The pressure on Japanese firms to appoint more outside directors is increasing.
Japan has long lagged much of the rest of the world in requiring outside directors on the boards of its listed companies. The United...more
In In re Orchard Enterprises, Inc. Stockholder Litigation, the Delaware Court of Chancery held that the entire fairness standard of review applied to a going-private transaction with a controlling stockholder, even though the...more
The Wall Street Journal recently highlighted director tenure in an article titled “The 40-Year Club: America’s Longest Serving Directors.” While the article noted that fewer than 30 public company directors have at least 40...more
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA" or "the Act") prohibits bribery of foreign public officials in order to obtain or retain business. In addition to its anti-bribery provisions, the FCPA contains accounting provisions...more
On May 29, 2013, the Delaware Chancery Court (Strine, C.) held that when a controlling stockholder merger has, from the time of the controller’s first overture, been subject to (1) negotiation and approval by a special...more
Too often, family members view their business as a source of wealth without making sure that the company is managed by those best suited for the job. Good governance — carefully documented in writing — can help ensure a...more
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