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New voting guidelines

New voting guidelines

In the UK, each of the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) and Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) has recently published its guidelines for proxy voting for the 2015 season. Previously, NAPF and ISS followed a common approach, which has now ceased. The additional analysis and perspective on proxy voting issues ... Read More »

Changes to trading disclosure requirements

Changes to trading disclosure requirements

Following the UK Government’s Red Tape Challenge, The Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) came into force on 31 January 2015, revoking and replacing the current regulations relating to company and LLP names and trading disclosures. The Regulations introduce modifications relating to ... Read More »

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: FBI increasing resources to fight corruption

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act: FBI increasing resources to fight corruption

Department of Justice (DOJ) officials at the ABA White Collar Conference last week in New Orleans confirmed DOJ’s expanding commitment to investigating and prosecuting violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Officials announced that the FBI is ramping up resources to combat corruption and is assigning more than 30 agents ... Read More »

Export controls

Export controls

United States export controls mainly fall under the jurisdiction of three federal agencies. First, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security administers the Export Administration Regulations, which control exports and reexports of a wide range of commodities, software, and technology. Second, the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense ... Read More »

Management responsibility prior to the bankruptcy particularly with regard to the financial resources

Management responsibility prior to the bankruptcy particularly with regard to the financial resources

A natural consequence of the financial crisis is an increased focus on companies’ sustainability with regard to continued operations and thus the management’s responsibility to ensure that the company’s financial resources are sufficient and justifiable at all times. 1. Management’s responsibility It may be very difficult to distinguish between justifiable ... Read More »

Pharmacy benefits managers ring in new year by serving termination notices of provider agreements with pharmacies

Pharmacy benefits managers ring in new year by serving termination notices of provider agreements with pharmacies

Pharmacy Benefit Managers’ (PBM) termination of Provider Agreements (PA’s) for specialty pharmacies that have allegedly failed to comply with the mandates of the PA seems to be on the rise, with devastating results to the specialty or network pharmacy.  Throughout the country pharmacies are receiving termination notices pursuant to their ... Read More »

Revisions to the Walker Guidelines

Revisions to the Walker Guidelines

In response to calls for greater transparency within the private equity industry in the UK, Sir David Walker headed the creation of what has become known as the Walker Guidelines (the Guidelines). Published in November 2007, the Guidelines request, inter alia, that Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorised private equity firms ... Read More »

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