Topic: EU

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Compensation Committees & Fees, Volcker Rule & Godzilla, Tax Havens & France, Board Chairman & CEO

A different way to “ring” in the new year: 30 years ago today, the AT&T Bell System was broken up by the US government. Should you separate the CEO and Chairman of the Board roles at your company? (Akin Gump) Good news for compensation committee members of NASDAQ companies… (Goodwin Procter) If the Volcker Rule… Read more »

What’s New in International Privacy Law? This…

We admit it – the overviews of key international privacy law developments in 2013 from attorneys at BakerHostetler read like dispatches from our bucket list of global travel. Costa Rica, South Africa, Singapore, Peru, Kazakhstan… <Sigh> More importantly, however, they read like a multinational’s guide to complying with personal privacy laws around the world. And… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Information Governance, Merger Review, Patent Law, Red Tape

Go on, treat yourself to email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Because you deserve it. Was 2013 the year of “Information Governance”? Looks like it… (Judy Selby and James Sherer at BakerHostetler) Turns out the past is never dead for the FTC… (Leslie John, Jason Leckerman, and Marcel Pratt at Ballard Spahr) What… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: CEO Divorces, Reverse Churning, IRS Guidance, Employee Benefits

Naughty? Nice? No matter: we won’t put coal in your stocking. Just the JD Supra Corporate Brief: Should the CEO’s divorce be reported in SEC filings? (Kerry Berchem at Akin Gump) The SEC is crunching a lot of data these days, and one of the things they’re looking for is reverse churning… (Daniel Nathan at… Read more »

It’s No Secret: 2013 Was A Big Year For Trade Secrets…

From attorneys Michael Spillner and Robert Uriarte of Orrick, an in-depth look at key 2013 developments in the trade secrets field: “One of the hottest topics throughout 2013 caught fire when security company Mandiant issued its blockbuster report in February, claiming that state-sponsored hackers in China had been engaged in massive cyberattacks in the United… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Social Media, Search Warrants, Cyber Attacks, Year-end Bonuses

No need to wait for the New Year – you can sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief today! Yours, mine, and ours: ownership of business social media accounts still unresolved… (Anelia Delcheva and Aaron Rubin at Morrison & Foerster) You can never be too prepared to respond to a search… 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: Golden Cybersecurity Rules, California Whistleblower Protections, CyptoLocker Ransom Threats, EU Merger Review

Start your week off on the right foot: large coffee, cherry Danish, and the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Five golden rules for avoiding cybersecurity coal in your SEC comment letter stocking in 2014… (Adam Veness at Mintz Levin) Happy New Year, California whistleblowers… (Keith Goodwin and Laura Reathaford at Proskauer) How to protect your brand… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Volcker Rule, Environmental Liabilities, OSHA Whistleblowers, Big Data

Nothing says “Happy Thursday” better than a piping hot cup of law news! Here’s an interesting visual comparison of the distance covered to get to the final version of the Volcker Rule… (Corporate Compliance Report) Should employees be allowed to work from home? (Mary Bennett and Ed Petry at NAVEX Global) Apparently, environmental liabilities of… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Compensation Committees, Volcker Rule, OSHA Whistleblowers, Ambush Elections

Five years ago today, Bernie Madoff was arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme. NASDAQ wants to change its listing standards for compensation committee independence… (Shearman & Sterling) The feds approved the Volcker Rule yesterday, bringing in new era of financial regulation… (Corporate Law Report) Considering an “acqui-hire”? Consider your… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Global Hiring, Brazil Compliance, Volcker Rule, CFIUS Report

Not reading this in your inbox? You should be… Sign up here for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Report. You need to know these 10 hot employment issues for global companies in 2014… (Rebecca Signer Roche, JD Supra Perspectives) Brazil’s Clean Companies Act goes into effect soon – will you be ready? (Duncan… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Trade Secrets, Employee Hours, Iran Sanctions, Snowden Revelations

Yes, it’s Monday. Good thing there’s law news (and coffee!): There are seven different bills related to trade secrets currently pending before Congress… (Daniel Corbett and Gabriel Ramsey at Orrick) Here are 2.75 million reasons why you need to be very very careful when rounding employee hours… (Michael Cardman at XpertHR) 2013 has been an… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Horton Victory, Tax Loopholes, Front Pay, Bird Deaths

  On this day in 1945, the US Senate votes to approve the country’s participation in the newly-formed United Nations. Horton heard a huge victory over the NLRB yesterday. Here’s Q&A with D.R. Horton’s lead lawyer on what the ruling means for all companies… (Ron Chapman, JD Supra Perspectives) Lawmakers want to close loopholes that… Read more »

US Joins International Community in Easing Iran Sanctions, But It’s Probably Too Early to Celebrate

“[C]ommitments to relax sanctions measures will only be effective if, when and to the extent that they are implemented in U.S. and EU law.” (Harry Clark and Clark McFadden of Orrick) Late last month, the US, along with the four other US Security Council members – China, France, Russia, and the United Kingdom – and… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Supply Chain Security, Safe Harbor Program, Iran Sanctions Changes, California Fracking Rules

On December 2, 2001, Enron filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Can you believe it’s been just twelve years? What do changes to US sanctions on Iran mean for American companies? (Perkins Coie) Supply chain security compliance just got a lot harder for Department of Defense contractors… (Peter McLaughlin, Rick Vacura, and Bradley Wine at Morrison… Read more »