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Commercial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Alert - April 2017, Issue 1

by Reed Smith on

Welcome to the April 2017 issue of the CR&B Alert, the newsletter produced by Reed Smith's Commercial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Group. Excerpt from Newsletter: SUPREME COURT WILL DECIDE STANDARD OF REVIEW ON...more

Arbitration World

by K&L Gates LLP on

From the Editors - Welcome to this 33rd edition of Arbitration World. Following the United Kingdom’s referendum decision on 23 June to leave the EU, in this edition we examine how the uncertainty over the treatment...more

Singapore Legal Update - November/December 2016

by Allen & Overy LLP on

Companies Act to Allow Re-domiciliation Into Singapore - On 26 October 2016, the MOF and the ACRA proposed to amend the Companies Act to allow for inward re-domiciliation of companies. This will allow a foreign company...more

Restructuring business to take advantage of investment treaty – a cautionary tale

by Allen & Overy LLP on

In Philip Morris Asia Ltd v The Commonwealth of Australia, PCA Case No. 2012-12, Award on Jurisdiction and Admissibility, an investment arbitration tribunal has found that the Philip Morris International group (PMI Group)...more

Iran's World Court Case Against the United States May Impact Investment Arbitration

by BakerHostetler on

On June 14, 2016, the Islamic Republic of Iran sued the United States of America in the International Court of Justice (also known as the “World Court” or the “ICJ”) in the Hague, alleging that the U.S. government had...more

Landmark enforcement decision in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

by DLA Piper on

The Enforcement Court in Riyadh has recently confirmed that a US$ 18.5 million ICC award rendered in London, will be enforced in the Kingdom against a Saudi-domiciled award debtor. The enforcement process, handled by our...more

Crowdfunding Begins on May 16, 2016

by Morgan Lewis on

Funding portal registration is now available through FINRA. This LawFlash discusses funding portals, which are the intermediaries through which crowdfunding will occur, specifically regarding the registration process...more

Successful Strategies for Doing Business in Asia: Philippines

WHAT ROLE WILL THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PHILIPPINES PLAY IN APPROVING AND REGULATING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT? The following Philippine government agencies are involved in approving and/or regulating foreign direct...more

Energy Future Holdings – Another Major Success for Chapter 11 Mediation?

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Mediation has become an invaluable tool in large chapter 11 cases. Traditionally viewed as a means for resolving discrete disputes between a debtor’s estate and an adversary party, in recent years mediation in certain complex...more

The International Arbitration Review

by WilmerHale on

International arbitration is a fast-moving express train, with new awards and court decisions of significance somewhere in the world rushing past every week. Legislatures, too, constantly tinker with or entirely revamp...more

Petrobras Shareholders’ Brazilian-Law Claims Are Subject to Mandatory Arbitration Provision

The travails of Petrobras have generated a lot of attention – and litigation – in the past year. On July 30, 2015, District Judge Jed Rakoff, of the Southern District of New York, issued an opinion explaining his prior order...more

"Revised HSR Thresholds Announced"

On January 10, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the revised thresholds for determining whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust authorities about a transaction under the Hart-Scott-Rodino...more

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: International Arbitration: Threats to Investment Protection in the EU Energy Sector by John Gaffney

by King & Spalding on

This article examines threats to the investment protections afforded by bilateral investment treaties (“BITs”) between EU Member States (“intra-EU BITs”) in the energy sector and suggests ways in which these threats may be...more

Canadian Government Announces Changes to the Investment Canada Act

by Bennett Jones LLP on

In a series of announcements and statutory amendments over the last several years, the Canadian government has signalled its intent to limit reviews under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) to more significant transactions and...more

Russian Legal Update - May 2012

by Dechert LLP on

In This Issue: - p1 Russia Finally Establishes a Central Securities Depository Increasing Transparency in the Russian Securities Market - p3 Enforcement Procedure for Pledged Property Modified - p4 Investment...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - May 4, 2012

In this issue: - SEC Issues Additional Guidance on Emerging Growth Companies - CFTC Issues Proposed Interpretative Statement - CFTC to Hold Public Meeting to Consider a Final Rule - CME Issues Advisory...more

MoFo Tax Talk - Volume 4, No. 1 - April 2011

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In this issue: IRS Reverses its Position on Closing a Forward with Borrowed Stock; Equity Units Exchange Offer; Repurchase Premiums and Consent Fees; Reporting Obligations for Corporate Actions Continued; Withholding on ADR...more

So You Want to Select a Foreign Business Partner? Be Sure to Follow These 3 Matchmaking Tips.

by Santiago Cueto on

Utilizing the resources outlined in this article will go a long way in helping you validate a foreign business partner. A small investment in reliable business intelligence now will pay huge dividends in the future by...more

Unilateral Arbitration Provisions in Consumer Mortgage Loans Upheld

by Evan Pappas on

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, in Salley v. Option One Mortgage Corp., recently upheld a mortgage company’s right to enforce a “one-sided” arbitration provision in a loan agreement with a consumer. The agreement in...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - March 26, 2010

In this issue: *BROKER DEALER ..FINRA to Require Firms to Designate a Super Account Administrator ..CBOE and CHX Amend Rules to Prohibit Broker Discretionary Voting on Director Elections and Other Matters *CFTC ..CFTC...more

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