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HTMLChina Introduces Simplified Merger Review Provisions to Improve Process
Simon Baxter, Frederic Depoortere, Andrew L. Foster; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2014, previously published on February 25, 2014
Over the past several years, companies engaging in mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures have been subject to long and unpredictable competition reviews for transactions notified in China. Although China’s Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) prescribes an initial 30-calendar-day Phase I review period,...

 

HTMLJapan’s Automakers Forecast Record-High Profits
Masahiro Tanabe; Foley & Lardner LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2014, previously published on February 24, 2014
Japan’s automakers are forecasting record-high profits for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014. The weakening yen is a big contributor to this phenomenon, but it isn’t the only factor.

 

HTMLLimitation Periods for Claims against those Assisting with Corruption: A UK Supreme Court Decision
James Maton; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2014, previously published on February 25, 2014
The United Kingdom’s Supreme Court has handed down an important judgment on the limitation period for two types of claim that can be deployed in civil proceedings against third parties that have wrongfully assisted with the transfer or concealment of corrupt assets. The case is Williams v...

 

HTMLRecovering Corrupt Assets - are Private Civil Proceedings the Best Route? The Case of Libya
James Maton, Antonio Suarez-Martinez; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2014, previously published on February 18, 2014
Governments that have identified the proceeds of corruption located abroad have a number of criminal and civil mechanisms available to recover them. The traditional and perhaps ideal approach is obtaining a domestic criminal conviction against the wrongdoer followed by a confiscation order which is...

 

HTMLLiability of Search Engines for Copyright Infringement under Czech Law
Jan Pfeffer; Kinstellar s.r.o.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 24, 2014, previously published on January 2014
As internet use grows, with more and more information available, so does the rate of copyright infringement. There are the obvious - and much talked about - cases of piracy in the music or film industry. But fingers are pointed at other practices too, some concerning the automated action of search...

 

HTMLBeefing up the UK Bribery Act 2010
Jennifer Colegate, Richard M. Tollan; Mayer Brown International LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 21, 2014, previously published on February 7, 2014
The head of the UK's Serious Fraud Office has proposed a change to the Bribery Act 2010 (the "Act"), seeking broader powers to get tough with corporations who fail to prevent their staff committing financial crimes. If enacted, the measures could make it easier for the SFO to prosecute...

 

Adobe PDFMy Brother's Keeper Revisited: Latest Learning and Best Practices on Dealings with Third Parties under the FCPA
Justin E. Herdman, Karen P. Hewitt, Jonathan B. Leiken, Hank Bond Walther; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2014, previously published on February 2014
Over the past decade, one of the most common and perplexing questions posed by U.S. multinational corporations with respect to compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") is, "Am I my brother's keeper?" Corporations and their personnel have long struggled, and...

 

HTMLUK Launches Money-Laundering Investigations In Relation To Stolen Egyptian Assets
James Maton, Antonio Suarez-Martinez; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 12, 2014
The UK’s Attorney-General, Dominic Grieve QC, confirmed yesterday that in relation to efforts to repatriate Egypt’s stolen assets the UK has opened domestic money laundering investigations into individuals with significant UK assets. In response to a question posed by Mark Menzies MP in...

 

HTMLNew EU Commission Report Shows That Corruption within EU Member States Is “Breathtaking”
Antonio Suarez-Martinez; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 6, 2014
The European Commission published a report this week detailing the extent of corruption within EU Member States which was described as “breathtaking” by EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom. The report estimated that corruption costs the EU economy EUR 120 billion per year, a little less...

 

HTMLPrivate Fund Managers Be Aware: FCPA Enforcement Is Coming Your Way
Proskauer Rose LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 17, 2014, previously published on February 13, 2014
The increased globalization of the private investment industry has given rise to an enhanced focus by U.S. prosecutors and regulators on rooting out corrupt business activities in private equity firms and hedge funds. As private investment firms expand both their efforts to attract financing from...

 


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