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Article 2 of the UCC trumps unwritten intent

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 16 2015

The written terms of a contract can override the opposing party's differing understanding under the right circumstances. Mark Twain said: I have

Responding to California’s Transparency in Supply Chains Act

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 25 2012

Sweeping new legislation that went into effect in California earlier this year requires qualifying companies to detail and publicly disclose the nature and scope of their corporate compliance efforts to eliminate human trafficking, slavery and child labor from their global supply chains

2013 U.S. proxy voting policies and procedures FAQ (excluding compensation-related questions)

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 9 2013

The following issues are among those addressed in ISS' non-compensation-related FAQs: U.S. Research Procedures U.S. proxy analyses are generally issued

Chief Accountant reminds lawyers that GAAP and not the ABA-auditor treaty governs loss contingency disclosure

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2011

At a recent New York Bar Association conference, Wayne Carnall, Chief Accountant of the SEC's Division of Corporation Finance, warned registrants to avoid relying on the long-standing ABA-auditor "treaty" between lawyers and auditors when deciding what to report about litigation contingencies in financial statements

Delaware Chancery Court addresses indemnification and advancement of legal expenses

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 26 2012

A recent opinion from the Delaware Chancery Court addresses directors' and officers' indemnification and advancement rights

Changes in the UAE Commercial Agency Law

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • United Arab Emirates
  • -
  • October 14 2010

One of the areas of greatest uncertainty for foreign investors seeking to do business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is the commercial agency arrangement

Delaware Chancery Court expands number of direct claims available to stockholders

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 1 2013

On March 15, 2013, the Delaware Court of Chancery denied motions to dismiss filed by a group of director defendants and certain affiliated funds for

SBA proposed rule outlines new mentor-protégé program for all small businesses

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 9 2015

Impacts to All SBA Contracting Programs, Including 8(a) Business Development, HUBZone, Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran

GSA to terminate small business GWACs when contractor re-represents as large due to merger or acquisition

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 6 2011

On April 19, 2011, the General Services Administration's Small Business Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) Center emailed a document titled "Industry Partner Advisory" to the holders of three GWACs managed by the Center: 8(a) STARS, VETS and Alliant Small Business

ISS issues two sets of FAQS: 102 FAQS on compensation policies and 77 FAQS on non-compensation-related questions

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 9 2013

On December 20, 2012, ISS released two lengthy sets of FAQs on 2013 compensation and non-compensation related policies. The following are issues addressed