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Employee stock plans: year-end international reporting requirements2012 update
  • Jones Day
  • Global, USA
  • January 11 2012

This Commentary highlights some of the principal calendar and year-end reporting requirements for employee stock plans that U.S. companies most commonly encounter when offering these programs to their employees in selected jurisdictions worldwide


New bankruptcy rules proposed
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • October 1 2012

In August 2012, the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States (the “Advisory Committee”) announced proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (the “Bankruptcy Rules”) and the Official Bankruptcy Forms


Wright v. Owens Corning - debtors remain in the “shadow of Frenville”
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • October 1 2012

In 1984, the Third Circuit was the first court of appeals to examine the Bankruptcy Code’s new definition of “claim” in Avellino & Bienes v. M. Frenville Co. (In re M. Frenville Co.), 744 F.2d 332 (3d Cir. 1984


Driving the wedge deeper: Fifth and Ninth Circuits unite in refusing to condemn “artificial impairment” in cramdown chapter 11 plans
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • June 1 2013

One of the prerequisites to confirmation of a cramdown (nonconsensual) chapter 11 plan is that at least one "impaired" class of creditors must vote


The cybersecurity debate: voluntary versus mandatory cooperation between the private sector and the federal government
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • July 26 2013

Cyber attacks and security breaches have become an increasingly significant risk of doing business. During the first quarter of 2013, numerous social


California construction law: important changes ahead
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • January 17 2012

A number of significant changes to California construction statutes take effect over the next year


FDA moves toward increased regulation of imported foods
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • October 25 2013

In 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") has proposed four major sets of regulations designed to implement the Food Safety


Marcellus Shale operations: preparing for and handling catastrophes
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • January 5 2012

As recent events in the Gulf of Mexico demonstrate, dealing with catastrophes such as explosions, releases, fires, and natural disasters that affect business operations is difficult and fraught with peril


China conditionally approves seagate acquisition of Samsung hard drive business
  • Jones Day
  • China, USA
  • January 11 2012

China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has approved Seagate's acquisition of the hard drive disk division of Samsung Electronics ("Samsung HDD") under China's Anti-Monopoly Law ("AML"), but imposed conditions to ensure that Samsung, although controlled by Seagate, remains an independent competitor


District Court rules FCPA jurisdiction has limits
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • March 7 2013

Last fall, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission jointly issued their long-promised "Resource Guidance to the U.S