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Company & Commercial

04 March 2019
Matthew Shaxson Jersey substance proposals – company perspective

Jersey - Ogier

New proposed requirements for an economic substance test for Jersey tax-resident entities have been published to meet the requirements of the EU Code of Conduct Group. Among other things, specific consideration should be given to outsourcing arrangements, to each company within a relevant structure and to updating policies and procedures.

Author: Matthew Shaxson
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Corp Fin no-action letters address ordinary business exception and executive compensation

USA - Cooley LLP

In October 2018 the Division of Corporation Finance (Corp Fin) issued a staff legal bulletin on shareholder proposals that examined the ordinary business exception under Rule 14a-8(i)(7), addressing (among other topics) the application of the rule to proposals relating to executive or director compensation. Since the government shutdown, Corp Fin has posted several no-action letters that consider the exception in that context – but do they provide any colour or insight?

Author: Cydney Posner
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Recent updates

Matthew Caplan California legislature amends required Civil Code Section 1542 language

USA - Cooley LLP

Authors: Matthew Caplan, Michael Rhodes
Paulo Cezar Aragão Stock options: local law and international accounting rules

Brazil - BMA Barbosa Mussnich Aragao

Author: Paulo Cezar Aragão
Alvin Tang Exclusion clauses – abuse of freedom of contract?

Malaysia - Bodipalar Ponnudurai De Silva

Authors: Alvin Tang, Teo Ju-li
Hannah Kendrick PLSA Corporate Governance Policy and Voting Guidelines 2019

United Kingdom - Squire Patton Boggs

Author: Hannah Kendrick
Giffy Pardede Will BKPM takeover of OSS help to eliminate glitches?

Indonesia - Ali Budiardjo, Nugroho, Reksodiputro

Authors: Giffy Pardede, Adri Yudistira Dharma
Asli Tezcan Mandatory mediation process for commercial disputes introduced

Turkey - Acar & Ergonen Law Firm

Authors: Asli Tezcan, Bensu Özdemir

Upcoming events

IBA – 22nd Annual International Arbitration Day

14-15 March 2019 – Montreal, Canada

Now in its 22nd year, the Annual International Arbitration Day has become a must-attend event for lawyers in private practice and government and public bodies, in-house counsel, executives involved in international business activities and academics with an interest in international arbitration.

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IBA – Mergers and acquisitions in Latin America: challenges and best practices in era of compliance

20-22 March 2019 – Santiago, Chile

M&A activity in Latin America has experienced important changes and new challenges in recent years. Compliance and best practice have arrived in all jurisdictions, companies and law firms and now form part of a new landscape. Uncertainties are being left behind, but there is a lot to do to continue the growth in developing Latin American economies. This conference will address these changes and challenges, as well as the opportunities that the implementation of best practices can create.

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IBA – Insurance: a guide to a changing legal landscape

21-22 March 2019 – London, England

The IBA Insurance Committee Conference will bring together lawyers from the insurance and reinsurance industry and other professionals. It will address key issues that the sector will be facing in 2019 in the corporate, regulatory and disputes areas of law.

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IPBC Europe 2019

March 27-28 2019 – Paris, France

In the era of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), European companies are faced with a number of exciting opportunities – but also significant IP challenges. At a time when old methods of managing IP are becoming redundant, IPBC Europe 2019 will explore how IP executives inside the continent’s businesses can devise and build sustainable value creation programmes in a rapidly changing world. At IAM’s IPBC Europe 2019 – taking place in Paris on 27 and 28 March – these issues and more will receive detailed consideration. Designed by and for European IP owners, the programme for IPBC Europe 2019 will explore how IP managers inside the continent’s businesses can devise and build sustainable value creation programmes in the rapidly changing world.

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Auto IP USA 2019

May 8, 2019 – Detroit, USA

Building on three years of success in Detroit, IAM’s Auto IP USA will bring together the leading IP experts from across the automotive landscape. Through thought leadership, discussion and networking, attendees will gain insight into the IP challenges facing those driving change in the new era of mobility.

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Auto IP Europe 2019

16 May 2019 – Munich, Germany

Returning to Munich for its second year, Auto IP Europe will offer IP professionals in the automotive industry the opportunity to hear expert strategies from the complete supply chain – from the OEMs and industry suppliers, to the innovators in high-tech and connectivity.

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