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DOJ Announces New False Claims Act Guidance on Qui Tam Complaints
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2018

Nearly all of the items mentioned in the new guidance appear to be repackaging of well-established practices in the qui tam realm

U.S. Supreme Court Grants Certiorari and Partially Allows Some Provisions of Executive Order No. 13780 (the “Travel Ban”)
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2017

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Trump administration two victories in connection with Executive Order No. 13780, “Protecting the Nation from

Secret Agent Man with Narcolepsy Lacks Disability Claim
  • Verrill Dana LLP
  • USA
  • February 10 2017

Jacob Abilt (not his real name) was a covert employee for the CIA until his employment was terminated in October 2011. After his termination Abilt

What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions Involving Government Contractors and Their Suppliers -Volume VIII
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2016

Not every potential buyer is a U.S. corporation controlled by U.S. interests. It is important, both for the buyer and the seller, to understand the

Drone Defenses, Part I: Rely on Local Law Enforcement
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • August 9 2016

The proliferation of drones, or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), has resulted in a growing interest in preventing unlawful and potentially dangerous

FCC foreign ownership proposals
  • Hogan Lovells
  • USA
  • November 15 2011

On August 9, 2011, the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing measures to simplify its foreign ownership review process for U.S. companies with wireless common carrier and aeronautical licenses seeking approval of foreign ownership holdings above the 25 benchmark mandated by Section 310(b)(4) of the Communications Act.

Developments in M&A regulations in China and impact on VIE structures
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • China
  • November 8 2011

The Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) for the People's Republic of China (the "PRC" or "China"), which provides security reviews for inbound mergers and acquisitions, has implemented new review features that have the potential to alter the foreign investment landscape.

Heightened scrutiny to VIE structures under the new M&A rules
  • Blank Rome LLP
  • China
  • November 7 2011

China's Ministry of Commerce ("MOFCOM") issued new provisions concerning the national security review of foreign mergers and acquisitions of domestic enterprises, which became effective on September 1, 2011 ("M&A" rules).

China implements a permanent national security review on inbound M&A
  • De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
  • China
  • October 27 2011

China's temporary national security review on inbound M&A transactions became permanent on 1 September 2011.

Updated national security review system for foreign M&As - VIEs may no longer work
  • Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • USA, China
  • October 10 2011

On August 25, 2011, the Ministry of Commerce of China (“MOFCOM”) released the final Rules for Implementation of the Security Review Regime for Foreign Mergers and Acquisitions of Onshore Enterprises by Foreign Investors (“SRR Rules”), which became effective September.