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Transaction Monitoring Under the FCPA
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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
The European Commission (“Commission”) has approved without conditions Rosneft’s US$ 54.8 billion acquisition of TNK-BP. The Commission’s 8 March approval came two months after the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (“FAS”)...more
In This Issue:
- A Modern Look at The Nine Patent Licensing ‘No-Nos’ (Part Two): The Last Five ‘No-Nos’
- Supreme Court Holds That Class Certification Under Rule 23(b)(3) Is Inappropriate...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
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
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
Allocation of antitrust risk is an issue that frequently arises between parties in mergers or acquisitions that raise potential antitrust concerns.
• Motivations of the buyer and the seller are the...more
Created in 1994, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (the “COMESA”) is an organisation currently comprised of 19 African countries which aim at promoting regional integration in Eastern and Southern Africa (the...more
15 Feb. (Bloomberg Law) -- Frank Aquila, partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the prospects for mergers and acquisitions activity in 2013. Aquila notes that while 2012 was something of...more
Since it is early in 2013 (according to the Gregorian calendar), this competition law update considers possible competition law developments in the year ahead. Rather than a “Janus” approach of rounding up last year, it...more
In This Issue:
- Investment Canada
..State-Owned Enterprises Under Scrutiny
- Competition Act
..Cartels And Bid-Rigging
..Abuse Of Dominance
M&A activity in 2012 continued to be constrained by uncertain macroeconomic conditions, which have dampened dealmakers’ confidence. Although there were several bright spots in transactional activity, momentum was difficult to...more
China’s Ministry of Commerce recently announced that it opened four investigations during 2012 into suspected non-compliance with China’s merger control notification procedures. The outcomes of the investigations are still...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
Introduction & Background -
On Friday, December 7, 2012, the Canadian government (the “Government”) issued determinations under the Investment Canada Act (the “Act”), approving acquisitions by foreign state-owned...more
Polish legislators have confirmed their commitment to change significantly the provisions of the Polish Competition Act. The proposed amendments will undoubtedly change Polish competition law substantially, by improving and...more
China's Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) took effect on August 1, 2008. Since then, the Chinese regulatory authorities have issued a number of implementing regulations and guidelines and developed enforcement mechanisms under the AML...more
In This Issue:
..Export Controls: Increased Enforcement Demands an Effective Export Compliance Program -
United States exporters are subject to an extremely complex and often overlapping system of export...more
On 18 October, the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag) adopted several changes to German competition law. The new legislation still has to be passed by the second chamber of the German parliament (Bundesrat) but the...more
Skadden recently welcomed Sharis A. Pozen, former Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, as a new partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Sharis discusses her DOJ...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
I. Introduction - This essay reflects on how facts are established for purposes of European competition cases, how these facts are tested when they are inconsistent or disputed, and what improvements might be made. After...more
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