FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 88, Internal Controls for Third Parties Under the FCPA, Part I
Use of HR in Your FCPA Compliance Program
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 87, what are internal controls, Part II
What Are Internal Controls, Part I
Buying an FCPA Violation Mergers and Acquisition Risks
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 82, continued fallout from GSK in China
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 80, Interview with the FCPA Professor, Part I
What Does the Supreme Court Ruling in Alice v. CLS Mean to a Software Entrepreneur?
Jeff Bell Video Law Bulletin - Advanced Techniques in Bankruptcy-Proofing a License
A Focus on Energy: M&A Trends in the Energy Sector
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 78-2014 FCPA Wrap Up for the first six months
Bingham McCutchen Reaches Out For BigLaw Merger Partners
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 77World Cup Report-Part VII, with Mike Brown
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 76-World Cup Report-Part VI
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 75-Roy Snell CEO of SCCE
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 73-World Cup Report-Part V
The M&A Word of the Day® from the Book of Jargon® Is Naked No Vote
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 72-interview with Michael Rasmussen
Dentons Global Chair Eyes Growth Through Law Firm Mergers
Looking at the Winners: How BigLaw Firms Can Grow in 2014
- QFCRA must approve a change of control, whether in direct shareholding or at a parent level, with key thresholds set at 10%, 24%, 49% and 74% of voting rights or shares.
- When exceeding the...more
In this episode 88 of the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, I visit with noted internal controls expert Henry Mixon on the types of internal controls needed for third parties in a FCPA compliance program. ...more
I OVERVIEW OF M&A ACTIVITY -
British Virgin Islands (BVI) companies are employed in geographically diverse corporate structures, with the effect that gradually improving global economic conditions have started to...more
I GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR M&A -
Since Cyprus’s accession to the EU, the legislation regulating M&A activity in Cyprus has been closely aligned with Europe-wide practices.
In this episode of the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, I discuss how HR can help to facilitate your compliance program. ...more
In this Part II of What Are Internal Controls? I continue my discussion with noted expert Henry Mixon on the basics of internal controls in a best practices FCPA compliance program....more
In this episode of the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, I begin a series on internal controls, with noted practitioner Henry Mixon. This is the first part of a two part episode on the basics of what are internal controls. ...more
We are delighted to provide you the third edition of our “Inbound acquisitions at a glance” brochure.
In today’s increasingly complex business environment, awareness of the tax environment in relevant jurisdictions is...more
The increasing use of corporate inversions, whereby a company via merger achieves 20 percent or more new ownership, claims non-U.S. residence, and is then permitted to adopt that country’s lower corporate tax structure and...more
The ruling caps fines on companies with historic cartel exposure that are acquired by large companies and increases predictability of future antitrust exposure stemming from pre-acquisition conduct.
On 4 September...more
Recent years have seen a renewed levels of investment into the submarine cable sector, especially in emerging markets such as Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. Some of these have brought with them some interesting legal and...more
REGULATION OF FOREIGN INVESTMENT -
One of the first matters a foreign investor must consider when planning to invest in Australia is the impact of Australia’s foreign investment policy.
EU Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia recently cited the French initiatives to block the GE-Alstom deal as an example of “worrying signals of protectionist threats” in Europe. France is not, however, to be singled out....more
Several trends bode well for continued robust activity in the oil and gas space for the foreseeable future.
Capital markets and M&A activity in the energy industry remains robust, with all categories showing...more
There may be significant legislative and regulatory activity over the next few months as the US Congress and the Obama Administration continue to grapple with corporate tax inversions. While it remains unlikely that...more
On August 26, Burger King announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire Tim Hortons, Inc., the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain, in a transaction that will be structured as an “inversion” (i.e., Burger King will...more
FCPA risks are significant when companies acquire other companies. The Justice Department and the SEC have imposed "successor" liability on companies for past bribery violations committed by an acquired company. Pre-closing...more
In this episode of the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, I review the continued fallout from GSK in China. I discuss the trial of Mr and Mrs Humphreys and what it all means for the compliance practitioner going forward. ...more
The Companies Court has considered whether it is necessary for shares or other securities to be transferred between group companies as consideration for cross-border mergers in the recent landmark case of Re Olympus UK Ltd...more
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (“AIFMD”) imposes restrictions on “asset stripping” on managers (“AIFMs”) of alternative investment funds (“AIFs”) that acquire control of EU companies. The rules contain...more
In this Part I of a two-part interview with the FCPA Professor, we visit about his new book, The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a New Era. ...more
In the FCPA enforcement world, corporate disclosures of potential violations carrying significant messages. Cubist Pharmaceuticals (Cubist) disclosed in a Form 10-Q that its subsidiary, which it acquired last year...more
The M&A market is on the move. According to Mergermarket, global M&A was valued at US$599.1 billion in Q1 2014, up 33.2 percent from the same period last year. The average deal size over the same period was US$ 374.4 million,...more
The European Commission (“the Commission”) last month levied a fine of EUR 20 million on Marine Harvest ASA (“Marine Harvest”), a Norwegian seafood company, for acquiring a 48.5% stake in its competitor Morpol ASA (“Morpol”)...more
Economically, minority shareholdings — ranging from minimal passive investments to strategic control — are a significant phenomenon. Globally, however there is a wide variety of approaches to antitrust regulation of these...more
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