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Me and most of my colleagues started on the M&A legal business back in the 90s. At that time, most of the international M&A business would come from US based companies, in the form of investments in the Brazilian "old school" industry.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Guy Pratte, a partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) and chair of the Firm's National Council, discusses BLG's Pro Bono Program and explains why the Firm believes providing access to justice is a key component of our national platform.
McMillan LLP
recent decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit provides an opportunity to contrast how American and Canadian courts respond to the failure of a tribunal to comply with its own procedural rules.
Bennett Jones LLP
This is a good opportunity to think about whether your organization has sufficient systems, policies and controls in place to ensure ethical and responsible business practices.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
Finance-related activities are strictly regulated in China.
Collas Crill Guernsey
There has been greater interest in recent years for the use of trusts to hold artwork, particularly as an investment class in its own regard.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
A number of administrative fines imposed by the AFM were recently published.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
Transparency International has recently assessed the transparency of reporting by the world’s largest publicly- traded companies.
Clyde & Co
Just because parties have excluded or limited damages for breach of contract does not mean they have agreed to excuse performance of those obligations. Accordingly, such exclusion or limitation clauses do not preclude the courts from granting injunctive relief.
Clyde & Co
This decision of the High Court illustrates that contracts do not necessarily have to be in writing to be binding.
Clyde & Co
Where a contract is found to be "relational" and contains an implied duty to act in accordance with good faith, this duty runs through and underpins all the obligations of the parties under the contract.
Goodman Derrick LLP
You are looking to sell your shares in a company, but is it possible that the confidentiality provisions in your shareholders’ agreement will prevent you from doing so?
Mayer Brown
Another attempt to have an individual found liable as a de facto director of a company that has sustained losses has failed.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
The Delaware Chancery Court (in a decision by Vice Chancellor Parsons in late November) has held unenforceable against a stockholder, that had not agreed in advance to the terms of a merger agreement effecting the sale of the company, two commonly-used provisions in private M&A transactions: (a) a post-closing indemnity obligation, to the extent that it involved a risk of repayment of up to 100% of the stockholder’s share of the merger consideration for an "indefinite" period of time; and (b) a
Fox Rothschild LLP
Anyone who is in a service industry frequently faces this question. It is what you do in response that makes the difference between being a target for a lawsuit and moving on to greener pastures.
Burns & Levinson LLP
One reason that Delaware law is attractive to corporations as a jurisdiction to incorporate in, is the fact that Delaware law is constantly evolving to make corporate governance matters as well as transactions easier from a corporate law perspective.
McGuireWoods LLP
On October 29, 2014, the SEC announced that it had instituted administrative proceedings under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 against Sands Brothers Asset Management LLC (Sands Brothers), its two co-founders and the individual who served as both chief compliance officer and chief operating officer.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The ability of corporations to impose liability on shareholders through bylaws and charter provisions has been the subject of much debate recently.
McDermott Will & Emery
Aerospace and defense contractors engage in a wide range of mergers, acquisitions and joint venture transactions. Like all companies, aerospace and defense contractors need to be sensitive to antitrust considerations that might limit their ability to complete certain transactions.
Proskauer Rose LLP
We recently wrote that critics, including Judge Jed Rakoff, have been questioning the SEC’s policy of increasingly bringing enforcement actions in its administrative forum rather than federal court.
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Singh & Associates
The Companies Act, 2013 has made significant changes in the provisions relating to private placement of securities.
Nishith Desai Associates
The Government of India has recently notified Companies Act, 2013 ("CA 2013"), which replaces the erstwhile Companies Act, 1956 ("CA 1956").
Singh & Associates
The introduction of Companies Act, 2013 has brought out a new phase to the corporate sector.
PSA Legal Counsellors
The Companies Act, 2013 is enacted to gradually replace the old Act of 1956, with the objective to bring more accountability and good corporate governance.
Jones Day
In August 2013, the Indian parliament passed the Indian Companies Act, 2013, which has replaced the Companies Act of 1956
Singh & Associates
Under the Companies Act, 1956 the provisions relating to Loan to directors by a Company were governed by Section 295 of the Companies Act, 1956.
Singh & Associates
The Companies Act 2013 necessitated that every listed company having paid-up share capital of Rs 10 crores or more to appoint the Company Secretary in whole-time employment.
Global Jurix, Advocates & Solicitors
Stipulation and elucidation of the duties and responsibilities of the directors of a company are a welcome and great contribution of the new company law of India.
Singh & Associates
In India, the gravity of Independent Directors was recognized with the introduction of corporate governance.
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