Mondaq USA: Corporate/Commercial Law
WilmerHale
Obtaining the European Commission's (EC's) approval for a merger or acquisition sometimes can be a time-consuming and costly procedure.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
On Thursday, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Director of Corporate Finance William Hinman provided some long-desired clarity on the SEC's approach to cryptocurrency regulation...
Mayer Brown
On April 18, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission introduced a package of proposals aimed at enhancing the quality and transparency of investors' relationships with investment advisers and broker-dealers
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
SEC Division of Corporation Finance Director William Hinman asserted that Bitcoin and Ether are not "securities" under U.S. law.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities and Investment considered testimony on the SEC's approach to enforcing federal securities laws.
Proskauer Rose LLP
As the Firm's pro bono partner, I often have the privilege of looking beyond individual matters to see how we can make a difference on a wider scale
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
The Martin Act is one of the most powerful tools in the attorney general's regulatory arsenal because, unlike similar causes of action, it does not require scienter, or intent to defraud.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Although in no way officially binding as a matter of SEC policy or federal securities law, Director Hinman's comments are tremendously important to the evolving cryptoasset marketplace in the United States.
Butler Snow LLP
Law Elevated is an occasional column written for the Mississippi Business Journal by Butler Snow attorneys.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Given the Ninth Circuit's recent holding that successor withdrawal liability is governed by a constructive notice standard, private equity companies ...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On June 12, 2018, following a six-week-long bench trial, Judge Richard J. Leon of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that AT&T's proposed acquisition of Time Warner does not violate the antitrust laws, rejecting the United States Department of Justice's (DOJ) challenge to the merger.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The SEC has formally announced that Ether is not a security.
Mayer Brown
There are a number of legislative proposals making their way through the House, including: H.R. 5054, the Small Company Disclosure Simplification Act of 2018, which provides EGCs and smaller reporting companies...
Stites & Harbison PLLC
At the end of the 20th century, the international legal community attempted to address increasingly common issues with the use of electronic signatures.
Ropes & Gray LLP
On June 14, 2018, speaking at the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit: Crypto event in San Francisco, William Hinman, Director of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance, made news ...
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
If the name "Lender" sounds familiar, there is a good reason for it. The family patriarch, Harry Lender, founded "Lender's Bagels," which was the font of the family's wealth.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In our June 12 blog post, we reported on a potential acquisition in the cannabis industry...
Proskauer Rose LLP
At last week's Yahoo! All Markets Summit in Palo Alto, SEC Division of Corporation Finance Director William Hinman delivered a speech sure to send shockwaves through the crypto world.
Mayer Brown
At the Wall Street Journal's CFO Network annual meeting held in Washington DC on June 11, 2018, Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Jay Clayton provided some insights on areas of focus for the Commission.
Mayer Brown
Today, the House Financial Services Committee advanced six bills for House consideration, including H.R. 5054, H.R. 5756, and H.R. 5877.
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Arnold & Porter
If there was ever a regulatory grace period for virtual currencies and blockchain technology, it is officially over.
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.
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, ...
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.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
SEC Division of Risk and Analysis ("DERA") Director and Chief Economist Jeffrey H. Harris will step down from his position and return to academia on a full-time basis.
WilmerHale
In a speech delivered at last week's 2018 Baruch College Financial Reporting Conference, SEC Chief Accountant Wes Bricker discussed objectives of financial reporting and its importance to the markets.
Cooley LLP
According to a new report from the EY Center for Board Matters, 54% of the 2017 class of directors of Fortune 100 companies served in non-CEO roles and 40% were female.
Fenwick & West LLP
The Securities Enforcement Forum West 2018 brought together current and former senior U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Department of Justice officials, securities enforcement...
Cooley LLP
As discussed in this PubCo post, both ISS and Glass Lewis recommended voting against a proposal to ratify the appointment of GE's auditor, KPMG, at the 2018 GE annual shareholders meeting...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
This case stems from alleged misstatement made by Volkswagen Group of America Finance ("VWGoAF") in an Offering Memorandum governing the issuance of three sets of bonds.
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