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Establishing a business presence in China
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • China
  • August 11 2009

On October 31, 2007, China issued the Industry Catalogues for Guiding Foreign Investment, which has become effective on December 1, 2007 ("2007 Catalogue") and supersede the 2004 catalogue ("2004 Catalogue"

UK Corporate Governance update - issue 82014
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Global, United Kingdom
  • October 1 2014

The FRC has published a revised version of the UK Corporate Governance Code which will apply to accounting periods beginning on or after 1 October

Capital markets practice: news round-up - issue no. 5
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • June 25 2013

Significant changes to the Takeover Code (‘the Code’), announced recently in Takeover Panel Statement 20136, will extend the jurisdiction of the

Do investment bankers have fiduciary duties? It depends
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • October 7 2008

Almost anyone who reviews an underwriting agreement or engagement letter with a major investment banking firm for the first time stands back in awe

Capital markets practice news round-up corporate finance - 2014
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 27 2014

On 5 March 2014 the Financial Reporting Council (‘FRC’) announced that it has appointed a Director of Corporate Governance. The appointee, David

Companies House: registration of charges: companies and limited liability partnerships
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • USA
  • October 4 2011

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (‘BIS’) has published (10 August 2011) the Government’s latest proposals for revising the existing regime, contained in the Companies Act 2006, relating to the registration of security created by companies and limited liability partnerships

Shareholder derivative plaintiffs claiming demand excusal based on lack of director independence and disinterestedness face high hurdle
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • January 26 2010

The requirement that shareholders make a demand upon the company’s board of directors before proceeding with a derivative action is black-letter corporate law

Corporate officer duties: officers held to have same fiduciary duties as directors, but are more exposed to personal liability for lack of due care
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • February 26 2009

The Delaware Supreme Court recently expressly held that officers and directors of Delaware corporations owe essentially the same fiduciary duties of care and loyalty to corporations and their stockholders

Companies Act 2006: financial assistance: the long-awaited relaxation of the rules for private companies comes into effect on 1 October 2008
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • September 30 2008

A number of provisions of the Companies Act 2006 (the 2006 Act) are now in force

Lyondell: a victory for corporate directors in the Delaware Supreme Court
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • May 20 2009

A recent decision by the Delaware Supreme Court in Lyondell Chemical Co. v. Ryan made several important clarifications about the nature of the fiduciary duties that corporate directors owe in connection with the sale of Delaware corporations