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Independent Sponsors: How to Leverage This Valuable Channel for Transactions

by McGuireWoods LLP on

In an ultra-competitive deal market, investors continually look for attractive opportunities to deploy additional capital. While “independent sponsors” have been around for many years, the number of independent sponsors is at...more

#Sponsored – FTC Warns Social Media Influencers to Clearly Disclose Material Connections

Kim Kardashian touting weight-loss teas. Tom Brady plugging Aston Martin. Jennifer Aniston shilling SmartWater. In this time of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and countless other social media platforms, it can...more

MarkIt to Market® | May 2017

The May 2017 issue of Sterne Kessler's MarkIt to Market® discusses social media influencers' disclosure of material connections, business transfer clauses, and lists the new gTLD Sunrise periods. Please see full Newsletter...more

Multijurisdictional Securitization in the Age of Risk Retention

by Morgan Lewis on

The challenges of complying with both the US rules and the EU rules. Both United States and European Union laws now require 5 percent credit risk retention for securitization transactions. While the jurisdictional scope...more

Using Hashtag #Disclosures in Social Media Advertising

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has been cracking down on brands for paying Instagram users to endorse their products or to share brand content without disclosing the relationship. Indeed, the recent settlements entered...more

“American Idol” Singer Sues Contest Sponsors

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

This Monday, a Mississippi resident sued a number of the “American Idol” contest’s sponsors after he allegedly suffered a serious internal ear injury in connection with the promotion....more

The Unfortunate Renaming of U.S. Cellular Field

I grew up with the White Sox playing in Comiskey Park, then after they tore that down, New Comiskey Park. In 2003 that changed to U.S. Cellular Field. Now, it’s undergoing another name change – Guaranteed Rate Field. Now I...more

Trends and Tips – Tax Equity for Mid-Market Energy Projects

Last week’s “Financing Renewable Energy” tax credit conference, by Novogradac and Company, affirmed some market trends that we have seen in recent project finance deals. Perhaps most striking was the slow expansion of small...more

Sponsorship Agreements: Creating a win-win for businesses and advertisers

by McAfee & Taft on

Sponsorships are not only a revenue generator for businesses, but a powerful way of boosting the visibility of brands. It’s why major stadiums and venues often bear the logo of a leading brand, or why you’ll see a soft drink...more

Advertising Law - September 2016 #4

CARU: Sponsored Videos Need Clear, Prominent Audio Disclosures - Taking a stand on social media influencers and the “unboxing” video trend, the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) recommended that popular YouTube...more

Second Pokémon Go Alliance Announced: SoftBank

by Reed Smith on

The international phenomenon surrounding the mobile game Pokémon Go has captured the attention of marketers. As we have discussed before, until Niantic, the developer of Pokémon Go, makes sponsorship more readily available,...more

Tokyo Dispute Resolution & Crisis Management Newsletter – August 2016

by King & Spalding on

The Rise of LNG Disputes - Global Trends Emerging From the Recent Cases - Introduction - Although some in the liquefied natural gas industry are generally aware of price review disputes (mostly in Europe) that...more

Selected Risk Retention Questions and Answers for CMBS Securitizations

by JD Supra Perspectives on

On October 22, 2014, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Housing...more

The Water in Rio Isn’t the Only Thing to Worry About – So Are Olympic Hashtags

by Butler Snow LLP on

Social media is buzzing with Olympic hashtags, particularly #Rio2016 and #TeamUSA. But the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) is cracking down on hashtag use by companies without Olympic sponsorship deals, calling it “ambush...more

Avoiding the Road to Ruin in Your Road To Rio Marketing Blitz

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Late last month, the United States Olympic Committee (the “USOC”) sent a few not so nice warning letters to brands that sponsor athletes, but chose not to pay the “golden” price of becoming an “official” sponsor of the games....more

Three Point Shot - Summer 2016

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

800-Meter Champion Berian Eventually Outpaces Nike Endorsement Suit... Or Did He? World 800-meter champion Boris Berian is seemingly capable of out-running just about anything these days. Berian is just a year removed...more

What you need to know about the Approximate Retail Value ‘ARV’ in Sweepstakes and Contests

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Virturally all official rules for sweepstakes or contests in the United States include the Approximate Retail Value (ARV) of each prize. In fact, many state laws and other regulations require that the ARV be included in the...more

Riding the Initial “Pokémon Go” Phenomenon: Branding Basics

by Reed Smith on

Pokémon Go, released July 6, has unleashed a swarm of hopeful Pokémon trainers into the world, seeking to, as Pokémon famously says, “catch ‘em all.” And while Pokémon Go users are traversing cities, towns and hamlets to...more

Grab the Rings and Go For the Gold, At Your Own Risk

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are about one month away, and as athletes are getting ready to compete for medals, companies are getting ready to compete for consumers. Many marketers think that including Olympics-related...more

Sponsoring events during the upcoming Democratic and Republican national conventions

by Dentons on

Recently the House and Senate Ethics Committees issued updated guidance for Members of Congress, Congressional staff, and outside groups to follow in conjunction with events being sponsored during the Republican National...more

Advertising Law - April 2016 #3

SPECIAL FOCUS: #Twitter at Ten: Ten Times Twitter Made Ad Law History - Ten years ago the world was introduced to Twitter, a microblogging site offering users the chance to express themselves just 140 characters at a...more

New York Staged to Begin Full Community Net Metering Program

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Community net metering is relatively new to New York. Last July, the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) issued an order establishing a “community distributed generation program” that allows multiple customers to net...more

Migration Advisory Committee Announces Proposed Changes to Tier 2

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

The Migration Advisory Committee (“MAC”) has published its recommendations following an in-depth review of Tier 2, which is the primary route for economic migration to the UK. The MAC is an independent advisory body...more

Gaining Appropriate Control in Italian Minority Investments

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Minority investments are an increasing feature of the Italian PE market. One key driver of minority investments is demand from many entrepreneurs, founders and small and medium-sized businesses for funding to refinance...more

Make Room for the Independent Sponsor

by Benesch on

It’s no secret that it has become more difficult for traditional private equity firms to raise captive funds. In fact, California Public Employees’ Retirement System is looking to further reduce its number of private equity...more

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