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Blog: PPP Lenders Beginning to Receive Scrutiny Alongside Borrowers

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It is no longer only borrowers who are facing potential Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan scrutiny, although, as promised, SBA has indeed begun sending inquiries to borrowers who are seeking forgiveness of loans greater...more

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Court of Appeal artfully navigates questions on agency and privity

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In Fairlight v Sotheby’s, the Court of Appeal considered whether a line of authorities relating to sub-agency could be applied to preclude privity of contract between the parties, and to excuse Fairlight from returning...more

Morris James LLP

Chancery Invokes Internal Affairs Doctrine to Dismiss Dispute Over Former Delaware Corporation Brought Over Two Years After Its...

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Sylebra Capital Partners Master Fund, LTD v. Perelman, et. al., C.A. No. 2019-0843-JRS (Del. Ch. Oct. 9, 2020) - Defendant Scientific Games Corporation (the “Company”) is a gaming and lottery company that reincorporated in...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

5 Key Takeaways - Licensing in a Crisis

On November 17, 2020, Marc Lieberstein, one of Kilpatrick Townsend’s brand licensing and franchise partners, and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Retail Consumer Good Industry Team, moderated a brand licensing program for the first...more

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France: Spectacular U-turn on successor criminal liability in M&A transactions

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On 25 November 2020 the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation) overturned its decade-long case law, ruling that corporations may now be held criminally liable for offenses committed by acquired entities prior to the merger....more

Shutts & Bowen LLP

Court takes hard line on late rent payment into court registry during COVID-19

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Under a particular Florida statute, in a commercial eviction, where there is a court order requiring the tenant to pay rent into the court registry during the lawsuit and the tenant fails to pay, the tenant is considered to...more

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Commission-Only Employees Are Not Exempt from Overtime

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On November 9, 2020, the California Court of Appeal (Fourth Appellate District, Division 3) decided Semprini vs Wedbush Securities, Inc., holding that a certified class of employees paid on a commission-only basis did not...more

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Key Considerations for Managing COVID-19-Driven Commercial Demands

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As the economic fallout from COVID-19 continues to impact manufacturers and their suppliers around the world, many companies are facing significant financial headwinds. Companies suffering such difficulties will often look...more

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The force of “subject to contract”

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The Court of Appeal has held that a judge had “seriously undervalued” the force of using “subject to contract” wording in written correspondence between solicitors. Joanne Properties v Moneything Capital echoes what the...more

American Conference Institute (ACI)

[Virtual Event] Crown Corporate Governance Annual Conference - January 19th - 20th, 10:15 am - 6:00 pm EST

Practical Strategies for Board Oversight of Government-Owned Entities and Agencies. The CI’s 16th Annual Conference on Crown Corporate Governance returns in a completely interactive virtual format to help you navigate a...more

Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics...

[Virtual Event] 9th Annual European Compliance & Ethics Institute - March 15th - 17th, 9:55 am - 6:00 pm CET

Though we are disappointed we will not be together in-person, we remain dedicated to providing a first-class learning experience while keeping the health and well being of everyone a top priority.  The ECEI will have the...more

Bracewell LLP

LIBOR LATEST - A Temporary Reprieve for USD LIBOR?

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Often referred to as “the world’s most important number”, the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is used as the reference interest rate for a range of commercial and financial contracts worth hundreds of trillions of...more

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European Competition Law Newsletter – December 2020

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Buyer Beware: UK Foreign Direct Investment Rules Now Much Tougher - The UK will see a dramatic strengthening of its protections against foreign direct investment under proposed rules announced by the government on 11...more

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

As COVID-19 Cases Rise, the State, Counties and Cities Impose New Restrictions - CA Health and Government COVID-19 Guidance: Week...

Last week, in response to rising rates of new COVID-19 infections, the state, some counties and many cities put new restrictions in place....more

White & Case LLP

Infrastructure M&A remains robust despite COVID uncertainty

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The energy transition and a growing need for efficient digital infrastructure are two trends fueling infrastructure dealmaking in 2020 - In a year that has seen global M&A activity drop significantly, M&A within the...more

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New Brunswick, Canada: Appellate Court Finds in Favor of Employee in Wrongful Dismissal Action

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In Abrams v. RTO Asset Management, 2020 NBCA 57 (Abrams), the New Brunswick Court of Appeal considered an employee’s appeal of a decision dismissing his action for damages in lieu of reasonable notice upon his job termination...more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Don’t Neglect Forum Selection and Choice of Law Provisions When Drafting or Litigating Restrictive Covenants

Employment agreements with restrictive covenants typically contain both a forum selection clause, which determines the forum where a dispute must be heard, and a choice of law clause, which determines the law that applies to...more

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Foreign direct investment reviews 2020: A global perspective - Sweden

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Increased awareness of safety concerns related to foreign direct investments has prompted a ramp-up toward the implementation of a general FDI screening regulation - As of this writing, Sweden does not have a general FDI...more

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2020 Global Cannabis Guide Chapters - U.S.A. - Washington

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World Law Group member firms recently collaborated on a Global Cannabis Guide that provides a brief overview of laws and policies regarding the use of cannabis in various jurisdictions. It briefly outlines information on the...more

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CFTC Releases Interim Report into April WTI Futures Price Collapse; Commissioner Berkovitz Issues Scathing Critique

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recently issued an interim report by CFTC Staff on the April 2020 price collapse of the West Texas Intermediate light sweet crude oil futures contract (WTI Futures Contract)....more

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Entry into force of the prohibition of unfair terms in B2B contracts: are you ready?

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On 1 December 2020, the prohibition of unfair terms in B2B contracts imposed by the law of 21 March 2019, will enter into force. From now on, any contractual terms creating a manifest imbalance between the rights and...more

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Stand-Alone Indemnities

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Market Trends: What You Need to Know - According to the American Bar Association's eight Private Target Mergers and Acquisitions Deal Point Studies, the use of stand-alone indemnities in reported private company M&A...more

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2020 Global Cannabis Guide Chapters - U.S.A. - Oregon

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World Law Group member firms recently collaborated on a Global Cannabis Guide that provides a brief overview of laws and policies regarding the use of cannabis in various jurisdictions. It briefly outlines information on the...more

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Preventing and Detecting Fraud in Aircraft Sales and Financing Transactions

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This article is based on Merrick Benn’s keynote presentation to the National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA) Webinar on Sept. 15, 2020. All organizations are subject to fraud risks—including when they buy or lease...more

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Nevada Remains Open While Pausing Measures To Expand Reopening: Emergency Directive 35 Revives Sanitization and Social Distancing...

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Nearly nine months after Governor Sisolak entered the Declaration of State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nevada, like the rest of the nation, is still grappling with the impact of the coronavirus. After a series...more

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