Topic: M&A

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Export Control, Clean Air, Global M&A, IT Contracts

On February 3, 1917, the Sixteenth Amendment to the US Constitution is ratified, giving the federal government the right to collect an income tax… How’d You Get That Job? Jared Cohen, General Counsel and VP of Operations at Kickstarter, tells his story… (Jared Cohen, JD Supra Perspectives) Ignorance of the (export control law) is no… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Copyright Decisions, Leaning In, Security Audits, Iran Sanctions

Winter weather got you down? Consider this: on January 28, 1977 – the first day of a four-day storm – the Great Lakes Blizzard dropped up to 10 ft of snow on portions of upstate New York. It’s likely to be one of the most significant Supreme Court copyright law decisions in nearly 30 years…… 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: 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: Compliance Programs, Patent Glossaries, Paternity Leave, Insider Trading

Happy Birthday, Condi Rice! What’s the one thing missing from your corporate compliance program? (JD Supra Contributors) The problem of patent glossaries: ambiguity and the nature of meaning… (Robert Sachs at Fenwick & West) Stay tuned for more on CNN reporter Josh Levis’ paternity leave lawsuit against his employer – it’s one to watch… (Kathryn… 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: 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 »

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: M&A Activity, Iran Sanctions, Wellness Program, Libor Scandal

Wouldn’t the world be a better place if we all just slowed down a bit, smiled a little more, worried less, and spent the morning reading the JD Supra Corporate Brief? Will M&A pick up during the second half of the year? (Morrison & Foerster) “You’re gonna need more credible evidence if you want to… 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 »

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: Internal Controls, Broker Dealers, Unfair Competition, Conflict Minerals

Is it just us, or is it getting really hot in here? But don’t worry – the heat wave should break by before the weekend. Until then: stay cool, drink lots of liquids, and read the JD Supra Corporate Brief: M&A risks: all too often executives ignore ethics and compliance issues and focus mainly on… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: M&A Deals, Section 11 Suits, REIT Conversion Rules, Guilt By Association

Sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief to get a fresh bouquet of law news in your inbox every weekday. Comcast is not a silver bullet that precludes employee wage-and-hour class actions (Sheppard Mullin) Planning an M&A transaction? You’ll want to read this (King & Spalding) Looks like the Sixth Circuit… Read more »