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18 July 2017
Key points of interest include the following: Latest merger control statistics from China – 1 conditional clearance (Dow/DuPont) and 77 unconditional clearances, including Reckitt Benckiser's acquisition of Mead Johnson which was filed as a simple...
Failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion: The new extra-territorial UK criminal offence and its impact on Asian financial institutions
26 June 2017
The UK has enacted a new corporate criminal offence of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion by employees and other associated persons. It is highly extra-territorial, applies to financial institutions and other businesses worldwide, and can apply...
11 April 2017
Key points of interest include the following: Latest merger control stats from China – a quiet start to the year following a busy end to 2016 and no significant cases (deals blocked or remedies imposed). There were unconfirmed reports last month about...
21 February 2017
Transparency International published its 2016 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) on 27 January 2017, showing a mixed picture for countries in Asia Pacific, with several countries dropping drastically in their rankings from 2015, while others demonstrating marked...
U.S. Federal Trade Commission Announces Annual Revisions to the Thresholds of the HSR Act and Prohibition Against Interlocking Directors
20 January 2017
Pursuant to the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, parties to an acquisition or merger meeting certain annually adjusted thresholds must make a pre-closing notification to the U.S. antitrust authorities and abide by a mandatory waiting...
The U.S. DOJ and FTC Issue Two Updated Antitrust Guidelines: Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation & Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property
18 January 2017
On January 13, 2017, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice issued a pair of updated guidelines. After almost twenty years, the Agencies published the new Antitrust Guidelines for International Enforcement and Cooperation. The 2017 International...
27 July 2016
Key points of interest include the following: Merger control in China has remained steady – 93 cases were reviewed in Q2 2016 with all being unconditionally cleared, which is very similar to last year. A trend towards longer case acceptance periods caused...
30 June 2016
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced yesterday that it is raising the maximum civil penalties for violations of the laws that the FTC is tasked with enforcing. These laws include, among others, the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as...
27 April 2016
Trade receivables financings take advantage of a number of legal mechanisms in order to achieve particular effects. An insolvency remote sale, dominion over collections and ensuring receivables can be collected directly are some of the key features structures seek...
6 April 2016
The States of the Asia-Pacific are displaying a willingness to enter into trade and investment treaties that is, at present, unparalleled anywhere else in the world. A number of major bilateral and multilateral Free Trade Agreements have been announced in the past...