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The decision of the US Court of Appeals has raised questions about how issuers should present their disclosures on conflict minerals under Exchange Act Rule 13p-1 and Form SD.
An interesting judgment was delivered by the Honourable J Majiki on 19 November 2013 in the Eastern Cape High Court, Port Elizabeth.
Section 153 (1)(b)(ii) of the Companies Act 71 of 2008 is intended to afford a remedy to affected persons who support a business rescue plan that has been voted down by creditors.
MOFCOM has been drafting rules implementing the Interim Regulation on the Standards Applicable to Simple Cases of Concentrations between Business Operators.
The new Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622), which came into effect on 3 March 2014, is a substantial rewrite of Hong Kong companies law.
Employment News — 14 April 2014: parental control: employees were TUPE transferred after share purchase by subsidiary
Jackson Lloyd employed 400 people working at various sites on social-housing maintenance. When JL got into financial difficulties, its shares were bought by a subsidiary of Mears Group.
The China (Shanghai) pilot free-trade zone was launched in September 2013 with the promise of significant reforms in a number of areas.
House Ways and Means chairman tax reform discussion draft — proposals that have impact on colleges and universities
The building blocks for what could eventually form the base of US tax reform include dramatic proposals that will impact universities and colleges.
How deep do you bury the golden egg? Court of Appeal declines jurisdiction to wind up Yung Kee Holdings
The Court of Appeal has declined jurisdiction to wind up Yung Kee Holdings, upholding the decision that the company did not have ‘sufficient connection’ with Hong Kong.
Employment News — 7 April 2014: High Court to the rescue. Restrictive covenant is re-written to make it work
The applicant employer in Prophet plc v Huggett sold specialist computer software for use in the fresh-produce industry.
Corporate governance round-up — April 2014: women on boards; PIRC UK shareholder voting guidelines; and more
Hogan Lovells has published its corporate governance round-up for April 2014.
The European Commission has published its communication to the European Council and the European Parliament on ‘Long-term financing of the European Economy’.
The UK government supports the European Commission’s decision not to impose mandatory quotas; it favours a self-regulatory national level approach.
London’s equity capital markets will benefit from a further boost this month as the new stamp duty exemption for securities trading on growth markets comes into effect.
The revised directive harmonises the transparency requirements relating to information about issuers whose securities are admitted to trading on an EU regulated market.
Widespread reforms to the UK’s competition law regime have come into force.
The key recommendation from the 2011 Davies Review was a target for FTSE100 companies of a minimum of 25 per cent female representation on boards by 2015.
Spot the difference — TUPE applied even though activities carried out in different way post transfer
The contract that was the subject of Qlog Ltd v O’Brien related to the transportation of cardboard packaging goods on behalf of a client.
The FCC has adopted two decisions that affect compliance obligations for a wide range of organisations that make or facilitate voice calls to consumers.
The executive order that creates the Fiscalía Especializada en Materia de Delitos Relacionados con Hechos de Corrupción has been published by the Mexican attorney-general.