IMPACT OF US TAX REFORM
CHIINA'S NEW ANTITRUST REGIME
2018 PROXY SEASON
REGULATING DIGITAL HEALTH
REGULATORY CHANGES TO CRYPTOCURRENCY
CROSS-BORDER ESTATE PLANNING
International M&A Disputes
On June 27, 2018, Skadden hosted a webinar titled “International M&A Disputes.” Topics included the ability of one party to an M&A agreement to force a closing by seeking specific performance of the agreement, the use of expert determination in post-closing disputes, issues that may arise in connection with post-closing claims for indemnification based on breaches of representations and warranties, and valuation and buyout issues that arise in certain types of cross-border M&A transactions. The Skadden speakers were Julie Bédard, Michael A. Civale, Gregory A. Litt and Timothy G. Nelson.
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.