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Repeal of Resource Extraction Disclosure Rule

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On February 14, 2017, President Trump approved Congress’ joint resolution to repeal the SEC’s resource extraction disclosure rule. That action effectively brings to a conclusion the SEC’s efforts to implement a resource...more

The Fall of Section 1504: Congress Votes to Repeal the Revenue Transparency Rule

Congress passed a joint resolution this week expressing its disapproval of the revenue transparency rule issued last June by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The rule, issued pursuant to Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank...more

InterOil and heightened judicial scrutiny of plans of arrangement

by Dentons on

A recent decision of the Yukon Court of Appeal (comprised of justices of the British Columbia Court of Appeal) has confirmed the importance for boards of directors to ensure not only that a proposed plan of arrangement is...more

Top 10 Topics for Directors in 2016: Strategic Planning Considerations

Strategic Planning Considerations - Strategic planning continues to be a high priority for directors and one to which they want to devote more time.i Figuring out where the company wants to — and where it should want to...more

FCA and Ofgem Question Adequacy of Commodity Firms’ Compliance and Market Abuse Controls

In the most recent edition of its regular market conduct and transaction reporting-focused ‘Market Watch’ publication, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) provides a review of commodities firms’ compliance and...more

Managing Threats to Corporate Reputations (Part II of III)

by Michael Volkov on

Most companies do not adequately manage their reputations and the risks to their reputations. Too many companies are focused on “crisis” management, which is just another way to respond to a reputational risk that has already...more

The Easter Rebellion and Petrobras’ $17 Billion Write Down

by Thomas Fox on

On this day, 99 years ago the Easter Rebellion began. If there is one event that is seared into history as a turning point for Irish independence from Britain, it was the Easter Rebellion. England had finally granted Home...more

The Financial Report -Volume 4, No. 4 • February 2015 (Global)

by DLA Piper on

US Judicial Developments - Receiver can be subject to arbitration. The court-appointed receiver for hedge funds used as part of a Ponzi scheme sued the scheme’s “net winners” in an effort to claw back their gains....more

Delaware Supreme Court Holds That Revlon Does Not Require An Active Market Check, Reverses Lower Court Order Preliminarily...

On December 19, 2014, the Supreme Court of Delaware reversed the Delaware Court of Chancery's November decision to preliminarily enjoin for 30 days a vote by C&J Energy Services stockholders on a merger with Nabors Red Lion...more

The Origins of the FCPA: Lessons For Effective Compliance and Enforcement - Part Four

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

This is the fourth part of an occasional series. The first is available here, the second here and the third here. The entire paper will be published by Securities Regulation Law Journal early next year. The volunteer...more

Listing an Overseas Oil and Gas Company on the London Stock Exchange

by White & Case LLP on

Introduction - The London Stock Exchange (the “LSE”) has long provided an attractive forum for companies with oil and gas operations outside of the United Kingdom to seek and obtain access to foreign capital markets...more

Doing Business In Italy - Step Up Your FCPA Compliance Now

by Thomas Fox on

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is no stranger to scandal and controversial statements, but lately his words and actions seem to be providing cause for concern outside of the European Union....more

Skadden's 2013 Insights

We are pleased to provide a collection of commentaries on the critical legal issues facing our clients in 2013. There is hope that global economic and market conditions will continue to improve despite ongoing...more

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