Cross Border Transactions Quarterly Newsletter - Q4 2018

Below is a listing of cross-border legal updates published by Lex Mundi member firms during Q4 2018. 

Legal Updates – Q4 2018

Clayton Utz (Australia)

• Duties of good faith in joint venture arrangements – ignore at your peril (December 20, 2018)
• Revisiting the proposed ASX corporate governance principles (November 22, 2018)

Appleby (Bermuda)

• The search for jewels (November 27, 2018)

O'Neal Webster (British Virgin Islands)

• Top Ten Questions When Entering Into a BVI Joint Venture (November 2018)
• Privy Council Hands Down Judgment in BVI Shareholder Rights (November 2018)

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP (Canada: Alberta, Ontario, Quebec)

• Changing U.S. National Security Rules: What This Means for Mergers and Acquisitions (November 13, 2018)

Walkers (Cayman Islands)

• New TISE Listing Rules (November 1, 2018)
• Central Bank of Ireland Investment Firm Corporate Governance (November 1, 2018)

JunHe LLP (China)

• A Brief Introduction to the Latest Legal Issues for PIPE by Foreign Investors in A-Share Listed Companies (November 22, 2018)

VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne (Curacao)

• Independence: The Corporate Governance Code of Curacao (November 5, 2018)

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (Ecuador)

• Information that Ecuadorian Companies Must Request to their Foreign Shareholders (November 5, 2018)

Roschier, Attorneys Ltd (Finland)

• Business as unusual - what Finnish listed companies should expect in the 2019 AGM season (December 20, 2018)

Noerr LLP (Germany)

• German government decides to further tighten the rules on foreign direct investments (December 20, 2018)
• Impact of forthcoming investment control reforms on M&A transaction practice (October 2, 2018)

Deacons (Hong Kong)

• China encourages share repurchase by revising the Company Law (December 20, 2018)

Arthur Cox (Ireland and Northern Ireland)

• The Law Reviews: Real Estate M&A; and Private Equity 2018 (November 21, 2018)
• Investment Firms: Corporate Governance Requirements published by Central Bank of Ireland (November 9, 2018)
• Getting the Deal Through: Private M&A 2019 (November 5, 2018)

Chiomenti (Italy)

• Newsletter - Offer to the public and admission to trading of securities. New Rules of the European Regulation 2017/1129 (the “Prospectus Regulation”) (November 27, 2018)

Nishimura & Asahi (Japan)

• The Corporate Counselor: Insights into Japanese Corporate Law (October 2018)

Wardynski & Partners (Poland)

• Financial market – changes, changes, and more changes (December 13, 2018)
• Guarantee agreements in Supreme Court jurisprudence (November 15, 2018)
• The Real Estate M&A; and Private Equity Review – Edition 3 (October 16, 2018)

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP (Singapore)

• Proposed Amendments to the Voluntary Delisting Regime (November 27, 2018)

Bowmans (South Africa)

• The Companies Amendment Bill, 2018: First Draft for Public Comment (December 3, 2018)

Uría Menéndez (Spain)

• Spain. Joint Ventures 2019 (December 26, 2018)

Pekin & Pekin (Turkey)

• Q3/2018 Pekin & Pekin Legal Newsletter HTML Version (October 26, 2018)

Afridi & Angell (United Arab Emirates)

• The New Foreign Direct Investment Law (November 14, 2018)

Morrison & Foerster LLP (USA, California)

• Think Tank: M&A’s in Luxury Fashion; What’s ‘In Season’? (December 12, 2018)
• Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Lower Court’s Material Adverse Effect Finding (December 10, 2018)
• Navigating Geopolitics In US-China Investments (October 22, 2018)
• New California Law Requires Female Representation on Boards of Public Corporations with Principal Executive Offices in California (October 4, 2018)

Murtha Cullina LLP (USA, Connecticut)

• Watch Out for Claims Of Economic Duress After Purchasing Shares In A Family-Owned Business (November 15, 2018)

Steptoe & Johnson LLP (USA, District of Columbia)

• EU Framework for Screening of Foreign Direct Investments (Informally) Approved by the European Parliament and Council (November 28, 2018)

Akerman LLP (USA, Florida)

• Q4 2018: Perspectives on U.S. Middle Market Private Equity (November 9, 2018)

Alston & Bird LLP (USA, Georgia)

• Three Hot Topics for Federal Contractor M&A Transactions, The National Law Journal, November 5, 2018 (November 5, 2018)
• Securities Law Advisory: Latest SEC Bulletin Provides Further Guidance on Excluding Shareholder Proposals (October 30, 2018)

Jones Walker LLP (USA, Louisiana)

• Nasdaq Amends Corporate Governance Rules to Give Listed Companies More Flexibility in Pricing Private Placements (November 1, 2018)

Foley Hoag LLP (USA, Massachusetts)

• Impacts of New CFIUS Pilot Program on Investment Funds (November 7, 2018)
• Mandatory Filings for Foreign Investments in U.S. Required by New CFIUS Pilot Program (October 30, 2018)
• Foreign Investment and Export Control Reform Update (Part 2 of Series) (October 1, 2018)

Womble Bond Dickinson (USA, North Carolina)

• New corporate governance principles for large private companies launched (December 14, 2018)

Pepper Hamilton LLP (USA, Pennsylvania)

• Personal Goodwill: Opportunities for Buyers and Sellers (November 13, 2018)

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC (USA, Tennessee)

• Healthcare Compliance Issues in Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions (December 18, 2018)
• The Rumors of the Death of Gun Jumping Have Been Greatly Exaggerated (December 10, 2018)
• Foreign Acquisition of US Assets: Aggressive Actions Likely to Continue (November 8, 2018)

Baker Botts L.L.P. (USA, Texas)

• Recent M&A Dispute Highlights Importance of Negotiating and Complying with Antitrust Risk-Shifting Provisions in Merger Agreements (October 29, 2018)

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