Read Mergers & Acquisitions Law updates, articles, and legal commentary from leading lawyers and law firms:
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
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 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
When acquiring a health care company doing business abroad, there is no such thing as being too thorough with anti-corruption due diligence. The Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission have 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 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
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
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
The case study discusses the implementation of a "Swiss Principal" model restructuring of a public corporation in the life sciences sector with a multi-billion dollar market capitalization and operations in thirty-five...more
Virtually every authoritative source of guidance on effective anti-corruption compliance emphasizes the importance of conducting a company-wide “risk assessment.” For example, U.S. authorities have stressed with regard to the...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
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
What are your thoughts on Odysseus? Is he a villain or a hero? The ancient philosophers had many differing views on him. One view that struck me was held by Antisthenes, a disciple of Socrates. Antisthenes used the actions of...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
The issue made the headlines during the 2012 Quebec provincial elections. Each of the three major parties in the running claimed that they would make it harder for foreign companies to acquire Quebec-based ones. The Parti...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
Comity among US and Chinese regulators may top this New Year’s wish list for United States-listed companies in China. After a failed six-month pursuit of a diplomatic solution, the SEC revived its federal court petition to...more
Anti-corruption issues continue to present significant risks in acquisition and investment transactions because regulators continue robust enforcement in this area and emerging markets often present the greatest economic...more
In This Issue:
- Investment Canada
..State-Owned Enterprises Under Scrutiny
- Competition Act
..Cartels And Bid-Rigging
..Abuse Of Dominance
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