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License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
Cohen: Cyprus Is Not A Template For Future Restructurings
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
Lessons Learned from the Parker Drilling DPA and Ralph Lauren NPA
Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
Weekly Brief: $350K in Wine Leads to $14M Lawsuit
Buchheit: Cyprus Could Need a Second Bailout
Consultant: BigLaw Growth is NOT Dead!
Bill on Bankruptcy: How Purchasers of AMR Stock Made a Killing
SEC News - Five Year Enforcement Limitation, FCPA Charges for Foreign Nationals, More...
Could A US-EU Free Trade Deal Harm The WTO?
Weekly Brief: New DOJ Tact Pushes Bank Subsidiaries To Admit Guilt
Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
Next Step in Airline M&A: Cross-Border Deals
More Law Firm Mergers in 2013
Transaction Monitoring Under the FCPA
The Corporate Law Report: First-to-File Patents, Hiring for Cultural Fit, Roth Conversions Post-Fiscal Cliff, and Global Corporate Insights
Federal Economic Espionage Act Overview
The Eli Lilly FCPA Enforcement Action-Lessons Learned
Italian Law No. 228 dated December 24, 2012, which approved the 2013 budget, contemplates, among others, a new tax applicable to certain financial transactions (the “Tobin Tax”).
The Tobin Tax will apply to transactions,...more
The FCPA world is fast-becoming the leader in new compliance strategies. The Justice Department and the SEC have embraced the requirement for conducting “proactive audits.”...more
A dynamic market -
Russia is a dynamic, developing growth market, with a constantly changing legal environment. Right now Russia is seeing an upturn of activity in corporate transactions of all kinds: mergers and...more
In December 2012 the BBC online service reported that Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited (Rolls-Royce) was in talks with the UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) regarding potential allegations of bribery and corruption in Indonesia and...more
Swaps trade in a global market. Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act amended the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) to impose a panoply of regulation on the swaps market mostly through regulations adopted by the Commodity Futures...more
On December 19, 2012, the European Commission adopted nine regulatory and implementing technical standards to complement obligations defined under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation on OTC derivatives, central...more
Today we celebrate Fu Manchu. No not the facial accouterments but the fictional character who was introduced to the world in a series of novels by British author Sax Rohmer during the first half of the 20th century. He has...more
On December 17, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced a settlement under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) with Allianz SE (“Allianz”), the insurance company based in Germany, resulting...more
In keeping with “tradition” (even if it is a one-year tradition), I like to start out the year looking back on the person of the year in 2012. As we look through the developments of 2012, there is no question of the...more
Sorry Bill Simmons, but today we celebrate one of the great modern day records of any American sports franchise. On this day 41 years ago, the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Los Angeles Lakers to end the Lakers 33 game winning...more
In the last five years, law firms and companies have aggressively added resources and capabilities to respond to increased FCPA enforcement and compliance needs. Outside counsel have established practice areas dedicated...more
Recently proposed changes in UK law could affect private investment funds that operate or have partners, employees or investments in the UK. Many of the proposed changes are included in the draft Finance Bill 2013, which was...more
1. What is a trademark?
A trademark is a brand name for a product. It can be a word, phrase, logo, design, or virtually anything that is used to identify the source of the product and distinguish it from competitors’...more
China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”), the securities regulator of the People’s Republic China (the “PRC” or “China”), has scrapped quantitative threshold requirements for Chinese companies applying for offshore...more
Recently China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) imposed an RMB 353 million (USD 56.7 million) penalty against an international price-fixing cartel of LCD manufacturers, the largest the NDRC has ever imposed...more
Final Rules on Compensation Committee Listing Standards -
On June 20, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted Exchange Act Rule 10C-1 implementing listing standard requirements pursuant to Section 952...more
The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted final rules requiring disclosure of the use of "conflict minerals" by public companies (including smaller reporting companies and foreign private issuers) in products they...more
On December 26, 2012 the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") published a final rule amending the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 560 (the "ITSR"), to implement...more
Companies that manufacture and sell products to Abu Dhabi’s state companies involved in power, water and petroleum may require their employees to access such facilities in order to provide installation, after-sales and...more
In This Issue:
- 2013 Annual Meeting Season
- Dealing with ISS and Other Proxy Advisory Firms this Proxy Season
- SEC Update
- Other NYSE/NASDAQ Developments
- Delaware Law Update — Delaware Court Applies...more
Many government entities across Europe deliver services through municipal or public-owned companies. Such entities are less common in the UK, although the issue is increasingly on the agenda, with a strong preference...more
District Court Determines that the SEC Bears the Burden of Negating the 'Facilitating' Payments Exception -
On December 11, 2012, in a rare opinion interpreting the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"), U.S....more
The Italian Government has approved new rules concerning the issuance of corporate bonds and commercial paper through Law Decree no. 179 of October 18, 2012 on “Further Urgent Measures for Growth of the Country”, which was...more
As part of the ongoing reform and investigation into Australia's OTC derivatives market the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and the Reserve Bank of...more
Public companies with PRC-based auditors are facing a worrisome accounting “slope” rather than a “cliff” on December 31, 2012. If the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is not able to finish its international...more
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