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The Next Wave of Proxy Access Proposals: What Issuers Should Know and How They Can Prepare

The Comptroller of the City of New York, who oversees pension funds with a combined $160 billion in assets, recently submitted proxy access shareholder proposals at 75 U.S. public companies as part of its Boardroom…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

DOJ Investigation into Generic Pharmaceutical Pricing Signals Potential Criminal Exposure

The United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division (DOJ) recently served two U.S.-based generic pharmaceutical manufacturers with criminal grand jury subpoenas. It is reported that the subpoenas request all…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Delaware Court of Chancery Provides Guidance on Controlling Stockholder Issues

In a new decision, In re Crimson Exploration Inc. Stockholder Litigation, Vice Chancellor Donald Parsons of the Delaware Court of Chancery provides guidance on when, particularly in the deal context, a significant but…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law

The Entrepreneurs Report - Q3 2014

We are pleased to report that the venture market remained robust during the third quarter of 2014. For the second consecutive quarter, 81% of all deals were up rounds, once again the highest percentage recorded by the WSGR…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

ISS Launches QuickScore 3.0 and Announces Important Upcoming Data Verification Period for the 2015 Proxy Season

On October 29, 2014, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released QuickScore 3.0, the latest version of its corporate governance scoring system for institutional investors. QuickScore 3.0 will launch on November 24, 2014,…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Eye on Privacy Newsletter - October 2014

In this issue: - FTC Recommends Improved Transparency and Security in Mobile Shopping Apps - Appellate Courts to Address What Constitutes an "Automatic Telephone Dialing System" Under the TCPA - California…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Education, Privacy, Consumer Protection

The Mergers & Acquisitions Review - Chapter 2: EU Competition

While the European Commission’s highly visible antitrust and cartel investigations arguably dominated the headlines during the past 12 months, the EU’s merger control regime, even without a single prohibition decision, still…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade

The Mergers & Acquisitions Review: Chapter 4: U.S. Antitrust

US COMPETITION OVERVIEW - As President Obama nears the midpoint of his second term, merger activity suffered a slight year-over-year dip but has still recovered moderately from the first years of the global economic…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

California Reauthorizes Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) through 2020 and Begins to Implement Program Changes

On September 23, 2014, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC or Commission) President Michael Peevey issued a Ruling which sets forth a process to implement changes to the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) enacted…more
| Energy & Utilities, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Delaware Court of Chancery Finds Two Transactions Were Not Entirely Fair, but Awards No Damages Where the Prices of the Transactions Were Fair

On September 4, 2014, the Delaware Court of Chancery issued two lengthy post-trial opinions, both authored by Vice Chancellor John W. Noble, finding that recapitalization or restructuring transactions did not satisfy the entire…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Torts

SEC Announces Enforcement Initiative for Delinquent Securities Holding and Trading Reporting by Corporate Insiders and Public Companies

On September 10, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced charges against 13 officers or directors and 15 major shareholders of publicly traded companies for violating Section 16(a), Section 13(d), and/or…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Delaware Court of Chancery Upholds Forum Selection Bylaw That Chose a Non-Delaware Forum Against Facial and As-Applied Challenges

On September 8, 2014, Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard issued a notable decision in City of Providence v. First Citizens BancShares, Inc., upholding—as a matter of facial validity and on an "as-applied" basis at the motion to…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Mergers & Acquisitions

Court Limits the Enforceability of "Browsewrap" Terms of Use—Best Practices in Online Contracting

In an important decision regarding the viability of so-called "browsewrap" agreements, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit—which covers California, among other states—recently affirmed a district court's…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Entrepreneurs Report - 1H 2014

In this issue: - From the WSGR Database: Financing Trends for Q2 2014 - Trends in High Pre-money Valuation Financings - Price and Preference - Excerpt from Trends in High Pre-money Valuation…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

India Enters "Pay-for-Delay" Fray: CCI Investigating Pharmaceutical Patent Settlements

India's competition authority, the Competition Commission of India (CCI), has begun scrutinizing and investigating pharmaceutical patent settlement agreements between brand and generic firms for potential anticompetitive…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology
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