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|FDA Guidance Limits Flexibility in Social Media Promotional Communications|
John T. Bentivoglio, Jennifer L. Bragg, Maya P. Florence, Michael K. Loucks, Gregory M. Luce; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014Three recently issued draft guidance documents (Draft Guidances) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) are designed to assist manufacturers in product communications via social media and other interactive media platforms. Generally, the Draft Guidances continue to require...
|Court Finds CFIUS Violated Ralls Corporation’s Due Process Rights|
John M. Beahn, Joshua F. Gruenspecht, John P. Kabealo, Ivan A. Schlager, Malcolm J. Tuesley; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
July 19, 2014, previously published on July 17, 2014On July 15, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia remanded Ralls Corporation’s (Ralls) precedent-setting case against the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the committee) and President Obama to district court for the enforcement of...
|European Commission Issues Merger Reform White Paper Regarding Minority Shareholdings and Member State Referrals|
Simon Baxter, Frederic Depoortere, Giorgio A.L. Motta, Ingrid E. Vandenborre, James S. Venit; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014On July 9, 2014, the European Commission published its proposal (White Paper) outlining the approach it intends to adopt with respect to the application of the EU Merger Regulation (EUMR) to the acquisition of minority shareholdings. The White Paper also sets out proposals to streamline the member...
|Latest US Export Control Reforms Impact Companies in the Military Electronics Industry|
Nathaniel B. Bolin, Jeffrey D. Gerrish, Jamieson Greer; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 10, 2014 On July 1, 2014, the U.S. government issued the latest in a series of ongoing reforms to the U.S. export controls on defense articles, defense services and “dual-use” items (i.e., items that have both civilian and military applications). The latest changes affect a broad range of items...
|SEC Staff Issues Guidance on Proxy Voting Matters Relevant to Investment Advisers and Proxy Advisory Firms|
Brian V. Breheny, Marc S. Gerber, Richard J. Grossman, Anastasia T. Rockas; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 3, 2014The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Divisions of Investment Management and Corporation Finance issued a Staff Legal Bulletin on June 30, 2014 that provides guidance on the responsibilities of investment advisers and proxy advisory firms in proxy voting matters. The guidance,...
|CFTC Further Extends Comment Periods on Position Limits Proposals|
Maureen A. Donley, Daniel S. Konar II, W. Graham McCall, Mark D. Young; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher Flom LLP;
July 11, 2014, previously published on July 7, 2014The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission or CFTC) has further extended the comment periods for its November 2013 proposal concerning position limits aggregation and its December 2013 proposal concerning position limits for physical commodity derivatives. The comment periods for these...
|DOJ and FTC Hold Joint Workshop to Explore Conditional Pricing Practices|
Ian G. John, Sharis A. Pozen, Sean M. Tepe; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
July 7, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014On June 23, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice hosted a day-long joint workshop, consisting of panels of economists and lawyers, to explore conditional pricing practices. Although conditional pricing practices can take a variety of forms, the primary practices explored...
|First-Half Activity Energizes US Capital Markets in 2014|
David J. Goldschmidt, Stacy J. Kanter, Phyllis G. Korff, Michael J. Zeidel; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014The U.S. equity and debt markets experienced a strong first half of the year. In the first quarter, the U.S. IPO market was the busiest since 2000, more than doubling the number of IPOs from the same period last year. The second quarter was nearly as active, bringing the year-to-date total to 134...
|SEC Begins to Finalize Cross-Border Security-Based Swaps Rules|
Maureen A. Donley, Daniel S. Konar, II, W. Graham McCall, Mark D. Young; Skadden Arps Slate Meagher Flom LLP;
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014On June 25, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted the first of a series of rules and guidance that will establish how security-based (SB) swap requirements under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 will apply to cross-border transactions.
|Latest Swiss Cross-Border Tax Investigation Reflects Wider US Enforcement Agenda|
Ryan Dennis Junck, Sean P. Shecter; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014Authorities in the U.S. continue to crack down on foreign financial institutions that have allegedly aided U.S. taxpayers in evading their tax obligations. On May 19, 2014, Credit Suisse AG pled guilty to conspiracy to aid and assist U.S. taxpayers in filing false income tax returns and other...