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SEC’s New Guidance on Liability Risks Likens SPACs to IPOs

USA - April 9 2021 John Coates, Acting Director of the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), issued a public statement…

David K. Michaels, Dean Kristy, Ran Ben-Tzur.

Delaware Chancery Court Rules That Fiduciary’s Use of Email Account Provided by Separate Employer Destroys Privilege

USA - December 24 2020 On December 22, 2020, in litigation between WeWork and the Softbank Group, the Delaware Court of Chancery determined that the Softbank Group must…

Dean Kristy, Felix S. Lee, Michael S. Dicke.

Financial Projections in SPAC Transactions: Mitigating Class Action Litigation Risk

USA - October 12 2020 Special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) are increasingly being used as an alternate vehicle to traditional initial public offerings. Companies…

David K. Michaels, Marie Bafus, Nicolas H.R. Dumont.

GSK bribery conviction signals increased risks in China

China, USA - October 21 2014 On September 19, 2014, a Chinese court found pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline PLC (GSK) guilty of bribing doctors and hospitals in order to…

Alexandra P. Grayner, Catherine Kevane.

GlaxoSmithKline and five executives convicted of bribery in China

China, USA - September 24 2014 On Friday, September 19, 2014, a Chinese court found pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline guilty of bribing doctors and hospitals in order to…

Alexis I. Caloza, Catherine Kevane, Felix S. Lee.