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Sweeping reforms expected to revolutionize Mexico’s energy sector
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Mexico
  • December 18 2013

The Mexican Congress has passed a sweeping energy constitutional reform bill that will open the country's energy sector to competition. The bill


FCPA update: mid-year 2014
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2014

The first half of 2014 has seen a number of significant developments for enforcement of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and other


FCPA update: mid-year 2013
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2013

Continuing a seven-year trend, 2013 has seen a continued surge in activity on the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act ("FCPA") front, both with respect to


Cosmetics company agrees to pay US$135m to settle FCPA claims
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2014

On May 1, 2014, it was announced that Avon Products, Inc., reached a settlement with US regulators over a long-standing federal probe into whether


US Securities and Exchange Commission settles its first whistleblower anti-retaliation case
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2014

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or the Commission) has announced a $2.2 million settlement in the Commission's first whistleblower


Supreme Court refuses to overturn fraud-on-the-market presumption, but adjusts presumption to allow evidence of absence of “price impact” at class certification stage
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2014

The securities class action industry was launched a quarter-century ago when the Supreme Courtrecognized the so-called "fraud-on-the-market"


A brave new SEC? The SEC rejects proposed settlement with hedge fund Harbinger Capital and its manager Falcone
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2013

In a regulatory filing made on July 19, 2013, Harbinger Group, Inc. (Harbinger Group), a publicly traded investment company, announced that the US


FCPA update: year-end 2013
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • January 23 2014

As a follow-up to Mayer Brown's FCPA Update: Mid-Year 2013, 1 this report covers enforcement activity of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA


Why the Supreme Court’s decision in Halliburton is bad news for investors and the public
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2014

Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling in the Halliburton case leaves the securities class action system pretty much unchanged. And that isn't because the


Plaintiffs seek to revive securities fraud class actions under Second Circuit’s “class standing” doctrine
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2013

I previously blogged about the Second Circuit's troubling decision in NECA-IBEW Health & Welfare Fund v. Goldman Sachs & Co. (pdf), 693 F.3d 145 (2d