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International Valuation Standards (IVS) & the Law

IVSC

Advocating for the Adoption of International Valuation Standards within the Legal Community As a globally recognised standard-setting body, the IVSC is dedicated to developing and promoting consistent, high-quality valuation practices worldwide. Our mission is to ensure that valuations are reliable, transparent, and universally applicable, fostering confidence and trust across financial markets and diverse sectors.

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The Board’s Role in AI and Sustainability

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Kurt Harrison, Laura Mantoura, and Emily Meneer, Russell Reynolds Associates, on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 Editor's Note: Kurt Harrison is Co-Head of the Global Sustainability Practice, Laura Mantoura is Board Member and CEO Advisory Practice, and Emily Meneer is Leader of Sustainability Knowledge team at Russell Reynolds Associates. This post is based on their Russell Reynolds memorandum.

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What does the future hold for India?

Mckinsey and Company

This may be India’s century. We look ahead at seven trends likely to shape the country for years to come—and help it achieve its development goals.

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Hiring Your Child to Work at Your Business This Summer

Machen McChesney

With school out, you might be hiring your child to work at your company. In addition to giving your son or daughter some business knowledge, you and your child could reap some tax advantages.

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How to Leverage Intent Data for Better Outcomes

Speaker: Susan Spencer, Principal of Spencer Communications

Intent signal data can go a long way toward shortening sales cycles and closing more deals. The challenge is deciding which is the best type of intent data to help your company meet its sales and marketing goals. In this webinar, Susan Spencer, fractional CMO and principal of Spencer Communications, will unpack the differences between contact-level and company-level intent signals.

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The Right Way To Think About Market Timing When Selling Your Business

Benchmark Report

When is the right time to put your company on the market? Many business owners struggle with this question. It's a difficult decision involving many complexities, but it doesn't have to be that complicated. There is one simple rule for any business owner to live by: ALWAYS have your company in the best position to be sale-ready.

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Delaware and a Close Look at Independence

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Subodh Mishra, ISS STOXX, on Monday, July 1, 2024 Editor's Note: Subodh Mishra is Global Head of Communications at ISS STOXX. This post is based on an ISS-Corporate memorandum by Alyce Lomax and is part of the Delaware law series ; links to other posts in the series are available here. Key Takeaways A Delaware judge’s decision to void $55.8 billion in compensation for Elon Musk was a noteworthy event for shareholders and corporate issuers, not only regarding compensation, but also th

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How Generative AI (GenAI) can empower corporate tax departments

ThomsonReuters

The recent surge in artificial intelligence advancements has started to transform the professional services industry, and corporate tax departments are no exception. Generative Artificial Intelligence ( GenAI ) presents a game-changing opportunity to transform corporate tax operations by enhancing human capabilities and driving strategic decision-making.

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Appraiser Newsroom - Untitled Article

Appraiser Newsroom

By Mike Pratt ASA, IFA, Chair, RP-NAIFA Discipline Committee Editor’s Note: In today’s rapidly evolving real estate landscape, the importance of staying informed and connected within the appraisal industry has never been greater. ASA stands as a valuable partner for appraisers, offering a wealth of resources and support to navigate these changes.

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SEC Expands Scope of Internal Accounting Controls to Encompass Companies’ Cybersecurity Practices

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Sophie Rohnke, Sarah Pongrace and Mark Schonfeld, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, on Saturday, June 29, 2024 Editor's Note: Sophie Rohnke is Of Counsel, Sarah Pongrace is an Associate Attorney, and Mark Schonfeld is a Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. This post is based on their Gibson Dunn memorandum. In another extension of the internal accounting controls provisions of the securities laws, this week the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission” or “SEC”) annou

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Is an ESOP the Right Choice for Your Company?

Machen McChesney

Employee stock ownership plans have been in the headlines recently, but they have been around for decades. ESOPs are qualified defined contribution plans in the form of stock bonus plans or stock purchase/money purchase plans. They are governed by Internal Revenue Code Section 401(a) and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, also known as ERISA.

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Statement of Cash Flows vs. Cash Flow Statement

Speaker: Wayne Spivak - President and Chief Financial Officer of SBA * Consulting LTD, Industry Writer, and Public Speaker

The old adages that "cash is king" and "you can’t spend profits" still hold true today. But however well-known these sayings might be, it requires a change in mindset to properly implement a cash flow management system that predicts your business's runaway as accurately as possible. Key to this new mindset is understanding the difference between the Statement of Cash Flows, a historical look at the source and uses of cash, and the Cash Flow Statement, which uses transaction history and forward-l

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What to read next: McKinsey’s 2024 annual book recommendations

Mckinsey and Company

Looking for your next book? Each year, McKinsey seeks out the best books in business, technology, workplace culture, and more. Here’s our 2024 list, recommended by CEOs, founders, editors in chief, and other global leaders.

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Barry Diller Explores Bid to Take Control of Paramount

NYT M&A

Mr. Diller, a digital media pioneer, lost a bidding war for Paramount Pictures decades ago. Now, he’s making a run at its parent company.

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Disney’s Victory in 2024 Proxy Contest: Lessons for Boards and Practitioners

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Martha McGarry, Andrew Noreuil, and Camila Panama, Mayer Brown LLP, on Friday, July 5, 2024 Editor's Note: Martha McGarry , Andrew Noreuil , and Camila Panama are Partners at Mayer Brown LLP. This post is based on a Mayer Brown memorandum by Ms. McGarry , Mr. Noreuli, Ms. Panama, and Alexander Dussault. On April 3, 2024, The Walt Disney Company (“Disney”) successfully won a proxy contest launched by Nelson Peltz’s Trian Fund Management LP (“Trian”) and Blackwells Onshore I LLC and affi

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The Funniest Moments Of The Supreme Court's Term

Law 360 M&A

In a U.S. Supreme Court term teeming with serious showdowns, the august air at oral arguments filled with laughter after an attorney mentioned her plastic surgeon and a justice seemed to diss his colleagues, to cite just two of the term's mirthful moments. Here, we look at the funniest moments of the term.

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Mastering Intent Data: Understanding its Importance & Best Practices

Speaker: Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union

In this webinar, Joe Apfelbaum, CEO of Ajax Union and business strategist, will take you through the ABCs of intent data. You'll learn how to effectively use it to drive business results, with practical tips on how to leverage both company and contact intent data to maximize your marketing efforts. Whether you're a seasoned marketer or just getting started, this webinar is a must-attend for anyone looking to stay ahead in the ever-evolving world of digital marketing.

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Embracing generative AI in credit risk

Mckinsey and Company

Credit risk organizations are already adopting gen AI technologies. How can they deploy them safely and at scale?

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2024 Q3 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines for Businesses and Other Employers

Machen McChesney

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the third quarter of 2024. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing requirements.

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SEC Remains Focused on Disclosure of Cybersecurity Incidents

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Elizabeth Skey and Bingxin Wu, Cooley LLP, on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 Editor's Note: Elizabeth Skey is a Partner and Bingxin Wu is an Associate at Cooley LLP. This post is based on their Cooley memorandum. Recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement action and statements by SEC officials show that the Commission remains focused on disclosures regarding cybersecurity incidents.

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The Sharpest Dissents From The Supreme Court Term

Law 360 M&A

The U.S. Supreme Court's session ended with a series of blockbuster cases that granted the president broad immunity, changed federal gun policy and kneecapped administrative agencies. And many of the biggest decisions fell along partisan lines.

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Boeing Agrees to Buy Spirit AeroSystems, a Longtime Supplier

NYT M&A

The multibillion-dollar deal will reverse a decision the plane maker made two decades ago to outsource production of key parts to independent suppliers.

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Desktop Metal Sold! Nano Dimension Swoops In All-Cash Offer

Benzinga

Desktop Metal, Inc. (NYSE: DM ) shares are trading higher after it inked a definitive deal with Nano Dimension Ltd. (NASDAQ: NNDM ), under which, Nano Dimension will fully acquire Desktop Metal in an all-cash deal at $5.50 per share. The deal offers a 27.3% premium over Desktop Metal’s closing price and a 20.5% premium over the 30-day VWAP as of July 2, 2024, totaling approximately $183 million.

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Proposed DGCL Amendments Depart From Delaware’s Historical Approach to Activism and Takeover Defense

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Keith E. Gottfried, Gottfried Shareholder Advisory, on Monday, July 1, 2024 Editor's Note: Keith E. Gottfried is Founder and CEO of Gottfried Shareholder Advisory. This post is based on his Gottfried memorandum and is part of the Delaware law series ; links to other posts in the series are available here. When Delaware Governor John Carney applies his signature to Senate Bill 313, which is expected to occur shortly, the market practice amendments to the Delaware General Corporation La

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5 Moments That Shaped The Supreme Court's Jan. 6 Decision

Law 360 M&A

When the high court limited the scope of a federal obstruction statute used to charge hundreds of rioters who stormed the Capitol, the justices did not vote along ideological lines. In a year marked by 6-3 splits, what accounts for the departure? Here are some moments from oral arguments that may have swayed the justices.

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From Crisis to Opportunity: Rolls-Royce’s Journey

Valutico

Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc Biweekly Valuation – Valutico | July 02, 2024 Link to the Valuation Facing Turbulence Rolls-Royce’s financial troubles arose from a mix of operational, financial, and strategic challenges. Pre-COVID, the company faced costly Trent 1000 engine repairs and compensation, management and strategic direction issues, and increasing debt levels.

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Legal expert discusses federal labor ramifications of overturning Chevron Doctrine

ThomsonReuters

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court overturned the longstanding Chevron doctrine, significantly altering the landscape of federal agency authority. The ruling, known as the Loper decision , marks a seismic shift in how federal agencies interpret and enforce statutes. Checkpoint Payroll Update recently spoke with Alexander T. MacDonald, Shareholder and member of the Workplace Policy Institute at Littler, to understand how the Loper decision may affect federal labor and employment law.

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What the Supreme Court’s Loper Bright Decision Means for ESG, and Other Key Trends

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Leah Malone and Emily Holland, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, on Thursday, July 4, 2024 Editor's Note: Leah Malone is a Partner and Leader of ESG and Sustainability Practice and Emily Holland is a Counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. This post is based on a Simpson memorandum by Ms. Malone, Ms. Holland, Martin Bell , Stephen Blake and Linton Mann.

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High Court Flexes Muscle To Limit Administrative State

Law 360 M&A

The U.S. Supreme Court's dismantling of a 40-year-old judicial deference doctrine, coupled with rulings stripping federal agencies of certain enforcement powers and exposing them to additional litigation, has established the October 2023 term as likely the most consequential in administrative law history.

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Comment on New URAR Redesign Spec Released by Carrie Smith

Appraisers Blog

This is just data mining and ruining the entire process. I have completed a few hybrids and it was ridiculous! They say it “saves time” but it took 2 weeks to get the PCR completed by an agent, when I could have gone out and completed the appraisal report in 3-4 days. PLEASE stop saying this is helping ANYONE! It is to tear down any remaining professions who are still independent and can still make a fair living wage.

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5 ways tax professionals should prepare for GenAI expectations

ThomsonReuters

Jump to: The current state of GenAI training The future of GenAI training 5 ways tax professionals should prepare for expectations What to look for in an AI assistant 2024 GenAI in Professional Services Discover perceptions, usage, and impact on the future of work View full report As generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) continues to evolve, its impact on the tax profession is becoming increasingly significant.

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Caremark Developments: Business Risk Versus Massey Claims

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Sarah Runnells Martin and Dakota B. Eckenrode, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 Editor's Note: Sarah Runnells Martin is Counsel and Dakota B. Eckenrode is an Associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. This post is based on their Skadden memorandum, and is part of the Delaware law series ; links to other posts in the series are available here.

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How To Clean Up Your Generative AI-Produced Legal Drafts

Law 360 M&A

As law firms increasingly rely on generative artificial intelligence tools to produce legal text, attorneys should be on guard for the overuse of cohesive devices in initial drafts, and consider a few editing pointers to clean up AI’s repetitive and choppy outputs, says Ivy Grey at WordRake.

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Saks Acquires Neiman Marcus

NYT M&A

The deal, a vote in favor of the future of brick-and-mortar retail on the high end, could reshape the retail landscape.

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Divorce Cases and Insurance Claims: An Alternative to Testifying

BV Specialists

We have worked with many clients and their attorneys over the years in support of ongoing litigation where the value of a small business and its underlying machinery & equipment is at issue with either a divorce case or an insurance claim. We have seen several situations drag out indefinitely at significant expense to the parties involved, ultimately leading to a court or arbitration hearing.

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Moelis, § 122(18), and Remedies in Contractual Breaches Prompted by Fiduciary Duty

Harvard Corporate Governance

Posted by Jim An (Stanford Law School), on Wednesday, July 3, 2024 Editor's Note: Jim An is a Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School. Last week, the Delaware General Assembly passed S.B. 313 , overturning West Palm Beach Firefighters’ Pension Fund v. Moelis. Upon Governor Carney’s signature, S.B. 313 will amend the DGCL by adding § 122(18) and enable corporations to enter so-called shareholder agreements, colloquially called side letters, even to the extent that such agreeme

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How Reshaped Circuit Courts Are Faring At The High Court

Law 360 M&A

Seminal rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court's latest term will reshape many facets of American society in the coming years. Already, however, the rulings offer glimpses of how the justices view specific circuit courts, which have themselves been reshaped by an abundance of new judges.

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