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UK taxation of carried interest: long-awaited draft HMRC guidance circulated

United Kingdom - October 24 2016 Following the introduction of various complex new rules on the UK taxation of carried interest over the last 18 months (see here and here for previous

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”

Search warrants for business premises: a practical guide for preparation

USA - November 29 2010 In connection with a high-profile insider trading investigation, the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York and the Federal Bureau of Investigation utilized search warrants to raid the offices of three hedge funds on November 22

Reaffirmation That Stockholder Vote Will Cleanse Non-Conflicted Controller Transactions and Even Those Transactions Approved By Boards That Allegedly Were Not Independent and DisinterestedMerge Healthcare

USA - March 8 2017 Merge Healthcare Inc. Stockholders Litigation (Jan. 30, 2017) is the most recent decision reflecting an expansive interpretation by the Court of

Upstream securities and financial assistance in Germany

Germany - August 6 2013 German law provides strict rules regarding the ability of a company and its subsidiaries to provide financial assistance for the acquisition of its

Supreme Court Rules on New Separability Test for Copyrights on Designs

USA - March 23 2017 On March 22, 2017, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc., No. 15-866. In a 6-2 decision, the Court held

Court of Chancery Confirms Directors’ Self-Interest Does Not Exclude “Cleansing” Under CorwinAnd Disclosure Is Sufficient If Stockholders Can “Stitch Together the Facts” to Infer Self-InterestColumbia Pipeline

USA - March 17 2017 In Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc. Stockholder Litigation (March 7, 2017), Vice Chancellor Laster granted the defendants' motion to dismiss a putative

Reaffirmation That Stockholder Vote Will Cleanse Non-Conflicted Controller Transactions and Even Those Transactions Approved By Boards That Allegedly Were Not Independent and DisinterestedMerge Healthcare

USA - March 8 2017 Merge Healthcare Inc. Stockholders Litigation (Jan. 30, 2017) is the most recent decision reflecting an expansive interpretation by the Court of

Importance of Careful Compliance by General Partner with MLP RequirementsETE

USA - March 7 2017 In Energy Transfer Equity L.P. Unitholder Litigation (Mar. 1, 2017), the Court of Chancery denied the parties’ cross-motions for summary judgment, and

FinCEN Renews Geographic Targeting Orders for Residential Real Estate Deals

USA - February 27 2017 On February 23, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced the renewal of the existing