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Mergers & Acquisitions

Global Private Equity Watch: Weil ranges across topics and sectors globally in new blog

By Jeffrey D. Osterman and Simon Saitowitz  Weil’s Global Private Equity Watch blog launched in early March. What sets this blog apart is that it covers all topics and sectors relating to private equity on a global level with regular contributions from Weil experts across...

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Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Weil Says Farewell to King of Bankruptcy Harvey Miller

Former Weil, Gotshal & Manges partner Harvey R. Miller died April 27 after a courageous battle with ALS. He was 82 years old. Mr. Miller joined Weil in 1969 as the firm’s 14th partner. He was a leading force in the evolution of Weil into one of the world’s preeminent...

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Labor & Employment

Germany Lines Up Behind Minimum Wage: Companies face hefty penalties for noncompliance

Following the example of many other European countries including France and the UK, Germany introduced a general statutory minimum wage effective as of January 1, 2015. According to the Minimum Wage Act (Mindestlohngesetz, the Act), any employer, irrespective of whether domestic or foreign, is...

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False Claims Act

DOJ + FCA = Trouble for Corporations: False Claims Act morphs into all-purpose anti-fraud tool

Last year, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recovered nearly $5.7 billion under the False Claims Act (“FCA”),[1] setting a new record for civil recoveries under the FCA and easily besting 2013’s take of $3.8 billion.[2] A number of decisions interpreting the FCA...

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Board of Directors

Major Challenges Abound for Public Companies in 2015: What to do now on cybersecurity, financial reporting, disclosure and whistleblowers

Following are excerpts from “What’s New for 2015: Cybersecurity, Financial Reporting and Disclosure Challenges,” published by the Public Company Advisory Group of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. The group is headed by Ellen J. Odoner, and this alert represents a collaboration...

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Trade Associations Settle with FTC, Agreeing to Adopt Compliance Programs

On March 3, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced two separate final orders with trade associations, Professional Skaters Association, Inc. (“PSA”) and Professional Lighting and Sign Management Company of America, Inc. (“PLASMA”), to settle...

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The FTC’s Challenge to Verisk’s Acquisition of EagleView: Distinct Customers May Constitute a Distinct Relevant Market

On December 16, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued an administrative complaint alleging that Verisk Analytics, Inc.’s proposed acquisition of EagleView Technology Corporation would violate the antitrust laws and create a virtual monopoly in rooftop aerial...

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