Business Law (CPE)

What’s Next in the M&A Market: Potential Hurdles and State Tax Considerations


Companies engaging in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions often don’t consider the multistate tax aspects of the deal until the transaction is ready to close. Retroactive sales tax exposure is one item addressed by the purchasing company in the due diligence process and often leaves the seller surprised at the discovery of unexpected liabilities.

The ITC Section 337 Investigations: Trends, Development, and Issues


Patent investigations brought under International Trade Commission (ITC) have seen an upward trend in recent years. Consequently, as several types of products and components are imported in the U.S., an increase in patent litigation is also expected – a scenario that may put a large number of U.S. companies and their consumers at risk.

How to Effectively Calculate Lost Profit Damages: Best Practices You Must Know


Today's legal landscape presents a higher degree of challenge for businesses when it comes to lost profits damages calculation. The changing regulations and notable court cases constantly shape the process making it more complex as the years pass. Thus, it is also becoming more imperative for companies and their counsel to be acquainted with the legal updates and governing principles in this area of law. Adherence to the appropriate legal principles, proper defense strategy planning, and effective methodologies must be carefully considered to increase the accuracy of lost profits damages calculation.

Combatting Antitrust Misconduct in Government Procurement: Regulatory and Enforcement Developments


In its continued effort to deter anticompetitive conduct and other violations affecting government procurement, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) created the Procurement Collusion Strike Force in 2019. It is comprised of state and federal investigators and prosecutors mandated to investigate and prosecute all types of procurement collusions and other similar misconduct in government purchasing and programs.

Anti-Corruption Compliance: Trends and Developments in 2020 and Beyond


The implementation of anti-corruption programs has become more proactive over the past years. Multinational corporations have continued to prioritize investments with strong anti-corruption initiatives. Additionally, jurisdictions have taken significant measures to improve their legislative framework against bribery by requiring businesses to follow internal policies and regulations.

ESOP Formation Post-COVID-19: Current Approaches to Business Succession Planning


With today’s major economic recession faced by businesses due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) continues to be an attractive option for companies seeking to address the need for succession planning to sustain competitive advantage in the market and looking to provide their employees with an ownership interest through a retirement plan.

The Road to Lease Accounting Implementation: Practical Tips and Strategies to Ensure You’re Compliant


For most public companies, the adoption deadline for Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB’s) Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) has already passed. Their focus now shifts from adoption to quarterly reporting under the new lease accounting standard. Private companies, however, are still preparing for their implementation of the new ASC 842 leases and should learn from public companies’ experience.

Antitrust Merger Enforcement: Significant Regulatory Developments and Issues Explored


To aggressively enforce its antitrust agenda, the Biden Administration is taking bolder approaches by ramping up antitrust enforcement. In one of its recent moves, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division jointly announced their plans to modernize current merger guidelines.

Conducting Internal Investigations in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond: Best Practices and Key Considerations


In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in Conducting Internal Investigations in the Post-Covid-19 Era: Best Practices and Key Considerations. Speakers will also present all important issues surrounding this significant topic. Join us for this Knowledge Group Webinar!

Securities Class Action Litigation: What’s New and What Lies Ahead


The reduction of mergers and acquisitions (M&A)-related class actions and the state 1933 Act have driven a significant decline in securities class action filings over the last years. However, despite the decrease in the overall federal filings, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs)-related cases have doubled, bringing newer litigation risks and additional ramifications in this category.

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