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Letter: Reverse changes to ND corporate farming lawsVietnam's new investment and corporate law: a step forward or more of the same?Novus Law, LLC And Fireman's Fund Insurance Company Named 2015 "Value ...May 2015 Corporate AlertYoung leaders at corporate legal departments honored by ACCBush earned millions in juggling act as corporate adviserBush earned millions in juggling act as corporate adviserBush earned millions in juggling act as corporate adviserJohnson Controls GC Seeks Three-Way Law PartnershipsThe Business Case for the Law Department COOThe Business Case for the Law Department COOAre Companies Impermissibly Bundling Proposals For Shareholder Votes?Has FIFA's Salt Lake City Moment Finally Arrived And What Does Sepp Blatter ...Lessons of DuPont: Corporate Governance for DummiesLessons of DuPont: Corporate Governance for Dummies

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New German law: A woman's place should be on corporate boards
USA TODAYMay 4, 2015

BERLIN — Germany's new law guaranteeing women a set amount of seats on corporate boards doesn't have businesswomen popping the champagne just yet. The new quotas that became law Friday are designed to boost the ranks of women in corporate ...more »

Farmers Union 'confident' voters will get say on corporate farming law
Grand Forks HeraldMay 14, 2015

NDFU is petitioning to refer recently passed corporate farming law exemptions to a vote in 2016. Mark Watne, president of the NDFU, would not reveal the exact number of signatures gathered but said he is confident the organization will gather more than ...more »

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Letter: Reverse changes to ND corporate farming laws
INFORUMMay 30, 2015

Jay Schuler's May 24 letter to the editor about the changes to the corporate farming law deserves a response. The change is neither small nor limited. It would allow any corporation to buy a square mile of farmland to set up a swine or dairy operation.more »

Vietnam's new investment and corporate law: a step forward or more of the same?
Lexology (registration)May 30, 2015

On November 26, 2014, the National Assembly of Vietnam passed amended versions of the Law on Investment (LOI) and the Law on Enterprises (LOE), replacing the 2005 versions of each law. The new laws will take effect on July 1, 2015. As these two laws ...more »

Novus Law, LLC And Fireman's Fund Insurance Company Named 2015 "Value ...
Virtual Press Office (press release)May 29, 2015

CHICAGO, May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The strategic partnership of Novus Law, LLC and its client, Fireman's Fund Insurance Company (FFIC), was named a 2015 "Value Champion" by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) last week.more »

May 2015 Corporate Alert
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)May 29, 2015

This June, Herrick partners Irwin A. Kishner and Daniel A. Etna, will participate in a sports law panel being hosted by St. John's International Sports Law Practice, L.L.M., Herrick and the Sports Lawyers Association (SLA). Jeffrey B. Gewirtz, EVP ...more »

Young leaders at corporate legal departments honored by ACC
InsideCounselMay 29, 2015

Looking at the jobs of being general counsel and in-house attorneys, Benes says they should offer advice to companies that follows the “spirit and letter of the law” but still benefits the company's bottom line. That means lawyers are bound by the law...more »

Bush earned millions in juggling act as corporate adviser
Your News NowMay 28, 2015

But in the wake of the Enron scandal, where flimsy board oversight contributed to the company's infamous meltdown, and a federal law that increased liability for a public company's director, common sense dictates a small number, Nowicki said. "If ...more »

Bush earned millions in juggling act as corporate adviser
WCBDMay 28, 2015

But in the wake of the Enron scandal, where flimsy board oversight contributed to the company's infamous meltdown, and a federal law that increased liability for a public company's director, common sense dictates a small number, Nowicki said. "If ...more »

Bush earned millions in juggling act as corporate adviser
The OlympianMay 28, 2015

WASHINGTON — During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of ...more »

Johnson Controls GC Seeks Three-Way Law Partnerships
Bloomberg Big Law BusinessMay 28, 2015

In addition to discussing the advantages of low-cost discovery service providers, he recently spoke to Big Law Business about restructuring the Johnson Controls legal department, its projected growth, and whether corporations are putting enough ...more »

The Business Case for the Law Department COO
Corporate Counsel (registration)May 28, 2015

General counsel seem to intuitively grasp that the role of chief operations officer (COO) offers value for their legal departments. Yet based on results of Corporate Counsel's first “Law Department COO Survey,” GCs also seem to have difficulty ...more »

The Business Case for the Law Department COO
Corporate Counsel (registration)May 28, 2015

General counsel seem to intuitively grasp that the role of chief operations officer (COO) offers value for their legal departments. Yet based on results of Corporate Counsel's first “Law Department COO Survey,” GCs also seem to have difficulty ...more »

Are Companies Impermissibly Bundling Proposals For Shareholder Votes?
ValueWalkMay 28, 2015

The integrity of shareholder voting is critical to the legitimacy of corporate law. To help protect investors' rights, since 1992, SEC rules clearly prohibit corporate management from distorting shareholders' choices by the artifice of joining in a ...more »

Has FIFA's Salt Lake City Moment Finally Arrived And What Does Sepp Blatter ...
ForbesMay 28, 2015

The indictments by the US government's Department of Justice of nine FIFA officials and five corporate leaders on racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering charges has sent shock waves through the upper echelons of world soccer. For the first time ...more »

Lessons of DuPont: Corporate Governance for Dummies
New York Law Journal (registration)May 27, 2015

Blockholder directors owe a duty of confidentiality to their company at common law,24 but this duty does not imply that they cannot share confidential information with their personal advisors. Also, it is unlikely that management can compel a ...more »

Lessons of DuPont: Corporate Governance for Dummies
New York Law Journal (registration)May 27, 2015

Blockholder directors owe a duty of confidentiality to their company at common law,24 but this duty does not imply that they cannot share confidential information with their personal advisors. Also, it is unlikely that management can compel a ...more »

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