Professional Corporations. Legal news and articles for December 21 - 30, 2012

Company law — better late than neverBusiness MilestonesIndian Institute of Corporate Affairs Signs MoU with National Law School of ...John Norris, JD, MBA Appointed CEO of Health Discovery CorporationBass Berry Law Firm Honored for Recent DealsCompany law roadblock hits tax-free bondsLegal Project Management Can Reduce Cost and Future ExpenseGoodwin Procter, Kaye Scholer to Move Offices: Business of LawBerry Plastics Positioning For Global GrowthShearman & Sterling, Freshfields, MoFo, Cravath: Business of LawOn the Docket Pittsburgh: 12/24/12Legal Maze's Murkiest Corners Worry CompaniesLaw firm forges new model for corporate giving, makes cash commitment upfrontBassett Law Firm names new partnersDealpolitik: NYSE Deal Challenges Conventional Wisdom on Delaware ...

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Wachtell, White & Case, Ashurst: Business of Law
BusinessweekDecember 6, 2012

Larry Silverstein has formal proposals from two potential tenants for 3 World Trade Center, including law firm White & Case LLP, which if accepted would allow the developer to build the skyscraper to its full 80 stories, two people with knowledge of ...more »

ESG roundup: Cambridge Associates, EU Corporate Governance and Company...
IPE.com (registration)December 13, 2012

In other news, Aviva Investors says proposals of the European Commission's Corporate Governance and Company Law Action Plan need to go further and mandate European companies to disclose how they manage their social, environmental and human ...more »

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Company law — better late than never
Hindu Business LineDecember 30, 2012

This Bill is significant as it seeks to codify the law on class action for the first time. Allowing class action suits would go a long way in institutionalising minority protection and shareholder activism, say corporate law experts. Shareholders or ...more »

Business Milestones
Winston-Salem JournalDecember 30, 2012

The Winston-Salem office also achieved high rankings for: appellate practice, biotechnology law, environmental law, litigation in banking and finance, litigation in mergers and acquisitions, securities/capital markets law and securities regulation.more »

Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs Signs MoU with National Law School of ...
India Education DiaryDecember 28, 2012

The MoU between the IICA and the NLSIU is intended to establish collaborative academic cooperation in the areas of competition policy and law; economic regulation; corporate social responsibility; corporate laws; finance and other possible areas of ...more »

John Norris, JD, MBA Appointed CEO of Health Discovery Corporation
DailyFinanceDecember 27, 2012

Dr. Norris is also the Founder and Former Faculty-Editor-in-Chief and CEO of the academic journal, The American Journal of Law and Medicine, which he founded at Harvard, MIT, and Boston University, and which is now housed at Boston University. ... This ...more »

Bass Berry Law Firm Honored for Recent Deals
Memphis Daily NewsDecember 26, 2012

The corporate and securities team includes more than 50 attorneys, including two partners who have chaired the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association and one who is the immediate past chair of the mergers and acquisitions committee of the ...more »

Company law roadblock hits tax-free bonds
Business StandardDecember 26, 2012

Many companies earlier planning to buy tax-free bonds are staying away for fear of breaching a company law provision. Investments of up to Rs 5,000 crore are likely to be affected, as up to 10 per cent of bond public issues are reserved for corporate ...more »

Legal Project Management Can Reduce Cost and Future Expense
JD Supra (press release)December 26, 2012

When selecting outside counsel for potential future litigation, encourage competition, which may include requests for proposals (RFP's) from several firms to ensure you partner with a law firm that understands your unique business realities, and are ...more »

Goodwin Procter, Kaye Scholer to Move Offices: Business of Law
BloombergDecember 26, 2012

The firm signed a 20-year lease with Boston Properties for the space at 250 West 55th Street, which is still under construction, and expects to move into its new office in 2014. Kaye Scholer managing partner Michael Solow said in a statement: “We ...more »

Berry Plastics Positioning For Global Growth
Inside INdiana Business (press release)December 26, 2012

Prior to joining Berry Plastics, Thompson focused his legal practice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and corporate law. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Indiana University and a Juris Doctor from Indiana University ...more »

Shearman & Sterling, Freshfields, MoFo, Cravath: Business of Law
BloombergDecember 24, 2012

Litigation. IBM Judge Refuses to Rubber Stamp SEC Foreign Bribery Deal. A federal judge said he won't “rubber stamp” the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's settlement of foreign bribery allegations brought last year against International ...more »

On the Docket Pittsburgh: 12/24/12
Pittsburgh Post GazetteDecember 24, 2012

This is the fourth consecutive year the firm has been recognized. Spilman was named as a Go-To Law Firm by Aetna for labor litigation; Allergan for intellectual property litigation; Caterpillar for contracts litigation; and The Northwestern Mutual Life ...more »

Legal Maze's Murkiest Corners Worry Companies
Wall Street JournalDecember 24, 2012

The program, created by the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory overhaul, allows the SEC to pay bounties for tips, and is among the top concerns cited by corporate lawyers as they prepare to navigate a maze of legal obstacles in the new year. [image ...more »

Law firm forges new model for corporate giving, makes cash commitment upfront
Washington PostDecember 23, 2012

In an emerging model for corporate giving, WilmerHale — one of the District's largest law firms — signed a contract this month with D.C. nonprofit Bread for the City that locks the firm in to donate a set amount of money to the group over the next ...more »

Bassett Law Firm names new partners
The City WireDecember 22, 2012

Farthing's practice areas include complex tort and commercial litigation, wrongful death and personal injury, tractor‐trailer and automobile accidents, industrial equipment and construction accidents, and premises and product liability actions. He ...more »

Dealpolitik: NYSE Deal Challenges Conventional Wisdom on Delaware ...
Wall Street Journal- India (blog)December 21, 2012

That is a high toll for doing something one thinks is in the shareholders' interests. Shouldn't the Delaware law require the directors of a company to continue to explore any reasonably possible alternative—at least until the shareholders approve the ...more »

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