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Jaffe Sees 'A Lot' of IPOs in 2013 'Pipeline'
Bill on Bankruptcy: Why is Kodak's Stock Soaring?
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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
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
At long last, Glencore has overcome the final regulatory hurdle and secured the approval of China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) to acquire the 66 percent of Xstrata that it does not already own. But not before agreeing to...more
I. Introduction -
Since the inception of China’s Anti-monopoly Law in 2008, the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”), the government authority responsible for merger review, has taken an active role in analyzing and...more
Since the Anti-monopoly Law (“AML”) has come into effect in August 2008, MOFCOM has issued 16 conditional approvals requiring certain structural or behavioral remedies in order to prevent the anticompetitive consequences...more
In This Presentation:
- General Indemnity:
(1) Background and structure
(2) Main provisions
(3) Conduct of claims
- Antitrust Indemnity:
(2) Main provisions
(3) Conduct of...more
The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (“FAS”) has cleared Rosneft’s US$ 55 billion acquisition of TNK-BP, subject to divestments and conduct remedies. The deal will reduce the number of major oil companies in Russia from...more
On January 31, 2013, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) filed its first lawsuit challenging a merger under newly sworn-in Assistant Attorney General, William J. Baer. Both the facts and circumstances...more
Recognized nationally in Forbes’ Law and Technology Blog as a leading source of trusted eDiscovery information, Orange Legal Technologies’ Unfiltered Orange newsletter is published weekly to provide legal and technology...more
Policy makers in Washington, DC have been hearing about the problems created by patent assertion entities – PAEs or, to some, “patent trolls” – from a number of quarters over the past few years. PAEs are generally entities...more
On January 10, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the annual indexing of the jurisdictional thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) pre-merger notification statute. The new thresholds will apply to all...more
This briefing identifies the types of practices and transactions in which domestic competition law might be relevant to doing business in the United Arab Emirates (the UAE) in light of the new federal competition law set to...more
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice recently held a workshop to discuss the effects of patent assertion entities (PAEs) on innovation and competition....more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in ZF Meritor, LLC v. Eaton Corporation affirmed a jury’s verdict in favor of ZF Meritor LLC and Meritor Transmission Corporation finding that Eaton Corporation, a leading...more
The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice recently announced revisions to the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act’s premerger notification rules to require enhanced reporting of transactions (including licenses) relating...more
Originally published in Law360, New York (September 27, 2012, 2:13 PM ET)
California’s attorney general has recently launched a broad investigation into whether increasing consolidation among hospitals and physician...more
On August 27, 2012 the American Chamber of Commerce, Beijing, hosted a luncheon meeting where Ms. Li Qing, Deputy Director, National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) Price Supervision and Anti-Monopoly Bureau, and...more
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently announced and asked for comments on proposed changes to the premerger notification rules under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (“HSR Act”). The proposed rules would require...more
In This Issue:
- 6th Circuit Holds McCarran-Ferguson Act Bars Antitrust Claims against Title Insurers by James M. Burns:
On July 17, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its long awaited decision in Katz v....more
The European crisis has created significant opportunities for U.S. purchasers and others looking to acquire assets in Europe, but international investors need to be aware of the differences between laws and regulations in...more
The August decision of MOFCOM in the merger control case Wal-mart shows the authority's deficiency in the antitrust substantiation and also in relationship with the sector specific regulation in e-Commerce and...more
The Federal Trade Commission has proposed expanding Hart-Scott-Rodino reporting and waiting period obligations for certain pharmaceutical, biologics and medicine manufacturing licenses. The new rules are subject to public...more
Proposed rule includes new requirements for reporting pharmaceutical patent transfers.
On August 13, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released proposed amendments to the premerger notification rules (the Proposed...more
Fresh from its victory in the Third Circuit on “pay-for-delay” deals involving brand name and generic pharmaceutical companies, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has announced yet another initiative aimed at the...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced proposed amendments to the Premerger Notification Rules (HSR Rules) to clarify reporting requirements under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as...more
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s new proposed Hart-Scott-Rodino Act rules will apply only to transfers of pharmaceutical patent rights and are expected to increase the number of filings. Comments on the proposed rules will...more
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