EUR 80 million on the Altice Group (Altice Luxembourg and SFR Group) for implementing two transactions...more

Brussels Regulatory Brief: November

by K&L Gates LLP on

The European Commission (“Commission”) has recently published statistics concerning the European Union (“EU”) merger control review process. Typically, the Commission examines larger mergers with an EU dimension, meaning that...more

National security reviews: A global perspective — Russian Federation

by White & Case LLP on

Russia targets 45 "strategic activities" that trigger a national review. The Government Commission on Control Over Foreign Investments in the Russian Federation (the Government Commission), which was established by the...more

A New Administration: A New FCPA Enforcement Regime?

by Michael Volkov on

Now that the dust has settled on this turbulent campaign season, everyone is in the prediction game, especially when it comes to FCPA enforcement. It is easy to make predictions of significant change. It is easy to take...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Italy’s struggling lender Monte Dei Paschi is cutting jobs and closing branches in an effort to revive the world’s oldest bank (and maybe save Siena in the process)....more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 9.27.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

We learned yesterday that Twitter’s shopping itself around for a buyer. It’s facing one big complication, though—the sizeable amount of stock Twitter has doled out to its employees over the years. Last year, for example,...more

EU & Competition Law Update – August 2016

by Bryan Cave on

EU: Regulatory Scrutiny of Online Hotel Booking Continues - The 13 July 2016 saw the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) announce that it had sent a questionnaire to a large sample of hotels throughout the UK. As...more

Your daily dose of financial news - The Brief – 7.27.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

We heard last week about Unilever’s $1 billion acquisition of start-up Dollar Shave Club. With a few days to reflect, the Deal Professor suggests that this relatively innocuous deal should make “every other company . . . very...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.31.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A lawsuit over an alleged Ponzi scheme involving a fund pushed by MetLife agents is raising hard questions for the insurance giant over the reaches of corporate liability...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 5.5.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is releasing a rule today that will ban consumer financial services providers from “prohibiting customers, through contracts with mandatory arbitration clauses, from filing or joining...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 4.20.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

As Yahoo took stock of its suitors yesterday, it released word that its business “continued to deteriorate in the first quarter, putting more pressure on the company to find a buyer quickly for its Internet operations.”...more

FCPA compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 249-Reflections on Cuba, with Adam Turteltaub

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, I share some reflections and observations on Cuba with Adam Turteltaub who was coincidently on a tour in Cuba at the same time as myself. ...more

FCPA compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 248-Risk Assessments under the FCPA

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode I discuss performing a risk assessment under the FCPA. Listen all the way through and at the end, learn how you can receive a deliverable related to the podcast topic at no charge. ...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 243-Lessons Learned from Olympus and Qualcomm FCPA Enforcement Actions

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode, I review the lessons to be garnered from the Olympus and Qualcomm FCPA enforcement actions. ...more

Your daily dose of financial news The Brief – 3.1.16

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Apple’s gained some welcome federal precedent in its battle to resist unlocking its phones for the federal government, thanks to an EDNY drug case in which federal magistrate judge James Orenstein denied the government’s...more

VimpelCom Settles FCPA Case – Part I

by Thomas Fox on

In what can only be termed a stunning resolution, last week the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a resolution of a long-standing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) probe...more

Manatt Digital Media: Top 10 Predictions for 2016

It's a new year, and that, of course, means it's pundit time. Last year's headline story in digital media was the rapid ascension and burgeoning number of over-the-top (OTT), cord-free streaming video services, led by...more

"CFIUS Trends Inform Cross-Border Activity"

In a reflection of current M&A activity, Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) cases have shifted in their geographic and industry focuses over the years, from the United Kingdom and other locations to...more

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