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Georgia General Assembly passes economic development-friendly bills during 2012 session

USA - April 10 2012 During the 2012 legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed several bills with provisions aimed at having a positive impact on economic development in the State.

Co-authors: Mary T. Benton, Michael M. Giovannini, Jeff Glickman, Glenn R. Thomson, Peter K. Floyd.

CFTC/SEC staffs host joint public roundtable to discuss issues related to the clearing of credit default swaps

USA - October 22 2010 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staffs held a public roundtable on October 22, 2010, to discuss issues related to rulemaking under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act related to the clearing of credit default swaps.

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision presents principles for enhancing corporate governance

Global - October 5 2010 In part in reaction to the financial crisis, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision today released a publication entitled "Principles for enhancing corporate governance".

Interesting dicta from Delaware Supreme Court regarding whether plaintiffs in derivative suits lose standing after merger

USA - July 12 2010 In Arkansas Teacher Retirement System v. Anthony Caiafa, the Supreme Court of Delaware followed case law holding that a stockholder-plaintiff loses standing in a derivative suit when the corporation-defendant merges with another company, but suggested in dicta a broadening of the fraud exception to such case law.