Read Mergers & Acquisitions Law updates, articles, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:
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Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
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Jaffe Sees 'A Lot' of IPOs in 2013 'Pipeline'
Bill on Bankruptcy: Why is Kodak's Stock Soaring?
Consultant: BigLaw Growth is NOT Dead!
Bill on Bankruptcy: How Purchasers of AMR Stock Made a Killing
Heinz's Lawyer: Inside the Berkshire/3G Deal
Virgin Media's Lawyer on Liberty Global Deal
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
LPOs Stealing Deal Work from Law Firms
Transaction Monitoring Under the FCPA
Corporate Law Report: U.S. Manufacturing, Social Media, Online Endorsements, Hart Scott Rodino, More
Law Firm Bankruptcies Present Lessons for Distressed Businesses with Human Capital
Transactions closing as of February 11 will be subject to increased HSR Act jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds.
On January 10, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it will raise the Hart-Scott-Rodino...more
On November 28, 2012, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) issued the reasons for the decision it had made following a hearing to consider an application made by Inmet Mining Corporation for certain relief in...more
Many due diligence reviews in mergers, acquisitions and investments have ignored the issue of independent contractor (IC) misclassification liability. This is a difficult exposure to identify unless the legal team digs below...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 the wake of bank failures, some institutions have acquired failed bank assets, including loans, from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Such institutions should exercise caution when collecting on consumer loans...more
The Turkish government’s agenda for development is one of the most ambitious in the world. Combined with investor friendly changes in the market, including a new investment incentive regime and new regulation enhancing...more
On Friday, December 7th, the Canadian Government approved two controversial takeovers of Canadian companies under the Investment Canada Act, Canada’s foreign investment review legislation: the acquisition of oil and gas...more
On December 7, 2012, the Canadian Minister of Industry announced decisions under the Investment Canada Act (ICA) to allow acquisitions by two foreign state-owned enterprises (SOEs): of Nexen Inc. by China National Offshore...more
Two weeks ago we wrote about the growing call for an SEC-CFTC merger from both sides of the aisle. Now, Barney Frank is making one last push for the merger before his upcoming retirement....more
China is experiencing an upsurge in outbound investment activity as growing domestic needs coincide with weakened and more accommodating M&A markets in Europe and the US.
Changing government policy is enabling domestic...more
Concern over sluggish economic growth in the United States has tech dealmakers feeling less optimistic about the M&A market today than they were six months ago, according to a key finding from the latest M&A Leaders Survey...more
FCPA compliance has become the lifeblood of business. Whether a company is seeking to acquire another company, or a company needs a loan from a bank, FCPA compliance is required. Companies understand this fact and have...more
On October 19, 2012, minutes prior to the expiry of the review period mandated by the Investment Canada Act (ICA), the Minister of Industry, Christian Paradis, announced that he was rejecting the proposed acquisition of...more
At three minutes to midnight on Friday, October 19, 2012, Industry Minister Christian Paradis advised Malaysian state-owned PETRONAS that it had not demonstrated that its proposed acquisition of Calgary-based Progress Energy...more
The Staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) recently updated its Frequently Asked Questions on Title I of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (“JOBS Act”) to...more
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has been sued. CFIUS is the U.S. government inter-agency committee that reviews foreign investment in the United States. ...more
For those of you following the Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) transaction, here is a link to our analysis (see alert) of Minnesota laws which govern takeovers, including going private transactions. ...more
Originally published in State Tax Notes, July 23, 2012.
This is the first installment in a series that will examine state and local tax (SALT) questions implicated by the purchase, sale, and reorganization of business...more
On July 23, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced a series of outreach workshops to provide information on how to become an FDIC Investor and/or Asset Purchaser. The FDIC has assets from failed banks...more
The Panel on Takeovers and Mergers (the Panel) published three public consultation papers on 5 July 2012, inviting comments on proposed amendments to the UK Takeover Code (the Code). The three consultation papers propose...more
On July 12, the Federal Reserve Board issued supervisory guidance outlining a new optional process for a supervised institution to request feedback on a potential bank and nonbank acquisition or other transactional proposal...more
The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) on July 12, 2012 issued supervisory guidance, effective immediately, to enable applicants to obtain a pre-filing review of a potential bank acquisition or...more
Two years ago Ontario pension legislation was changed to provide for new rules that will make asset transfers and the merger of two or more pension plans much simpler. These are welcome changes since it has been expensive,...more
On July 12, the Fed issued supervisory guidance describing an optional process for an applicant to request a response on a potential bank acquisition or other proposal before the submission of a formal application or notice. ...more
In This Issue:
- CFPB Proposes Amendments to RESPA and TILA
- Defects in Chain of Title Must Be Raised Prior to Foreclosure
- Borrower May Sue Over Lender’s Failure To Contact Prior to Foreclosure, California...more
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