Focus on Cross-Border Transactions
Today's business lawyer is increasingly faced with the challenges of practicing across international borders. The complex demands of cross-border transactions can seem bewildering, but the material from the 2011 ABA Annual Meeting can help every business lawyer make their next cross-border transaction a successful one.
'Say on Pay' Round-up
Now that we have been through the first proxy season under the Dodd-Frank "say on pay" rules, the Business Law Section has taken the lead and compiled the key lessons learned. Be sure to review this presentation for a summary of this vital new corporate governance provision.
Poison Pills and Airgas
One of the more important Delaware corporate law cases of recent years, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. v. Airgas, Inc., is highlighted in this presentation by the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee. The presentation includes background material on poison pills in general and explores the Airgas decision in detail.
Secured Transactions Update
- So you have closed on that big deal and all that is left is to print the closing book and drink the champagne? Not so fast, business lawyer-if there was a security interest granted in the transaction, then there are numerous issues that could arise even after the closing. For an excellent summary of these potential problem areas, see "After the Closing Dinner: Managing Post-Closing Issues in Secured Transactions" from the Uniform Commercial Code Committee.
- Secured transactions are another cross-border issue for today's business lawyer. For a thorough summary of issues surrounding collateral in non-U.S. jurisdictions, be sure to check out this presentation from the Uniform Commercial Code Committee.
Intellectual Property Issues
- Do your clients do business in China? If so, you should read these instructive materials on intellectual property and licensing strategies for companies doing business in China.
The Latest on Nonprofit Organizations
If any of your clients are nonprofit entities, then the Nonprofit Organizations Committee's recent newsletter is a must-read. You will especially want to focus on the newsletter's feature article by Michael Sol, explaining a key tax issue for nonprofit organizations: "The Strategic Importance of the 990 Return."