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United States: Third Circuit Court of Appeals Clarifying When Debtor Is Excused From WARN Act Notice Requirements Under “Unforeseen Business Circumstances” Exception
  • Baker McKenzie
  • USA
  • August 16 2017

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued a significant decision on August 4, 2017, Varela v. AE Liquidation, Inc. (In re AE Liquidation, Inc

Transition of Family Business Ownership and Management
  • William Fry
  • Ireland
  • August 15 2017

For family business owners, transitioning the family business evokes big questions; Should this be done during my lifetime or on my death? Is there a

Premium listings for sovereign controlled companies
  • Baker McKenzie
  • United Kingdom
  • August 14 2017

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a consultation paper on 13 July 2017 proposing the introduction of a new premium listing category

Requisitioned meeting breaks deadlock
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • August 14 2017

A deadlocked board of directors, talk of a “public flogging”, and a court reluctant to intervene. The case of Goldstein v. McGrath is a colourful

Do I Hear an Eco? OSC Approach to Share Issuances in Proxy Fight Echoes the Approach in Take-overs
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • August 14 2017

On June 16, 2017, the Ontario Securities Commission ("OSC") released its Reasons for Decision in the Re Eco Oro Minerals Corp. case (the "Decision"

Upper Tribunal upholds Charles Palmer ban and fine
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 11 2017

Charles Palmer (“Mr Palmer”) was the CEO and majority shareholder of Standard Financial Group Limited and a directorde facto CEO of the

Corporate Law Update (5 - 11 August)
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 11 2017

This week we look at a couple of cases on what constitutes a proper purpose when requesting to inspect a company's register of members, and whether a

Growing Concerns with Proposed Amendments Affecting Private Businesses and their Shareholders
  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Canada
  • August 10 2017

On July 18, 2017, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau announced sweeping changes to the way private businesses and their shareholders are taxed. The

Gearing up for equity crowd-funding
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • August 10 2017

Since our last update, proposed crowd-funding legislation has been passed, creating a new regulatory regime for public companies to obtain

Never a Dull Moment in Employment Law: Whistleblowing and More
  • Dechert LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 9 2017

The Supreme Court's recent decision quashing the Employment Tribunal fee regime is not the only recent employment law news of which UK employers need