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'Bauman' and Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporations
February 13, 2014
In their Jurisdiction column, Linklaters' Paul Hessler and Rajeev Raghavan review the Supreme Court's decision in 'Bauman' and its effect on two pillars of New York's general personal jurisdiction jurisprudence: the "agency" theory and the "doing business" test.

New Deals
February 13, 2014
The Coca-Cola Co. is jumping on the at-home beverage-making trend by agreeing to pay $1.25 billion for a stake in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and the opportunity to develop a countertop system for producing cold drinks that would likely compete with current market leader SodaStream.

Ruling Puts Apple Monitor Back to Work, But With Limits
February 13, 2014
Apple Inc. lost its bid to stop court-appointed e-books monitor Michael Bromwich in his tracks, at least for now. But Apple's lawyers at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher nevertheless succeeded Monday in curtailing Bromwich's authority as they continue fighting the government's antitrust case.

Subscription Credit Facilities: The Market Evolves
February 6, 2014
In their Secured Transactions column, Mayer Brown partners Barbara M. Goodstein and Ann Richardson Knox examine recent developments in the subscription credit facilities market, including that some facilities are now forgoing investor consent letters and the expansion of the collateral for these facilities beyond capital call commitments to the actual investments acquired by the funds.

Apple May Get Court-Appointed Monitor in Limited Role
February 6, 2014
The Second Circuit heard oral arguments Tuesday on Apple's request to shut down a monitor reviewing the company's antitrust procedures until the court decides whether his appointment is appropriate and suggested they may allow the monitor to proceed after limiting his duties.

New Deals
February 6, 2014
British medical technology company Smith & Nephew has agreed to pay $1.7 billion in cash to acquire ArthroCare, which makes devices used for soft tissue repairs and joint procedures. Also, Entegris has agreed to buy ATMI, a rival supplier of materials to the semiconductor industry, in a deal worth $1.15 billion.

Realizing Tax Preferences Under the ACA Becomes More Difficult
January 30, 2014
In a Taxation article, James E. Kellett and Seth T. Perretta of Crowell & Moring discuss recent guidance that will limit today an employer's and employee's ability to utilize the current federal income and payroll tax advantages for employer-paid health care, and provide a brief overview of these new rules and their implications to common employer-sponsored arrangements.

New Deals
January 30, 2014
Two years after the collapse of its attempted takeover of rival Vulcan Materials, Martin Marietta Materials said Tuesday it will pay $2.7 billion to acquire Dallas-based cement-maker Texas Industries. Also, China's Lenovo Group has agreed to acquire the IBM's low-end server division for $2.3 billion.

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