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In June 2016, AmSurg Corp. and Envision Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (Envision) announced they have signed a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which the companies will combine in an all-stock transaction. Upon completion of the merger, which is expected to be tax-free to the shareholders of both organizations, the combined company will be named Envision Healthcare Corporation and co-headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and Greenwood Village, Colorado. The company's common stock is expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol: EVHC. Bass, Berry & Sims served as lead counsel on the transaction, led by Jim Jenkins. Read more.

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Inside the FCA blogInside the FCA blog features ongoing updates related to the False Claims Act (FCA), including insight on the latest legal decisions, regulatory developments and FCA settlements. The blog provides timely updates for corporate boards, directors, compliance managers, general counsel and other parties interested in the organizational impact and legal developments stemming from issues potentially giving rise to FCA liability.

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Unique Corruption Risks in Emerging Markets


September 13, 2016

Bass, Berry & Sims attorneys John Kelly and Lindsey Fetzer will serve as panelists on a webinar titled, "Unique Corruption Risks in Emerging Markets." This webinar is hosted by AdvaMed Medical Technology Learning Institute and will provide participants an understanding of trends, best practices and corruption risks specific to the life sciences industry in emerging markets.

Topics include:

  • An overview of anti-corruption and bribery enforcement trends, including: recent enforcement actions, Yates Memorandum, DOJ self-reporting Pilot program
  • Best practices in compliance for minimizing risk
  • Analysis of corruption risks including business partners, third parties, clinical trials, regulatory approvals, entertainment and hospitality
  • Overview of challenges faced in emerging markets

The webinar will be held on September 13 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EDT.

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