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Recent Debarments Highlight Growing Risk of Sanctions By Multilateral Development Banks

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• Companies that operate globally face substantial risks associated with activities funded by multilateral development banks (MDBs). • Several recent debarment actions by the World Bank highlight those risks. • To...more

Saving Time and Money when Selling a Small Business

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Advance planning is crucial when you decide to sell your small business. You need to be at the center of that planning. Don’t abdicate your responsibility for selling your business to your lawyer, your accountant or your...more

Part 2: Shelf Registration Extended Offering Period

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Our first post in this series examined the regulatory and contractual considerations for municipal securities issuers and conduit borrowers using shelf registration. Now we examine the equally important considerations for...more

Inside M&A - October 2015

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Overview of SPACs and Latest Trends - A number of recent successful business combination transactions involving special-purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) led by prominent sponsors have driven a resurgence in the SPAC...more

SEC Approves Rule to Regulate Debt Research Reports and Debt Research Analysts

by Morgan Lewis on

Background - Eight years in the making, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has finally approved the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA's) proposed Rule 2242 (the Rule or Rule 2242), which will...more

Five Tips for a Successful Exit

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Any number of factors can trigger a tech company’s exit: worn-out founders, anxious investors, industry consolidation, or wild, Instagram-like success. As tech founders and executives contemplate the possibility and timing of...more

Will Principles-Based Guidance be Easier to Follow?

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Practitioners and market participants often complain that rules and regulations ought to be principles-based rather than prescriptive. In advocating for principles-based regulation, the argument is often made that the...more

SEC Charges Underwriter and Bankers in Connection with Offering by China-based Issuer A Cautionary Tale of How Bad Facts and Weak...

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On March 27, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced charges against an investment bank and two of its bankers for failing to adequately review and escalate a due diligence report which contradicted...more

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