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HTMLDirector Tenure: The New Frontier in Board Independence
Lyle G. Ganske, Jennifer C. Lewis, Robert A. Profusek, Lizanne Thomas, Erin S. de la Mare; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
June 10, 2014, previously published on June 2014
Director independence has been a key corporate governance issue for many years, and independence standards have become significantly more stringent in the wake of Sarbanes-Oxley and evolving exchange listing requirements. Currently, independence standards generally focus on material relationships...

 

HTMLInvestment Funds in the Dubai International Financial Centre: A Lighter Touch Coming?
Eric J. Milne, Daniel Partovi; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
June 10, 2014, previously published on June 2014
There are currently a number of different options for establishing and offering investment funds from the United Arab Emirates (the "UAE"), and all of these options are highly regulated. One option is to establish a fund in the Dubai International Financial Centre (the "DIFC"),...

 

HTMLFDA's Fifth Draft Guidance on Biosimilars Sheds New Light on Approval Pathway
Colleen Heisey, Mark Mansour, Christopher M. Mikson, Stephanie L. Resnik, Emily K. Strunk; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 30, 2014, previously published on May 2014
On May 13, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration ("FDA") issued a draft guidance, Clinical Pharmacology Data to Support a Demonstration of Biosimilarity to a Reference Product. The draft guidance is intended to assist biological product sponsors with the design and use of clinical...

 

HTMLBreak Point? Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Validity of Fee-Shifting Bylaw
Robert W. Gaffey, Lyle G. Ganske, Eric Landau, Robert A. Profusek, Lizanne Thomas; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2014, previously published on May 2014
On May 8, 2014, in ATP Tour, Inc. v. Deutscher Tennis Bund, et al., No. 534, 2013, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled that a bylaw shifting attorneys' fees and costs to the losing party in intra-corporate litigation can be valid and enforceable under Delaware law. While the case involved a member...

 

HTMLFederal Appellate Court Rules that the FCPA Prohibits Corrupt Payments to Certain Foreign Government-Owned Businesses
Richard H. Deane, Jamila M. Hall, Henry Klehm, Peter J. Romatowski, Hank Bond Walther; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2014, previously published on May 2014
For the first time since the enactment of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"), a federal appellate court has defined what constitutes an "instrumentality" of a foreign government under the FCPA. Last week, the Eleventh Circuit agreed with the government that the...

 

HTMLChina's MOFCOM Conditionally Clears Microsoft/Nokia and Merck/AZ
Sébastien J. Evrard, Peter J. Wang, Yizhe Zhang; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2014, previously published on May 2014
China's Ministry of Commerce has issued two new conditional approval decisions relating to Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia and Merck’s acquisition of AZ Electronics. These decisions show that MOFCOM will pay close attention to the intellectual property rights owned by the parties to...

 

HTMLEU Court of Justice Clarifies Responsibilities of Internet Search Engines Regarding So-Called "Right to be Forgotten"
Paloma Bru; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 28, 2014, previously published on May 2014
On May 13, 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CoJ" or "Court") adopted a judgment that resolves several questions about the interpretation of the EU Data Protection Law (Directive 95/46/EC) in relation to the activity of internet search engines.

 

Adobe PDFRecent Changes in the Registered Capital System in China
Patrick H. Hu, H. John Kao, Ian M. Liao, Jessie Chenghui Tang, Liming Yuan; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 26, 2014, previously published on May 2014
On December 28, 2013, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress passed certain amendments to the PRC Company Law, effective as of March 1, 2014. These amendments have relaxed certain registered capital requirements for domestic and foreign companies in China.

 

HTMLShareholder Proposals: Renewed Calls for Reform
Lyle G. Ganske, Jennifer C. Lewis, Robert A. Profusek, Lizanne Thomas, Erin S. de la Mare; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 21, 2014, previously published on May 2014
The 2014 proxy season is winding down, and the outcome of most of the shareholder proposals submitted for consideration has been determined. To date, shareholders submitted more than 800 proposals, which may be a record number. Roughly half of the proposals submitted in 2014 address environmental...

 

HTMLThe New York State Department of Financial Services' Recent Enforcement Efforts
Sarah D. Efronson, Harold K. Gordon, Bart Green; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
May 16, 2014, previously published on May 2014
As we have previously noted, the New York State Department of Financial Services ("DFS") has emerged as an aggressive watchdog of financial institutions and insurers doing business in New York since its inception in October 2011. In the past year, DFS continued to investigate and regulate...

 


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