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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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Privacy Perils: Brexit Vote Impact on Data Privacy Regulations

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June 24, 2016

The people of the United Kingdom (UK) have spoken, and will be leaving the European Union (EU). The full ramifications of the exit decision are unknown, but one clear result is that the UK will no longer be bound or benefit from EU regulations, treaties and trade agreements, including the currently pending Privacy Shield* designed to facilitate the transfer of confidential data between the U.S. and the EU. It is too early to venture a guess whether the U.S. and the UK will seek a similar direct agreement; however, there likely will be a push to do so given the high level of investment by U.S. companies in the UK. For more information about the impact of the Brexit vote on data privacy regulations, please read our analysis in the June 24 Client Alert.

* Privacy Shield is the framework that is currently pending and is intended to replace the invalidated Safe Harbor Agreement, and which will provide an avenue for EU-to-U.S. data transfers once it is passed by the EU Commission.

Privacy Perils imageCheck out our series, Privacy Perils, to learn what steps you can take to guard your personal and company data. For more information about this topic and other cyber security concerns, please contact Bob Brewer, Tony McFarland, Elizabeth Warren or a member of our Privacy & Data Security team.


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