Topic: Acquisitions

JD Supra Corporate Brief: IPO Communication, Employee Engagement, African Electricity, Inversion Transactions

For some, it’s only Thursday. For others, it’s already Thursday. But for all of you, it’s the JD Supra Corporate Brief, and that makes any day a little bit brighter… Considering an IPO? The JOBS Act now lets you “test the waters” of potential investors without violating SEC communications rules… (Morrison & Foerster) What are… 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 »

Court Rules Bazaarvoice Acquisition of Rival Violates Antitrust Laws

“As in many past merger cases, unhelpful internal documents played a decisive role.’” (Shearman & Sterling) Now you own it, now you don’t… Earlier this month, an appeals court sided with the Department of Justice, ruling that online ratings and review company Bazaarvoice’s acquisition of rival PowerReviews violated US anti-competition laws. The background, from attorneys… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cyber Insurance, Mary Jo White, CEO Liabilities, Biosimilar Law

Happy Alaska Day! This is why you need cyber insurance… (BakerHostetler) How has Mary Jo White done in her first six months on the job? (Reed Smith) Yes, the CEO could be held liable for unpaid wages… (Baker Donelson) Sure, the shutdown is over, but the questions about paying furloughed contractors remain… (Morrison & Foerster)… 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: SEC Reporting, Social Media, Non-Poaching Arrangements, Fired Whistleblowers

Day Three of the government shutdown, and no end in sight. Hang in there, America… Buying or selling? It doesn’t matter – the SEC historical financial statement reporting requirements apply either way… (Skadden Arps) It’s everything you need to know about social media and securities laws. Really… (Morrison & Foerster) Colorado energy companies must act… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: CFIUS Authority, SEC Enforcement, 2014 Proxies, Patent Trolls

Government shutdown or no government shutdown, there’s still a JD Supra Corporate Brief to read: The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States just ordered an Indian company to sell its stake in a US digital security business… (Goodwin Procter) “Costly and complicated” is one way to describe the SEC’s new CEO pay ratio… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Health Care Acquisitions, Price Fixing Sentences, National Security Reviews, Collecting Whistleblower Awards

On this day in 1993, the Oslo Accords were signed in Norway between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat. Just what the doctor ordered: a successful health care acquisition (DLA Piper) Fix prices and go to jail… (Foley & Lardner) Chinese investors can learn a lot from the 2013… Read more »

Yes, Videos that Explain the Complexities of IP Transactions Can Also Be Entertaining…

[Link: What is Licensed Property? – Shearman & Sterling LLP] Maybe you’re transferring intellectual property rights as part of a larger M&A deal, or drafting a distributorship agreement with a technology supplier – or maybe you just love a clever, informative “how-to” video. Either way, you’re in luck. This fantastic series of videos on licensing,… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Data Collection, Background Checks, Two-Step Acquisitions, Securities Fraud

On the go? Get the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered to your inbox, every weekday morning. Sign up here. New guidance from the Digital Advertising Alliance sets forth specific requirements for the collection and use of data from mobile devices… (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati) Financial institutions that use criminal background checks to screen job… Read more »

FTC Proposes New HSR Rules for Reporting Pharmaceutical Patent Transfers

Earlier this month, the Federal Trade Commission proposed a new set of reporting requirements for the acquisition or transfer of pharmaceutical patents. From the FTC press release: “The Federal Trade Commission is seeking public comments on proposed changes to the premerger notification rules that could require companies in the pharmaceutical industry to report proposed acquisitions… Read more »

Hospital Mergers Under Increased FTC Scrutiny – What’s the Prognosis?

“According to Chairman Jon Leibowitz, the FTC will continue to scrutinize hospital mergers that could limit patient choice… Based on Chairman Leibowitz’s comments, aggressive and resource-intensive challenges to hospital mergers … are likely to continue.” (Healthcare Tops the Agenda of U.S. Antitrust Enforcers by Morgan Lewis) Hospital mergers are on the rise, and the Federal… Read more »