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  • ILR: Study blasts Louisiana lawsuit awards

    …Legal Reform Daily News 09/2012 BATON ROUGE — A national survey of business attorneys and leaders ranks Louisiana as having the nation’s second worst lawsuit climate in 2010. The News Star.com Read more here: http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20120910/NEWS01/209100321/Study-blasts-Louisiana-lawsuit-awards?gcheck=1&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=&utm_content=&nclick_check=1 …

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  • ILR: California ranked 4th worst in business legal climate

    …Legal Reform News Daily 09/2012 California ranks 47th in the nation in its courts’ “fairness and reasonableness” regarding business lawsuits, according to a poll conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Legal Reform. The Sacrametnto Bee Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2012/09/california-ranked-4th-worst-in-business-legal-climate.html?utm_medium=Email&utm_source=ExactTarget&utm_campaign=&utm_content=#storylink=cpy …

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  • FCPA: The Dog Bite Defense and Your FCPA Compliance Program

    … of the cases I defended involved allegations of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) but some did involve corporate fraud. In an article entitled “Business Ethics and Moral Motivation: A Criminological Perspective” Joseph Heath took a look at the prevalence of white-collar crime in the discussions in business ethics. In his abstract he…

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  • HSH Nordbank AG v. UBS AG

    … On March 27, 2012, Germany’s HSH Nordbank AG (“HSH”) was left with no hope to recover from a $500 million loss when a New York Appellate Court dismissed its last standing claim against UBS. The loss stemmed from a credit default swap transaction, in which, HSH, in exchange for a stream of premium payments, assumed the risk of the first half…

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  • FCPA: Amendment to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – Another Perspective

    … Proposals for and against amending the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the US Federal law against government bribery in international business, have been percolating for the past 18 months. US Chamber of Commerce took a lead role, sponsoring a paper titled “Restoring Balance” in October 2010, advocating the position that substantial amendments…

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  • FCPA: Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat…Communicating Your Compliance Story

    … The Persian Royal Road was built to facilitate rapid communication throughout the Persian Empire. Mounted couriers could travel across the Empire, approximately 1,677 miles; in seven days, the equivalent journey on foot took ninety days. The Greek historian Herodotus wrote of these messengers, “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor darkness…

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  • FCPA: London Calling: The Olympics and Corporate Hospitality under the UK Bribery Act

    … As The Clash sang, London Calling, and the London Olympics are now less than 100 days away. One of the areas which has generated the greatest amount of hyperbole is over corporate hospitality at the upcoming 2012 summer Games. There has been rampant speculation that under the UK Bribery Act, corporations may well be prosecuted for providing…

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  • FCPA: To Give or Not To Give and If So How, Under the FCPA

    … Compliance Symposium there was a panel discussion on gifts that raised some interesting approaches. Rules Based Approach One company had a fairly typical US rules based approach which set the dollar value of gifts and entertainment in two general categories; they are gifts and entertainment for foreign governmental officials and gifts…

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  • M&A Observations From a Shareholder Representative

    … Für im auch US-Merger & Acquisition Geschäft tätige Berater oder Unternehmen interessanter Artikel: “Observations From a Shareholder Rep.” by Paul Koenig, Shareholder Representative Services LLC, featured in American Bar Association / Mergers and Acquisitions Committee — Spring 2012 Issue of Deal Points. Observations From a Shareholder Rep…

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  • Three Keys to the Role of a Chief Compliance Officer

    … There is an ongoing debate in the compliance world about whether a company can or should combine or separate the role of the Chief Compliance Officer (CCO) from that of the General Counsel (GC). However, before a company can answer this question, it must meet No. 6 of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) minimum best practices requirement…

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  • FCPA: OCEG Illustrated Series: Managing Corruption Risks

    … represent how to set up processes and procedures in various areas and disciplines. This Anti-Corruption Illustrated Series is a very useful tool for the compliance practitioner to use in explaining the components of an effective compliance program. In the first article of her series, Switzer shares her views on how anti-corruption programs enable…

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  • M&A Practice in the Early Years

    … Als Mitglied des Mergers and Acquisitions Committee der Amerikanischen Anwaltsvereinigung ABA wollen wir auf den lesenswerten Artikel “M&A Practice in the Early Years” von Neal H. Brockmeyer, Locke Lord LLP in der aktuellen Ausgabe desCommittee Newsletter Deal Points hinweisen; der Artikel schildert, wie sehr sich doch die Transaktionsabläufe im M&A Geschäft gegenüber früher verändert haben. …

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  • United States: Protecting Your Competitive Edge

    … Lesenswert in Bezug auf US-Regelungen zum Schutz gegen Abwerbung, Konw-how “Verlust” etc. Article by Mark E. Furlane and David J. Woolf, http://www.mondaq.com This newsletter explores important considerations for companies and some uncommon approaches to protecting your company’s competitive advantage, customers, confidential information…

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