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

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

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

How To Survive A Conflict of Interest Scandal

What happens when you own a business and hold a political position or serve on a non-profit board and you have to make a decision in one of those positions that could affect your business? Can you remain objective? Can you...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

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

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

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

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.

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

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...

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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