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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

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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

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

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

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

SEC FCPA Enforcement Action against Goodyear and Investigation of Mondelez International Provide Valuable Lessons for U.S....

by Blank Rome LLP on

Action Item: The Securities and Exchange Commission’s enforcement action against Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and its investigation of Mondelez International provide key lessons to U.S. companies seeking to acquire foreign...more

SEC Charges Tipping Without A Newman – Dirks Personal Benefit

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan is trying to have the Second Circuit’s decision in U.S. v. Newman, No. 13-1837, 13-1917 (2nd Cir. Decided December 10, 2014 ) reheard and reversed. In seeking that rehearing the...more

New Regulatory Guidance Impact Business Continuity Planning for the Financial Industry

by Daniel LeGaye on

As a result of recent natural disasters, a number of the regulators that oversee the securities industry have jointly issued guidance regarding the business continuity or disaster recovery plans (BCPs) of broker-dealers and...more

Amendments to Financial Responsibility Rules for Broker-Dealers Impact Net Capital

by Daniel LeGaye on

On July 31, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced amendments to Financial Responsibility Rules for Broker-Dealers (Release No. 34-70072; File No. S7-08-07). The rule amendments become effective October...more

Notification Threshold Under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Increased to $70.9 million

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The Federal Trade Commission recently announced higher reporting thresholds for pre-merger notifications filed on or after February 11, 2013. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced revised thresholds for...more

FTC Announces Increases to Thresholds for Pre-Merger Notification and Limitations on Interlocking Directorates

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On Jan. 10, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission made its annual announcement of revisions to thresholds that determine whether companies must abide by the pre-merger filing and waiting period requirements set forth in the...more

FTC Raises Hart­-Scott­-Rodino Thresholds

by Morgan Lewis on

Transactions closing as of February 11 will be subject to increased HSR Act jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds. On January 10, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it will raise the Hart-Scott-Rodino...more

Private Placements By Acquisition Targets – Another Regulatory Grey Area

by Dentons on

On November 28, 2012, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) issued the reasons for the decision it had made following a hearing to consider an application made by Inmet Mining Corporation for certain relief in...more

Hidden Due Diligence Risk In Mergers, Acquisitions And Investments: Independent Contractor Misclassification Oftentimes Overlooked...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Many due diligence reviews in mergers, acquisitions and investments have ignored the issue of independent contractor (IC) misclassification liability. This is a difficult exposure to identify unless the legal team digs below...more

Considerations for the 2013 Form 10-K and Annual Proxy Season

by White & Case LLP on

The upcoming 2013 proxy season will likely be impacted by new policies issued by proxy advisers, as well as shareholder activists taking advantage of previously adopted rules, rather than by recent legislative or rulemaking...more

Development and Opportunities in the Turkish Market - December 2012

by White & Case LLP on

The Turkish government’s agenda for development is one of the most ambitious in the world. Combined with investor friendly changes in the market, including a new investment incentive regime and new regulation enhancing...more

DOJ and SEC Release Long-Awaited FCPA Guidance

by Cohen & Gresser LLP on

On November 14, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) jointly released A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the “Guide”). The Guide is intended to...more

DOJ and SEC Release Much-Anticipated Guidance on FCPA

by Jackson Walker on

In recent years, corporations in the United States and around the world have seen record levels of enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"), resulting in billions of dollars of civil judgments and numerous...more

China: Branching Out - November 2012

by White & Case LLP on

China is experiencing an upsurge in outbound investment activity as growing domestic needs coincide with weakened and more accommodating M&A markets in Europe and the US. Changing government policy is enabling domestic...more

Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission Issue Highly Anticipated Foreign Corrupt Practice Act Guidance

On November 14th, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) jointly published “A Resource Guide to the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act” (the “Guide”), their long-awaited and...more

2012 FCPA Guidance: Key Points and Analysis

by Reed Smith on

On November 14, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission released their long-awaited Foreign Corrupt Practices Act guidance in the form of a 120-page document entitled “A Resource Guide...more

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