Professional Corporations. Legal news and articles for May 17 - 30, 2017

Law school community honors its relationship with the Brodheads by endowing a scholarship fundNetflix Board Too Comfortable in Seats, Investors SayProxy Access Update—Current Status and OutlookProtecting America from corporate abuseKushner's Cronyism: Trump's Son-in-Law Uses Corporate Connections To Secure Weapons For SaudisCourting Startups, Stoel Rives Adds Big Law Vets to Corporate GroupProxy Access in Canada -- Another US Corporate Law Practice Makes Its Way Up NorthHow Laws and Culture Hold Back Socially Minded CompaniesHow to Choose a UAE Corporate Law FirmSecrets of successful corporate law practice, by legal expertACC-DFW, Lawbook team up for Best Corporate Counsel AwardsRGNUL Book Series on Corporate Law and Corporate Affairs: Issue – III [2017 Edition]Proxy Access In Canada -- Another US Corporate Law Practice Makes Its Way Up NorthConsequences of Swiss Corporate Law ReformCorporate Mergers As Related-Party Transactions In Chile

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Fordham University School of Law to Host Fourth Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Leadership Course
Business Wire (press release)May 1, 2017

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham University School of Law will host its fourth annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Leadership Course on May 4-5, 2017 on the law school's midtown Manhattan ...more »

Stoel Rives Adds Corporate Law Partner Steven Boender in Portland
PR Newswire (press release)May 1, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore., May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoel Rives LLP, a member of the Am Law 200 and Oregon's largest and market-leading corporate law firm, is pleased to announce that Steven J. Boender has joined as a partner in the firm's corporate practice ...more »

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Law school community honors its relationship with the Brodheads by endowing a scholarship fund
Duke ChronicleMay 30, 2017

In addition to President Brodhead, the scholarship also honors Cynthia Brodhead for her own work in the field of law. Before moving to North Carolina, she practiced corporate and regulatory law as an attorney in Connecticut. Cynthia Brodhead has been ...more »

Netflix Board Too Comfortable in Seats, Investors Say
Bloomberg BNAMay 26, 2017

It's one of several corporate governance reforms, including yearly director elections instead of staggered ones, that Netflix shareholders have supported in recent years but the board has failed to follow up on. Investors, including the nation's ...more »

Proxy Access Update—Current Status and Outlook
Bloomberg BNAMay 23, 2017

Bloomberg BNA's Corporate Law & Accountability Report is available on the Corporate Law Resource Center. This news service keeps corporate practitioners informed of legal developments of.more »

Protecting America from corporate abuse
The Week MagazineMay 22, 2017

Under this proposed law, the state legal institutions protecting the wealthy — property law, corporate law, securities law, and so forth — will of course remain intact. Hamstringing regulatory agencies merely narrows the scope of people for which ...more »

Kushner's Cronyism: Trump's Son-in-Law Uses Corporate Connections To Secure Weapons For Saudis
The Liberty ConservativeMay 20, 2017

The Trump administration is working diligently to make Saudi Arabia great again, having secured a weapons cache totaling over $100 billion for the Islamist kingdom. It was reported that Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and his influential advisor ...more »

Courting Startups, Stoel Rives Adds Big Law Vets to Corporate Group
The American LawyerMay 18, 2017

Stoel Rives is continuing to beef up its corporate group with practice veterans from larger rivals, including two former K&L Gates partners. The firm brought on partners Kevin Burnett and Steven Boender in Portland, both from K&L Gates, earlier this month.more »

Proxy Access in Canada -- Another US Corporate Law Practice Makes Its Way Up North
Lexology (registration)May 18, 2017

An old debate in corporate law is about the role, and control, of shareholders over the managers of their companies. Some romanticise this notion and call it “shareholder democracy”--no doubt, inspired by goings on in the political realm. The latest ...more »

How Laws and Culture Hold Back Socially Minded Companies
Harvard Business ReviewMay 18, 2017

In our conversations with business leaders we have heard two recurring obstacles: a culture of short-termism and the fact that corporate law puts shareholders first. While culture relates to the informal rules that influence behavior (such as societal ...more »

How to Choose a UAE Corporate Law Firm
Lexology (registration)May 18, 2017

To get the most out of your company's corporate law firm, you probably want to select a firm that has considerable experience in international corporate law. Remember, though, corporate law is a broad field. Thus, try to anticipate your legal needs and ...more »

Secrets of successful corporate law practice, by legal expert
VanguardMay 18, 2017

Siakpere, who holds a master's degree in corporate and commercial law from the University of London, spoke at the 2017 Law Week of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Benin Branch. Her paper was entitled “Investment Options and Wealth Creation ...more »

ACC-DFW, Lawbook team up for Best Corporate Counsel Awards
Dallas Business JournalMay 18, 2017

“The Lawbook is widely recognized for its expertise and knowledge of business and corporate law in Texas. This partnership allows ACC members to take advantage of that expertise by showcasing the actual substance behind each of the award recipients.”.more »

RGNUL Book Series on Corporate Law and Corporate Affairs: Issue – III [2017 Edition]
Live LawMay 17, 2017

The RGNUL Book Series on Corporate Law & Corporate Affairs is a bi-annual, student run, peer reviewed book series based at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab. The Book Series focuses on contemporary legal issues related to General ...more »

Proxy Access In Canada -- Another US Corporate Law Practice Makes Its Way Up North
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)May 17, 2017

An old debate in corporate law is about the role, and control, of shareholders over the managers of their companies. Some romanticise this notion and call it "shareholder democracy"--no doubt, inspired by goings on in the political realm. The latest ...more »

Consequences of Swiss Corporate Law Reform
Lexology (registration)May 17, 2017

The Federal Council aims to strengthen the position of shareholders, in particular in unlisted companies. In comparison to public companies, their information and access rights are more limited under the applicable law. As a future goal, shareholders ...more »

Corporate Mergers As Related-Party Transactions In Chile
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)May 17, 2017

3 Although Chilean law does not contemplate a legal definition of 'corporate interest', the Supreme Court has held that corporate interest is the common interest among shareholders (as opposed to their individual interest), which must always relate to ...more »

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