Asia-Pacific: Overview of merger regimes

Merger control in Asia-Pacific is on the rise, with many new jurisdictions having adopted and started to enforce merger control law in the past decade. This interactive map provides a general overview of merger control activity in the region and highlights the most important recent developments in each jurisdiction. Please see full Guide below for more information. To Access HTML Map, Please go here: https://www.whitecase.com/publications/insight/asia-pacific-overview-merger-regimes....By: Whit...
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White & Case LLP | Sep 19,2020 |

Anthem/Cigna Litigation Underscores Importance of Antitrust Planning in Transactions

On August 31, 2020, the Delaware Chancery Court issued an opinion in litigation between Anthem and Cigna related to the contract in their terminated merger. In its sprawling 306-page opinion, the court detailed a “corporate soap opera” in which the parties’ “battle for power spanned multiple acts.” Ultimately resulting in a draw, with neither party receiving any compensation, the opinion exemplifies the importance of involving antitrust counsel in all aspects of a transaction that may rai...
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EU Will Propose Merger Control Legislation for Foreign-Subsidized Companies’ Acquisitions in 2021

The European Commission’s (EC) June 2020 white paper proposing wide-ranging controls over foreign-subsidized companies’ access to Europe’s internal market has received fresh impetus. In a report issued earlier this month, the European Union’s (EU) audit body faulted the EC for a hitherto balkanized approach to foreign state-backed acquisitions. Senior administration officials have committed to maximum legislative priority for the proposals....By: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
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European ESG Disclosure Requirements for Asset Managers

A new European regime on sustainability-related disclosures in the financial sector will come into force from March 2021, after first being announced in 2018 during the European Commission’s Action Plan on Sustainable Finance....By: Proskauer Rose LLP
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Proskauer Rose LLP | Sep 18,2020 |

Department of Justice Issues Updated Merger Remedies Manual

On September 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) updated its Merger Remedies Manual (“the Manual”). This is the first update of the Manual since 2011, and it reinforces DOJ’s commitment to effective structural relief (through divestiture) and its focus on the enforcement of consent decree obligations. ...By: Epstein Becker & Green
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Epstein Becker & Green | Sep 18,2020 |

More Consolidation, IPOs Ahead for Digital Health Companies

Virtual healthcare staked out exciting new ground with the recently announced $18.5 billion merger of telemedicine pioneer Teladoc Health and chronic disease management company Livongo....By: Fenwick & West Life Sciences Group
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[Webinar] Election Year Advocacy for Nonprofits: Do's and Don'ts for the Coming Months - September 29th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PT

In our first webinar, we will address: - Understanding what is possible with nonprofit advocacy - Identifying and avoiding political campaign intervention - Navigating permissible lobbying activities - Protests, civil disobedience and tax exemption......By: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | Sep 18,2020 |

A summer of planning reforms - the best of the rest

Whilst the three previous articles in our series on planning reform have considered the main changes in the Planning White Paper, there are many more recent far-reaching proposals, both in the Planning White Paper and elsewhere....By: Hogan Lovells
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Hogan Lovells | Sep 18,2020 |

Financial Daily Dose 9.18.2020 | Top Story: Walmart Back in the Mix for Stake in Oracle/TikTok Deal

The latest on the potential Oracle/TikTok deal includes news that the Treasury Department has added requirements addressing “how TikTok’s data and source code would be handled and secured” to any potential deal that the companies have agreed to in principle [and that Walmart’s back in the mix]....By: Robins Kaplan LLP
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Robins Kaplan LLP | Sep 18,2020 |

[Video] 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program - What is the COSO 2013 Internal Controls Framework?

COSO was adopted in 1992 as a framework for basis to design and then test the effectiveness of internal controls. In 2010, it was deemed necessary to update this more than 20-year old COSO Framework, to provide a more supportable approach when adversarial third parties challenged whether a company has effective internal controls (such as the SEC). While the COSO 2013 Internal Controls Framework is designed for financial controls, I believe that the SEC will use this to review a company’s...By: ...
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Compliance Evangelist | Sep 18,2020 |
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