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Conditional Gifts

Give Me the Ring Back! Written Promises Around Engagements

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

On Valentine’s Day, Zack takes Kelly, his high school sweetheart who goes to a different college, to the Max for a romantic dinner. At the end of the meal Zack says, “Kelly, I want us to promise each other that after college...more

Left At The Altar?: Who Owns The Engagement Ring When Love Goes Wrong?

by LeClairRyan on

You’ve found the right partner; you’ve found the right ring; and your fiancee accepted. Now imagine your fiancee unexpectedly breaks off the engagement. You are devastated. Your friends tell you there are plenty of fish in...more

The Ethics Advisor: The California Public Official’s Quick and Clean Guide to Gift Rules and Regulations

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

As a public official in California, whether elected or appointed, volunteer or employee, you need to be aware of the rules regarding your receipt and reporting of gifts, as well as the traps for the unwary that can lead to...more

SEC Division of Investment Management Cautions Advisers on Acceptance of Gifts and Entertainment

Fund compliance policies and procedures should address the receipt of gifts or entertainment by fund advisory personnel, according to guidance published by the SEC’s Division of Investment Management....more

Blog: On a Roll . . . Vermont Attorney General Posts Two More Enforcement Actions for Gift Ban & Disclosure Law

by Cooley LLP on

The Vermont Attorney General (VT AG) posted its third round of enforcement actions of 2015 against a manufacturer of surgical microscopes and a dental products company....more

Gifts of Travel and Luxury Watches to Saudi Officials Not Mere 'Icing on the Cake' for FCPA Charges

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Improper Gifts Alone, Without Cash Bribes, Serve as Basis for SEC’s Latest FCPA Enforcement Action - Earlier this week, the SEC announced fines for two former defense contractor employees for FCPA violations relating...more

FPPC Goes on Offense to Identify and Fine Gift Reporting Failures

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

"Pro-Active" Approach Already Resulted in Fines for Public Officials - The Fair Political Practices Commission has initiated a proactive approach to auditing and investigating gift reporting failures by government...more

China’s Renewed Focus on Anti-Corruption Efforts Highlighted by a New Interpretation on Criminal Offense of Paying Bribes

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In the three months since the Communist Party of China (the “CPC”) convened its 18th National Congress in November 2012, the CPC’s new leaders, including newly appointed CPC General Secretary and China’s incoming president Xi...more

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