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MEMR Regulation 10 of 2017 of Indonesia: Blurring the Lines

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Indonesia’s state-owned power company, PT PLN (Persero) (PLN) has a long track record of successfully financed independent power projects (IPPs) and a very well established form of power purchase agreement (PPA). It has to...more

China State Secrets: What Multinational Companies Need to Know

by Kobre & Kim on

Multinational companies in China used to have the luxury of focusing their regulatory efforts primarily on compliance with the laws of their home countries, relegating China’s state secrets laws to something only of concern...more

Indonesia's Infrastructure Financing Deficit—ABS to the Rescue?

by Jones Day on

Indonesia's considerable infrastructure financing deficit is a hot topic in the project finance market. A likely outcome of this infrastructure gap is the growth of alternative financing instruments, such as asset-backed...more

Updates on Public Company GMS and shareholders reporting

by White & Case LLP on

On March 14, 2017, the Indonesian Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan or "OJK") issued two regulations impacting voting rights at a General Meeting of Shareholders of Public Companies ("GMS") and transparency...more

"Navigating the Challenges of Chinese Acquisitions of US Insurers"

Chinese investment in the U.S. insurance industry continued steadily in 2016, notwithstanding efforts by the Chinese government to impose new restrictions on outbound M&A. (See "Regional Focus: Asia.") Examples of such...more

Rolls-Royce Global Enforcement Action: Part I

by Thomas Fox on

When most people across the globe think of Rolls-Royce, one word comes to mind – excellence. Yet that image largely relates to Rolls-Royce Limited, the automobile manufacturer, which was founded in 1909. Just a few years...more

Implications of the 2016 US Presidential Election for Trade Policy

by White & Case LLP on

The election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States will have important implications for US trade policy. Assessing these implications in the immediate aftermath of the presidential election is,...more

Following CFIUS Recommendation, President Obama Blocks Chinese Acquisition of US-German Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturer

by Dechert LLP on

President Obama issued an executive order on December 2, 2016 blocking the sale of the U.S. business of Aixtron SE (“Aixtron”), a German semiconductor manufacturer, to a German subsidiary of a Chinese fund, Fujian Grand Chip...more

Congress Urged to Block Certain Chinese Investments in the U.S.

On November 16, 2016, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC) issued its 2016 Annual Report to Congress, which included 20 recommendations on Congressional action to be used for assessing progress and...more

Towards a UK Investment Act?

Against the background of UK policy moving towards a more nationally-led trade and investment policy following this summer’s referendum, the new UK government is still in the process of establishing its policies regarding...more

Is Chinese Investment in the U.S. Film and Entertainment Industry the Next Area of CFIUS Scrutiny?

U.S. lawmakers recently submitted a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) raising concerns about increased Chinese investments in the U.S. film and entertainment industry and questioning whether the Committee...more

The Ping FCPA Enforcement Action: Lessons for the Compliance Practitioner

by Thomas Fox on

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) settled a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement action against an individual earlier this month when it announced the resolution of a matter involving Jun Ping Zhang,...more

Breaking bad: Tackling European NPLs

by White & Case LLP on

The latest EBA stress test results paint a broadly positive picture for Europe's banks but high levels of non-performing loans continue to weigh down heavily on Europe's banking sector....more

Chinese Companies Transacting in Canada — Deal’s Closed: Now What?

When Chinese and Canadian companies come together, whether it’s through a merger, joint venture or another arrangement where cultures will be meshed, tackling the cultural differences is critical. Culture isn’t about...more

Planning, Tendering and Closing Global PPP Projects

by King & Spalding on

The sovereign funding gap caused by a low oil price environment, coupled with a global period of economic uncertainty, are two drivers leading governments, procuring authorities and state owned enterprises (Authorities),...more

Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council: Infrastructure Delivery Including Under a Public Private Partnership Model: Top 10...

by King & Spalding on

The sovereign funding gap caused by a low oil price environment, coupled with a global period of economic uncertainty, are two drivers leading governments and state owned enterprises (SOEs) throughout the Middle East and...more

Venezuela: Nuevo Programa de Emergencia Obliga a los Patronos a Proporcionar Trabajadores a Empresas Estatales

by Littler on

El Ministerio del Trabajo en Venezuela ha publicado en la Gaceta Oficial un programa de trabajo forzoso, que exige a los patronos del sector público y privado proporcionar trabajadores a empresas estatales, como una especie...more

Venezuela: New Emergency Program Forces Employers to Supply their Workforce, on Demand, to Benefit State-Owned Entities

by Littler on

Venezuela’s Ministry of Labor has enacted the establishment of a forced labor program, which will require public and private sector employers to supply their workers as “temporary loans” to State-owned companies to boost the...more

PE Set To Benefit From More Outward Looking Chinese Buyers

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

In recent years, Chinese companies have become increasingly bold in the search for new deals, looking beyond the country’s borders for transformational takeovers. This year already, we have seen PEViews China chartthe largest...more

SEC Resolves FCPA Action With LAN Airlines

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The SEC resolved another FCPA action centered on the entry of LAN Airlines S.A. into Argentina. Previously, the Commission settled with the CEO of the company who agreed to the entry of a cease and desist order based on...more

U.S. Targets Private Equity Funds for FCPA Scrutiny

The private equity industry is facing increased scrutiny by the U.S. Government for potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”). The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has created a new private...more

Historic contamination in Romania under sale–purchase agreements

by Dentons on

General Context - Historic contamination receives a lot of attention in Romania, particularly in the process of privatizing formerly state owned enterprises. Some of these enterprises are taken over as ongoing...more

D.C. Circuit Further Restricts the Scope of Foreign Sovereign Liability for Acts of State-Owned Companies

by BakerHostetler on

Those doing business with foreign governments would be wise to adhere to the dictate of caveat venditor: seller beware. Cross-border “government” contracting often involves doing business not directly with the sovereign...more

Flying the Too-Friendly Skies? Europe Opens Routes for Sanctioned Iran Airline

On June 20, 2016, you will be able to take a non-stop flight from Tehran to Paris . . . but you probably shouldn’t. According to its website, the Iranian airline Mahan Air will add the City of Lights to the list of...more

A New Wave of CIS Restructurings Poses Unique Challenges

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

While the CIS nations have recently provided a multitude of sizeable restructuring cases, the region’s dominant force, Russia, has stood up reasonably well to lengthy economic decline, economic sanctions and the collapse of...more

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