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  • The State of Criminal Justice 2018: Capital Punishment
    American Bar Association
    Ronald J. Tabak

    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
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    Brian V. Breheny, Adrian J. S. Deitz, Rajeev P. Duggal, Ryan J. Dzierniejko, Gregory A. Fernicola, Z. Julie Gao, Michelle Gasaway, David J. Goldschmidt, Stephan Hutter, Thomas J. Ivey, Stacy J. Kanter, Laura A. Kaufmann Belkhayat, Jonathan Ko, Riccardo A. Leofanti, James A. McDonald, Andrea L. Nicolas, Gregg A. Noel, Michael J. Schwartz, Jonathan B. Stone, Danny Tricot, Pranav L. Trivedi, Yossi Vebman, Richard C. Witzel, Jr., Dwight S. Yoo, Michael J. Zeidel, Andrew J. Brady, Phyllis G. Korff

    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
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    Frederic Depoortere, Andrew L. Foster, Giorgio Motta, Ingrid Vandenborre
    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.