Client Alert November 22, 2023
- The U.S. Department of Justice announced a new policy promising companies leniency if they report uncovered misconduct within six months of a merger or acquisition.
- Though this may at first appear to be “good news,” it demonstrates the DOJ’s increasing aggressiveness to companies – including non-U.S. companies – that did not commit any wrongdoing.
- We look at why companies should be wary of cooperation, and how they can approach the DOJ more prudently.
Client Alert October 12, 2023
- Korean banks are holding an increasing amount of non-performing loans, putting their financial health at risk.
- For many with large portfolios exposed to cross-border unsecured debt and loans to high-yield borrowers, sale and write downs may not be optimal.
- A cross-border strategy to monetize their claims could offer a superior alternative.
Client Alert October 5, 2023
Powerful Option for Creditors Enforcing Judgments from Common Law Courts in the United Arab Emirates
- It is commonly assumed that it is difficult and impractical to enforcement judgments in the United Arab Emirates.
- However, this is increasingly untrue – even when no bilateral enforcement treaty exists, creditors can obtain recognition of their common law judgments.
- A recent Kobre & Kim case shows how that can happen.
Client Alert August 17, 2023
- U.S. government antitrust agencies – including the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division and Federal Trade Commission – have become increasingly aggressive in their enforcement.
- While this puts more multinational companies with U.S. links at risk, it could also present an opportunity.
- Our team explains how the changing antitrust enforcement environment can provide tools for companies to keep their competitors in check.
Client Alert July 12, 2023
What Multinational Companies Should Know About Unprecedented Extraterritorial Activities by the South Korean Police
- The South Korean Police are expanding their extraterritorial activities, with many multinational companies now in their sightline.
- Many companies are unfamiliar with handling Korean inquiries and investigations, but their next steps can be crucial to risks to their business.
- Our cross-border team explores strategies to help companies mitigate their risks and stand up to prosecutorial overreach.
Client Alert April 26, 2023
- Recent comments by top U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) officials seem to signal an emphasis on leniency programs for companies cooperating on corruption and bribery investigations.
- However, non-U.S. companies should not let their guard down – the DOJ continues to stretch the bounds of its jurisdiction to aggressively prosecute companies beyond the U.S.
- We unpack counteroffensive strategies at-risk companies should consider to stand up to DOJ overreach and drive successful outcomes.
Client Alert November 2, 2022
- The U.S. Department of Justice has released new guidelines that signal their aggressive prosecution of individuals and companies outside the U.S.
- At-risk non-U.S. companies must understand the potential implications of the DOJ’s new position.
- Our global Government Enforcement Defense team explains why internationally based former U.S. government lawyers are best positioned to address the issues.
Client Alert August 9, 2018
- A new Multilateral Framework on Procedures in Competition Law Investigation and Enforcement (MFP) is being finalized.
- Although the new MFP will not be binding on all enforcement regimes, the MFP’s compliance mechanisms should incentivize agencies to comply with the common commitments.
- This announcement raises five key questions about the future of global antitrust enforcement.
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