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The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 66, Visit with Virna De Palma from TRACE [Video]

In this episode I visit with Virna De Palma,Senior Director, Global Strategy & Communications at TRACE International, Inc.. She talks about some of the services which TRACE offers and details a new and exciting scholarship...more

New IRS Guidance Offers Insight Regarding Covered Transactions Under the Transaction Cost Regulations

When the IRS released the transaction cost regulations of Treas. Reg. 1.263(a)-5, a new term was created: “covered transaction.” Unlike the treatment of a covered transaction in a tax shelter context, which is generally...more

Identifying Further Restructuring Risks in Germany - Federal Court of Justice Clarifies Liability for Continuing the Business of...

The Financial Crisis, a difficult market situation and a tense liquidity status have led to remarkable difficulties for mid-sized businesses within the past years. Strategic and financial investors have and continue to...more

CFIUS Scrutiny of Foreign Acquisitions of U.S. Businesses Intensifies (Quorum, March 2014)

The most recently released annual report (for 2012) by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) highlights a sharp increase in abandoned deals involving foreign acquisitions of U.S. businesses. ...more

Private Equity Newsletter - March 2014: What will the second half of 2014 bring?

Q1 in Europe has seen a slower than anticipated volume of private equity transactions completed. What are the influencing factors and how will this shape the remainder of the year?...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 43, Interview with Neil Swidey, author of Trapped Under the Sea [Video]

In this episode, I visit with Neil Swidey, author of Trapped Under the Sea, who discusses safety, risk and leadership. ...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 42, Interview with Patrick Taylor of Oversight Systems on Transaction Monitoring [Video]

In this episode I visit with Patrick Taylor, President of Oversight Systems on transaction monitoring in a best practices FCPA compliance practice. ...more

Episode 41-Interview with John Champion, leadership lessons from Captain Kirk [Video]

In this episode I visit with John Champion, co-host of the podcast of The Mission Log; a podcast which discusses each episode of all iterations of Star Trek. We discuss the leadership with lessons from Captain Kirk. ...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 40, Interview with Adam Turteltaub [Video]

In this episode I visit with Adam Turteltaub, from the SCCE. Adam has worked in the compliance space for over 10 years and has seen the increased awareness and acceptance of compliance. He also discusses the upcoming SCCE UK...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 3-Interview with Marie Patterson, Vice President of Marketing for Hiperos [Video]

In this episode of the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, I visit with Marie Patterson, VP of Marketing for Hiperos. We discuss the management of third parties by a commercial entity throughout the life cycle of the...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 38-Using a utility industry compliance program as a guide to anti-corruption compliance  [Video]

In this episode, I discuss the SCCE Utilities and Energy Conference and a session I attended which focused on utility industry compliance. There are many similarities between such compliance and anti-corruption compliance and...more

European Acquisition Finance Debt Report 2014

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - Welcome to DLA Piper’s European Acquisition Finance Debt Report 2014. This report, now in its fifth year, presents detailed results of our survey of over 250 debt providers, advisors, sponsors and...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 37-Interview with the FCPA Professor, Part II [Video]

In this episode, I debate with the FCPA Professor on the cause for the increase in FCPA enforcement beginning in 2004. ...more

The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 36, Visit with the FCPA Professor-Part 1 [Video]

In this Episode 36 of the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, I begin a two-part interview with the FCPA Professor. In this episode, we talk about what is on the mind of the Professor and he discusses some of his blog posts...more

2013 Insurance Industry Year End Review and Forecast for 2014 (Global)

The tectonic plates of insurance regulation are shifting – with reverberations across the industry. The industry is also faced with significant commercial pressures, including a flood of third-party capital; persistent...more

Outward Bound

As Chinese companies have matured, they’re eagerly looking to the U.S. as a source for technology innovation, talent and market penetration, says Jackie Liu, a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s San Francisco office. Until...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week in Review - February 10, 2014

No-Action Letter Provides Relief to M&A Brokers - On January 31, in a significant no-action letter (Letter), the Staff of the Division of Trading and Markets provided assurances that it would not recommend enforcement...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 34, Opinion Release 13-01 [Video]

In this episode 34 of the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, I review Opinion Release 13-01 and its implications for the compliance practitioner in the areas of CSR and charitable donations. ...more

"Trends to Watch and Opportunities to Catch in Latin America"

Concerns over slow growth in most economies; uncertainty about governments’ incentive strategies, including the U.S. winding down its bond-buying program; volatility in the stock markets globally; and inflation and deflation...more

CFIUS Annual Report Shows Increased Focus on Chinese Investment

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”), the inter-agency group that conducts national security reviews of foreign acquisitions of U.S. businesses, recently issued its Annual Report to Congress for...more

"National Security Reviews of Foreign Investments in US Businesses Show No Signs of Slowdown in 2014"

Over the past two years, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has applied increased scrutiny to foreign investments in U.S. businesses. CFIUS reviews the national security implications of such...more

"Will 2014 Be the ‘Year of the Foreign Private Issuer’?"

Experience in 2013 has shown that U.S. securities exchanges are once again becoming increasingly popular venues for listings by non-U.S. companies. The number of non-U.S. companies that conducted initial listings in the U.S....more

DQ’d: New Inversion Regulations Expand the Reach of the Public Offering Rule and Offer a Few Other Surprises

On January 17, Treasury and the IRS published new temporary and proposed regulations under Section 7874 of the Internal Revenue Code that expand the reach of the so-called “public offering rule” of Section 7874(c)(2)(B) to...more

New Temporary Regulations Introduce a Welcome De Minimis Rollover-Shareholder Exception to US Anti Inversion Rules

On January 16, 2014, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service released new temporary regulations on one aspect of corporate inversions under Section 7874 (the “Regulations”) that altered and clarified the...more

CFIUS Issues Its 2013 Annual Report to Congress

Number of Filings by Chinese Acquirers Increased Dramatically; First Transaction Blocked by Presidential Order Since 1990 - The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), a multi-agency U.S....more

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