Look At Business Strategy Before the Bribe
Corruption Risk in the Defense Sector
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 201-Maurice Gilbert on Hiring in Compliance, Part III
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 199-Louis Sapirman on using social media in a compliance program
A Front-Line Interview on "the Currency of Impact" with Author Dorie Clark
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 200-Mike Volkov on the Yates memo
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 198-Leona Lewis on her new podcast, the Masters of Disaster
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 197-Jerod Morris on creating a remarkable listener experience
Why We Say Yes to Corruption
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 194-Maurice Gilbert, Hiring in Compliance-Part II
How Ethical Behaviors Can "All Go So Wrong."
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 192-Mike Shepard on the Increased FCPA scrutiny around internal controls and best practices in data analytics
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 191-interview with Maurice Gilbert on hiring in compliance, Part I
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 190-Interview with Vivian Carpenter, author of The Fifth Letter
Front Line Interview Episode 1. Alison Taylor: Organizations, Compliance & Corruption
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 189-Compliance Evangelist
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 188-the BNY Mellon FCPA Enforcement Action
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 187-Francine McKenna from Market Watch at the Wall Street Journal
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 186-David Kotz on his book Financial Regulation and Compliance
An FCPA Journey to the Darkside & Steps to Protect Your Organization
Acquiring a startup often provides the acquirer with access to new markets, products, solutions and services, as well as innovative ideas and a pipeline of future products. While the idea of acquiring the “next big thing” is...more
The recently announced transaction between Lagunitas Brewing Company and Heineken N.V. marks the third transaction over the last ten months between a major U.S. craft brewery and a large foreign brewery. The prior two...more
In this episode I visit with Vivian Carpenter, author of The Fifth Letter, a legal thriller. We visit about one of the key themes of her book, corporate personhood and its relevance to FCPA enforcement. ...more
If a takeover bidder's share price falls materially, can the bidder withdraw its bid or lower its bid price? If not, how can the bidder protect itself in a volatile market?
Under Australian rules, a bidder cannot...more
In this episode I report on the exciting news of my new consolidated website which brings together my blog posts, podcasts and introduces new social media offerings. I also discuss my new role as a Compliance Evangelist. ...more
WHAT ROLE WILL THE GOVERNMENT OF KOREA PLAY IN APPROVING AND REGULATING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT?
The Korean government takes an active, investor-friendly role in approving and regulating foreign direct investment....more
WHAT ROLE WILL THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN PLAY IN APPROVING AND REGULATING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT?
Generally speaking, foreigners can conduct business in Japan on an equal legal footing with Japanese citizens. The...more
In a press release on 30 July 2015, the Bavarian data protection authority (DPA) announced that it had recently fined both seller and purchaser for unlawfully transferring customer data as part of an asset...more
1. WHAT ROLE WILL THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA PLAY IN APPROVING AND REGULATING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT?
Historically, India has been a regulated economy since its independence. The government of India (GOI) launched a new...more
Recently, governmental authorities have pursued corruption investigations in Latin America with a vigor traditionally not seen. One potential result is a significant disruption of business. While there are inherent risks in...more
Hong Kong is always rated as one of the world’s freest economies, one of the reasons being that the government has always adopted the approach of nonintervention.
Hong Kong strives to attract more foreign investors to...more
1. WHAT ROLE WILL THE GOVERNMENT OF CHINA PLAY IN APPROVING AND REGULATING FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT?
In the past, foreign investment in China was highly regulated. However, following China’s entry into WTO in 2001,...more
This outline discusses, in plain English, the regulatory provisions called into play under IRC § 367(b) on acquisitive mergers and other non-divisive corporate reorganizations. A Section 367(b) acquisitive reorganization...more
In this episode I visit with Ben Locwin, about his thought leadership around risk assessments. Ben has written extensively on the quantitative nature of risk assessments and various type of risk assessments. ...more
Federal Law No. 2 of 2015 (the New Commercial Companies Law, (NCCL)) was issued and contained in Federal Gazette No. 577 with the publication date of 31 March 2015. As such the new law comes into effect three months from the...more
As part of its audit committee outreach efforts, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has established a webpage called "Audit Committee Dialogue" focusing on recurrent areas of concern identified by the PCAOB over...more
The countdown is on: every five years, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DoC) Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) conducts a survey of U.S. corporate entities with foreign affiliates. The DoC conducts these surveys to produce...more
Comprehensive amendments to the Pennsylvania Business Corporation Law (“PBCL”) go into effect on July 1, 2015. The amendments repeal many substantive provisions of the PBCL in respect of corporate mergers. These provisions,...more
Due diligence on third parties, business partners and potential acquisition targets is essential in order to effectively manage corruption-related risk. With the majority of FCPA enforcement activity in recent years focused...more
In this episode I visit with Gini Dietrich, on how to create a MasterClass....more
COMPANY LAW -
Some general matters relating to company law in Australia are discussed below.
REGULATORY SCHEME -
The Corporations Act principally regulates companies, their incorporation, the acquisition of...more
REGULATION OF FOREIGN INVESTMENT -
One of the first matters a foreign investor must consider when planning to invest in Australia is the impact of Australia’s foreign investment policy.
A US private equity fund seeking to acquire a target in the UK will soon notice a number of differences from the US market. It is important to be aware of these differences if you are competing against UK private equity...more
In This Issue:
- The US M&A Market
- Friendly or Hostile? Deciding on the Approach to a Target
- The Basics: Transaction Structures
A. One-Step: Statutory Merger
The UAE has recently passed a new commercial companies law and approved some key changes to its public takeover regime.
1. New UAE Commercial Companies Law
UAE Federal Law No. (2) of 2015 Concerning Commercial...more
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