Topic: Russia

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Enforcement, ADR Clauses, Russian Deals, Swiss Banks

Picture this: on this day in 1884, George Eastman received a US patent on paper-strip photographic film. No violation is too small to attract the attention of the SEC’s Enforcement Division… (Morrison & Foerster) Looks like Wells Fargo will have to face the DOJ’s False Claims Act lawsuit after all… (BuckleySandler) Here’s a good question:… 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: HSR Compliance, WTO Disputes, NLRB Appointees, FERC Fines

This Friday? Iced coffee to go with your JD Supra Corporate Brief. And no need to heat up that scone… Awesome video: assignment in a merger / change of control, by Richard Hsu (Shearman & Sterling) Those Hart-Scott-Rodino reporting requirements? Turns out the feds are serious about compliance… (Morrison & Foerster) Less than one year… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Global Regulation, Genetic Discrimination, SEC Regulation, Seed Patents

Another day, another JD Supra Corporate Brief. Ain’t life grand? More regulation equals more benefits for global businesses (Reed Smith) Planning to buy cloud-based services? Read this first (Sands Anderson) The EEOC just settled its first ever complaint alleging genetic discrimination under GINA (but it probably won’t be the last…) (Proskauer) Our view: any rule… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Congressional Requests, Independent Directors, Conflict Minerals, Class Actions

In-house lawyers, this brief’s for you… Our latest feature: the JD Supra Corporate Brief – a daily wrap-up of timely law news, compiled with in-house counsel in mind. Read it here on the Corporate Law Report every morning, or get it delivered directly to your email. As always, we’d love to hear what you think.… Read more »

From Russia, With Love: 3 Legal Updates

These recent updates aimed at foreign companies doing business in Russia remind us of the stark contrast between Ian Fleming’s Cold War Russia and the Russia of today, which joined the World Trade Organization earlier this summer. On accounting, arbitration and anti-corruption, from Russia with JD Supra love: 1. New accounting rules on January 1,… Read more »

International Interesting: Syria, Russia, UK Bribery, Qatar, Australia, More

Seven international updates caught our eye today. For your reference:  Russia Accedes to OECD Anti-Bribery Convention (Dinsmore & Shohl) “The law defines foreign government official to include any appointed or elected official who has a position in any legislative, executive, administrative, or judicial branch of a foreign country or an individual who serves any public… Read more »

International Law: India Supreme Court Ruling, Data Privacy in China, Russia Update, & More

For your reference, here’s a roundup of recent legal developments affecting US corporations and financial institutions doing business around the globe: Supreme Court of India’s Vodafone Judgment: Implications for International Investors (White & Case LLP) “On January 20, 2012, the Supreme Court of India delivered a landmark judgment in Vodafone International B.V. v. Union of… Read more »

Russia and the WTO: Accession Means Trade Barriers Lowered, IP Protections Raised, More…

“After 18 years of negotiations, on 16 December 2011, Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) accepted the terms of the Russian Federation’s accession. Russia will officially become a WTO Member 30 days following the ratification of its Protocol of Accession, which will take place before 15 June 2012.” It took nearly 20 years, but… Read more »

Around The World In 8 Updates: Legal Guides to Doing Business Abroad

For your reading interest, eight articles on establishing and doing business in different jurisdictions across the globe. A trip around the world, if you will, in legal commentary and analysis: Albania “As employers increasingly look to expand their global reach, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe continue to provide attractive opportunities for entrepreneurs. Effectively… Read more »