Topic: WTO

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Annual Meetings, SEC Priorities, Information Governance, Trade Disputes

The beginning of the end: 24 years ago today, the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly on power. Getting ready for year-end SEC filings and the 2014 annual meeting? Read this first… (Megan Gates and Pamela Greene at Mintz Levin) 2014 priorities for the SEC’s investigation arm: fraud,… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: International Class Actions, 2014 Proxy Season, Fraud-on-the-Market, Student Loan Servicers

On this day in 1955, the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations merged to form the labor union that once represented nearly all unionized workers in the United States. Class actions are riding the globalization wave… (Quinn Emanuel) What’s ISS thinking about for next year’s proxy season? (Kenneth Alberstadt at Akerman)… 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 »

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 »

Global Antitrust Developments: A JD Supra Legal Reader

“Health care, media, technology and communications, and financial services all are industries where we have seen merger and nonmerger antitrust activity; for financial services, there even has been cartel behavior… The intersection of intellectual property and antitrust also is likely to be active, as we have witnessed in the public statements of government officials around… Read more »

JD Supra On Antitrust: Price-Fixing, Cooperation Agreements, Joint Operating Agreements, and More

Here’s a roundup of recent analysis and commentary on JD Supra, covering a broad range of anti-competition matters, including “most-favored nation” clauses, allocation of customers, attempted monopolization and more: DOJ/FTC Ask if MFNs Are Anti-Competitive, and Get an Earful (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP): “The United States antitrust enforcement agencies — Department of… Read more »

Doing Business in Europe: A JD Supra Legal Reader

For your convenience, here’s a roundup of recent legal advisories on the broad topic of doing business in the European Union and its member countries: Rewards and Penalties in Bond Covenant Consent Solicitations Under English Law (Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP): “Two recent cases decided in the English High Court provide contrasting views… 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 »

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 »