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|Oklahoma Coop Board Faces Overhaul|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014Shareholders of the Choctaw Electric Coop have signed a petition to remove all nine of the coop’s board members citing, among other things, mismanagement and inconsistent administration of coop policies.
|Canada Introduces Payment Reporting Legislation: What Mining and Oil & Gas Companies Need to Know|
Graham Erion, John Munnis; Davis LLP;
November 17, 2014, previously published on October 27, 2014On October 23, 2014, the Government of Canada introduced its long-awaited legislation to mandate disclosure of public payments made by mining and oil & gas companies for the commercial development of oil, gas and minerals. The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (the “Act”)...
|Advisory Council On Government Assets - Initial Recommendations For Hydro One And Ontario Power Generation, And Updates On The Merger Of The Independent Electricity System Operator And The Ontario Power Authority|
Linda L. Bertoldi, Shane Freitag, J. Mark Rodger; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
November 10, 2014, previously published on October 28, 2014On Friday, October 17, 2014, Ed Clark, Chair of the Ontario Government’s Advisory Council on Government Assets (“Council”), gave remarks at the C.D. Howe Institute on the Council’s initial recommendations for restructuring government-owned assets, including the Liquor...
|City of Socorro Considers Coop Acquisition|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 19, 2014The city of Socorro, New Mexico, is analyzing the estimated costs involved in acquiring Socorro Electric Cooperative (Socorro) within the city limits. At least two-thirds of Socorro members must approve the sale should the deal move forward.
|The Market for Paper Packaging Companies|
Craig A. Adoor; Husch Blackwell LLP;
September 5, 2014, previously published on August 26, 2014Merger and acquisition activity in the paper packaging industry continues in 2014 and based on empirical information obtained by those operating in this industry sector, it is expected to continue into 2015 as strategic buyers look for value through consolidation. This is true as well in the food...
|CASL Update: CRTC Corporate Compliance Programs Guidelines|
K. Paige Backman; Aird & Berlis LLP;
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014As the effective date of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) has passed, and most organizations have scrambled to determine what the legislations means to their organization’s communication channels, we now turn our mind to ongoing corporate compliance. The Canadian Radio-television...
|Dramatic Change to Scope of Anti-Dumping Duty Order Puts Many Importers at Risk|
Jeffrey S. Neeley, Robert D. Stang; Husch Blackwell LLP;
July 10, 2014, previously published on July 1, 2014In a scope ruling issued May 27, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”) found that four chests marketed as living room pieces were within the scope of the anti-dumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People’s Republic of China. The scope ruling was made at...
|Ukraine-Related Sanctions Update: OFAC Issues Sanctions Regulations; President Withdraws GSP Status for Russia|
Cortney O'Toole Morgan, Linda K. Tiller; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 16, 2014Recently, the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) promulgated regulations which formally implement the Ukraine-related sanctions set forth in Executive Orders 13660 (“Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine”),...
|D.C. Circuit Rejects Emergency Motion to Stay Conflict Minerals Rule|
Jeffrey T. Haughey, Daniel J. Thompson; Husch Blackwell LLP;
May 29, 2014, previously published on May 16, 2014On Wednesday, May 14, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied an emergency motion by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to stay the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC’s) conflict minerals rules prior to the deadline to file the first Conflict Minerals Report on...
|Prison Sentence in Air India Bribery Scheme Sends Deterrent Message to Canadian Executives|
Milos Barutciski, Matthew S. Kronby, Steven T. Robertson; Bennett Jones LLP;
May 28, 2014, previously published on May 25, 2014On May 23, Nazir Karigar, an agent of Cryptometrics Canada Inc. (Cryptometrics), was sentenced to three years in federal prison under Canada’s foreign bribery statute. Mr. Karigar was convicted last August of conspiring to pay approximately $450,000 to India’s Minister of Civil Aviation...