Articles in Corporate

Structuring Your M&A Transaction: Asset Purchase Versus Stock Purchase

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When you are ready to buy or sell a company, it can feel like all the pieces are moving a million miles a minute. Whether you are the buyer or the seller, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind when structuring the transaction. In addition, determining the structure may be challenging as the buyer and the seller Read More

DOES YOUR COMPANY NEED A STOCKHOLDER AGREEMENT?

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Let’s say you are the part-owner of a closely held corporation with one other partner. If your partner gets divorced, do you want to be in business with the proverbial “bitter ex-spouse”? If your partner dies, do you want to be in business with their widow/widower, or worse, their ungrateful, ne’er-do-well kids? Or, if your partner decides to retire or Read More

How to Mind Your Business Under California’s New Push for Consumer Privacy

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Given its history of stringent regulation of many industries, it’s no surprise that California is taking consumer privacy seriously. With its sweeping new California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA), the state is placing an enormous compliance burden upon a vast number of companies that collect consumers’ personally identifiable information. Although the CCPA will not go into effect until Jan. 1, 2020, Read More

Holding Redlich’s expert guide to the new financial year

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As the new financial year rapidly approaches, we outline the key changes that will take effect from 1 July 2019 – as well as in the coming months - and discuss what you can do to best prepare for them. We examine the changes set to take place in: Competition & Consumer Construction & Infrastructure Corporate & Commercial Procurement Technology, Media Read More

UK Unicorns – Technological Fantasy becomes Economic Reality

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A recent study carried out by the UK Government’s Digital Economy Council has revealed that the UK has grown to be third in the global rankings for technology companies worth $1bn or more, known as Unicorns. The growth of these Unicorns has been spurred on by intense investment into the sector. In the past six months alone almost $5 billion Read More

5 Issues Regarding Disputes in Small Businesses, Family Businesses, or Close Corporations

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Small businesses, family businesses, and close corporations are common and offer special opportunities to create and preserve value in a way that can be very personally meaningful. However, these businesses can also be fraught with issues of mismanagement, failure to follow controlling documents, or disappointed expectations. Pre-litigation advice is a key tool for avoiding or minimizing such issues, while litigation Read More

Smart contracts, how will they affect to lawyers?

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Nowadays, we are increasingly familiar with the technological terminology that is linked to new areas of law. We hear words like blockchain, cryptocurrency, mining, etc., although in reality, they are concepts that in the vast majority in the field of our profession we find it difficult to assimilate. One of these words are the so-called smart contracts, which, due to Read More

KEY ELEMENTS TO AN EFFECTIVE EXPORT CONTROL COMPLIANCE PROGRAM

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One billion dollars: That was the fine ZTE agreed to pay in 2018 in order to lift a denial order issued by the United States government in response to export control violations. Similarly, Huawei’s CFO was indicted in December 2018 for alleged export control violations with respect to Iran. As these cases indicate, penalties for violating export control regulations can be high and include Read More

Corporate governance and directors’ duties in the United Arab Emirates: overview

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A Q&A guide to corporate governance law in the United Arab Emirates. The Q&A gives a high level overview of board composition, the comply or explain approach, management rules and authority, directors' duties and liabilities, transactions with directors and conflicts, company meetings, internal controls, accounts and audit, institutional investors and reform proposals. To compare answers across multiple jurisdictions, visit the Read More