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Masthead, 2019 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Masthead

Hastings Business Law Journal

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The Regulatory Framework Of Executive Remuneration: Contributions From Shareholder Activism And Board Accountability, Jingchen Zhao, Zhihui Li 2019 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

The Regulatory Framework Of Executive Remuneration: Contributions From Shareholder Activism And Board Accountability, Jingchen Zhao, Zhihui Li

Hastings Business Law Journal

Executive remuneration is influenced by multiple factors including capital markets, product markets, corporate internal governance, corporate finance, governmental regulation, and legislation. Related to various practical factors, executive remuneration is no longer simply fixed based on the contractual arrangements between companies and their directors. Due to the complicated relationship network in executive remuneration and

the way public companies produce their remuneration policies, remuneration structures and levels can be extremely complex and easily affected by undue influence. This paper focuses on how to solve executive remuneration problems through regulation. Legislations from several developed countries in areas such as providing shareholders with more ...


The Vital Need To Eliminate A De Facto Negligence Standard Under Section 14(E) Of The Exchange Act, Matthew A. Powell 2019 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

The Vital Need To Eliminate A De Facto Negligence Standard Under Section 14(E) Of The Exchange Act, Matthew A. Powell

Hastings Business Law Journal

In Varjabedian v. Emulex Corp. (Varjabedian), the Ninth Circuit held that a claim for failure to satisfy a statutory disclosure provision concerning tender offers under Section 14(e) of the

1934 Act only requires a pleading of negligence, not scienter. The Ninth Circuit’s holding in Varjabedian departs from half a century of established case law and creates a circuit split with the Second, Third, Fifth, Sixth, and Eleventh circuits. The Varjabedian decision opens the door for the very litigation abuses that Congress has sought to prevent in order to protect businesses and markets. However, while the federal securities laws ...


The Development Of Social Enterprise And Rise Of Benefit Corporations: A Global Solution?, Dina Dalessandro 2019 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

The Development Of Social Enterprise And Rise Of Benefit Corporations: A Global Solution?, Dina Dalessandro

Hastings Business Law Journal

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The Future Is Femtech: Privacy And Data Security Issues Surrounding Femtech Applications, Celia Rosas 2019 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

The Future Is Femtech: Privacy And Data Security Issues Surrounding Femtech Applications, Celia Rosas

Hastings Business Law Journal

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Current Issues Of U.S.-Japan Cross-Border Ip Disputes, Ryoichi Mimura 2019 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Current Issues Of U.S.-Japan Cross-Border Ip Disputes, Ryoichi Mimura

Hastings Business Law Journal

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Cross Border Patent Disputes, David A. Makman 2019 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Cross Border Patent Disputes, David A. Makman

Hastings Business Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Ticket To An Antitrust Violation? Why The Nfl And Directv’S Exclusive Distributorship Agreement For Sunday Ticket May Violate Antitrust Laws, And How The U.S. District Court For The Central District Of California May Have Gotten It Wrong, Haig Siranosian 2019 University of California, Hastings College of the Law

Ticket To An Antitrust Violation? Why The Nfl And Directv’S Exclusive Distributorship Agreement For Sunday Ticket May Violate Antitrust Laws, And How The U.S. District Court For The Central District Of California May Have Gotten It Wrong, Haig Siranosian

Hastings Business Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Why Delaware Courts Should Abolish The Schnell Doctrine, Mary Siegel 2019 American University Washington College of Law

Why Delaware Courts Should Abolish The Schnell Doctrine, Mary Siegel

Mary Siegel

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Outsourcing Corporate Accountability, Kishanthi Parella 2019 Selected Works

Outsourcing Corporate Accountability, Kishanthi Parella

Kish Parella

This Article addresses the problem of preventing human rights violations abroad that result from the globalization of business. It specifically explores the challenge of improving labor standards in global value chains. The modern business has changed dramatically and has “gone global” in order to court foreign markets and secure resources, including labor. Familiar household names, such as Nike and Apple, have “outsourced” many of their functions to suppliers overseas. As multinational buyers, they dominate one end of the global value chain. At the opposite end of the value chain are the local managers and owners of the factories and workhouses ...


Mootness Fees, Matthew D. Cain, Jill E. Fisch, Steven Davidoff Solomon, Randall Thomas 2019 Berkeley Law

Mootness Fees, Matthew D. Cain, Jill E. Fisch, Steven Davidoff Solomon, Randall Thomas

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

We examine the latest development in merger litigation: the mootness fee. Utilizing a hand-collected sample of 2,320 unique deals from 2003-2018, we find that Delaware’s crackdown on merger litigation substantially altered the merger litigation landscape. Although merger litigation rates remain high, and in 2018 83% of deals experienced litigation, plaintiffs’ lawyers have fled Delaware. In 2018 only 5% of completed deals experienced merger litigation in Delaware compared to 50%-60% in prior years. These cases have migrated to federal court where in 2018 92% of deals with litigation experienced a filing. We find that at least 65% of ...


Collaboration Theory And Corporate Tax Avoidance, Eric C. Chaffee 2019 The University of Toledo College of Law

Collaboration Theory And Corporate Tax Avoidance, Eric C. Chaffee

Washington and Lee Law Review

This Article argues that aggressive corporate tax avoidance is legally impermissible based upon the essential nature of the corporate form. The history of the debate over the essential nature of the corporation is substantial. This debate has been reinvigorated by the Supreme Court’s recent opinions, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., which explore the scope of corporate rights.


Innovation Agents, Mirit Eyal-Cohen 2019 University of Alabama School of Law

Innovation Agents, Mirit Eyal-Cohen

Washington and Lee Law Review

The standard narrative of entrepreneurship is one of self-employed creative individuals working out of their garage or independently owned start-up companies. Intrapreneurship— where employees are responsible for being alert to new opportunities inside firms—is another model for developing innovations. Relatively little is known, however, about the latter process through which large, complex firms engage in groundbreaking corporate entrepreneurship.

This Article’s focus is on these types of innovation agents. It provides a thorough account of the positive and negative spillovers of intrapreneurial firms while making the following key points: First, intrapreneurial companies utilize their economies of scale, scope, and ...


Sarbanes-Oxley's Purported Over-Criminalization Of Corporate Offenders, Lisa H. Nicholson 2019 Selected Works

Sarbanes-Oxley's Purported Over-Criminalization Of Corporate Offenders, Lisa H. Nicholson

Lisa H. Nicholson

No abstract provided.


Centros, California’S “Women On Boards” Statute And The Scope Of Regulatory Competition, Jill E. Fisch, Steven Davidoff Solomon 2019 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Centros, California’S “Women On Boards” Statute And The Scope Of Regulatory Competition, Jill E. Fisch, Steven Davidoff Solomon

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

We examine the Centros decision through the lens of SB 826 – the California statute mandating a minimum number of women on boards. SB 826, like the Centros decision, raises questions about the scope of the internal affairs doctrine and its role in encouraging regulatory competition. Despite the claim that US corporate law is characterized by regulatory competition, in the US, the internal affairs doctrine has led to less variation in corporate law than in Europe. We theorize that this is due to the shareholder primacy norm in US corporate law which results in the internal affairs doctrine focusing on matters ...


Promoting Predictability In Business: Solutions For Overlapping Liability In International Anti-Corruption Enforcement, Andrew T. Bulovsky 2019 University of Michigan Law School

Promoting Predictability In Business: Solutions For Overlapping Liability In International Anti-Corruption Enforcement, Andrew T. Bulovsky

Michigan Journal of International Law

This Note evaluates solutions to the problems of overlapping liability in general and multi-jurisdictional disgorgement in particular. Part I traces the origins of international anti-corruption efforts and provides an overview of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the “FCPA”). It then discusses the two most significant international anti-corruption conventions: the OECD’s Convention on Combatting Bribery of Foreign Officials in International Business Transactions (the “OECD Convention”) and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (“UNCAC”). Part II lays out the problems created by the lack of a formal mechanism to prevent overlapping liability— a phenomenon that violates the common law concept known ...


Activist Shareholders At De Facto Controlled Companies, Gaia Balp 2019 Brooklyn Law School

Activist Shareholders At De Facto Controlled Companies, Gaia Balp

Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law

Activist campaigns are likely to increasingly target controlled companies. Studies concerning activism at controlled companies focus on shareholder-empowering tools, such as the right to nominate and elect minority directors on the board, as a pathway for limiting the principal-principal agency problem. However, not enough attention has been paid to the distinction between de jure and de facto controlled companies. Building on a recent case concerning a leading Italian corporation, this Article analyzes the possible unexpected corporate governance consequences of successful activist intervention at de facto controlled companies, showing that, where minority shareholders are granted the right to appoint directors on ...


Securities Disclosure As Soundbite: The Case Of Ceo Pay Ratios, Steven A. Bank, George S. Georgiev 2019 UCLA School of Law

Securities Disclosure As Soundbite: The Case Of Ceo Pay Ratios, Steven A. Bank, George S. Georgiev

Boston College Law Review

This Article analyzes the history, design, and effectiveness of the highly controversial CEO pay ratio disclosure rule, which went into effect in 2018. Based on a regulatory mandate contained in the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, the rule requires public companies to disclose the ratio between CEO pay and median worker pay as part of their annual filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The seven-year rulemaking process was politically contentious and generated a level of public engagement that was virtually unprecedented in the long history of the SEC disclosure regime. The SEC sought to minimize compliance costs by providing ...


Let’S Shake On It: Perceived Pre-Contractual Risk In Cross-Border Investment, Kevin J. Fandl JD, Phd 2019 Fox School of Business, Temple University

Let’S Shake On It: Perceived Pre-Contractual Risk In Cross-Border Investment, Kevin J. Fandl Jd, Phd

University of Miami Business Law Review

This article asks whether a legal system that provides protection for commitments made prior to contract formation is more or less conducive to risk-taking by foreign investors than a legal system that does not. I surmise that increased levels of protection for precontractual commitments establish an environment more hospitable to new business development, giving potential entrepreneurs added security in their ventures. And I further surmise that different legal traditions provide different levels of protection for these pre-contractual commitments.

To better understand the risks faced by cross-border business investors, this article describes the key distinctions between legal systems that create potential ...


Criminal Trade Secret Theft Cases Against Judgment Proof Defendants In Texas And California, Michelle Evans, Kurt M. Saunders 2019 College of William & Mary Law School

Criminal Trade Secret Theft Cases Against Judgment Proof Defendants In Texas And California, Michelle Evans, Kurt M. Saunders

William & Mary Business Law Review

Trade secret theft is a costly and ongoing risk to many businesses. As the two most populous states, California and Texas are home to numerous businesses that own trade secrets. Although civil remedies afford one source of relief when a trade secret has been stolen or disclosed, collecting on a judgment may be impossible due to the Homestead laws in both states, which effectively render the defendants judgment proof. In such cases, another alternative is to consider a criminal prosecution under the Federal Economic Espionage Act or state law. The same misconduct that results in civil liability can also violate ...


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