Mondaq USA: Corporate/Commercial Law
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
On April 12, 2018, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a Risk Alert highlighting the most frequent advisory fee...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
The growth of e-commerce and the resulting increase in price transparency and price competition have a significant impact on companies' distribution strategies and consumer behavior.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The Cabinet Regulatory Tracker is a list of upcoming comment deadlines, compliance dates, and effective dates.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
MSRB reminded brokers, dealers and municipal securities dealers ("dealers") of their investor protection obligations regarding transactions in the municipal securities of distressed municipalities.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The SEC proposed to (i) require broker-dealers to act in the "best interests" of retail customers when making a recommendation of any securities transaction ...
Proskauer Rose LLP
On April 12, 2018, the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations issued a risk alert listing the most common compliance issues concerning fees and expenses charged by SEC-registered investment advisers
Shearman & Sterling LLP
In 2015, the SEC proposed rules implementing Dodd-Frank's requirement that all listed companies adopt and administer a compensation clawback policy.
Foley Hoag LLP
In his testimony before Congress last week, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg observed that, on issues ranging from fake news to hate speech ...
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
The global economy has created an increasingly challenging phenomenon of cross-border enforcement. By way of recent example, how does Brazil fine U.S.-based Facebook $33 million ...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
At an open meeting held earlier today, the SEC voted 4-1 to propose a package of rules, forms, and guidance designed to define a new "best interest" standard of care for broker-dealers dealing with retail investors.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 16 January 2018, the ESMA published an updated version of its practical guide to the national rules across the EEA on the notification of major holdings under the Transparency Directive.
Jones Day
The FTC pursued an administrative challenge against Tronox's proposed acquisition of Cristal without also seeking a preliminary injunction.
Cooley LLP
Just like the 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act, the 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act expressly precluded the use of any of the appropriated funds for issuance or implementation ...
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
The status of the seller's IP and its treatment in the hands of the buyer is an integral IP issue in M&A transactions.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
Investor fiduciaries have known for decades that proxy voting must be managed in accordance with fiduciary duties.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The North American Securities Administrators Association warned investors of the risks associated with initial coin offerings.
Foley Hoag LLP
In 2017, we had the good fortune to partner with clients on some of their most exciting and challenging mergers and acquisitions.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Litigation financing has quickly grown from a fledging concept into a robust industry. The concept is simple: in exchange for a share of any proceeds, a financing firm agrees to pay all or...
Duane Morris LLP
Vietnamese media was abuzz with news that US giant Amazon is set to join the country's fast-growing retail market this month, with representatives stating that the company ...
WilmerHale
Startups should expect to pivot and iterate, but taking time to consider a coherent business strategy can save a company from a lot of pain down the road.
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Ruchelman PLLC
Change driven by development of intellectual property ("I.P.") is now a constant. Whether the I.P. user is a tax adviser accessing a digital library, an auto mechanic interfacing with an engine...
Carlton Fields
As of this inaugural publication, there exists no uniformity with respect to how businesses that deal in virtual currencies (also known as "cryptocurrencies") such as Bitcoin are treated among the states.
Jones Day
The Situation: In what may indicate a sea change in terms of who the Department of Justice ("DOJ") is willing to pursue in False Claims Act cases, a private equity firm has been named as a co-defendant in a False Claims Act complaint, along with one of its portfolio companies.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Last November, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced a new enforcement policy. Under the new policy, businesses subject to the FCPA may avoid criminal liability by self-reporting wrongdoing, ...
Carlton Fields
Many federal, state, and local governmental employees may be eligible for awards pursuant to the SEC's whistleblower program under the Dodd-Frank Act.
Ruchelman PLLC
Commencing in January 2018, the I.R.S. began a new centralized audit regime with respect to partnerships. It replaces the concept of a "Tax Matters Partner" with a "Partnership Representative.
Matson Driscoll & Damico
What's so important about having a valuation of my company?
WilmerHale
Cybersecurity is one of the highest priority issues for public company executives and directors. This note shares our views—developed over our involvement in the aftermath...
Ropes & Gray LLP
After years of looming on the fringes, 2018 is likely to go down as the year that corporate social responsibility compliance became a core responsibility of in-house legal departments.
Jones Day
The U.S. Congress passed the CLOUD Act amending U.S. surveillance laws to facilitate law enforcement access to the contents of communications and other related data.
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