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DOJ’s First Corporate Enforcement Action Under Pilot Program
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • July 5 2016

In April 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement Plan and Guidance, which includes a one-year


Sidley Perspectives on M&A and Corporate Governance - June 2016
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2016

The exposure of corporate directors to shareholder derivative suits relating to their obligations to provide "risk oversight" to the company may turn


Focus on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Manatt Phelps & Phillips LLP
  • USA
  • June 6 2016

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) continues to make news in 2016. Since our last newsletter, DOJ officials have been making the rounds to talk


Governance & Securities Law Focus : April 2016Europe
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 15 2016

On 8 February 2016, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) published an opinion on Turkish laws and regulations on prospectuses. The


Evolving Legal Standards for Compliance Officers
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • February 29 2016

Corporate compliance officers are used to facing pressure from within their companies to protect them from legal exposure, but increasingly, external


The Year 2015 in Anti-Bribery Enforcement: Are Companies in the Eye of an Enforcement Storm?
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Brazil, China, France, Germany, OECD, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
  • January 26 2016

While one year’s statistics do not, standing alone, make trends, several things about anti-bribery enforcement in 2015 are inescapable. In the United


Market Abuse Update January 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • January 13 2016

In September, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published the final draft of its technical standards for the Market Abuse


Plaintiffs May Sue Individual Directors for Violation of Whistleblower Retaliation Provisions
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2016

In a matter of first impression, the court in Wadler v. Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144468 (N.D. Cal. October 23, 2015), ruled


eCommerce Regulation, Bitcoin, Anti-Money Laundering, Shadow Insurance, 401(k) Litigation Expect Focus - Vol. IV, Fall 2015
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • December 23 2015

On January 1, 2016, Section 38.6 of the California Insurance Code will take effect permitting consumers to conduct certain life, disability, and


VW Scandal Bears Out Emphasis on “Culture of Compliance”
  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2015

Last week, VW blamed its "culture" for allowing "individual misconduct" that lead to the emissions-testing-evasion scandal engulfing the company. It