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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Activist investor Nelson Peltz is officially taking on his biggest target yet—consumer-products giant Procter & Gamble. The announcement begins the public stage of a fight we’ve been waiting for since Peltz’s Trian Fund Mgmt...more

German Constitutional Court Held Parts of Loss Forfeiture Rules are Unconstitutional

by Jones Day on

The German Constitutional Court held that a provision of the loss forfeiture rules, in effect from January 1, 2008, through December 31, 2015, is unconstitutional. The provision stipulates a proportional forfeiture of current...more

LLC Membership Interest Purchase Treated As Asset Purchase

by Dickinson Wright on

A buyer of a business often will prefer to purchase assets rather than equity interests in order to, among other things, obtain a step-up in the tax basis of the assets of the business equal to its purchase price. The buyer...more

Globally Taxing Issues for Private Equity

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Tax has, in recent months, become a frontpage issue with reaction to businesses not “paying their fair share” sitting alongside pressure on government finances and an uncertain political environment. In our view, the...more

Transactions Update: Purchase Price or Compensation

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Purchase Price v. Compensation - ..Companies are choosing to stay private significantly longer than the vesting period for stock options ..Recent proposals by private companies to buy back stock from current and...more

Change in LBO Valuation for HSR Purposes

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently reversed its position on how to calculate the size-of-transaction for HSR purposes in connection with leveraged buyouts (LBOs). This change in position may result in more reportable...more

"Proposed Treasury Regulations Dramatically Alter Existing Debt/Equity Law"

On April 4, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Department proposed new Treasury regulations that, if finalized, would become retroactively effective to April 4, 2016, and dramatically alter the tax...more

Transferring the Family Business Timing is Everything

One of the most important factors to consider in any business succession plan is the timing of the transition of ownership. Whether a sale or a gift (or combination of the two), no transition should occur before the next...more

Global Tax News - January 2015

by DLA Piper on

A SWIFT LOOK AT OECD’S DISCUSSION DRAFTS ON BEPS PLUS ONE CHART SETTING OUT TIMELINES - During the short days before Christmas, when most of us were busy closing transactions or making last-minute year-end reviews to...more

China Tightens Individual Income Taxation On Capital Gains From Equity Transfer

by DLA Piper on

China's State Administration of Taxation (SAT) recently promulgated the Public Announcement [2014] No. 67, Administrative Measures for Individual Income Tax on Income from Equity Transfers (for Trial Implementation) (Equity...more

Midstream MLP Merger Mania Maintains Momentum

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The market’s notable uptick in MLP-to-MLP M&A activity, often preceded by an acquisition of the target MLP’s general partner, follows a trend we recently identified. At least five MLP M&A transactions have been...more

A Committee of Fund Manager Personnel May Not Be Able to Provide the Requisite Consent on Behalf of the Fund for a Principal...

Fund managers may wish from time to time to conduct, or for their principals or affiliates to conduct, securities transactions opposite the fund. The Advisers Act prohibits such transactions – called “principal transactions”...more

Margin Call: Advanced Topics and Practice Points

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

In previous installments, we covered the basics of the margin regulations. In our final two installments, we’ll cover a few practice points and explore some of the more complex margin issues (particularly under Regulation U),...more

Venture Perspectives - New England Edition: Fourth Quarter and Year 2013

by Foley Hoag LLP on

In This Issue: - Activity Level of 2013 New England Transactions - All Rounds - Activity Level of New England Seed Transactions - Activity Level of New England Series A Transactions - Activity Level of New...more

Polsinelli Podcast - Keep the Government out of Your Transaction: Practical Antitrust Tips for Mergers

by Polsinelli on

You're the CEO of a large company considering a merger with a competitor. You've done your due diligence and both companies want to move forward. There are antitrust issues to explore before the deal can be done. In this...more

FINRA Proposes Rule Change that Would Require Reporting OTC Equity Transactions Within 10 Seconds

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has filed a proposed rule change requiring trades and trade cancellations in over-the counter (OTC) transactions in National Market System stocks and OTC equity securities (as...more

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