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Vinson & Elkins LLP | USA | 21 Aug 2018

Undisclosed Personal Use of Company Perks by Executives Draws SEC Enforcement Action

In an unusual enforcement action, on July 2, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced that Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) agreed…
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Milbank LLP | USA | 6 Aug 2018

Recent SEC Enforcement Actions Underscore the Need to Carefully Monitor & Review Certain Executive Compensation Practices

Two recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions highlight the importance of maintaining adequate internal procedures and…
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White & Case LLP | USA | 13 Jul 2018

The Consequences of Inaccurate Perquisite Disclosure

On July 2, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued a cease-and-desist order1 finding that The Dow Chemical Company’s (“Dow”)…
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Fenwick & West LLP | USA | 13 Jul 2018

SEC Imposes $1.75 Million Penalty Against Issuer for Using Wrong Standard for Disclosing Executive Perquisites

​​ The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced on July 2, 2018, that The Dow Chemical Company had agreed to a cease and desist order and to…
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Bass, Berry & Sims PLC | USA | 9 Jul 2018

Recent SEC Enforcement Action Reminds Companies that Perquisite Disclosure Does Not Hinge on Business Purpose

On July 2, the SEC announced that The Dow Chemical Company agreed to settle charges related to the company’s inadequate perquisites disclosure in SEC…
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Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 22 May 2018

2017 Class Action Review

2017 saw the Courts of Appeals struggle to define the meaning of two prominent 2016 Supreme Court decisions. In 2016, the Supreme Court in Spokeo held…
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Smart & Biggar | Canada | 16 Apr 2018

Accounting of profits remedy offers significant benefits to patent owners

The availability of an accounting of profits in Canada as a remedy for patent infringement can offer significant benefits to patentees, including in cases involving infringing goods sourced from Canada that are being sold elsewhere. The availability of such a remedy and a number of other factors, including the ability to expedite proceedings and the lower cost of litigation, make Canada an......
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Kane Russell Coleman Logan PC | USA | 29 Jan 2018

Court Concludes Determining Whether Communications Involving In-House Counsel are Privileged is “Complicated”

Late last year, the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana issued an informative opinion in Texas Brine Company, LLC et al…
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Smart & Biggar | Canada | 11 Jan 2018

Top 10 Highlights of Canadian IP Law and Practice in 2017

2017 was a year of significant developments to Canadian IP law and practice, with important court decisions and numerous legislative amendments. We…
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González & Rioseco Abogados | Chile | 9 Nov 2017

New competition control procedure for mergers introduced

The latest reform of the Competition Statute introduces a preventive control procedure for merger operations that have effects in Chile. As of June 1 2017 the national economic prosecutor will undertake a control procedure for merger operations before they begin. The amendment aims to provide legal certainty and reduce the length of merger control procedures.
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