Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

"SEC Proposes Long-Awaited Mandatory Compensation Clawback Rules"

On July 1, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued long-awaited proposed rules that would implement the incentive-based compensation recovery (clawback) provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - June 2015

In This Issue: - USA Freedom Act Brings Changes to Surveillance Program - Connecticut Enacts Bill Imposing Tighter Data Security Obligations - Pennsylvania Court Dismisses Data Breach Negligence…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

"Update on Compliance Date of SEC Rule 206(4)-5's Placement Agent Provision"

On June 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued Release No. IA-4129 setting July 31, 2015, as the compliance date for SEC Rule 206(4)-5's placement agent restrictions on using third-party and affiliated…more
| Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Government Contracting

"Despite Decline in IPO Activity, US Capital Markets Remain Strong in 2015"

Although the number of U.S. IPOs in 2015 is down compared to this time last year, the U.S. equity and debt markets continue to remain strong. The number of follow-on equity offerings is up 41 percent from last year, with a total…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

"The New Mutual Fund Exception: Ninth Circuit Allows Direct Claims to Redress Derivative Injury"

Courts have sought to simplify their approach to determining whether an action is derivative or direct — a determination that the Delaware Supreme Court has acknowledged “is sometimes difficult.” Tooley v. Donaldson, Lufkin &…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Securities Law

"Mutual Fund Recognition Scheme Further Opens China’s Financial Markets"

The liberalization of China’s financial markets continues at a rapid pace. For April and May 2015, the combined average daily value of trade on China's stock exchanges1 was around US$150 billion, compared to around US$40 billion…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

"HKEx Will Proceed With Formal Consultation on Weighted Voting Rights"

On 19 June 2015, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx) published conclusions to its concept paper on weighted voting rights (Concept Paper), announcing that it will proceed with conducting a formal consultation process…more
| Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

"Restructuring Offshore PRC Debt"

As the growth of the Chinese economy (and the real estate sector in particular) slows, we are seeing stress in an increasing number of issuers of offshore noninvestment-grade People’s Republic of China (PRC) bonds. It seems…more
| Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

"The Fracturing of Global FRAND Patent Licensing"

Standard essential patent (SEP) owners have long licensed their patent portfolios, including both SEPs and non-SEPs, on a global basis. But recent divergence, including in China and other jurisdictions, regarding what royalty…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

"Proxy Access: The 2015 Proxy Season and Beyond"

Although the 2015 annual meeting season is still winding down, there is no doubt that proxy access has gained considerable momentum and will remain a front-and-center corporate governance issue for the foreseeable future. For…more
| Business Organizations, Securities Law

"US and European Dynamics and the Future of Sanctions on Russia"

Since the outbreak of the Ukraine crisis, the United States and the European Union have sought to align their sanctions responses against Russia. Indeed, this trans-Atlantic bid to leverage economic costs on Russia in response…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

"Supreme Court: A Term-End Review"

As the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2014-15 term draws to a conclusion, the Court has resolved — or will resolve in a matter of days — several cases with potentially wide-reaching implications for a range of important policy and…more
| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, Health, Transportation

"Department of Justice Secures Sentence in First Super PAC Coordination Case"

The Department of Justice recently concluded its first criminal prosecution of coordination between an independent-expenditure-only committee (super PAC) and a campaign committee. On June 12, 2015, the U.S. District Court for…more
| Criminal Law, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Government Contracting

The Class Action Chronicle - Summer 2015

In This Issue: - The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2015 - Class Certification Decisions: ..Decisions Granting Motions to Strike/Dismiss Class Claims ..Decisions Denying Motions to…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Products Liability

Hong Kong Regulatory Update - June 2015

This Hong Kong regulatory update is intended to provide a brief overview of the principal Hong Kong regulatory developments in the preceding three months relevant to companies listed or proposed to be listed on The Stock…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law
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