Monthly Archives: April 2012

Corruption Roundup: Biomet, UK and US Regulations, Sanctions in Burma and Europe, & More

For your reference, here is a roundup of recent law firm advisories covering corruption-related happenings around the globe. Ranging from Burma sanctions to Biomet settlements, see: Fools Rush In: Social and Environmental Due Diligence in Burma (Foley Hoag LLP) “… companies should consider how they would conduct business responsibly in Burma, were the investment-related sanctions to… Read more »

Indian Patent Office Grants Compulsory License for Generic Version of Bayer’s Nexavar

On March 12, 2012, India’s Patent Office granted Indian drug manufacturer Natco Pharma a compulsory license to sell a generic version of Bayer AG’s kidney and liver cancer drug Nexavar. It’s the first time an Indian company has been granted a compulsory license under the Indian Patent Act of 2005, the law which allows the… Read more »

International Updates: Afghan Security, The Sherman Act, Biomet & FCPA, Export Control Enforcement, and More

For your reference, five recent law firm advisories with wide-ranging international focus: 1. Afghanistan’s Ban on Private Security Companies: What are the Risks for Private Investors? (Foley Hoag) “At this time, the Afghan Public Protection Force (APPF) is currently slated to fill the security void created by the ban on PSCs. The APPF is a… Read more »

[Video] "Losing His Way" – The Massive Ponzi Fraud Scheme of Attorney Marc Dreier

Interesting video interview in today from Bloomberg Law: [Link: Ponzi Schemer Marc Dreier Confesses ‘Sins’ in New Film] “Marc Simon, a filmmaker and partner at Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard LLP, discusses his documentary ‘Unraveled’ which explores the downfall of Marc Dreier, a prominent Manhattan attorney, who was convicted of orchestrating a massive fraud scheme.… Read more »

Most Popular Corporate Law Posts – Mar 2012

What’s on your mind? Human trafficking, the mortgage foreclosure settlement, investor visas to the US, and HIPAA compliance and violations, among other things. For your reference, here’s a look at the most-read Corporate Law Report posts over the past month: 1.California Transparency in Supply Chains Act Takes Effect January 1, 2012  “The California Transparency in… Read more »