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Lawyer: European M&A Could Rise Despite Risks
Facebook-Instagram Deal Opened Door to Tumblr Valuation: Lawyer
Ex-Kirkland Partner: Rainmakers Are Paid Too Much
Yahoo's $30 Million May Be 'Underpay' for Summly's D'Aloisio
Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
Lessons Learned from the Parker Drilling DPA and Ralph Lauren NPA
Zimmermann: Up to 20% of AmLaw 200 "Badly Weakened"
Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sigmund Freud, Marx Brothers, Bernie Madoff
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
June 13 (Bloomberg Law) --Guy Norman, acting global head of mergers and acquisitions at Clifford Chance, tells Bloomberg's Sarah Kopit that the prospects for M&A activity in Europe are slowly beginning to improve. Citing a...more
A mining consumables company was sold to a private equity firm. Seven hours later, the company was onsold at a $22 million premium to a competing Australian mining consumables company well known to the...more
On May 28, the Staff of the Division of Trading and Markets of the SEC issued a no-action letter to Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, a German-based entity that provides certain strategy consultancy services to non-U.S....more
Driven by its vast abundance of coal, copper, iron ore, gold and uranium (to name a few), Mongolia is forecast to have the world’s fastest growth rate in 2013, at 12% of GDP—a figure Western economies can only dream of in the...more
On 15 May 2013, the Code Committee of the Takeover Panel published its response statement in connection with its public consultation paper from 5 July 2012 relating to "Companies subject to the Takeover Code" (PCP 2012/3)....more
On 15 May, the U.K. Takeover Panel (the Panel) published its response to a consultation paper proposing to extend the jurisdiction of the U.K. Takeover Code (the Code). The Panel has concluded that the Code’s jurisdiction...more
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According to a report of the Cayman Islands Economics and Statistics Office, the Islands’ economy began to recover from the economic downturn in 2011, with real gross domestic product...more
Last week the Canadian Government introduced amendments to the Investment Canada Act (ICA) to implement its revised policy towards state-owned enterprises (SOEs) which it announced in December last year....more
In This Issue:
Major Publications and Decisions; New Listing Decisions; New Guidance Letters; Enforcement News; and Regulatory Watch.
- Excerpt from Major Publications and Decisions:
Chain principle offer...more
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Given the international financial climate, it is perhaps unsurprising that the past 12 months have seen unpredictable deal flows involving British Virgin Islands (‘BVI’) companies, with...more
Investment funds that invest globally must deal with volatility in the currency in which they agree to invest. Investment funds entering into obligations to purchase stock in a currency other than the primary currency of the...more
On April 29, 2013, the Federal Government introduced its 2013 budget implementation bill, Bill C-60,1 which would also implement announcements made by the Federal Government on December 7, 2012 concerning investments by...more
This past week, my second book, “Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act” was released. Over the past few years I have tried to provide the compliance practitioner with solid information that can be used to implement,...more
The Nikkei has skyrocketed more than 50 percent over the last six months. Goldman Sachs has issued a report predicting a further 20 percent gain in the index before year-end. Japanese companies were the third-most active...more
In This Issue:
- ILPA Guidelines Have Noticeable Impact
- Extracting Tax Value in Debt Refinancings and Modifications
- Private Equity and Venture Capital Investing in China: Exit Strategy and Circular 698
In the two most recent corporate Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement actions, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to communicate not only what they believe constitutes a...more
China is the world’s second largest economy, with an annual growth rate of more than 8 percent and a rapidly growing middle class. Foreign investment into China routinely exceeds US$100 billion a year. Businesses from all...more
British Virgin Island (“BVI”) and Cayman Islands companies have been a popular choice of investment vehicle for Hong Kong and Chinese companies and individuals. This article explores the key tools available to members of BVI...more
China’s Ministry of Commerce recently issued two new draft regulations. The first provides a wider range of potential remedies to obtain the clearance of a concentration (e.g., a merger, acquisition, joint venture, etc.);...more
April 4 (Bloomberg Law) -- Despite the number of global mergers-and-acquisition deals being down year over year for the first quarter, Sullivan & Cromwell expects deal work to increase this year because the phone is ringing...more
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A recent study by Juniper Research predicted that the total value of mobile payments for digital and physical goods, money transfers and near field communications transactions – short-range wireless...more
March 13 (Bloomberg Law) -- Someone who bought stock in American Airlines last year already made a killing. Stock that could have been bought in November for less than 40 cents a share is now trading above $4, for...more
On November 21, 2012, China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange (“SAFE”) released a new circular, “Circular on Further Improvement and Amendment of Foreign Exchange Control Policies on Direct Investment ( No....more
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The United States has had mechanisms in place to track and review foreign direct investment since 1975, when President Ford established the interagency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States...more
Until a few years ago, private equity firms enjoyed relative insulation from regulatory scrutiny of overseas acquisitions and the operations of multi-national portfolio companies. No longer is that the case. Spurred by the...more
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