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|NFA Update: NFA Seeking Comments on Potential CPO/CTA Capital Requirement and Customer Protection Measures|
William J. Breslin, Janet Choi, David S. Mitchell; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP;
January 31, 2014, previously published on January 27, 2014On January 23, 2014, the National Futures Association (“NFA”) announced that it is soliciting industry comment on the concept of imposing a capital requirement on Commodity Pool Operator (“CPO”) / Commodity Trading Advisor (“CTA”) members and various other...
|Brussels Starts New Year With "Simplification" Package for EU Merger Reviews - Not So Simple|
Fried Frank Harris Shriver Jacobson LLP;
January 23, 2014, previously published on January 17, 2014On 1 January 2014, “the most comprehensive reform of [the EU] merger procedures to date” came into force. The European Commission (“EC”) hopes that the “Simplification Package” will make it easier for companies to obtain EU antitrust approval for mergers under...
|UK Takeover Code: Clarification of Rules Relating to Irrevocable Commitments and Letters of Intent by Target Company Directors|
Richard May; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP;
January 23, 2014, previously published on January 21, 2014On 17 January 2014, the UK Takeover Panel published Practice Statement No. 27 relating to how the prohibition on “offer-related arrangements” applies to irrevocable commitments and letters of intent given by target company shareholders who are also directors of the target company.
Stuart H. Gelfond, Paul D. Tropp; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP;
January 17, 2014, previously published on January 16, 2014Certain issues arise when a company wishes to file a registration statement and undertake an offering during the first quarter of the year (i.e., after December 31st for companies with a fiscal year - end of December 31st ) but before the company’s year - end financial statements are...
|CFTC Update: CFTC Proposes New Position Limits and Aggregation Rules|
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January 17, 2014, previously published on January 14, 2014On November 5, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“Commission” or “CFTC”) approved proposed new position limits rules (“ Position Limits Rules”) and proposed new aggregation standards for determining compliance with position limits...
|The Emerging Company Playbook: SEC Proposes Rule Amendments to Regulation A|
Edward M. Alterman, Stuart H. Gelfond, Erica L. Markowitz, Joshua Wechsler; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP;
January 8, 2014, previously published on January 7, 2014On December 18, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed rule amendments to Regulation A as required by Title IV of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. The proposed rules provide a makeover of current Regulation A, an underutilized registration exemption limited to offerings of up...
|English Defamation Law - the Requirement for "Serious Harm" and Other Important Changes Impacting the Protection of Your Reputation|
James Kitching; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP;
January 8, 2014, previously published on January 7, 2014The Defamation Act 2013 came into force in England and Wales on 1 January 2014. It introduces a new requirement for companies and individuals to demonstrate "serious harm" to their reputations in order to establish a claim. In respect of businesses and other bodies that trade for profit,...
|Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission Sign MOUs on Jurisdiction and Information Sharing|
Daniel A. Mullen, J. Peter Ripley, Michael A. Yuffee; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP;
January 8, 2014, previously published on January 6, 2014Signed into law by President Obama in July 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act mandated, among many other things, that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (”CFTC”) (collectively,...
|CIVIL FALSE CLAIMS ACT: Fourth Circuit Holds That a $24 Million FCA Penalty is Not an “Excessive Fine” Even Where the Relator Fails to Prove That the United States Suffered Any Economic Harm|
Douglas W. Baruch, John T. Boese, Jennifer M. Wollenberg; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP;
January 6, 2014, previously published on December 20, 2013Sometimes, an opinion has an “Alice in Wonderland” quality to it, where a court seems to come up with a theory out of thin air. That quality certainly seems to permeate an important aspect of the recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in United States ex...
|Maintaining Client Confidences During the Holidays: Avoiding Accidental Tipping|
Dixie L. Johnson; Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP;
January 6, 2014, previously published on December 23, 2013With holiday cheer in full swing, it is time once again to consider how to avoid putting family and friends in danger by inadequately protecting material, nonpublic information entrusted to us at work. Previous writings provided an overview of applicable law and examples of unfortunate accidental...