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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"
On June 11, 2013, the European Commission published a proposal for a directive on private damages actions for breaches of EU competition law. If adopted, the directive will facilitate private damages actions in the national...more
On 11 June 2013, the European Commission (“Commission”) adopted a proposal for a directive on how citizens and companies can bring damages claims under EU antitrust rules. According to the Commission, the proposal serves to...more
On June 12, 2013, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the introduction of a new transparency initiative in Canada that will require Canadian companies in the extractive industries, including mining, oil and gas,...more
A comprehensive reform of German antitrust law will take effect in the coming weeks. The reform package passed by the German parliament last week includes significant changes to the merger control regime....more
On June 11, 2013, the European Commission (Commission) issued a widely anticipated series of proposals designed to advance private antitrust damage and collective actions in Europe. To accomplish this, the Commission issued...more
The European Union’s top court rules that a national law which requires the consent of all parties before access to the file is given to third-party antitrust damages claimants is incompatible with EU law; a national court...more
In This Issue:
- Russian Civil Law Reform: Recent and Upcoming Amendments
- Anti-Corruption Laws: New Compliance Requirements for Russian Companies
..Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership
On 11 June, the European Commission (“Commission”) published its long-awaited package of proposals on private antitrust litigation. The package is divided into three sets: (1) a Draft Directive on actions for damages (2) a...more
As of 2012 (at least according to Wikipedia), California was the 12th largest economy in the world. Most national and international firms do at least some business in the Golden State. Like other states, California has laws...more
In deze kroniek wordt kort ingegaan op een aantal belangwekkende ontwikkelingen en rechterlijke uitspraken uit 2012 op het gebied van het algemene Mededingingsrecht. Over de oprichting van de nieuwe...more
In a case that reverberated throughout Chinese state-owned and private companies, as well as various organs of the Chinese government, in a recent private civil class action case in United States District Court for the...more
We commented in a previous alert that the European Commission had launched an investigation into "dumping" of solar panels in the European market by Chinese companies. Yesterday (4 June 2013) it was announced that the...more
Trade secrets were first introduced into China law through the Article 10 of the “Anti-Unfair Competition Law of China” (effective Dec. 1, 1993)....more
A mining consumables company was sold to a private equity firm. Seven hours later, the company was onsold at a $22 million premium to a competing Australian mining consumables company well known to the...more
The injury standard in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations is still being debated in the courts. Recent court decisions indicate that injury and causation thresholds will be contested matters for years to come....more
Bowman v. Monsanto Co. -
Decided: 5/13/2013 -
Holding: (9-0) Patent rights are exhausted for only original seed sold.
Bowman, a farmer, purchased and planted Monsanto’s patented...more
Commission Publishes More New Rules On General Discovery Limitations, E-Discovery Limitations, And Claiming Privilege Or Work Product Protection –
On May 15, 2013, the Commission published Amendments (78 Fed. Reg....more
Competition and Innovation: Application of European Competition Law to a Rival’s Demand for Access to a Competitor’s Data -
The Internet has given rise to information-based businesses that create value by accumulating...more
The International Trade Commission opened its doors to non-practicing entities (NPEs) with its decision in Certain Coaxial Cable Connectors and Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-650 (reported in IPT News, Q3 2010), holding...more
Recent developments in Canadian anti-corruption, economic sanctions, and export control laws are having a significant impact on the due diligence that should be conducted on potential targets in the context of mergers and...more
Effective May 29, 2013, Canada significantly expanded its existing economic sanctions measures against Iran by implementing a general ban on supplying or sourcing goods to or from Iran and a prohibition on making any...more
On May 15, 2013, the Commission published Amendments (78 Fed. Reg. 29618-24) to its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning Adjudication and Enforcement, which become effective on June 20, 2013. The amendments provide,...more
On May 1st, Acting U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Demetrius Marantis issued the 2013 Special 301 Report. According to the USTR website, the Report "demonstrates U.S. resolve to take strong action to support critical jobs...more
Regulators have historically taken a reactive approach to privacy and information security issues related to websites and mobile apps, often waiting to take action until a potential violation has been brought to their...more
The US District Court for the Southern District of New York recently held that alleged anticompetitive conduct by Chinese technology manufacturers taking place entirely within China did not create sufficient direct effects on...more
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