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On December 1, 2016, Parker Hannifin Corporation and CLARCOR Inc. announced that the companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Parker will acquire CLARCOR for approximately $4.3 billion in cash, including the assumption of net debt. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the board of directors of each company. Upon closing of the transaction, expected to be completed by or during the first quarter of Parker’s fiscal year 2018, CLARCOR will be combined with Parker’s Filtration Group to form a leading and diverse global filtration business. Bass, Berry & Sims has served CLARCOR as primary corporate and securities counsel for 10 years and served as lead counsel on this transaction. Read more here.

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FCPA: 2016 Year in Review & 2017 Enforcement Predictions

A review of trends and developments in FCPA as well as a look ahead into what to expect for 2017. This report aims at providing corporate leaders and companies with the knowledge they need to comply with the FCPA and avoid litigation in 2017.

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Assess Risks Involved in Working with Third-Party Intermediaries in Emerging and High Corruption Markets

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March 25, 2015

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney John Kelly will speak on March 25 at CBI's Third-Party Risk, Audits & Oversight Conference. John's topic is "Assess Risks Involved in Working with Third-Party Intermediaries in Emerging and High Corruption Markets." During the session, John will guide attendees through the risks involved and highlight the importance of

  • Considering not just the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) of the country, but understanding the political and economic stability of the country, local law, sanctions and licensing requirements
  • Understanding the entire process of the proposed transaction to follow the money and goods to the consumer
  • Determining what the business rationale is for onboarding the proposed third-party and what service it will provide on your company's behalf
  • Analyzing both internal and external personnel to ensure there is no connection that could be perceived as a kickback
  • Identifying if the proposed third-party will enlist the help of any other entity in order to complete the transaction on behalf of your company

The conference will be held March 25-26 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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