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February 3, 2016
Reform of the United States’ Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), along with tariffs and Reach, are among the key regulatory issues for Socma in 2016. The group is optimistic...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Informex-2016-TSCA-tariffs-Reach-on-Socmas-radar-for-this-year_76935.html
December 1, 2015
Rayonier Advanced Materials (Jacksonville, FL) says it has entered into a new specialty cellulose supply agreement with Eastman Chemical that extends through 31 December 2019, resolving a legal dispute over the meet-or-release terms of a previous agreement that extended through the end of 2018....
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Rayonier-Eastman-reach-new-cellulose-supply-agreement_75519.html
October 9, 2015
Hovensa (Christiansted, VI) says a US bankruptcy court has approved the company’s choice of Limetree Bay Holdings as a “stalking horse bidder” in the Chapter-11 sale of Hovensa’s assets in the US Virgin Islands, which consist of an oil storage terminal and an idled 500,000-bbl/day refinery....
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Court-allows-Hovensa-to-name-Limetree-Bay-as-stalking-horse-bidder-in-bankruptcy-sale_74289.html
October 2, 2015
The US economy will take a massive hit if Congress does not extend the deadline for implementation of positive train control (PTC), according to a report released Thursday by ACC. A one-month disruption would reduce GDP by $30 billion and cost 700,000 jobs, says the report....
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/ACC-Looming-PTC-deadline-threatens-economic-chaos_74116.html
September 25, 2015

EPA has issued a complaint against FMC for violating Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) law regulations related to the marketing and distribution of its agricultural product, “Stallion Brand Insecticide.”

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http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/EPA-cites-FMC-for-pesticide-labeling-violations_73939.html
September 2, 2015
A Swiss court has confirmed that Saint-Gobain (Courbevoie, France) is not required to make a mandatory public takeover bid for all of the shares in Sika (Baar, Switzerland)...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Swiss-court-rules-that-Saint-Gobain-does-not-have-to-bid-for-all-shares-in-Sika_73384.html
June 25, 2015
Rare-earths miner Molycorp today filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for most of US operations, in order to restructure its $1.7 billion in debt obligations. Under the...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Molycorp-files-for-Chapter-11-bankruptcy-to-transfer-control-to-creditors_71610.html
June 4, 2015
Molycorp, the sole US-based maker of rare earth oxides, is preparing to file for bankruptcy, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The company had $1.7 billion in debt and...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Report-Rare-earths-producer-Molycorp-on-verge-of-bankruptcy_71024.html
April 30, 2015
DuPont and textile company Kolon Industries (Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea) today reached an agreement settling a legal dispute over Kolon’s alleged infringement of DuPont’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/DuPont-Kolon-settle-Kevlar-trade-secrets-case_70001.html
April 2, 2015
Braskem has launched an internal investigation into illegal payments it is alleged to have made to Petrobras, Braskem says in a securities filing. Petrobras is embroiled in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Braskem-opens-internal-probe-into-alleged-payments-to-Petrobras_69134.html
April 2, 2015
Composites and coatings maker Reichhold Industries (Durham, NC) announced today that its US operations have emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and that the company has purchased its...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Reichhold-US-business-emerges-from-bankruptcy-as-bondholders-take-control_69139.html
April 1, 2015
Jim Ratcliffe, chairman of Ineos, is to sue his former right-hand man Calum MacLean over a row centered on claims that MacLean—currently CEO of Synthomer—has poached one of...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Ineos-boss-Jim-Ratcliffe-may-sue-former-right-hand-man-for-poaching-finance-director_69086.html
March 23, 2015
DuPont today filed proxy materials with SEC recommending that shareholders vote for its 12 board nominees in its ongoing fight with activist hedge fund Trian Fund Management (New...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/DuPont-releases-proxy-materials-in-Trian-fight_68818.html
March 4, 2015
US EPA has approved several new refrigerant substances in coordination with President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the agency says. The new refrigerants have lower global warming...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/EPA-approves-several-new-refrigerants_68305.html
January 29, 2015
Modernization of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the chemicals management law in the United States, was a major topic at Wednesday’s ACI issues briefing, held during...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/ACI-2015-TSCA-reform-tops-regulatory-agenda_67323.html
January 14, 2015
Koppers today announced it has completed a legal reorganization of its foreign subsidiaries, allowing it to repatriate cash at a lower effective tax rate. The company estimates cash...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Koppers-completes-tax-reorganization-delays-plant-construction_66821.html
January 5, 2015
The Burkard-Schenker family, the largest shareholder of Sika (Baar, Switzerland), has filed a lawsuit with the cantonal court of Zug, Switzerland, to force an extraordinary...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Report-Sika-majority-owner-files-lawsuit-to-push-through-sale-to-Saint-Gobain_66556.html
December 19, 2014
Germany’s constitutional court, BVG (Karlsruhe) has declared in a ruling that the exemption rules in the inheritance tax code are in part unconstitutional and has given lawmakers...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Mittelstand-Germanys-constitutional-court-declares-inheritance-tax-partly-unconstitutional_66365.html
December 11, 2014
US Bankruptcy Court in Delaware has approved the restructuring plan for RPM subsidiary Bondex, a maker of pigments, metal coatings, cleaning products and a variety of construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Court-approves-Bondex-restructuring-plan_66086.html
December 8, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (MSC) announced today that it is rebranding itself Hexion, the company’s old name, effective 15 January 2015. The company was renamed Momentive...
http://www.chemweek.com/services/legal/Momentive-Specialty-Chemicals-to-change-name-back-to-Hexion_65749.html
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