As expected in his State of the Union address last night, President Obama made it very clear that cybersecurity is on his agenda for 2015.
IPO recovery? Last year was the most active year for IPOs in the United States since 2000. That’s right: an astounding 275 IPOs were completed in 2014, topping the 2013 total of 222 by more than 23%.
When Apple announced on September 9, 2014 that the iPhone 6 would be equipped with a mobile payment system appropriately called Apple Pay, the entire mobile payment universe woke up.
Urban Development: Faster Greener Commutes Key to Sustained City Growth, a report released in October 2014 by Cushman & Wakefield, provided insight into Transit Oriented Development as it explored “the consequences of rapid population growth in 10 major North American cities”—with Miami being one.
Given that the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) must start accepting applications for state-sanctioned marijuana growers, manufacturers, and retailers no later than January 2016, it is no wonder that the agency has started moving forward with Measure 91 rule-making.
Buy Low, Sell High: A Layman’s Guide to Why Low Prices Hurt Energy Companies and Provide Buying Opportunities for Private Equity.
There is a lot of chatter around the water cooler about how falling energy prices puts energy companies and service companies into distress, and—importantly for private equity investors with liquidity—provides an opportunity to acquire energy assets at distressed prices.
If you missed the Golden Globes, and you can’t wait for the Oscars or the Razzies, you always have the Employment Law Blog Carnival for January! As your fearless emcee, let me first thank the #ELBC family for letting me host this month. You have no idea what you have done are kind, and I am honored to introduce blogdom to the best of what we have been writing this past month. Let’s get started!
Another annual ritual is upon us: the Federal Trade Commission has announced the dollar value thresholds that will trigger automatic federal review of mergers and acquisitions for the next year or so.
The number of securities class action filings in 2014 was level with recent years’ filings but the number and dollar value of settlements during the year plunged, according to the latest annual report from NERA Economic Consulting.
Be Aware, Parasitic Copiers of the EU: Actual Use of a Trademark Application Might Prove Free-riding!
If existing commercial use of a trade mark application shows the applicant’s intention to offer parasitic copies, examples of such use can be valid evidence for the taking advantage of the repute of an earlier trade mark says the General Court (judgment of 11 December 2014, Case T-480/12, Coca Cola v. OHIM / Mitico).