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Application of Heightened Scrutiny in the Context of Settlement with an ActivistEbi

USA - February 2 2016 The Delaware courts generally apply the heightened scrutiny standard under Unocal to a review of challenged board actions that have been taken in

Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board: "Dual for-cause" removal struck down; PCAOB operations upheld

USA - July 29 2010 In its final decision of the past term, Free Enterprise Fund v. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, a 5-4 majority of the Supreme Court held that limits in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the Act) on the ability to remove members of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (the PCAOB or Board) violated separation of powers under the Constitution

Personenbezogene Daten bei "Asset Deal" Unternehmenskäufen

Germany - February 2 2016 Datenschutzbehörden machen Ernst: Die Übertragung von personenbezogenen Kundendaten im Rahmen von sog. “Asset Deal” Unternehmenskäufen kann Bußgelder

4 Steps to Refresh Your Antitrust Compliance Program for the New Year

USA - January 20 2016 The antitrust regulators led an aggressive enforcement agenda in 2015, challenging numerous acquisitions and collecting a record $3.8 billion in

Update on AIFMD passport for non-EU managers: ESMA put back on the clock

European Union - January 20 2016 On 19 January 2016, the European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") published a letter it received from the European Commission on 17 December

Practice Points for Delaware Companies with Non-Classified Boards After Chancery Court’s Vaalco Energy Decision

USA - February 5 2016 The Delaware Court of Chancery, in a transcript ruling in In re Vaalco Energy Shareholder Litigation (Dec. 21, 2015), held that directors of

Personenbezogene Daten bei "Asset Deal" Unternehmenskäufen

Germany - February 2 2016 Datenschutzbehörden machen Ernst: Die Übertragung von personenbezogenen Kundendaten im Rahmen von sog. “Asset Deal” Unternehmenskäufen kann Bußgelder

Application of Heightened Scrutiny in the Context of Settlement with an ActivistEbi

USA - February 2 2016 The Delaware courts generally apply the heightened scrutiny standard under Unocal to a review of challenged board actions that have been taken in

Transfer of personal data in German M&A asset deal transactions

Germany - January 22 2016 German data protection authorities get serious: fines of up to EUR 300,000 may be awarded for transfer of customer data in M&A asset deal

Increased regulatory and law enforcement spotlight on real estate deals that pose money laundering risks

USA - January 20 2016 On Wednesday, January 13, the Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs