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SEC adopts amended rules on cross-border tender offers, business combinations and rights offerings

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 14 2008

On 19 September 2008, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") released final rules relating to a significant revision of its regulation of cross-border business combination transactions

Financial crisis: litigation

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • October 15 2008

It is inevitable that in such a dramatic and fast-changing economic landscape, commercial counterparties are urgently considering whether and how they can protect their rights by litigation

US whistleblowing protection for employee based in France - potential extra-territorial application of Sarbanes-Oxley provisions

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 5 2008

A recent decision of the US District Court in Manhattan has ruled that an employee of a French company, who was based in France, was entitled to claim whistleblowing protection under the US Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ("SOX"

Contentious and regulatory issues in 2008

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • April 14 2008

Litigation is growing in England, as it is in the US, as investors and counterparties seek to recover losses sustained in the credit crunch

SEC acts to curb short selling abuses

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2008

Over the past week the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), responding to "sudden and unexplained declines in the prices of securities" and the danger to the broader market of "a crisis of confidence without a fundamental underlying basis," adopted a series of temporary and permanent measures designed to curb "naked" short selling and restore confidence in the nation's financial institutions

Amendments to the rules for nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (NRSROs)

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 1 2009

The U.S. Credit Rating Agency Reform Act of September 2006 (the "Rating Agency Act") was passed by Congress to protect investors by improving the quality of credit ratings through increased transparency, accountability, and competition in the credit ratings industry

Morrison v National Australia Bank

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • July 1 2010

In a decision of great significance to non-US issuers and their shareholders, the US Supreme Court has clarified and restricted the extra-territorial application of the anti-fraud provisions of US federal securities laws

US Supreme Court rules that the SEC must bring enforcement actions within 5 years of the commission of misconduct (not when it was discovered)

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 1 2013

The US Supreme Court has ruled that a five-year statutory limitation period imposed under the US Code (28 U.S.C. 2462) runs from the date of

FCA publishes final changes to its rules on the use of dealing commission

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 19 2014

The Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") has published its policy statement on Changes to the use of dealing commission rules PS 147, which covers

US Supreme Court grants leave to appeal in foreign-cubed securities class action

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 4 2009

On 30 November 2009, the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in Morrison v National Australia Bank Limited, in effect granting leave to the plaintiffs to appeal against the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit declining jurisdiction in that case