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|A New Wave of French Airport Privatization|
Nicolas J. Brice, Philippe Delelis; Jones Day;
March 31, 2016, previously published on March 2016On March 10, 2016, the French government launched the privatization process of the airports of Nice Côte d'Azur (2014 turnover: €231.6 million) and Lyon Saint-Exupéry (2014 turnover: €158.4 million). The French State is entitled to sell the 60 percent share that it owns in...
|New False Accounting Offences in Australia Likely
to Increase Prosecutions for Foreign Corruption and Other Corporate Criminal
Steven W. Fleming; Jones Day;
March 30, 2016, previously published on March 2016The Australian Federal Parliament has enacted amendments to the Federal Criminal Code that are designed to address perceived deficiencies in Australia's legislative regime that prohibit Australians (individual and corporations) from bribing foreign government officials. Specifically, the amendments...
|Illinois Department of Revenue Close to Clarifying Rules on Taxability of Shipping and Delivery Charges|
Yael D. Aufgang, Morgan R. Hirst, Mark P. Rotatori; Jones Day;
March 22, 2016, previously published on February 2016For the past several years, out-of-state retailers have been confounded by the tax treatment of shipping and delivery charges on merchandise shipped to Illinois consumers. Recently, a single law firm has filed hundreds of qui tam lawsuits pursuant to the Illinois False Claims Act targeting...
|2016 Merger Notification Thresholds Take Effect Today|
Michael H. Knight, Bevin M.B. Newman, Pamela L. Taylor; Jones Day;
March 22, 2016, previously published on February 2016The 2016 adjustments to the Hart-Scott-Rodino ("HSR") Act thresholds take effect today, February 25, and will remain in effect through January 2017. The thresholds, used to determine when a transaction triggers premerger reporting requirements and to assess the application of certain...
|U.S. Tightens Sanctions on North Korea|
Sean Thomas Boyce, Laura L. Fraedrich, Michael P. Gurdak, Fahad A. Habib, D. Grayson Yeargin; Jones Day;
March 22, 2016, previously published on February 2016In the wake of a recent nuclear test and rocket launch by North Korea, on February 18, 2016, President Obama signed into law the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 (the "Act"), which enhances existing U.S. sanctions against North Korea and imposes secondary sanctions...
|UK Telecoms Regulator Falls Short of Proposing BT Breakup, but Introduces New Regulatory Framework Promoting Network Competition|
Francesco Liberatore; Jones Day;
March 22, 2016, previously published on February 2016Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator, has published the initial conclusions of its Strategic Review of Digital Communications consultation (which we discussed in a prior alert on this consultation . The most contentious issue raised by this review is whether to separate Britain's incumbent...
|Save Your Data and Your Dollars: Tips to Prevent "Ransomware" from Holding Your Company Hostage|
James R. Dutro, Colin Leary, Daniel J. McLoon, Mauricio F. Paez, Jeffrey Rabkin; Jones Day;
March 22, 2016, previously published on February 2016On February 15, 2016, a Los Angeles-based hospital paid cyber criminals $17,000, in the form of 40 Bitcoins, to restore access to electronic medical records and email systems. The hospital—Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center—had been operating offline for more than a week after...
|Tightened Regulations on Managers of Funds Marketed to Japanese Investors Will Come into Force Shortly|
Toru Yamada, Yuki Yoshida; Jones Day;
March 22, 2016, previously published on February 2016The 2015 amendments (the "Amendments") to the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act of Japan (the "FIEA," and the FIEA amended by the Amendments, the "Amended FIEA"), which will impose far-tighter regulations on managers of funds marketed to Japanese investors, will...
|CFIUS Annual Report: Investigations and Mitigation Agreements Return to Historic Rates Despite Growing Caseload|
Chad O. Dorr, Laura L. Fraedrich, Chase David Kaniecki, Bevin M.B. Newman, D. Grayson Yeargin; Jones Day;
March 22, 2016, previously published on February 2016The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ("CFIUS") periodically publishes the unclassified portion of its Annual Report to Congress, which, among other things, highlights key statistics regarding the types and number of transactions submitted to CFIUS for review. In the...
|New BPCIA Complaint Alleges that Proposed Biosimilar Version of Enbrel® Infringes Five Patents|
Matthew J. Hertko, Timothy J. Heverin, Gasper J. LaRosa, John A. Marlott; Jones Day;
March 17, 2016, previously published on March 2016In the latest lawsuit under the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act ("BPCIA"), Immunex, Amgen, and Hoffman-La Roche filed a complaint on February 26, 2016, based on Sandoz's application for FDA approval to market a biosimilar version of the drug product Enbrel®...