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  1. European Commission Pushes Forward on Merger Review Expansion to Minority Acquisitions With a Competitive Link

    July 21, 2014 Controversial EC proposals to review certain acquisitions of non-controlling minority acquisitions are now out for consultation until 3 October 2014. The proposals, contained in a White Paper, come amidst continued opposition from businesses and the investor community, and are of... more >
  2. D.C. Circuit Decision in Ralls Corp. v. CFIUS May Provide a Peek Behind the Government’s CFIUS Curtain

    July 21, 2014 If the recent D.C. Circuit decision in Ralls Corp. v. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, et al., No. 13-5315 (D.C. Cir. July 15, 2014) stands, it may change the review process, if not the outcome, of reaching a Committee on Foreign Investments in the United Sta... more >
  3. FedEx Indictment: Government Seeks to Outsource Criminal Enforcement

    July 21, 2014 On July 17, 2014, a federal grand jury in San Francisco returned a 15-count indictment charging FedEx with crimes for allegedly failing to heed warning signs that illegal Internet pharmacies were using FedEx facilities to ship drugs to consumers. United States v. FedEx Corporatio... more >
  4. Secretary Lew Calls on Financial Institutions to Strengthen Their Cybersecurity Defenses

    July 17, 2014 On July 16, 2014, U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew delivered the keynote speech at the Delivering Alpha conference, a gathering of hedge fund industry participants.1 Secretary Lew used this event to issue strongly-worded remarks on the serious nature of cyber-incursions, in p... more >
  5. SEC Orders a Pilot Program on Tick Sizes to Study Trading Behavior

    July 15, 2014 On June 24, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ordered national stock exchanges and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to craft a yearlong pilot program that requires specific stocks (“Pilot Securities”) to trade in five-cent increments rather tha... more >
  6. SEC Staff Issues Proxy Voting Guidance

    July 11, 2014 Just before the July 4th holiday, the SEC’s Division of Investment Management and Division of Corporate Finance issued guidance on proxy voting. The guidance, which is a staff bulletin in the form of a Q&A, is the next chapter in an ongoing discussion about how investment adviser... more >
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