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|E-Commerce Sector Inquiry Finds Widespread Geo-Blocking in the EU|
Bernard E. Amory, Charlotte Breuvart, Yvan N. Desmedt, Tristan J. Verminck; Jones Day;
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 2016In its ongoing sector inquiry into e-commerce in the European Union, the European Commission has published its initial findings on geo-blocking. Launched in May 2015 by the European Commissioner in charge of competition, Margrethe Vestager, this inquiry forms part of the Commission-wide Digital...
|The Changing Role of Australian Boards in Oversight of Corporate Culture|
Mark Crean, Tim L'Estrange; Jones Day;
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 2016The Australian Securities and Investments Commission's ("ASIC") recent crackdown on corporate culture, particularly focused on banks, has been fuelling much debate about the role of boards in the oversight of culture within an organisation. Some have accused ASIC of attempting to be the...
|New Guidance on Customer Identification in Prepaid and Other Card Programs|
David F. Adler, Lisa M. Ledbetter, Ralph F. (Chip) MacDonald, Heith D. Rodman, Albert J. (Al) Rota; Jones Day;
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 2016The U.S. federal banking regulators and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN") recently released guidance (the "Guidance") clarifying the applicability of the "know-your-customer" or "customer identification program" regulations (the...
|Illinois Creates Health Care Fraud Elimination Task Force|
Katherine S. Makielski, Heather M. O'Shea; Jones Day;
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 2016On April 5, 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed Executive Order 16-05, creating a new Health Care Fraud Elimination Task Force to address fraud, abuse, and waste in the state's health care programs. The Task Force will be led by Executive Inspector General Maggie Hickey and consist of 11...
|Australian Takeovers Panel Decision Raises Uncertainty about the Valuation Disclosure Obligations of Target Company Directors|
Mark Crean, Brett Heading; Jones Day;
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 2016When faced with a takeover bid, the directors of the target company must make a crucial decision: If they believe the bid undervalues the shares of the company, what information should they disclose to shareholders?
|Quicksilver Drops Motion to Reject Midstream Agreements in Connection with Closing of Sale to BlueStone Natural Resources|
Paul M. Green, Thomas A. (Tom) Howley, Omar Samji, Jeffrey A. (Jeff) Schlegel, Alexandra L. (Alex) Wilde; Jones Day;
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 2016On April 7, 2016, Quicksilver Resources Inc. ("Quicksilver") announced that it closed the sale of its U.S. assets for $245 million to BlueStone Natural Resources II ("BlueStone") in connection with Quicksilver's bankruptcy cases and pursuant to an Asset Purchase Agreement that...
|Treasury Releases Significant Temporary Anti-Inversion Regulations and Proposed Earnings Stripping Regulations|
Andrew M. Eisenberg, Edward T. (Ed) Kennedy, Scott M. Levine, Robert A. (Bob) Profusek; Jones Day;
April 26, 2016, previously published on April 2016On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Treasury Department released two significant packages of U.S. federal tax regulations. T.D. 9761 contains temporary regulations primarily addressing the anti-inversion rules under section 7874 of the Internal Revenue Code, and REG-108060-15 contains proposed anti-earnings...
|Overview of European Trade Mark Law Reforms|
Emmanuel G. Baud, Indradeep Bhattacharya, Marc F-X Groebl, Jakob Guhn, Rebecca Swindells; Jones Day;
April 19, 2016, previously published on April 2016Following the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law's "Study on the Overall Functioning of the European Trade Mark System" and the adoption of its recommendation by the European Commission (see our Commentary from August 2013), the European Parliament approved...
|HM Treasury Responds to Proposed Changes to the Limited Partnerships Regime|
John C. Ahern, Robert C. Lee, John MacGarty, Carolyn McNabb, Scott D. Peterman; Jones Day;
April 19, 2016, previously published on April 2016On 24 March, HM Treasury published a summary of consultation responses ("Response") to its proposed modernisations to partnership legislation for private equity investments. The Response, which details the government's legislative intentions, suggests a number of significant amendments to...
|Proposed Bill Seeks to Keep "Patent Trolls" Out of the ITC|
Richard (Rich) Fieman, Blaney Harper, Vishal V. Khatri, David M. Maiorana, Ryan B. McCrum; Jones Day;
April 18, 2016, previously published on March 2016On March 22, 2016, Representatives Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Blake Farenthold (R-TX) reintroduced the "Trade Protection Not Troll Protection Act" (H.R. 4829) (the "Act"), a modified version of proposed legislation originally submitted in 2014. The Act is intended to make...