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License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
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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
This article is an excerpt of the Canada Chapter of International Liability of Corporate Directors, 2nd edition, published by Juris Publishing in February 2013. This excerpt excludes numerous aspects of the full chapter,...more
Originally Published in Legal Alert, Vol. 31, No. 5.
Directors of Canadian companies with operations outside of Canada can take comfort in the Ontario Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Piedra v. Copper Mesa Mining...more
The issue made the headlines during the 2012 Quebec provincial elections. Each of the three major parties in the running claimed that they would make it harder for foreign companies to acquire Quebec-based ones. The Parti...more
We recently came across a list of the top ten mistakes businessmen make in China. It was written by the President of a consulting company based in Los Angeles that assists small to medium sized companies in their Asian and...more
Yesterday I attended the Securities Enforcement Forum 2012 at the Mayflower Hotel in D.C. Bruce Carton organized an excellent day of panels devoted to a number of securities enforcement topics. Here is the full agenda from...more
Judicial decisions in Ontario and, more recently, Delaware have transformed restrictions on use of shared information commonly found in confidentiality agreements into de facto standstill provisions. Each of the Ontario...more
The Internet has created a number of challenges for rights holders and the law. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) – a plurilateral agreement that seeks to establish worldwide standards for enforcing Intellectual...more
Corporate sustainability and social entrepreneurship are the driving forces behind an increasing number of business decisions made on a daily basis. They represent a growing trend that melds traditional corporate purpose,...more
The industry for remanufactured printer/toner cartridges has flourished for years as users purchase replacements from third party suppliers who fill a need and offer print supplies at prices significantly lower than those...more
What is written is fundamental to the Phoenix business laws, so obviously document review is crucial in the litigation process. It is a key to the discovery process. According to KPMG, first level document review can be...more
In this issue:
- JOBS Act: SEC Proposes Rules Regarding Solicitation and Advertising in Securities Offerings
- SEC Increases Listing Fees for Fiscal Year 2013
- JOBS Act: SEC Proposes Rules Regarding...more
Some argue that contracts need not be “filled with mind-bending legal gibberish” and that plain simple everyday language will suffice.
Perhaps attorneys need to take a deep breath of fresh air and let go of the legal...more
Sometimes, a special committee is not so special. On August, 27, 2012, the Delaware Supreme Court upheld a Chancery Court decision ordering the controlling shareholder of Southern Copper Corporation, formerly Southern Peru...more
It’s common knowledge that doing business in China or with Chinese companies can be complicated and risky. But did you know that among those risks is the real possibility that you may be dealing with an imposter, either a...more
As a purely legal matter, corporate sustainability and social entrepreneurship require that we begin by asking the following question: Does the law of corporate governance permit social good as a primary focus and aim of...more
The Western Australian Court of Appeal has today delivered its judgment in the appeal of Westpac Banking Corporation v The Bell Group Ltd (in Liq)  WASCA 157 ( The Bell Appeal ). The Court substantially rejected the...more
I. INTRODUCTION - Buying or selling a closely held business, including the purchase of a division or a subsidiary, can be structured as (i) a statutory combination such as a statutory merger or share exchange, (ii) a...more
In this issue:
- New Disclosure Requirements Imposed in Connection with Iran Sanctions
- CFTC Proposes Inter-Affiliate Clearing Exemption
- CFTC Issues Temporary No-Action Relief for Trade Options
Introduction, Small Business and Southern Europe’s Economic problems.
Because my Arizona business law firm represents businesses and start ups, both locally and from around the world, I was curious about the role ...more
In selecting a law firm for an owner-operated small or medium sized business (aka “SMB’s”), we can start with some basic positions:
1. The law firm client is well advised to choose a lawyer, not a firm....
This brief article can get you started. The underlying question is whether you are cut out for owning and operating your own practice. I have had brilliant attorneys who wanted to practice law, not...more
On August 2, 2012, the Supreme Court of Canada, denied leave to appeal the Court of Appeal decision in Sharma v. Timminco. In so doing, the Supreme Court upheld the appeal court’s restrictive interpretation of the three year...more
The need to standardize methods for measuring a company’s environmental performance was discussed by several environmental policy executives for major corporations, testifying on May 16, 2012 in Washington D.C. before the...more
International energy agreements frequently incorporate UK law in choice-of-law clauses. Legal principles developed by British courts thus have the potential to affect wide-ranging operations of energy-related companies,...more
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