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HTMLSubmission of Bill to Amend the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions and Bill to Amend the Consumer Contract Act
Harukuni Ito, Kyosuke Katahira, Yuichiro Mori, John C. Roebuck, Michiru Takahashi; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 18, 2016, previously published on April 2016
On March 4, 2016, in order to address changes in the socioeconomic climate, including the progressively aging population, and to protect the interest of consumers, the Bill to Amend the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions ("Commercial Transactions Bill") and the Bill to Amend the...

 

HTMLThe House Judiciary Committee Approves the Senate's Version of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
Kenneth S. (Ken) Canfield, Douglas L. (Doug) Clark, Randy Kay, Christopher M. (Chris) Morrison, Kelsey I. Nix; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 2016
Legislation for the nation's first federal civil trade secret protection statute has come closer to enactment into law, with the House Judiciary Committee's approval of the bill on April 20, 2016.

 

HTMLDepartment of Justice FCPA Pilot Program Outlines Incentives for Corporate Self-Disclosure and Cooperation: What's New and Will It Matter?
Theodore T. (Ted) Chung, Richard H. (Rick) Deane, Karen P. Hewitt, Henry Klehm, Hank Bond Walther; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 2016
On April 5, the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") announced a one-year "FCPA Enforcement Pilot Program" to encourage voluntary self-disclosure, cooperation, and remediation (the "Pilot Program").[1] This effort is designed to boost enforcement by further incentivizing...

 

HTMLFourth Circuit Confirms Coverage for Data Breaches Claims Under Traditional CGL Insurance Policies
Richard (Rich) DeNatale, Celia Jackson, Richard D. Milone; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 2016
In a highly anticipated decision, the Fourth Circuit has ruled that commercial general liability ("CGL") insurance policies provide defense coverage for class action lawsuits arising from a data breach. The decision, Travelers Indemnity Company of America v. Portal Healthcare Solutions,...

 

HTMLJapan Expands Renewable Energy Program, Tightens Requirements for Renewable Energy Projects
Hirokazu Ina, Naoko Tokumoto, Kaoru Umino; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 2016
Japan's Cabinet recently approved a series of amendments (the "Amendments") to the Act on Special Measures Concerning the Procurement of Renewable Energy by Operators of Electric Utilities (the "Act"),[1] which, when approved and implemented, are likely to have a significant...

 

HTMLU.S. DOJ Requires HSR Filing by Activist Investors, Rejecting Claim of "Passive Investment"
James P. Dougherty, Lyle G. Ganske, Michael H. (Mike) Knight, Bevin M.B. Newman, Lizanne Thomas; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 2016
The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit claiming that two ValueAct Capital funds violated the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act by acquiring over $2.5 billion of voting securities in two oilfield services companies, Halliburton and Baker Hughes, without filing an HSR notification with the federal...

 

HTMLQuestioning Recent ISS Study on the Impact of Board Leadership Structures on CEO Pay
Lyle G. Ganske, Daniel C. Hagen, Robin C. Melman, Robert A. (Bob) Profusek, Lizanne Thomas; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 2016
Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") published a report in March 2016 arguing that CEO compensation is impacted by companies' board structures. More specifically, ISS argues that CEOs of companies with boards chaired by an "insider" have higher compensation than CEOs of...

 

HTMLAustralian Takeovers Panel Releases Reasons for Decision but Fails to Clarify Valuation Disclosure Obligations of Target Company Directors
Mark Crean, Brett Heading, Kai Luck; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 2016
Further to the Alert issued by Jones Day on 12 April 2016, the Australian Takeovers Panel ("Panel") released its Reasons for Decision ("Reasons") in the Metro Mining Limited and Gulf Alumina Limited matter on 15 April, 2016.

 

HTMLU.S. DOJ and FTC Promise Pentagon Aggressive Antitrust Enforcement in Defense Mergers
Kathryn M. (Kathy) Fenton, Peter J. Love, Laura E. Malament, J. Bruce McDonald; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 2016
In September 2015, the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice approved Lockheed Martin's $9 billion acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft, without even issuing a Second Request. Though the Department of Defense supported the combination, DOD immediately issued a warning that it would not...

 

HTMLAustralian Antitrust Enforcer Pursues Alleged Egg Cartel
Prudence Smith, Nick Taylor; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 10, 2016, previously published on April 2016
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (the ACCC) has announced it will appeal the Federal Court's decision dismissing the ACCC's proceedings against the Australian Egg Corporation Limited (AECL), a trade association for egg producers, and four other corporate and individual respondents.

 


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