Category: Mergers

SEC Tells M&A Brokers: No Registration Required

Late last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission gave M&A brokers a green light to facilitate mergers, acquisitions, and other business sales and combinations without first having registered as “broker-dealers.” Attorneys from Skadden Arps explain: “Prior to the No-Action Letter, although a person who had not registered as a broker-dealer could engage in activities in… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Global Antitrust, Data Security, Job Candidates, Iran Sanctions

Whatever the weather, the JD Supra Corporate Brief will keep you warm and dry: Here’s a look at global trends in M&A antitrust enforcement… (Skadden Arps) The federal “Data Security Act” would preempt all state laws related to data security and notification requirements… (Travis Wall at Barger & Wolen) “OK, now let’s see if she’s… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Exotic Mortgages, Foreign Investors, Unlimited Leave, Green Chemistry

On January 22, 2002, Kmart filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. As it turns out, there’s a lot of value for a company in compliance… (Cindy Knezevich at The Network) The days of exotic mortgage programs may be over… (Shalia Sakona and Robert Siegel at Bilzin Sumberg) Those who do fail to learn from history… Read more »

FTC Raises HSR Thresholds; Changes To Take Effect Mid-February

It’s that time of year again, when the Federal Trade Commission adjusts the dollar thresholds for pre-acquisition filings under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. From attorneys Paul Hewitt and Stacy Kobrick of Akin Gump: The minimum transaction size test has increased from $70.9 million to $75.9 million (an approximate 6.6 percent increase). […] The size-of-person thresholds have… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Hacking Responses, California Laws, Delaware Corporations, Greenmail Threats

On this day in 1947, the transistor was first demonstrated at Bell Laboratories. We’ve come a long way… Most of the time, “hacking back” is only going to create more troubles… (Trevor Nagel and Joseph Schenck at White & Case) Ringing in the New Year in the Golden State? You’ll need to know about these… Read more »

EU Simplifies Merger Review Procedures. Then Again, Maybe Not…

“On balance, we expect the new rules to increase the burden imposed on companies when a close review of the transaction is required in order to assess potential competitive effects. This increased burden may outweigh the benefits of the revision package.” (Jens Hackl and Svajune Sakalyte of Morrison & Foerster) Earlier this month, the European… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Dual-Track Process, Conflict Minerals Disclosure, Forced-Placed Insurance, Insider Trading Risk

Need a break from the hustle and bustle of your morning commute? Just pull up the JD Supra Corporate Brief on your tablet, pop in your earbuds, and let the law news take you away… There are two reasons companies should pursue a dual-track mergers and acquisition and initial public offering process… (Cathy Birkeland at… Read more »

Maximize the Value of Your Business With the Dual Track M&A / IPO Process

There are two reasons companies should pursue a dual-track mergers and acquisition and initial public offering process, explains attorney Cathy Birkeland of Latham & Watkins in the above video: A dual-track process can maximize the value of the company, and It provides more options, giving the company the flexibility to choose the path that best… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Email Policies, Whistleblower Bounties, Counterfeit Goods, Office Supplies

Just over 100 years ago today, the first air freight shipment was completely by the Wright brothers on behalf of department store owner Max Moorehouse. We can’t help but wonder – did it absolutely, positively have to be there overnight? Will email policies be the next battleground for the NLRB? (Tim Long, Lisa Lupion, and… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Crowdfunding Rules, Data Protection, Sleep Studies, Foreign Whistleblowers

It’s Friday, and that means a hearty helping of law news around the JD Supra breakfast table. Dig in! How to run an IPO while pursuing a private confidential auction of your company? Start with this video… (Cathy Birkeland at Latham & Watkins) The new SEC crowdfunding proposal: one small step for regulators, one giant… Read more »

“Keep an Open Mind” … and Other Ways to Get Your Deal Done in Russia [with Video]

[Link: Russian Mergers & Acquisitions Market – Challenges and Opportunities – White & Case LLP] From attorneys David Crook and Eric Michailov of White & Case, an insider’s perspective on the challenges and opportunities of investing in Russia, complete with tips on getting your deal done: Stay ahead of political and legislative changes Be attuned… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Whistleblower Award, Chinese Investments, Online Privacy, Compliance Commitments

What’s black and white and read all over? Why, the JD Supra Corporate Brief, of course! So the $14 million was a tip for … a good tip? (K&L Gates) What Chinese companies need and where they’re going to find it… (Corporate Law Report) Does California’s amended online privacy law mean we all have to… Read more »

What Chinese Companies Need & Where They’re Going to Find It

[Link: China Outbound Investment – White & Case] Chinese companies need new technologies, new markets, new customers. And they’re looking beyond their borders to find them. In the above video, attorneys Alex Zhang and Xiaoming Li of White & Case take a look at some of the key challenges – for all parties – of… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: IP Police, Tobacco Advertising, Pay Ratio, Lehman Brothers

Looking for a great way to kick off the weekend? Add a little milk and sugar to your morning coffee. And read the JD Supra Corporate Brief: London calling: the UK’s new Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit launched on September 13… (DLA Piper) Advertise ‘em if you sell ‘em… (Pillsbury) Is it just us, or… Read more »