Cross-Border Transactions Practice Group Q1

Please find below a listing of client newsletters and legal updates published by our member firms during Q1 2018.

Legal Updates – Q1 2018

Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal (Argentina)

Sanctions to a Cartel in the Pharmaceutical Services Market: The Argentine Antitrust Authority imposed a fine on a series of entities that group all the pharmacies of the province of Tucuman for the performance of a concerted practice (March 2, 2018)

Clayton Utz (Australia)

ACCC announces compliance and enforcement priorities for 2018 (March 1, 2018)
Online distributors selling into Australia can be caught by the Australian Consumer Law, Court confirms (February 1, 2018)

CHSH Cerha Hempel Spiegelfeld Hlawati Rechtsanwälte GmbH (Austria)

Competition law: Start of the Austrian Federal Competition Authority’s Whistleblowing system (February 8, 2018)

Appleby (Bermuda))

For whose benefit? Transparency and beneficial ownership in the Isle of Man (January 22, 2018)

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

Securities Regulators tell Aurora and CanniMed to play by the (new) M&A Rules (March 27, 2018)

Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP (Canada, Manitoba)

TSX Seeks Input on Proposed Changes to Rules Governing Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations (June 14, 2018)

Walkers (Cayman Islands)

Updates to the Cayman Islands Beneficial Ownership Regime (March 8, 2018)

JunHe LLP (China)

Administrative Measures for Foreign-Invested Securities Companies Issued for Public Comments (March 15, 2018)

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (Ecuador)

New Regulation for Investments in Ecuador: The Strategic Committee for Promotion and Attraction of Investments (January 25, 2018)

Roschier, Attorneys Ltd (Finland)

Competition Law Highlights in Finland and Sweden 2017 (March 20, 2018)

Noerr LLP (Germany)

Interested party transactions and material transactions in Russia (March 7, 2018)

Deacons (Hong Kong)

Mainland China Briefing: PRC to further regulate private investment funds (February 7, 2018)
Significant Controllers Register (February 1, 2018)
Highlights of the PRC Revised Anti-Unfair Competition Law and Key Points for Foreign Enterprises (February 1, 2018)
SFC Proposes to Amend the Takeover Rules to Enhance Investor Protection (January 24, 2018)

Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksoro (Indonesia)

Indonesian Competition Authority Again Fines Companies for Late Merger Notification, Likely More to Follow (March 16, 2018)
Businesses Now Required to Provide Government with Information on Beneficial Ownership (March 13, 2018)
Tax on Inbound Investments (March 6, 2018)

Arthur Cox (Ireland, Northern Ireland))

Private M&A Market Analysis (March 14, 2018)
Public M&A Market Analysis (March 9, 2018)
Comparative Legal Guide Ireland: M&A (March 7, 2018)

Nishimura & Asahi (Japan)

Shareholder Activism & Engagement (February 2018)
Public M&A in Japan (February 2018))
M&A in Japan for Foreign Investors – Part 4: Squeeze-out (January 29, 2018)

Ellex Klavins (Latvia), Ellex Valiunas (Lithuania)

Ellex Baltic M&A Monitor 2018 (March 2018)

GANADO Advocates (Malta)

Corporate governance and directors’ duties in Malta (January 23, 2018)

Simpson Grierson (New Zealand)

New Zealand M&A and equity capital markets activity and trends (March 2018)

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP (Singapore)

Philippines raises thresholds for compulsory M&A notifications (March 2018)
Indonesia: New Regulation on Investment: Improved Clarity in Some Areas, but Questions Remain (January 2018)

Pestalozzi (Switzerland)

The end of Bearer Shares in Switzerland? (January 2018_

Tilleke & Gibbins (Thailand)

Laos Establishes Investment Promotion and Management Committee (March 26, 2018)
Merger Control in Thailand’s Energy Sector (February 28, 2018)
Significant changes introduced by the Myanmar Companies Law (February 23, 2018)

Morrison & Foerster LLP (USA, California

New regulations increase uncertainties regarding Chinese investments in offshore funds (March 20, 2018)
8 key M&A trends in 2018 (January 31, 2018)
2017 M&A Annual Review (January 31, 2018)
5 C’s to watch in Silicon Valley’s emerging venture capital ecosystem in 2018 (January 22, 2018)

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP (USA, Colorado

The Impact of Tax Reform on Private Equity and M&A (January 23, 2018

Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A. (USA, Delaware

Recent Delaware Corporate Law Update (March 8, 2018)

Akerman (USA, Florida)

Hospital Mergers: Knowing Your ABC's Can Boost Antitrust Approval Odds (March 29, 2018)

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP (USA, Indiana, USA, Minnesota)

Think Twice Before Exchanging Due Diligence Information With a Competitor (March 29, 2018)
M&A Review in the age of Trump: Divestment and enhanced consent decree enforcement (February 22, 2018)
Mind the Gap: Merger Efficiencies in the United States and Canada (April 23, 2018)
When does your transaction require a Hart-Scott-Rodino Filing? FTC announces adjusted thresholds for 2018 (January 30, 2018)

Pepper Hamilton LLP (USA, Pennsylvania)

Hot topic for 2018 proxy season: director compensation in wake of new Delaware Supreme Court ruling (January 12, 2018
What to Consider when Buying a Blockchain Company (March 29, 2018)

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC (USA, Tennessee)

ABA 2017 Private Target Mergers & Acquisitions Deal Points Study Released (March 26, 2018)
Healthcare Transactions – Year In Review (January 2018)

McGuireWoods LLP (USA, Virginia)

15 Private Equity in Healthcare – An Updated Review of Selected Niche Investment Areas (March 29, 2018)
March Antitrust Bulletin (March 15, 2018)
Running a smooth sale process: tips for sellers - 5 key points (March 2, 2018)

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