Topic: Foreign Investment

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Europe’s Volcker Rule, 2104 Proxy Season, Ohada Commercial Code, Shareholder-Director Communication

On this day in 1937, General Motors recognized the United Auto Workers, ending a sit-down strike that began more than a month earlier. A Volcker Rule for Europe? In the works… (White & Case) Are you ready for the 2014 proxy season? (James Barrall and Steven Stokdyk at Latham & Watkins) Seven tips for complying… 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 »

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: Cyber Attacks, Business Crime, Patent Trolls, India Investments

Taxation without representation: on November 1, 1765, the British Parliament enacts the Stamp Tax on the colonies to help pay the costs of keeping British soldiers in North America. Are millennials as hard to manage as conventional wisdom may claim? (John Baum at Hirschfeld Kraemer) The SEC plans to be more “aggressive and creative” in… Read more »

How the Shanghai FTZ Makes It Easier for Foreign Companies to Invest in China

“Foreign investors in the Shanghai FTZ will be given full national treatment and have equal market access with domestic investors.” (Davis Wright Tremaine) In late September, Chinese officials unveiled the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ) to loosen restrictions and red tape for foreign companies and, according to some, to test the waters for a broader… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Executive Salaries, Government Shutdown, Accounting Fraud, Chinese IPOs

Sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief, and get a puppy! OK, there’s no puppy – but there is still great law news in your inbox every weekday morning! Are Chinese anti-corruption authorities turning up the heat on investigation and information-gathering firms? (McDermott Will & Emery) Just how much influence do… 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 »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Sun Capital, Foreign Investment, China Copyrights, Effective Compliance

It’s Friday, and the weekend’s not far behind. Sounds like a good reason to celebrate, with the JD Supra Corporate Brief! An appeals court just found that PE fund Sun Capital was engaged in a “trade or business” in a ruling that could have drastic implications for the private equity industry… (JD Supra Contributors) Lawmakers… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Software Patents, China Investments, Employment Visas, FCPA Violations

Happy birthday, Atticus Finch: On this day in 1960, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was first published. Read it again to celebrate! What’s new in the world of software patents? Plenty! (K&L Gates) The Basel Committee wonders if international financial regulatory systems have become too complex. Really. (Shipkevich) Want to challenge a patent? Here… Read more »

Doing Business in China: Trade Secrets, Foreign Investment, Drug Safety Regulation, Consumer Data and Other Matters…

Laws to protect trade secrets in China have been around for nearly two decades, write attorneys in Orrick’s Trade Secrets Group. Nevertheless, the best way to protect your valuable corporate information is to never let it fall into the wrong hands: “Due to the difficulty proving and obtaining effective remedies for trade secret misappropriation, it… Read more »

Doing Business in China: Need-to-Know from JD Supra

From online privacy, to revised labor laws, to health care considerations, and more … here’s a roundup of recent legal advisories covering a broad range of issues on doing business in the People’s Republic of China. For your reference: Privacy in China: New Rule to Protect Personal Information (Dechert LLP): “The Standing Committee of the… Read more »

Canada Changes Rules for Foreign Investment by State-owned Enterprises

“At the same time the government approved [the Progress Energy Resources and Nexen] acquisitions of control by Asian-based SOEs, the Prime Minister announced important changes to Canada’s policy for reviewing investments in Canada by state-owned enterprises which clearly indicate that the rules of the game for SOE investment have changed.” (Osler) Earlier this month, Canada’s… Read more »

Doing Business in China: A JD Supra Legal Reader

For your convenience, here’s a roundup of recent legal commentary and analysis on a broad range of issues facing companies doing business in and with China: Life Sciences Health Industry China Briefing – June 2012 (Reed Smith): “China’s new patent regulations allowing the government to force drug companies to grant compulsory licenses for generic versions… Read more »

U.S. Continues to Ease Burma/Myanmar Investment Restrictions

Earlier this month, the U.S. Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) removed certain long-standing barriers to American investment in Burma. From law firm Venable LLP: “Eagerly awaited changes to U.S. financial and investment sanctions on Burma have finally arrived. U.S. businesses are now able to engage in new investment in Burma and provide financial services… Read more »

The EB-5 Investor Visa: Immigration Through Investment?

“The EB-5 program generally requires foreign investors seeking visas to invest $1 million in any venture in this country that will create at least 10 full-time jobs, pursuant to the Immigration Act of 1990…” [Ronald Shapiro] We’ve seen a recent uptick of interest in the EB-5 foreign investment visa. From law firms on JD Supra,… Read more »