Latham & Watkins LLP (LexBlog Australia)
Can Overseas Bidders Guard Against M&A Risks in An Increasingly Economically Nationalist Europe?
By Richard Butterwick, Jonathan Parker, Jana Dammann and Katie Campbell Growing economic nationalism is threatening to impact M&A across Europe, as governments and regulators take an increasing interest in “foreign” acquisitions of nationally important companies. Deal teams have previously focused on established national security review regimes, including the Committee on Foreign Investment...
Basel III Implementation Update
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has issued a Report to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on Basel III Implementation. The implementation period for Basel III capital requirements starts from 1 January 2013 and includes transitional arrangements until 1 January 2019. At the time of the report, 8 of the 27 member jurisdictions of...
Kicking Squatters Off Your Domain Name: What’s New Plus the Basics
As online services Groupon and Facebook have recently learned, cybersquatters are more than a mere nuisance. Cybersquatting can disrupt or delay business expansion or operations, or compromise security and user experience. Groupon’s planned expansion to Australia was delayed for months because a clone site in Australia named Scoopon purchased the Groupon.com.au domain name, took the...