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Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Craft Beer Boom in Michigan
The Eli Lilly FCPA Enforcement Action-Lessons Learned
Record-setting Dodgers Sale Sets High Price For Mets Franchise
Lawsuits brought in the U.S. that result in judgments against Chinese companies often have problems with enforceability, unless the Chinese company has assets in the US or assets in another country that enforces US judgments....more
With Madrid's annual franchise fair just around the corner, now is a good time to analyze what 2012 was like for the franchise sector in Spain. A solid performance overall, especially strong for Spanish franchises abroad....more
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
RA Christoph Kocks und RÄin Uta Bröckerhoff
Die Anwendung des Gesetzes über vorvertragliche Informationen auf Franchiseverträge in Belgien
Das Gesetz vom 19. Dezember 2005 über vorvertragliche Information im...more
Keeping Up with Franchise Law in Canada -
Osler’s Franchise Group is featured in an “Editorial Gem” in an exciting new book, Great Canadian Franchise Stories, written by Dawn Mucci and Felicia Pizzonia. The title of...more
Zwaniga v. Johnvince Foods: A Warning Against Improperly Naming Defendants as “Franchisor’s Associates” - In Zwaniga v. Johnvince Foods (Zwaniga), Justice Perell granted pre-certification summary judgment dismissing a...more
This edition of our Franchising Update includes the following articles:
- The recently announced review of the Franchising Code.
- The Pie Face dispute – misleading information or inadequate due...more
The Lilly FCPA enforcement action, as laid out in the SEC Complaint, provides the compliance practitioner with solid information which can be used in a variety of ways to strengthen an anti-corruption/anti-bribery compliance...more
Although it may seem at first sight a small market to get into, there are many potential rewards when developing a franchise in Portugal: a good apetite for new concepts and ideas, a common language spoken by over 250 million...more
One of the items that the Department of Justice (DOJ) has increasingly focused on in its enforcement actions is the role of the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) and whether this position has adequate staffing and resources to...more
So who do you think had the better day – the Houston Astros Monday or Wal-Mart Tuesday? Yesterday, the Astros announced the signing of Carlos Pena to be their Designated Hitter (DH) for the 2013 season. Pena’s 2012 average –...more
Remember when a billion dollars was real money? Over the past couple of weeks there have been some mammoth fines paid by financial institutions for conduct, which would appear to fall under the category of “Banks Behaving...more
The firm often receives calls asking about the price of X, where "X"is, say, forming an "LLC." This question presents a number of issues; for example:
How do you know you need "X?"
Who are you?
What problem are you...more
This past weekend I caught the Moody Blues’ tour celebrating the 45th anniversary of their seminal classic album, “Days of Future Passed”. This was the second album released by the band and while I had always thought of it as...more
It has been a great couple of weeks for article regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). While I have resisted having a Friday Round Up of all things FCPA compliance related because both the FCPA Professor, on his...more
Found on page 54 of the recently released Department of Justice (DOJ) Guidance on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is the following language:
“Chapter 8 of the Sentencing Guidelines, which governs the sentencing of...more
t was reported today that the Houston Astros pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training on February 11, 2013, with position players reporting on February 15. I thought about how much I used to look forward to Spring...more
Your company has just made its largest acquisition ever and your Chief Executive Officer (CEO) says that he wants you to have a compliance post-acquisition integration plan on his desk in one week. Where do you begin? Of...more
I have previously written about my belief that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) should go further in releasing information about Declinations to Prosecute Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases self-reported to both it...more
In the Work Matters column in the December 3 Issue of the Texas Lawyer, in an article entitled, “Ten Phrases Lawyers Hear That Portend Disaster” author Michael Maslanka explored his love of noir fiction, which I...more
It is the matter that my This Week In FCPA colleague Howard Sklar calls “This little lawsuit that could.” As reported by the FCPA Professor last week, the Instituto Costarricense De Electricidad (ICE) filed a...more
Most of Shakespeare’s histories involve issues relating to kingship and how a king might reign. In some of the plays, such as Henry V, the example is of a positive nature. In others, such as Richard III, you may need to...more
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
Originally published in the International Journal of Franchising Law (Volume 10 – Issue 4 – 2012).
This article provides a comprehensive analysis of international franchising structures – direct franchising, exclusive...more
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