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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Store-branded credit cards are still big business, but as the Times tells us, their contribution to companies’ bottom lines are masking bigger troubles at retailers around the US....more

Open access rail operators: change ahead?

by Dentons on

Open access still has a low market share - ORR has calculated that open access operators run just 1% of passenger rail miles in the United Kingdom, the rest being worked under passenger rail franchises. No open access...more

The Fine Print - Spring 2017

The spring 2017 issue of The Fine Print features articles on supply chain management, hotel franchise agreements, President Trump's executive orders and more. Please see full newsletter below for more information....more

Monthly Update—Australian Labour & Employment - February 2017

by Jones Day on

MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR - In this edition of the Update, we discuss two significant developments that are likely to have far-reaching impacts for employers and employees across Australia. First, we discuss the proposed...more

Franchise and Distribution News - March 2017

by Dickinson Wright on

Is your dispute, subject to arbitration under your Franchise Agreement, going to be litigated in court? As we all know, using arbitration clauses in commercial agreements is pretty commonplace—particularly in the...more

BC Franchise Laws Come Into Effect

by Dickinson Wright on

On February 1, 2017, the British Columbia Franchises Act and Regulations came into effect making British Columbia the sixth province in Canada with franchise legislation. The introduction of franchise legislation in British...more

Franchising of Restaurants in the Gulf Cooperation Council

by King & Spalding on

A number of food and beverage groups (particularly restaurant groups) access the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) markets through franchising arrangements. With a young and fast-growing population (many of whom spent time...more

SEC Staff Issues New C&DIs Related to Foreign Issuers

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On December 8, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Division of Corporation Finance (the “Staff”) released several new compliance and disclosure interpretations (“C&DIs”) clarifying the definition of...more

ManattJones Global Strategies - November 2016

CEO’s Executive Summary: October news was dominated by cabinet changes and progress on the 2017 budget. Senator Raul Cervantes replaced Arely Gomez as attorney general, reflecting renewed efforts to stem crime and corruption...more

Major FCPA Enforcement Action Against Nation’s Largest Publicly Traded Hedge Fund

by King & Spalding on

In one of the largest FCPA settlements in history, hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (“Och-Ziff”) recently resolved a long-running government inquiry by agreeing to $413 million in financial penalties and a...more

UK head of Citi bank warns of job losses in London’s financial sector post-Brexit

by Locke Lord LLP on

James Bardrick, the UK head of Citi Bank has warned that, regardless of the future deal agreed with the EU on the UK’s access to the EU financial services market, job losses will occur in London’s financial sector following...more

The Big Picture: EU's Financial Regulation Offensive

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the national and international response by legislators and regulators has been to substantially overhaul and increase financial regulation applicable to banks and other financial...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 276-Regulator Evolution [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode Red Flag Group CEO Scott Lane and I discuss how regulators thinking on best practices compliance programs has evolved. ...more

Ten Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program-Hallmark 7 [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

In this podcast, I discuss the most vexing problem of a best practices compliance program, managing third party risk. ...more

Ten Hallmarks of an Effective Compliance Program-Hallmark 4, risk assessments [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

In this 10-episode podcast series I take a look at the hallmarks of an effective compliance program. In this episode I review Hallmark 4-risk assessments....more

Brexit's Impact on ISDA Documentation

by K&L Gates LLP on

As previously noted in the client alert “Brexit: A First Look at the Impact on Asset Managers That Trade Derivatives,” Brexit is not anticipated to have an immediate impact on ISDA Documentation or derivatives contracts. ...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-271 Breaking Down Supply Chain Risk [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode I visit with Red Flag Group Product Development Specialist Jared Connors to discuss how to begin the process of breaking down your supply chain into manageable chunks so you can start to manage your supply...more

Brexit: what might it mean for franchising? Top points

by DLA Piper on

The effect of the Brexit vote is not, of course, just about the UK. It affects continental Europe and beyond. Post referendum, the UK is on course to leave the European Union and one of the effects of that will be the need...more

Seven Tips for Food & Beverage Transactions in the Middle East

by King & Spalding on

Parties purchasing Middle East-based companies operating in the retail and wholesale food and beverage sector with a focus on companies in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) are facing some common issues....more

What Does Brexit Mean for Franchisors?

by LeClairRyan on

The coming negotiation over the specifics of the UK’s departure from the EU is an unfortunate necessity that follows from the UK’s unfortunate “leave” vote on June 23, 2016. It is too early to know what the relationship...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 261-the Role Of HR in a Best Practices Compliance Program [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

This episode is the audio portion of a webinar I put on for the SCCE and in it I go into a deep dive on the role of HR in a best practices compliance program. ...more

Franchise & Distribution News, Number 2

by Dickinson Wright on

Ontario Passes New Legislation Governing Tips and Gratuities - Ontario restaurants, bars and other businesses with employees who receive some of their pay through tips and gratuities will face new laws governing how...more

Ninth Circuit: Arbitration Provision Contained In Sham Agreement Is Not Enforceable

by Carlton Fields on

The Ninth Circuit reversed a district court ruling that had compelled arbitration, holding that a party may not enforce an arbitration agreement where the clause is contained in a nonbinding contract. The parties had entered...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 245-Michael Bassett from Conference Executive Board Canada [Video]

by Thomas Fox on

In this episode I visit with Michael Bassett from Conference Executive Board Canada about the work by CEB to promote better risk management and governance with Board of Directors....more

Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report — April 2016

by Littler on

This month's edition of Littler's Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report includes articles on the Administration's push to finalize rules before the November elections, legislative and litigation steps to thwart those...more

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