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Adobe PDFAre You FCPA Compliant?
Robert G. Marasco, Edward C. Walton; Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 18, 2014, previously published on March 2014
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) is alive and well-utilized by both the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) these days. Fines and penalties from FCPA violations can reach into the tens of millions and...


HTMLCanada Introduces Asset Freeze Against Ukraine's Former Regime
Martha Harrison, Paul M. Lalonde, Jawaid Panjwani, Olivia Wright; Dentons Canada LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 13, 2014, previously published on March 12, 2014
On March 5, 2014, at the request of Ukraine’s Prosecutor General, the Government of Canada imposed targeted economic sanctions against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, members of his family, close associates, and senior officials in his regime pursuant to the Freezing Assets of...


HTMLEconomic Sanctions Related to Events in Ukraine
Jamie L. Boucher, Brian D. Christiansen, Frederic Depoortere, William J. Sweet, Sean M. Thornton; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 12, 2014, previously published on March 8, 2014
With the events unfolding in Ukraine, many entities are assessing the potential impact on their international activities of U.S. and European sanctions. This alert highlights some key aspects of the U.S. and EU sanction regimes and outlines actions by President Obama and his counterparts in the...


HTMLDeferred Prosecution Agreements in the UK: Do Companies Need to Bare All?
Glyn Powell, Sion Richards; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
March 11, 2014, previously published on March 2014
Since 24 February, the UK Serious Fraud Office ("SFO") and Crown Prosecution Service ("CPS") have been able to enter into Deferred Prosecution Agreements ("DPAs") with corporates facing allegations of economic crime (unlike in the US, DPAs are not available to...


HTMLChina Business Registration Reform
Sharon Xu; Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 11, 2014, previously published on March 5, 2014
On February 7, 2014, the State Council issued Notice on Reform Plans of Registration Policies of Registered Capital, GuoFa [2014] No. 7 (the “Notice”) providing guidelines on business registration reforms of companies in China. The objective of the reform is to relax the administration...


Adobe PDFSpin-Off and Listing by Introduction of Feishang Anthracite Resources Limited
Sullivan Cromwell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2014, previously published on March 5, 2014
China Natural Resources, Inc. (“CHNR”), a natural resources company based in the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC”) with shares listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market, recently completed the spin-off (the “Spin-Off”) and listing by introduction (the...


HTMLCourt Upholds Ruling That LNG Exports from Cove Point Terminal Are Permissible
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2014, previously published on March 4, 2014
On Friday, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals upheld a lower court ruling that exports of LNG from the Dominion Cove Point LNG (DCP) terminal in Lusby, Md., are permitted under a 2005 agreement between Sierra Club, Maryland Conservation Counsel Inc. and DCP. Sierra Club challenged DCP’s...


Adobe PDFFCPA Snapshot - 2013
Joanna P. Breslow Boyd, Victoria R. Danta, William H. Devaney, Jan Lawrence Handzlik, Lindsay B. Meyer; Venable LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 10, 2014, previously published on March 2014
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement activity in 2013 was robust, with DOJ and the SEC bringing 31 new FCPA enforcement actions, exceeding 2012’s total of 25. Total penalties amounted to more than $720 million, the second highest year on record.


HTMLCredible India: Why India's Sweeping Anti-Corruption Reform is Good for Business
Brandon Barnes, John Munnis, Prasad Taksal; Davis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 6, 2014, previously published on March 5, 2014
India is a nation of opportunity for Canadian business. Although India is not one of Canada’s top ten trading partners, trade in coal, business services, agricultural products, and the aerospace sector have all experienced significant growth in the recent past. The large population of...


HTMLFERC Authorizes Increase in Sabine Pass LNG Production Capacity
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2014, previously published on February 20, 2014
FERC issued an order today approving Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC’s and Sabine Pass LNG, L.P.’s (together, Sabine Pass) application to increase the authorized maximum peak day LNG production capacity for Stages 1 and 2 (Trains 1-4) of its LNG export terminal project in Cameron Parish,...


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