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Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief - Summer 2017

by LeClairRyan on

Compliance programs - policies and procedures designed to prevent violations of laws,c rules and regulations – have become a big deal. That’s because government regulators and enforcers closely scrutinize companies that...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

Competition News May 2016

by Dentons on

Divesture commitments in a merger operation: reminder to maintain the profitability of the transferred business - On April 19, 2016, the French Competition Authority (FCA) once again punished the failure to respect the...more

Having The “Are You Operating an (Illegal) Franchise System Without Knowing It?” Conversation

by K&L Gates LLP on

Franchising laws are very broad in scope and may inadvertently encroach upon standard licensing or distribution agreements. The repercussions for operating an illegal (or more likely inadvertent) franchise system can be very...more

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

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

The Complex World of Joint Employment

by Zelle LLP on

Here’s Wikipedia’s definition of joint employment: Joint employment, or co-employment, is the sharing of control and supervision of an employee’s activity among two or more business entities....more

Doing Business in Canada

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Forms of Business Organization in Canada - Canadian business laws are well developed. Several different types of business structures are available in Canada. Each features unique advantages and disadvantages. ...more

FRANCHISOR 101: Catch-all Disclaimers No Substitute for Untrained Salespeople

by Lewitt Hackman on

How strong are "non-reliance disclaimers" or "integration" or "merger" provisions in franchise agreements at protecting a franchisor when it really matters? Only so much, a New York court recently decided....more

Tax Geek Tips You Ought To Know

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In any merger or acquisition, parties incur costs beyond payment of the purchase price. Transaction costs can include compensatory payments (option cancellation payments, bonuses, etc.) and professional fees (legal,...more

Private Equity Was Active in Franchising in 2014

by LeClairRyan on

In the last year, private equity continued to play an important role in franchising. Private equity offers a franchisor with a growing franchise system a promising pathway to rapid growth. An investment group can assist a...more

“Would You Like Joint-Employer Liability With That?” McDonald’s Serves as a Cautionary Tale for Franchisors and Other Potential...

by White & Case LLP on

The National Labor Relations Board Office of the General Counsel has investigated charges alleging McDonald’s franchisees and their franchisor, McDonald’s, USA, LLC, violated the rights of employees as a result of activities...more

Mergers And Acquisitions In Franchising Strategies For 2014 And Beyond

by DLA Piper on

The M&A market is very strong for franchisor and large multi-unit franchisees of scale today – good news for those looking for a sale or growth capital. What key factors drive investor demand? How should investors be thinking...more

Ownership Of Competitive Franchise Systems: Risks And Rewards

by DLA Piper on

Franchise systems have been, and continue to be, sought-after investment and acquisition targets. As a result of this, the demand for ownership of franchise systems often exceeds supply. In fact, there has been almost a...more

Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions

by Thomas Fox on

BizJet self-disclosed to the DOJ, engaged in what the DOJ termed “extraordinary cooperation” and remediated the people and conduct in question. Further, DuBois and Uhl not only offered themselves up but actively worked with...more

Using History to Create or Rebuild a Compliance Culture

by Thomas Fox on

I have worked for and with a number of companies that may seem to have lost their compliance path and have become embroiled in a lengthy Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) or UK Bribery Act investigation. They may need to...more

Singapore Business Law - Checklist for Distributor Agreement

by Chris Chua on

Business expansion comes in many different forms. One of the most common methods of used by the small businesses in Singapore to expand their business is to expand their distribution channels by the appointment of...more

Singapore Business Law - Letters of Intent and What They Achieve

by Chris Chua on

Business owners generally assume that a Letter of Intent made precursory to a contract would be legally binding and entitle you to legal remedies if the other party reneges on the deal. This article explains why this is often...more

Singapore Business Law - Business Legal Check-Up

by Chris Chua on

Have you ever missed your annual medical check up? Or forgotten to send your car for servicing? Recognise that your business is no different when it comes to a routine checkup to ensure that all is well. A Business Legal...more

Singapore Business Law - Top 10 Legal Tips for Small & Medium Enterprises

by Chris Chua on

Running a business is exciting. But without the right advice, it can also be a minefield, especially where legal matters are concerned. We provide some tips to guide you through the minefield....more

Singapore Business Law - Read Before Signing

by Chris Chua on

“Don’t Worry, it’s a Standard Contract. Please Sign Here” - we give you several reasons why you should not comply....more

Will the UK Let the Light of Day Shine Into Its Regulatory Process

by Thomas Fox on

Should the regulators process be shrouded in mystery or should there be disclosure into the light of day? That is a question currently before authorities in London. As reported in the Financial Times (FT) column Inside...more

Doing business in the Democratic Republic of Congo after its accession to the OHADA system

by JOSEPH YAV KATSHUNG on

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has recently acceded to OHADA (“Organisation pour l'Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires”), which will render OHADA legislation applicable in the DRC in September 2012. This...more

Pfizer DPA Part II – Enhanced Compliance Obligations and Corporate Compliance Obligations

by Thomas Fox on

Last week I began an exploration of the Pfizer Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) which was announced last week by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with its settlement of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)...more

Barclay’s Speeding Defense and GlaxoSmithKline’s Claw backs – Implications for FCPA Compliance

by Thomas Fox on

I once heard James Baker say that the only way to know how a person will perform as President of the United States is by being President. In other words, there is no way to test how a person will respond to the stresses and...more

Trademark Law Overview for the Entrepreneur

by Frank Natoli on

This is a concise article that serves as a quick primer on trademark law for entrepreneurs and small businesses . . ....more

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