IMPACT OF US TAX REFORM
CHIINA'S NEW ANTITRUST REGIME
2018 PROXY SEASON
REGULATING DIGITAL HEALTH
REGULATORY CHANGES TO CRYPTOCURRENCY
CROSS-BORDER ESTATE PLANNING
The State of Criminal Justice 2018: Capital Punishment
In a chapter in the ABA Criminal Justice Section's book The State of Criminal Justice: 2018, special pro bono counsel Ron Tabak looks at recent developments relating to capital punishment.
SEC Eases Disclosure Threshold Under Rule 701
On July 18, 2018, the SEC amended Rule 701(e) of the Securities Act to increase from $5 million to $10 million the threshold in excess of which companies are required to deliver enhanced disclosures to investors. The ability of companies to more easily issue equity awards with greater value in lieu of cash compensation is a welcome development, particularly for many early-stage companies. However, given the very modest increase in the enhanced disclosure threshold, we expect the impact of this rulemaking to be incremental. The rule amendment will become effective upon publication in the Federal Register, which is expected shortly.
Southeast Asian Competition Regulators Ramp Up Merger Control Enforcement
Merger control regimes in Southeast Asia have become increasingly active and are enforcing failures to file relevant transactions for review, as was evident in regulators' responses to a recent agreement by Singapore-based Grab to acquire the regional operations of its competitor, Uber. Other multinational firms considering acquisitions or joint ventures with significant activities in Southeast Asia must now carefully account for this increased enforcement in deal planning, structure and strategy going forward.