License to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad
Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
The First Sale Doctrine Under Copyright Law Update - Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons
The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) has issued its first set of amendments to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (“CACR”) to begin implementing a major policy shift in United States–Cuba...more
Due to the size and scope of the U.S. capital markets, U.S. investors can form a meaningful add-on tranche to both public and private Canadian securities offerings. However, the legal mechanics of structuring a cross-border...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit added its voice yesterday to the ongoing judicial effort to construe the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 decision in Morrison v. National Australia Bank, concerning the extent to...more
A healthy market for M&A activity, particularly cross-border deals, and a strict regulatory environment are the big factors influencing the health and activities of life sciences companies. Skadden partners John T....more
FCPA Opinion Release provides insight into the jurisdictional reach of the FCPA and the level of due diligence the DOJ expects.
On November 7, 2014, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) issued its second and final...more
As a U.S. finance lawyer practicing in Canada, Canadian lawyers and lenders frequently ask me about the filing of UCC financing statements. This blog entry describes a typical scenario and memorializes my answers to the...more
The SEC recently sanctioned another foreign bank for conducting cross-border brokerage activities without being registered. Since 2009, the SEC has sanctioned a number of foreign firms for failing either to register as a...more
As we enter the New Year, Littler's international practice has identified a number of key employment and labor law issues for multinational companies (MNCs). The past year has brought to the fore some challenging issues...more
The leveraged finance market in Europe has been continuing to develop in sophistication and depth over recent years. With the advent of sponsors operating globally, many law firms in the market having strong US and UK...more
The SEC’s Semiannual Regulatory Agenda. The Federal Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs posted the SEC’s most recent Semiannual Regulatory Agenda which, in compliance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, identifies...more
Reports in 2013 about online business transactions across EU national borders revealed some disturbing facts. According to the 2013 Flash Eurobarometer reports (nos. 358 and 359, 2013), retailer and consumer attitudes...more
With more cross-border trade and foreign investments, businesses may find themselves in more disputes with counterparties before foreign courts or in international arbitration. Where a party chooses—or the parties’ contract...more
U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow’s recent and much publicized unveiling of legislation to expand the CFIUS review process of transactions likely caused businesspeople everywhere to ask: “What’s the CFIUS?”...more
Prudential Regulators and CFTC Re-Propose Rules for Uncleared Swap Margin -
Both the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the prudential regulators re-proposed their April 2011 proposed rules imposing initial and...more
The past several months have seen a flurry of business activity by and between U.S.- based corporations and foreign competitors. Mergers have been announced between foreign and domestic pharmaceutical companies, drug...more
Increasingly interconnected global businesses need to focus on how export controls and trade sanctions can affect their cross-border activities in unexpected ways.
For decades, the US Government has used trade...more
On November 13, 2014, the Seventh Circuit will hear oral arguments on a motion for rehearing in Motorola Mobility LLC v. AU Optronics Corp. et al., to consider the reach of the Sherman Act outside of the United States borders...more
The recast Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID 2), along with its accompanying Regulation (MiFIR), were published in the Official Journal of the EU in June. The new legislation is currently expected to come into...more
As the global economy recovers, how will regulators respond? Experts provide perspectives on trends in regulatory and corporate investigations.
Global trends in regulation -
In the wake of the financial crisis,...more
In this issue:
- EU DEVELOPMENTS
- European Commission Launches Public Consultation on Proposals to
- Improve EU Merger Control
- ESMA Publishes Final Guidelines on Enforcement of Financial...more
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
Keep your eye on this one.
In the fall of 2013, the Federal Reserve Banks launched a study of the US payments system. The study has three targets: first, a faster payment system; second, a more secure payment system;...more
CFTC Proposes Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps and Approves Special Treatment for Operations-Related Swaps With Certain Government-Owned Natural Gas and Electric Utilities -
A few weeks after the Federal Reserve Bank...more
OVERVIEW OF M&A ACTIVITY -
The Cayman Islands experienced a significant increase in new company registrations in 2013 compared to 2012; 9,433 new companies were incorporated compared with 8,971 a year earlier. As of 31...more
I GENERAL INTRODUCTION TO THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR M&A -
Since Cyprus’s accession to the EU, the legislation regulating M&A activity in Cyprus has been closely aligned with Europe-wide practices.
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