Morrison v National Australia Bank and its Progeny

Morrison v National Australia Bank, 130 S. Ct. 2869 (2010), a US Supreme Court decision from June 2010, and more recent rulings interpreting and applying this decision in a variety of contexts, have limited dramatically the potential liability of non-US companies and their officers and directors pursuant to the basic anti-fraud provisions under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act), Section 10(b) and Rule 10b-5 (the US anti-fraud provisions). This case law clearly suggests that the US capital markets are becoming safer and more hospitable to non-US corporates.

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