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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
In a decision released on May 10, 2013, Justice Gascon of the Québec Court of Appeal dismissed the Canadian Franchise Association’s (CFA’s) motion for leave to intervene in ongoing proceedings between Dunkin’ Brands Canada...more
News reaches us of a private small round table session put together by Transparency International and attended by some from the US FCPA white collar community (we understand Mark Mendelsohn attended) and our very own David...more
The European Banking Authority (EBA) published a consultation paper on draft technical standards relating to the implementation of CRD IV on 22 May 2013.
Of particular concern to participants in the CLO market are the...more
The Virgin Islands Special Trusts Act (“VISTA”) came into force on 1 March 2004 and was introduced in order to allow a shareholder to establish a BVI trust over a BVI company which disengages the trustee from...more
In 2010, the number of federal prosecutions for violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) more than quadrupled. The Department of Justice (DOJ) set a new record for fines and penalties – collecting nearly $1B. The...more
Russia ratified an intergovernmental Agreement with the United Arab Emirates (hereinafter - UAE) on the Encouragement and Mutual Security of Investments (executed on June, 28, 2010) along with the accompanying Protocol...more
On May 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) issued an order authorizing the Freeport LNG Terminal (“Freeport”) in Quintana Island, Texas to export liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) to nations with which the United...more
On Friday May 17 2013, the Australian Government released the latest in a long line of Federal and State enquiries into the regulation of franchising in Australia....more
A recent decision of the United Kingdom’s First Tier (Tax) Tribunal has provided a timely reminder of the importance for employers of notifying their employees of the requirement to promptly reimburse the employer for income...more
The United States Supreme Court held Monday in PPL Corporation v. Commissioner (No. 12-43) that a U.S. taxpayer was entitled to claim a foreign tax credit on its share of a “windfall tax” imposed on the taxpayer’s United...more
On May 17, 2013, the EU General Court partially annulled a 2009 European Commission decision in the Marine Hose cartel case and significantly reduced the fine imposed on hose manufacturer Parker ITR by nearly 75% from 25.61...more
In a number of incremental steps, the PRC government has been easing restrictions on the cross-border movement of RMB. The latest step for the private equity industry is the Renminbi Qualified Foreign Limited Partner Program...more
Companies with existing compliance programs are starting to focus on the importance of monitoring, auditing and improving their compliance programs....more
On May 15, James R. Wigand, Director, Office of Complex Financial Institutions of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and...more
The Morrison & Foerster BioMeter for the first quarter of 2013 shows a flat quarter for BioMeter value and a decline in dealmaking activity. A small number of large deals dominate an otherwise quiet quarter.
In Colombia, as in many other countries, closing down or dissolving a business is often more complicated than setting up a new one. Although there is a lot of information related to setting up a company in this country, there...more
In a growing body of legal authority regarding standards-essential patents (SEPs), Northern District of California Judge Ronald Whyte ruled Monday that an owner of SEPs violated its licensing commitments by initiating a U.S....more
In a Written Ministerial Statement made in UK Parliament on 21 May 2013, Treasury Economic Secretary Sajid Javid MP announced the Treasury’s intention to make a crucial and very welcome clarification to the recent HMRC Brief...more
When Apple Inc., disclosed that it has not paid any corporate income tax over the past 4 years, it got the government’s attention. Hailed before the Senate, Apple is confident in their tax position because, it is legal. ...more
In September 2011 we published an article entitled Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties – Know the Products You Import. ...more
Can you synthesize and reconcile the world’s leading laws, regulations and commentaries on the best practices an anti-bribery and anti-corruption compliance program. ...more
Trying to avoid the unusually strict import controls in Argentina and facilitate faster clearance of its products through customs, a subsidiary of Ralph Lauren Corp. was found to have bribed local officials between 2005 and...more
Cloud computing is widespread and growing at a rapid pace in corporate information management because it generally is less expensive and more efficient than using internal corporate resources....more
Increasingly, companies will face explicit demands from investors, especially members of the socially responsible investor community, that they provide detailed disclosures regarding internal processes and procedures to...more
I am attending Compliance Week 2013 through Wednesday. As usual Matt Kelly and the Compliance Week team have put together a first rate program for the event....more
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