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Guidance on Direct Marketing Issued by the German Data Protection Supervisory Authorities

by Dr. Christian Schröder and Dennis Schmidt LL.M. | December.07.2018

In November, the German Data Protection Conference (committee of the independent German federal and state data protection supervisory authorities) (“DSK”) published a guidance on the processing of personal data for direct marketing purposes under the GDPR. This guidance finally brings some light into the darkness of marketing under the GDPR.

Corporate Tax

Tax Department lawyers have been involved in domestic and international transactions involving purchases and acquisitions, business combinations and divestitures, corporate restructuring such as recapitalizations, multi-tier spin-offs and split-offs and hybrid entities, and innovative transactions involving the consolidated return regulations. Orrick’s Tax Department offers services to address clients’ corporate tax needs in: Asset-based Securitizations Compensation and Option Plans Consolidated Return Regulations Corporate Restructuring Cross-border Transactions ...

Continuing Disclosure

This Continuing Disclosure Agreement not only obligates the issuer (or obligated person) to provide annual reports and current material event disclosures, but also exposes the issuer (or obligated person) to potential liability for securities fraud under S.E.C. Rule 10b-5 if those disclosures contain material misstatements or omit any information, whether or not required by the Continuing Disclosure Agreement, necessary to make the information contained in such disclosures not misleading in any material respect. Orrick has established procedures and practices to help issuers and other ...

Compensation & Benefits M&A

We have advised clients on all types of transactions, including traditional stock and asset acquisitions, divestitures, spin-offs and multinational joint ventures. We work with each client to achieve maximum tax and financial results, while reducing liabilities and attaining employee retention and incentive goals. Orrick lawyers also help companies structure transactions at the early planning stages of an acquisition. Our counseling extends well beyond legal documentation as we assist clients with quantitative analyses on the different approaches to a transaction and provide practical and ...

Charter School Finance

We have assisted a wide variety of charter schools throughout the United States, developed innovative school bond financings and participated in policy and legislative activities designed to meet unique challenges and achieve a comprehensive range of purposes. We have worked with the financing and refinancing of a wide variety of charter school projects, including working capital projects such as teaching specialists, administrative staff, Internet access, after-school and summer programs, pupil transportation, kindergarten programs, extracurricular offerings, information technology, and ...

Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

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Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and State Attorneys General

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Cross-Border Employment Law Issues

Our lawyers provide strategic and results-oriented advice on all aspects of employment disputes and contentious matters before agencies, tribunals and in the courts, with special expertise on discrimination matters, wage-and-hour issues, cross-border trade secret protection and wrongful termination actions. Working with Orrick’s Global Corporate Solutions team, we also provide advice on data privacy and protection issues, employee benefits matters and global equity compensation programs. We have innovative single point of contact representations which allow companies with operations ...

Corporate Governance

The group’s lawyers counsel boards, committees and management on legal requirements and best practices; respond with a seasoned team in the event of a corporate crisis; and litigate high-profile corporate governance and disclosure matters in Delaware and around the country. Because corporate governance matters often cut across traditional practices and geographies, we take a multidisciplinary cross-border approach when problems arise. Working with partners in the U.S., Europe and Asia, we can quickly put together a team consisting as necessary of securities litigators, transactional and tax ...

All Aboard! California Law Requires More Female Representation on Boards of Directors

by Lynne Hermle, David B. Smith and Michael Disotell | December.05.2018

As part of its effort to close gender-based pay gaps, California will now require companies to increase female representation on boards of directors.Currently, one in four publicly held corporations in California have no women on their boards of directors. SB 826, which Governor Jerry Brown signed into law at the end of September, requires that all publicly held corporations based in California have at least one woman director by December 31, 2019. That is not the end of the requirements; by December 31, 2021, companies with five authorized directors must have a minimum of two female board ...

Corporate Lending

Orrick’s Banking & Finance team takes a creative approach to counseling many of the world’s leading corporations, investment and commercial banks, investment funds and alternative credit providers in sophisticated corporate finance transactions, including syndicated credit facilities, asset finance, leasing, receivables financing and securitization transactions.  We also advise clients on structured and asset-based financings, restructurings and securities offerings such as investment grade and high yield debt/equity offerings. Our team is focused on delivering business-pragmatic and often ...

Compensation & Benefits

We have those lawyers. We are unique. With over 15 experts in New York City, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Wheeling, we work with clients on both domestic and global compensation & benefits matters. It’s all about you. As one client told Chambers USA: "They have good foresight – not just reacting in a transactional sense, but also looking at the trends and the bigger picture and being proactive in working with you to avoid a problem before it happens. The attorneys are incredibly responsive to our needs and are always able to assist when asked." Supporting Your Strategy We partner with ...