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Lisa Haugh Goes to the Head of Udemy Law DepartmentAmendments to cos law get Cabinet nodBattle over 'corporate farming' law drags on in North DakotaUAE corporate law reformUAE corporate law reformZambia's Cabinet approves law to strengthen corporate governanceCabinet approves amendments to companies lawUAE Corporate Law ReformWill Rapid Arbitration Jettison Lengthy Litigation In Delaware?Will Rapid Arbitration Jettison Lengthy Litigation in Delaware?GlaxoSmithKline Corporate Rap Sheet: Lethal Side Effects, Law Suits, Marketing ...Harvey R. Miller, Renowned Bankruptcy Lawyer, Dies at 82GM's lead bankruptcy attorney dies at 82Trans-Pacific Partnership Puts Harvard Law School Rivals on Opposite Sides ...Battle over 'corporate farming' law drags on in North Dakota

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CEOs and Brands Respond to Indiana and Arkansas' Religious Freedom Laws
Wall Street Journal (blog)April 1, 2015

Some supporters have said the measures would shield Christian business owners and churches from legal action should they refuse to do business with gays and lesbians. Many companies have used social media to express their views. Here is a collection ...more »

Big Business's Critical Role on Anti-Gay Laws
New York TimesApril 3, 2015

Big corporations like Walmart, Apple, Salesforce.com and General Electric and their executives have done the right thing by calling on officials in Indiana and Arkansas to reject “religious freedom” laws designed to give businesses and religious groups ...more »

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Lisa Haugh Goes to the Head of Udemy Law Department
Corporate Counsel (registration)April 30, 2015

Online learning company Udemy Inc. is enrolling Lisa Haugh to head its in-house legal lineup. She joins the executive team as general counsel as the company is doubling its operations and increasing overall staff headcount, according to a recent statement.more »

Amendments to cos law get Cabinet nod
Chandigarh TribuneApril 29, 2015

Besides, they will rationalise "the procedure for laying draft notifications granting exemptions to various classes of companies or modifying provisions of the Act in Parliament, in order to ensure speedier issue of final notifications," an official ...more »

Battle over 'corporate farming' law drags on in North Dakota
Pork MagazineApril 29, 2015

North Dakota now allows “corporate farming,” at least depending on your definition. The new law, signed by Governor Jack Dalrymple March 20, eases an 83-year-old ban on non-family corporate ownership of dairy and swine operations. Nicknamed both the ...more »

UAE corporate law reform
Lexology (registration)April 29, 2015

More generally, the 2015 CCL represents an evolution rather than a revolution for the UAE's existing commercial companies law. In particular, the rules on foreign ownership remain unchanged. The 2015 CCL retains an odd provision from the 2013 Draft CCL ...more »

UAE corporate law reform
Lexology (registration)April 29, 2015

More generally, the 2015 CCL represents an evolution rather than a revolution for the UAE's existing commercial companies law. In particular, the rules on foreign ownership remain unchanged. The 2015 CCL retains an odd provision from the 2013 Draft CCL ...more »

Zambia's Cabinet approves law to strengthen corporate governance
spyghana.comApril 29, 2015

Zambian President Edgar Lungu The Zambian Cabinet approved a bill to repeal the Companies Act in order to strengthen corporate governance, align corporate law with relevant laws and national development aspirations including the promotion of foreign ...more »

Cabinet approves amendments to companies law
Business TodayApril 29, 2015

To improve the ease of doing business, the Cabinet on Thursday approved amendments to the companies law that do away with a mandatory declaration by a firm before commencing business. The changes have also been cleared to fast-track the approval ...more »

UAE Corporate Law Reform
JD Supra (press release)April 28, 2015

More generally, the 2015 CCL represents an evolution rather than a revolution for the UAE's existing commercial companies law. In particular, the rules on foreign ownership remain unchanged. The 2015 CCL retains an odd provision from the 2013 Draft CCL ...more »

Will Rapid Arbitration Jettison Lengthy Litigation In Delaware?
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 28, 2015

A recent entrant to the Nashville legal market remarked that Tennessee's capital city is " the health care mecca of the U.S." The proliferation of healthcare companies, hospitals, and other businesses in the Music City has contributed to a push to ...more »

Will Rapid Arbitration Jettison Lengthy Litigation in Delaware?
JD Supra (press release)April 28, 2015

The DRAA process may not be suitable for all commercial disputes. In fact, as presently drafted, the act extends only to the kinds of matters that might ordinarily go before the chancery court—e.g., merger agreements. But arbitration under the DRAA ...more »

GlaxoSmithKline Corporate Rap Sheet: Lethal Side Effects, Law Suits, Marketing ...
Center for Research on GlobalizationApril 27, 2015

In 2006 GlaxoSmithKline said it would pay $3.1 billion to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service to resolve a 17-year dispute over the tax treatment of transactions between the company's U.S. operation and the parent company. The settlement, the largest in ...more »

Harvey R. Miller, Renowned Bankruptcy Lawyer, Dies at 82
New York TimesApril 27, 2015

Harvey R. Miller, one of the country's pre-eminent corporate bankruptcy lawyers, who shepherded clients as diverse as United Airlines, Lehman Brothers and General Motors through Chapter 11, died on Monday at his home in Manhattan. He was 82.more »

GM's lead bankruptcy attorney dies at 82
The Detroit NewsApril 27, 2015

“His leadership and vision had a significant impact on Weil's transformation from a small, two-office law firm to one of the world's major full service corporate law firms,” Wolf said. Mr. Miller ... "It ignores the interests of all the economic ...more »

Trans-Pacific Partnership Puts Harvard Law School Rivals on Opposite Sides ...
New York TimesApril 27, 2015

Would she fly to Citigroup's training center in Westchester County to explain to company executives from around the world that liberal activists who had derailed a World Trade Organization expansion were not all fuzzy-headed anarchists and should be ...more »

Battle over 'corporate farming' law drags on in North Dakota
Dairy Herd ManagementApril 27, 2015

North Dakota now allows “corporate farming,” at least depending on your definition. The new law, signed by Governor Jack Dalrymple March 20, eases an 83-year-old ban on non-family corporate ownership of dairy and swine operations. Nicknamed both the ...more »

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