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DOJ And OFAC Actions Highlight Importance Of Compliance In International M&A
Recent actions taken by the Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") have highlighted the importance of due diligence in the
United States
2 May 2019
Foreign Investment And Export Control Reform Update (Part 1 Of Series)
The John S. McCain NDAA for Fiscal Year 2019 , signed into law by President Trump on August 13, 2018, brings together several key Congressional efforts to update and reform U.S. controls on foreign investment and...
United States
29 Aug 2018
Mergers & Acquisitions 2017
In 2017, we had the good fortune to partner with clients on some of their most exciting and challenging mergers and acquisitions.
United States
20 Apr 2018
Fiduciary Duties Of Directors In Connection With An Acquisition: A Massachusetts Difference
Customary analysis of the fiduciary duties of directors in connection with their consideration of an acquisition of the corporation focuses on the nature of that fiduciary duty:
United States
18 May 2017
Considerations For The Acquisition Of A Non-U.S. Company By A U.S. Public Company
When it is time to sell a company, there are a number of financial and legal steps a business should consider to ready itself for a merger or acquisition.
United States
24 Feb 2017
Latest Amendments To Delaware Law Revise Appraisal Rights
Effective August 1, 2016, the appraisal rights of dissenting stockholders in mergers and certain other transactions under the DGCL have been modified in two principal respects...
United States
22 Aug 2016
Delaware Chancery Court Concludes Indemnification And Other Provisions Of A Merger Agreement Are Not Enforceable Against Non-Consenting Stockholders
The case arose from the acquisition of Audax Health Solutions, Inc. by Optum Services, Inc., a member of the UnitedHealth group of companies and a direct competitor to Cigna, a substantial stockholder of Audax.
United States
29 Jan 2015
SEC Proposes New Exchange Act Registration Thresholds And Changes To Certain "Held Of Record" Definitions
On December 18, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed new rules regarding the thresholds at which issuers may become reporting companies under Section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934...
United States
16 Jan 2015
SEC Issues Staff Legal Bulletin No. 20: Clarifying Disclosure Requirements For Proxy Advisory Firms
On June 30, 2014, the SEC’s Divisions of Investment Management and Corporation Finance released Staff Legal Bulletin No. 20.
United States
25 Jul 2014
SEC No-Action Letter Allows Certain Kinds Of "M&A Brokers" To Avoid Broker-Dealer Registration Under The Exchange Act
The SEC issued a significant no-action letter permitting the involvement of M&A brokers in business acquisition transactions involving privately-held companies.
United States
5 Mar 2014
Integration Of ESG Factors Into Private Equity Investment And Management Processes
Private equity firms are under increasing pressure, especially from their limited partners, to incorporate environmental, social, and governance ("ESG") factors into their investment and management processes.
United States
22 May 2012
Advice About Advisory Boards
The question that I most frequently get asked about advisory boards is: "How much equity should I give to a member of my advisory board?" The answer is very little, almost certainly less than the entrepreneur is thinking about. Perhaps some numbers would be useful here.
United States
3 May 2012
SEC Amends Pay-To-Play Rule
On June 22, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") released amendments to Rule 206(4)-5 (the "Rule") under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (the "Advisers Act"), which places restrictions on political contributions by an investment advisor or its covered associates, and prohibits the engagement by an investment advisor of unregulated third party solicitors to solicit government entity clients on its behalf.
United States
6 Jul 2011
Annual Information Report On Foreign Financial Accounts Now Includes Investments In Offshore Hedge Funds, Private Equity Funds And Mutual Funds
Every U.S. person with a financial interest in, or signature or other authority over, any financial account outside the U.S. must file an annual report on Treasury Form TD F 90-22.1 (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, commonly known as an “FBAR”) if the aggregate value of all such accounts exceeds 10,000 USD at any time during the calendar year.
United States
24 Jun 2009
The President Proposes Broad Reform Of The Financial Regulatory System
On June 17, 2009, President Barack Obama released a series of proposed initiatives entitled Financial Regulatory Reform: A New Foundation (the “White Paper”), which, if implemented, would effect sweeping reforms to the U.S. financial regulatory system.
United States
24 Jun 2009
SEC Extends Emergency Orders On Prohibition Of Short Selling Of Financial Stocks And Requirements Of Institutional Investment Managers To Report New Short Sales
On October 1, 2008, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or the “Commission”) extended the emergency order (the “Order”) prohibiting short selling in the securities of financial companies.
United States
10 Nov 2008
SEC Will Let Emergency Order On Prohibition Of Short Selling Of Financial Stocks Expire
On October 7, 2008, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC" or the "Commission") released a statement regarding the expiration of the emergency order (the "Order") prohibiting persons from short selling in the securities of financial companies.
United States
15 Oct 2008
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