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Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
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Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
June 13 (Bloomberg Law) --Guy Norman, acting global head of mergers and acquisitions at Clifford Chance, tells Bloomberg's Sarah Kopit that the prospects for M&A activity in Europe are slowly beginning to improve. Citing a...more
The May 29th announcement that China-based Shuanghui International Holdings had agreed to acquire Virginia-based Smithfield Foods came with a lot of news value. First, the $4.7 billion price tag for Smithfield is large by any...more
On May 28, the Staff of the Division of Trading and Markets of the SEC issued a no-action letter to Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, a German-based entity that provides certain strategy consultancy services to non-U.S....more
I OVERVIEW OF M&A ACTIVITY -
According to a report of the Cayman Islands Economics and Statistics Office, the Islands’ economy began to recover from the economic downturn in 2011, with real gross domestic product...more
I OVERVIEW OF M&A ACTIVITY -
Given the international financial climate, it is perhaps unsurprising that the past 12 months have seen unpredictable deal flows involving British Virgin Islands (‘BVI’) companies, with...more
On April 29, 2013, the Federal Government introduced its 2013 budget implementation bill, Bill C-60,1 which would also implement announcements made by the Federal Government on December 7, 2012 concerning investments by...more
China is the world’s second largest economy, with an annual growth rate of more than 8 percent and a rapidly growing middle class. Foreign investment into China routinely exceeds US$100 billion a year. Businesses from all...more
British Virgin Island (“BVI”) and Cayman Islands companies have been a popular choice of investment vehicle for Hong Kong and Chinese companies and individuals. This article explores the key tools available to members of BVI...more
The case study discusses the implementation of a "Swiss Principal" model restructuring of a public corporation in the life sciences sector with a multi-billion dollar market capitalization and operations in thirty-five...more
April 4 (Bloomberg Law) -- Despite the number of global mergers-and-acquisition deals being down year over year for the first quarter, Sullivan & Cromwell expects deal work to increase this year because the phone is ringing...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
Comity among US and Chinese regulators may top this New Year’s wish list for United States-listed companies in China. After a failed six-month pursuit of a diplomatic solution, the SEC revived its federal court petition to...more
Anti-corruption issues continue to present significant risks in acquisition and investment transactions because regulators continue robust enforcement in this area and emerging markets often present the greatest economic...more
2012 Capital Markets Review -
Our Capital Markets Review is well established as one of Osler’s most popular publications. It contains our analysis of events that have affected the Canadian capital markets during the past...more
The European Commission has published an Action Plan (the Plan) on European company law and corporate governance for 2013. The Plan sets out 16 different priority actions to be taken by the Commission, including proposed...more
IntercontinentalExchange, Inc., an operator of global markets and clearing houses, and NYSE Euronext, a global equity, equity options and fixed income derivatives market operator, announced a definitive agreement for ICE to...more
James D. Rosener, Pepper Hamilton partner and chair of the firm's New York office and International Practice Group, presented at the opening roundtable of The Deal Economy 2013.
When it comes to cross-border M&A, U.S....more
Introduction & Background -
On Friday, December 7, 2012, the Canadian government (the “Government”) issued determinations under the Investment Canada Act (the “Act”), approving acquisitions by foreign state-owned...more
The FCPA Guidance contains good news and bad news. When I ask one of my kids which they want to hear first … they inevitably choose bad news first.
With that in mind, the FCPA Guidance includes relatively bad news on...more
In This Issue:
..Export Controls: Increased Enforcement Demands an Effective Export Compliance Program -
United States exporters are subject to an extremely complex and often overlapping system of export...more
At long last, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released their guidance on Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) compliance and enforcement issues.
Since China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2002, China has seen a rapid increase in the volume of inbound M&A consummated by foreign investors. What follows is a high-level overview of the primary issues...more
In This Issue:
Bridging the Cross-Border M&A Gap “Korean Style”; Corporate Buyers Beware: FCPA Successor Liability – A Growing Threat; Investing In the Chinese Health Care Sector: A New Frontier to be Explored with Care;...more
FCPA compliance has become the lifeblood of business. Whether a company is seeking to acquire another company, or a company needs a loan from a bank, FCPA compliance is required. Companies understand this fact and have...more
This note outlines general assembly meeting and decisions quorums of joint stock companies under the new Turkish Commercial Code No 6102, which entered into force on 14 July 2012....more
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