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Narrow “governing law” clause precludes forum non conveniens motion
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2015

Governing law provisions are seemingly ubiquitous in all contracts, but even so, drafting errors, or an arguable lack of precision, remain prevalent


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


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


“Special sharing” allows claims against corporate officer
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2013

Judge Finnegan denied individual defendant Lang’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(1) & (6) motion to dismiss this Lanham Act suit. Lang argued that plaintiff Lang


Friction in the family business: when fiduciary duties become compromised
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2013

Many people ask, "What duties are owed to a family member who has an interest in the business?" Before getting into this important topic, it is


Recent shareholder oppression case uncovers family business disputes
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2013

Wisniewski v. Walsh, an interesting unpublished decision by a New Jersey appellate court, involves more than 10 years of a family dispute over a


Recent prison sentences demonstrate increased exposure for corporate officers
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2011

Last week, three former executives of a medical device company were sentenced to federal prison terms for their roles in managing a company that marketed a device for an unauthorized use and conducted unauthorized clinical trials that were associated with the deaths of three participants


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


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


Wal-Mart allowed to omit shareholder proposal for oversight of products sold
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2015

On April 14, 2015, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals vacated an injunction against Wal-Mart that would have required it to include a shareholder