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U.S. Ends Sanctions Against Ivory Coast and Burma

Ivory Coast, Myanmar, USA - September 21 2016 On September 14, 2016, President Obama issued an executive order terminating the national emergency with regard to Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire

FinCEN Issues Proposed Rule Extending AML and CIP Requirements to All Banks

USA - August 30 2016 On August 25, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published a proposed rule that would extend

French decree requires government approval for foreign investments in strategic business sectors

France - October 3 2012 On December 30, 2005, the French government issued a decree listing eleven business sectors in which the French Ministry of Economy (“MINEFI”) has the right to monitor and restrict foreign investments in France (the “Decree”

EDEKAKaiser’s Tengelmann-prohibition of merger overridden by Minister for Economic Affairs in Germany-politics trump competition law?

Germany - March 18 2016 On 17 March 2016, the German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Minister (the Minister) approved the acquisition of 450 branches of the

BIS and DDTC Issue Final Rules on Fundamental Definitions and Cloud Computing

USA - June 7 2016 On June 3, 2016, the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and U.S. Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade

U.S. Ends Sanctions Against Ivory Coast and Burma

Ivory Coast, Myanmar, USA - September 21 2016 On September 14, 2016, President Obama issued an executive order terminating the national emergency with regard to Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire

Further Confirmation that Obtaining PostClosing Damages in Non-Controller M&A Transactions Will Be Very Difficult for PlaintiffsComstock and Larkin

USA - September 1 2016 Both Miami v. Comstock (Aug. 24, 2016) and Larkin v. Shah (Aug. 25, 2016) reflect the evolution of recent Delaware jurisprudence toward affording

SEC Adopts Amendments to Form ADV and Recordkeeping Rules

USA - September 1 2016 On August 25, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced the adoption of certain amendments to Form ADV and rules promulgated

FinCEN Issues Proposed Rule Extending AML and CIP Requirements to All Banks

USA - August 30 2016 On August 25, 2016, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published a proposed rule that would extend

Ausübung eines Benennungsrechts bei Übernahme kaufvertraglicher Ansprüche unterliegt nach Auffassung des Bundesfinanzhofs nicht der Grunderwerbsteuer

Germany - August 29 2016 Bisher wurde bei M&A-Transaktionen die Ausübung eines Benennungsrechts in Gestalt einer Vertragsübernahme in den Fällen erschwert, in denen eine oder