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National security reviews 2017: A global perspective — France

by White & Case LLP on

Following the Montebourg Decree in 2014, the scope of activities covered by national security reviews has been significantly extended to several key industries...more

Recent Developments in Antitrust Scrutiny of Healthcare-Provider Transactions

by Holland & Knight LLP on

As the trend of acquisitions of physician practices and mergers of hospitals continues, so does antitrust scrutiny of these deals. There was activity this week in three different proposed transactions that caught the...more

No Comment: Temporary Anti-Inversion Regulation Rejected Under Administrative Procedure Act

On Friday, September 29, 2017, the Federal court for the Western District of Texas struck down the temporary anti-inversion regulation issued under Sec. 7874, which has been charged with preventing the planned $160 billion...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Lots of Fed news this morning, and all of it on the administrative side. First, it now appears that a likely choice to replace Chair Yellen could be out before he was even in. And we’ve learned that Fed No. 2 Stanley Fischer...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Breakingviews suggests that the devil is definitely in the details in Sempra Energy’s apparent winning bid for Oncor. Control of the company, for example, isn’t as simple as it might seem....more

Federal Circuit Says PTO Submissions can Waive Privilege to Future Communications

On July 20, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in In re OptumInsight denied OptumInsight’s petition for writ of mandamus on privilege waiver. The court held that the District Court for the...more

Health Update - May 2017

Mapping the Healthcare M&A Landscape Under the New Administration - Editor’s Note: The healthcare M&A market continues to be among the most active sectors. In a recent webinar, Manatt examined how the policies and goals of...more

A Sharpening of the Pensions Regulator's Claws

by White & Case LLP on

The Pensions Regulator ("TPR") has wide-ranging statutory powers to intervene in the running of work-based pension schemes. The most prominent of these are the so-called "moral hazard powers". To date, TPR has used these...more

New FINRA Capital Acquisition Broker Rules May Offer Limited Relief to Private Investment Fund Advisers

by Jackson Walker on

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently approved a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) proposal to adopt a new regime for the regulation of electing broker-dealer firms that meet the...more

Inside the Courts: An Update From Skadden Securities Litigators - September 2016 / Volume 8 / Issue 3

We are pleased to present Inside the Courts (Volume 8, Issue 3), Skadden’s securities litigation newsletter. This quarter’s issue includes summaries and associated court opinions of selected cases principally decided between...more

Federal Judge Refuses FTC Request to Block Hershey/Pinnacle Deal; FTC to Appeal

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Hospitals and other providers who have been tracking Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice Antitrust Division hospital merger challenges over the last several years will want to take note of the federal...more

"4th Antitrust Set" of amendments

by White & Case LLP on

On 5 October 2015 the President of the Russian Federation signed the Federal Law No. 275-FZ "On Amending the Federal Law "On Protection of Competition" and Other Legal Acts of the Russian Federation", so-called the "4th...more

A Return to Evanston: FTC Revisits Old Ground in Yet Another Hospital Merger Challenge

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or “Commission”) authorized staff to file an administrative complaint and to seek in federal court a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction to block the...more

National security clampdown on foreign deals

by White & Case LLP on

Countries around the world have been increasingly focusing on national security reviews of foreign direct investments into their markets. The three countries where national security reviews can potentially have a...more

SEC ALJ: No Sanction For Compliance Official Who Violated Statute

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Amid all the concern regarding the selection by the SEC of an administrative rather than a district court forum for brining agency enforcement action comes a decision which has the potential to change the tenor of the debate,...more

Guide to Doing Business in New Zealand: Company Law (Updated)

COMPANY LAW - Some general matters relating to company law in New Zealand are discussed below. REGULATORY SCHEME - The Companies Act principally regulates companies. The Companies Act, together...more

SEC Files Settled Insider Trading Case As Administrative Proceeding

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

One question in the wake of the Second Circuit’s decision in Newman regarding the personal benefit test for illegal tipping has been how the SEC would respond to a decision the U.S. Attorney told the Court would significantly...more

Economic Downturn Week, Part III – The Desktop Risk Assessment

by Thomas Fox on

I continue my exploration of actions you can take to improve your compliance program during an economic downturn with a review of what my colleague Jan Farley, the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) at Dresser-Rand, called the...more

IPR Privity Analysis Includes Post-Complaint Period - VMWare, Inc. v. Good Technology Software, Inc.

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Clarifying the privity requirement for inter partes review (IPR) petitions, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or Board) explained that privity should be determined looking at the...more

Commerce Reissues BE-13 Reporting Requirements for Foreign Businesses

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Although the BE-13 requirements for foreign companies investing in the United States should be old news by now, there are an increasing number of questions on this issue. The new regulations were put in place in 2014, and...more

Give and Take: Canadian Securities Regulators Ease Disclosure Burdens on Venture Issuers but Enhance Audit Committee Member...

by Bennett Jones LLP on

On April 9, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators announced amendments to the continuous disclosure and governance obligations of venture issuers in three national instruments: National Instruments 51-102 Continuous...more

Orthofix secures option to acquire eNeura for $65 million

by Knobbe Martens on

On March 31, 2015, Orthofix International N.V. announced it entered into an 18-month option agreement to acquire eNeura, Inc. Orthofix’s website states that the focus of the company is on “improving patients’ lives by...more

Despite the Regulatory Hurdles France is Open to Investment

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Even though France is perceived to have a burdensome regulatory regime, it is clearly open to investment. M&A transactions involving French targets totaled €120.6 billion in 2014, a sharp increase on 2013 when just €28.6...more

FTC Rule Change Simplifies Process Following a Denial of a Preliminary Injunction Motion

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On March 14, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced procedural revisions governing the FTC process when it loses an injunction bid in federal court, to block the consummation of a merger pending its in-house...more

'Protectionism' In M&A: A Mixed Picture

by Allen & Overy LLP on

When a national ‘champion’ is at stake, lively political and media debate often follows, sometimes even where the sector involved is not particularly ‘sensitive’. This is unsurprising in markets facing slow economic growth...more

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