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Tax planning for private corporations and their shareholders - converting income into capital gains

by Dentons on

On October 19, 2017, the Department of Finance Canada issued a news release advising that it will not move ahead with proposed measures intended to target the conversion of income into capital gains. The announcement is the...more

Corporate Communicator - Fall 2017

by Snell & Wilmer on

Recent changes to Nevada corporate law reaffirm Nevada’s commitment to providing directors and officers with maximum deference in the exercise of their fiduciary duties on behalf of Nevada corporations. Specifically, Nevada...more

Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin Issue 2 - 2017: An update on COMI shifting to take advantage of the best insolvency tools to...

by Dechert LLP on

The EU has taken aim at fraudulent or abusive forum shopping in the Recast Insolvency Regulation, acknowledging the potential for misuse by debtors seeking to take advantage of more flexible insolvency processes available in...more

Court Of Chancery Decides It Will Determine Stock Validity In A Section 225 Case

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Southpaw Credit Opportunity Master Fund L.P. v. Roma Restaurant Holdings Inc., C.A. No. 2017-0059-TMR (Oct. 13, 2017)- In a contest over who has been elected to a board of directors under Section 225 of the DGCL, it is...more

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator E. Scott Pruitt Addresses Consent Decrees/Settlement Agreements: October 16th...

United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Administrator E. Scott Pruitt issued two documents dated October 16th addressing procedures involved in the resolution of litigation through consent decrees and settlement...more

Court of Chancery Imposes Incorporation By Reference Condition On Books and Records Production

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The City Of Cambridge Retirement System v. Universal Health Services Inc., C.A. No. 2017-0322-SG (Oct. 12, 2017) - A stockholder may inspect a corporation’s records for any recognized proper purpose, including...more

Human Rights Considerations & Best Practices for Energy Companies

by King & Spalding on

International human rights laws and norms are increasingly playing a role in shaping how energy companies conduct their business all over the world. Shareholders increasingly demand compliance with human rights norms;...more

Tax Planning is Crucial to Achieve Potential Spin-Off Benefits

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

Today, the Wall Street Journal considers again, on its front page above the fold, the potential benefits of corporate spin-off transactions. The Journal article notes that the S&P Spin-Off Index has outperformed the S&P 500...more

Blog: Results of ISS global survey reveal strong opinions on board gender diversity and mixed views on multi-class capital...

by Cooley LLP on

ISS recently released the results of its 2017-2018 global policy survey. The respondents, mostly from the U.S., included 131 investors, 382 corporate issuers, 46 consultants/advisors, 28 corporate directors and 13...more

Extending your reach to the "invisible parties" to the arbitration agreement

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Aggrieved claimants may sometimes seek to extend their claims not only to the company that agreed to arbitrate disputes – but also to that company’s shareholders or ultimate controlling person(s). Such efforts are usually...more

Reverse Veil Piercing: A Judgment Against You Can Become A Judgment Against Your Company

by Weintraub Tobin on

It happens all the time. A hard fought lawsuit results in a satisfying judgment. Then it comes time to collect and it turns out the judgment is worth no more than the paper it’s written on. For example, sometimes a party...more

Court Of Chancery Examines Books And Records Inspection Demand

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In the recent decision of Mehta v. Kaazing Corporation, C.A. No. 2017-0087-JRS (Del. Ch.), Vice Chancellor Slights examined a stockholder’s books and records request upon a Delaware corporation pursuant to 8 Del. C. § 220. ...more

Focus on Health Care Provider Bankruptcies

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The next few years are expected to see a significant increase in the volume of bankruptcy cases filed by health care providers. Thus far in 2017, the number of bankruptcies in health care-related sectors, including hospitals,...more

Delaware Law Updates: What Is The Fair Value Of A Stock? The Delaware Supreme Court Rejects Bright-Line Rule In Favor Of The...

by McCarter & English, LLP on

The Delaware Supreme Court, sitting en banc, recently reversed and remanded the Court of Chancery’s appraisal decision in DFC Glob. Corp. v. Muirfield Value Partners, L.P. (“DFC Global”), a highly publicized opinion in which...more

SBA Office of Hearings and Appeals Reaffirms "Unconditional Ownership" Requirement in the SBA SDVOSB Program

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

A recent case reinforces that, just because the corporate governing documents of an SDVOSB satisfy the unconditional ownership requirements for VA’s SDVOSB set aside program, does not mean that the unconditional ownership...more

September 2017: Bankruptcy & Restructuring Litigation Update

Ninth Circuit Holds That a Shareholder Can Be Liable for an Actual Fraudulent Transfer When Its Wholly-Owned Corporation Transfers Assets Even Absent a Showing of Alter Ego. On July 11, 2017, the Ninth Circuit in DZ Bank AG...more

Veil-Piercing Under California Law – Heightened Risks for Fund Managers

We recently posted about the risks associated with veil-piercing claims and the ways in which fund managers can protect themselves from exposure to these claims. Our first post on veil-piercing focused on Delaware standards,...more

NYC Pension Funds Set Their Sights on Board Diversity

by Jones Day on

The Background: The NYC Pension Funds, which led the largely successful campaign to implement proxy access rights across corporate America, have launched a new crusade to improve the diversity of corporate boards....more

Thou Shalt Not Hold Real Property In A Corporation

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

“When will they ever learn?”- No, I am not channeling Seeger. I am referring to those individuals[i] who continue to acquire real property (“RP”) in, or who contribute RP to, corporations. In just the last couple of...more

Public M&A Deal Addresses New Revenue Recognition Standard

A recent public company acquisition transaction addresses FASB’s new revenue recognition standard. In the transaction, Envestnet (NYSE: ENV), a provider of systems for wealth management and financial wellness, announced that...more

Russian Legislation Update: June – August 2017

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Corporate - On 29 July 2017 the President signed Federal Law No. 233-FZ amending the JSC Law and LLC Law. The amendments to the JSC Law relate to the scope of documents and information that shareholders can request from...more

Practice Pointers on Pre-funded Warrants

What Are Pre-funded Warrants? - Pre-funded warrants are a type of warrant that allows its holder to purchase a specified number of a company’s securities at a nominal exercise price. The nominal exercise price is...more

How To Win Custody Of A Corporation

by Allen Matkins on

In family law, the fights are often over who gets custody of the kids, the pets and the house. Shareholders battle over many things, but you don’t often hear of custody fights in the corporate context. Is it even possible...more

California Court Applies “Tracing” Requirement to ETF Shareholders Who Sue under Section 11

A California state court held that shareholders of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have standing to sue under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 (“1933 Act”) for an alleged prospectus misstatement only if they can trace...more

IRS Resumes Issuing Transactional Spin-Off Rulings

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On September 21, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) issued Revenue Procedure 2017-52 (the “Rev. Proc.”), introducing an 18-month “pilot program” in respect of corporate “spin-off,” “split-up” and “split-off”...more

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