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Lawyer: European M&A Could Rise Despite Risks
Patent Series: Protecting inventions
Trademark Series: Use-based trademark protection
Trademark Series: Protecting your mark from becoming generic
Trademark Series: Matching your commercial strategy
Trademark Series: Building a global brand
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"
Competition and Innovation: Application of European Competition Law to a Rival’s Demand for Access to a Competitor’s Data -
The Internet has given rise to information-based businesses that create value by accumulating...more
What exactly is the '"best" solution for an international business needing to handle and transfer personal data across borders?
This has become an increasingly important and common question as business becomes more...more
Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Health Care & Life Sciences -
- Approval of Innovative Drugs and Key Sector Generic Drugs to be Expedited (Shanghai Securities Journal 2013-04-23):
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A recent study by Juniper Research predicted that the total value of mobile payments for digital and physical goods, money transfers and near field communications transactions – short-range wireless...more
China’s investments in the U.S. have increased rapidly and will continue to grow in order to acquire advanced technology, real estate, market channels and other assets. With solar module oversupply continuing through 2013 and...more
In This Issue:
Li Keqiang Comments from the 12th Plenary Meeting of the Medical Reform Leading Group (USCBC 2012-01-06) – January 6, 2013; MOH Announces Roadmap for Medical Reform (USCBC 2012-01-10) – January 10, 2013;...more
Transaction monitoring was mentioned in a couple of significant enforcement actions of 2012. I think that it will move to becoming a best practice in FCPA compliance programs. This video will explain how transaction...more
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) recently released the unclassified version of its annual report to Congress for transactions notified to CFIUS during the calendar year 2011. Most notably, the...more
In This Issue:
• Merck-Simcere Joint Venture Starts Business in Pudong (Shanghai Daily 2012-09-13) – September 14, 2012
• Pfizer Joint Venture Set to Hire 600 Staff (Bloomberg News 2012-09-14) – September 14,...more
A number of national enforcement agencies recently indicated they are going to start actively enforcing 2009/135/EC Directive (the “EU Cookie Directive”). If a US company has business operations in an EU member country, or...more
In This Issue:
- China's Compulsory License Rule Has Drug Companies On Edge (Law360 2012-06 12) — June 14, 2012
- Beijing to Carry out Pilot Project of Separation of Dispensing from Prescription: Medical...more
This past February the US Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and European Commission (“Commission”) cleared Google Inc.’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. without any conditions. In contrast, on May 19, 2012 the...more
Recently China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) approved Western Digital’s proposed acquisition of Hitachi’s hard disk drive business on a conditional basis. Containing the most comprehensive clearance conditions ever imposed...more
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP was happy to advise Double Down Interactive in its recent $500,000,000 sale to International Game Technology (IGT), one of the largest designers, developers and manufacturers of gaming...more
LCS & Partners is a leading full-service law firm in Taiwan and the Greater China Region.
LCS & Partners has been preeminent in representing domestic and foreign clients in all areas of competition law in Taiwan. We have...more
China’s investments in the United States have increased rapidly and will continue to grow in order to acquire market channels, advanced technology and other related assets. The clean technology business sector has become very...more
IMGL Conference Highlights Future Gaming Trends:
The top ten gaming panel observations at the two-day International Masters of Gaming Law conference held in Vienna, Austria, last week were as follows:
1) Merger and...more
Any foreign investor’s plans to acquire U.S. companies, including their technology, strategic natural resources and defense-related assets are subject to review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States...more
his article provides an overview of some of the more important IP issues that should be reviewed and analyzed when in-licensing technology. Conducting this IP due diligence will let you know the risks involved with completing...more
This article provides an overview of some of the more important IP issues that should be reviewed and analyzed when in-licensing technology. Conducting this IP due diligence will let you know the risks involved with...more
Ann Bevitt of Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP examines the data protection issues facing both sellers and buyers during the course of a business or share sale.
The recent introduction of fines of up to £500,000 for serious...more
Small and mid-sized U.S. speciality products manufacturers are going out of business at an ever-increasing pace. A significant reason for this is their being undercut by lower cost foreign manufacturers. More significantly,...more
As public markets remain tricky for biotech companies M&A activity in the sector has surged. But will this hyper-activity prevent Europe from producing the European equivalent of Genzyme or Amgen?
A recent article in the...more
Venture capital exits generally come in the form of initial public offerings or merger/acquisition transactions of portfolio companies. According to Ernst & Young’s annual report on the state of the venture capital industry...more
In this issue:
The Month in Brief
Congress Continues to Introduce Targeted Bills
Second Circuit Vacates FCC Order Finding “Fleeting Expletives” Indecent
Video Franchise Bills Continue to Move Ahead in the States, While...more
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