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|FCPA Snapshot - 2013|
Joanna P. Breslow Boyd, Victoria R. Danta, William H. Devaney, Jan Lawrence Handzlik, Lindsay B. Meyer; Venable LLP;
March 10, 2014, previously published on March 2014Foreign 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.
|Credible India: Why India's Sweeping Anti-Corruption Reform is Good for Business|
Brandon Barnes, John Munnis, Prasad Taksal; Davis LLP;
March 6, 2014, previously published on March 5, 2014India 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...
|FERC Authorizes Increase in Sabine Pass LNG Production Capacity|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
March 4, 2014, previously published on February 20, 2014FERC 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,...
|Public Comment Sought on Environmental Review of the Woodfibre LNG Export Project|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
February 28, 2014, previously published on December 31, 2013The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) is seeking public comment on the potential environmental effects of the proposed Woodfibre LNG export project in British Columbia (B.C.) to assist CEAA in determining whether a federal environmental assessment is required for project.
|China Introduces Simplified Merger Review Provisions to Improve Process|
Simon Baxter, Frederic Depoortere, Andrew L. Foster; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
February 27, 2014, previously published on February 25, 2014Over 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,...
|Limitation Periods for Claims against those Assisting with Corruption: A UK Supreme Court Decision|
James Maton; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
February 27, 2014, previously published on February 25, 2014The 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...
|Federal Court of Canada Orders Internet Service Provider to Identify Alleged Copyright Violators, Subject to Conditions|
Henry J. Chang; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
February 27, 2014, previously published on February 25, 2014On February 20, 2014, the Federal Court of Canada (the “Federal Court”) issued an order compelling Teksaavy Solutions Inc. (“Teksaavy”), an Internet Service Provider (“ISP”), to disclose the names and addresses of approximately 2,000 of its subscribers to Voltage...
|MEPS Votes to End the Anonymity of Owners of Companies, Foundations and Trusts|
James Maton, Antonio Suarez-Martinez; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
February 27, 2014, previously published on February 21, 2014On 20 February, the EU’s Economic Affairs and the Justice and Home Affairs committees voted to amend the proposed Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive (“the AMLD”) to require the ultimate owners of companies, foundations and trusts be listed in public registers in EU...
|Japan’s Automakers Forecast Record-High Profits|
Masahiro Tanabe; Foley & Lardner LLP;
February 27, 2014, previously published on February 24, 2014Japan’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.
|Liability of Search Engines for Copyright Infringement under Czech Law|
Jan Pfeffer; Kinstellar s.r.o.;
February 24, 2014, previously published on January 2014As 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...