FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 82, continued fallout from GSK in China
A Conversation with Tim Gardner on Asia Restructirungs
Examining Trends in Worldwide Design IP Filings
A Conversation with Lindsay Chu on Asia Restructurings
A Conversation with Rajiv Gupta on Asia Restructurings
The Changing Landscape of Intellectual Property in China
A Conversation with Ben Simpfendorfer on Asia Restructurings
A Conversation with David Heller on Asia Restructurings
A Conversation with Robyn Meredith on Asia Restructurings
Polsinelli Podcast - Conducting Business in China
FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 15-GSK in China: a Game Changer in Compliance
China Outbound Investment
Russian Mergers & Acquisitions Market - Challenges and Opportunities
The FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report, Episode 3
China's Export Policy Changes After U.S. Antitrust Case
Jaffe Sees 'A Lot' of IPOs in 2013 'Pipeline'
How to Protect Your Company From Hackers
Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
More Law Firm Mergers in 2013
The Commission brought two FCPA cases this week, one of which was in conjunction with the DOJ. Both centered on the payments for gifts and travel in China.
In addition, the SEC filed three manipulation cases, an action...more
Travel, entertainment and gifts continue to be a central focus of FCPA enforcement. Earlier this month, and last month, the Commission filed settled FCPA actions centered on these items. Now the SEC and the DOJ have settled...more
This is our fifth annual Golden Turkey Awards at CrunchedCredit. It just gets easier and easier. There are simply so many worthy contenders for an award this year. You know, we don’t stop and take a moment often enough to...more
Chinese Hackers Infiltrate Health System Network Affecting 4.5 Million Individuals – Community Health Systems, Inc. (“CHS”) reported this week that the information of approximately 4.5 million individuals has been affected by...more
Whatever you might think of where his career went, Elton John had some great early stuff. I still rank Tumbleweed Connection right up there as one of my favorite albums of all-time. And while it was packed with some great...more
US Judicial Developments -
Securities fraud litigation practices. The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that a party does not violate the automatic discovery stay found in the Private Securities Litigation...more
Next week, Shanghai’s No. 1 Intermediate People’s Court is scheduled to open a trial against Peter William Humphrey, a 58-year-old British national, and his wife, Yu Yingzeng, a 61-year-old American, on charges of illegally...more
On Monday, the data security firm CrowdStrike released a new report pointing a digital finger at the Chinese Army for cyber espionage against western technology companies. It has long been known that some of the most serious...more
Opt-Out Antitrust Class Actions — A U.S. Perspective on the Consumer Rights Bill Pending in UK's Parliament -
Will opt-out class actions proposed by the UK Parliament’s Consumer Rights Bill bring the dreaded U.S.-style...more
One of my favorite movies is Bad Day at Black Rock. It is one of the few movies to combine elements of film noir into something approaching a traditional Western. It also attacks directly the prejudice and hate against...more
Welcome to the May 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month, on the anticorruption front, Avon Products, Inc. (“Avon”) agrees to pay USD $135 million to settle a...more
The U.S. Justice Department has charged members of the Chinese military with allegedly engaging in economic espionage against American companies. It’s the first time that the United States has leveled such charges against...more
Today we celebrate greatness in two areas. The first is in baseball as on this day in 1939, “New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig benches himself for poor play ending his streak of consecutive games played at 2,130....more
Shanghai High People’s Court Rules That Resale Price Maintenance Agreement Constitutes Monopolistic Agreement -
The Shanghai High People’s Court recently made available its Aug. 1, 2013 final judgment overruling the...more
US: Agencies Continue Aggressive Enforcement -
Despite changes in leadership at the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Antitrust Division and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) (collectively, the Agencies) in 2013, the...more
On November 14, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a False Claims Act settlement with Basco Manufacturing Company, a maker of shower enclosures, for $1.1 million related to misstatements on U.S. Customs and Border...more
There have been some major developments in the trade, Customs fraud, patents, US/Chinese antitrust, and securities areas.
I have just returned from a trip of more than 2 weeks in China. While in China, we discussed US...more
Discussion and Analysis -
This week, the Oxford Dictionaries chose “selfie” as the word of the year. It beat out a number of other relatively new Internet and social-media related terms, including “bitcoin.”
Discussion and Analysis -
Most of us have seen those top-rated TV commercials for a wireless provider featuring a conservatively dressed man sitting at a little table with several children and asking them, “Is it...more
On October 15, the DOJ filed an indictment against a Swiss national and former executive at Maxwell Technologies—a U.S.-based energy storage and power-delivery company—for alleged violations of the FCPA. The DOJ claims that...more
Top Story -
Six Months Since Comcast: What Do Recent Decisions Mean For Antitrust Practitioners?
Every antitrust lawyer should be familiar with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Comcast Corp. v. Behrend, 133...more
A confident person is willing to admit a mistake. ...more
...“Welcome back my friends” would certainly seem to be an excellent way to introduce today’s topic; that being the stunning report in the Sunday New York Times (NYT), that JP Morgan is under Foreign Corrupt Practices Act...more
China’s Anti-Monopoly Law: No Longer Just Merger Control?
Until this year, China's enforcement activities in the field of antitrust, particularly as these have affected foreign companies, had been mainly focused on...more
When it comes to allegations of foreign bribery, what a difference a week can make. Just over ten days ago, a new player in the world of international bribery – the Chinese Ministry of Public Security – announced that it was...more
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