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CFTC Approves Bitcoin DCM, New Bitcoin ETF Proposed, Crypto IRA And Blockchain Depository Receipts Introduced
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced approval of LedgerX's registration as a designated contract market (DCM) under the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC regulations.
United States
16 Aug 2019
Clarity And Transparency: DOJ Issues Updated Corporate Compliance Guide
On April 30, 2019, the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") released a new corporate compliance guidance document ...
United States
30 May 2019
SEC Proposes Simplified Financial Disclosures Relating To Acquisitions And Dispositions Of Businesses
On May 3, 2019, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed amendments, available here, to its rules and forms to simplify the disclosure requirements for financial statements relating to acquisitions and dispositions of businesses
United States
28 May 2019
Vertical Merger Review Debate Continues With Antitrust Enforcers
A dissenting statement by Commissioner Chopra, however, took a very different view.
United States
6 Mar 2019
Capitol Hill Healthcare Update - January 22, 2019
Below is this week's "Capitol Hill Healthcare Update," which is posted on Mondays when Congress is in session.
United States
25 Jan 2019
How Smart Is The Proposed Merger Review SMARTER Act?
On May 9, the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules (SMARTER) Act passed the House of Representatives by a 230-185 vote.
United States
6 Jul 2018
The FTC Is Looking You Up And Down(Stream): Insights From The Acting Director Of The Bureau Of Competition On Antitrust Enforcement For Vertical Mergers
Since Assistant Attorney General Delrahim's inaugural remarks on vertical mergers (covered here), the business press has been atwitter about the antitrust enforcement agencies' views of those mergers.
United States
26 Jan 2018
Co-Investment: How Private Equity Firms Can Protect Themselves And Still Make Their Investors Happy
Co-investment is a major topic in the private equity industry these days. General partners of private equity funds are faced with more and more demand from investors for co-investment opportunities or, at a minimum, ...
United States
25 Aug 2017
How To Avoid Being The Target Of A Disclosure-Only Lawsuit
The plaintiff-side M&A bar is notoriously creative in discovering new avenues to challenge transactions.
United States
11 Jul 2017
Defending Competitive Harm With Efficiencies: A Fire Swamp Of Trouble
The use of efficiencies as a defense remains without a firm footing in law when a transaction has demonstrable and substantial anticompetitive effects.
United States
24 May 2017
Notable Delaware Decisions: First Quarter 2017
The Delaware Chancery Court and Delaware Supreme Court were busy during the first quarter of 2017.
United States
9 May 2017
A Former Shareholder Cannot Demand Books And Records Under DGCL§ 220
Can a former shareholder whose stock was cancelled in a merger bring suit for corporate books and records under Delaware law?
United States
16 Mar 2017
Top 10 SEC Enforcement Highlights Of 2016
This is the third year we are providing our annual Top Ten list of Enforcement Highlights.
United States
27 Jan 2017
The Developing CFIUS Framework And Recent Presidential Order Prohibiting The Aixtron Transaction
Among the various challenges facing stakeholders in cross-border M&A deals is a potential national security review of the transaction by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS)...
United States
17 Jan 2017
The End Of Disclosure-Only Settlements In Securities Class Actions?
After nearly a decade of prominence, disclosure-only settlements may be going extinct. These settlements occur in class action cases arising from the announcement of a merger or acquisition.
United States
23 Nov 2016
FTC Accepts Practical ‘Failing Firm' Defense In Ending Challenge Of Nonreportable Transaction
The Federal Trade Commission's recently announced proposed settlement of its challenge of CentraCare Health's acquisition of St. Cloud Medical Group (SCMG) is doubly noteworthy.
United States
25 Oct 2016
FTC Skeptical Of West Virginia Legislature's Proposal To Immunize Certain Health Care Providers' Activities From Antitrust Laws
We recently wrote about the FTC filing a complaint, In re Cabell Huntington Hospital (FTC Docket No. 9366), objecting to the merger of two West Virginia hospitals.
United States
5 Apr 2016
In Re Dole Food Co., Inc.; A Going-Private Primer
The broader value of the decision rests in the practical transactional advice that can be mined from it. A factual chronology, compiled from the decision, sets the stage.
United States
21 Sep 2015
Send Lawyers, Guns And Money:* Providers Lining Up Against Anthem/Cigna And Aetna/Humana Mergers
In the wake of Anthem's proposed acquisition of Cigna and Aetna's proposed acquisition of Humana, providers are lining up to be heard.
United States
4 Sep 2015
Delaware General Corporation Law Amended Regarding Fee-Shifting And Forum Selection Clauses
On June 24, 2015, the governor of Delaware signed into law legislation that amends the Delaware General Corporation Law (Title 8 of the Delaware Code).
United States
4 Jul 2015
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