by Alicia Sánchez
On 1 August 2011, Spain amended
its companies law (Ley de Sociedades de Capital) to accord with European Union
law. EU Directives aim to strengthen shareholder's rights in listed companies
and to ensure cross border...
by Lawrence A. Kogan
The International Tribunal for
the Law of the Sea ("ITLOS") in ARA Libertad found grounds to expand
its compulsory subject matter jurisdiction to review international law concepts
not expressly incorporated within...
by Lawrence A. Kogan
This article questions the
extent to which U.S. continental shelf seabed mining policy, as reflected in
the U.S. administration's recently issued five-year OCS development plan and
accompanying agency regulations...
By Chrysthia Papacleovoulou
Cyprus offers tax benefits, tax
efficiency, and administrative ease for companies doing business in and with
the country. These attributes make Cyprus an attractive and favorable
jurisdiction for cross border transactions...
by William H. Byrnes IV, Robert J. Munro, and Amy
The United Kingdom is is ranked
as the 3rd largest economy in Europe and 7th worldwide. It ties New York in
rank as the largest financial hub in the world. Despite extensive anti-money...
Concerning bribery, focus is on laws with international reach (the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the UK's Bribery Act 2010), local laws are often overlooked. One is a Saudi Council of Ministers Resolution on the defense industry. One can run afoul...
For the past year or two,
foreign cloud providers -- particularly some based in the EU -- have been
making claims and insinuations about the scope and use of the Patriot Act in an
attempt to secure a marketing advantage over their US competitors. This...
Autores Elise Groulx y Lew H. Diggs
La globalización puede ser una
fuente de violaciones a los derechos humanos y al medio ambiente que
desencadenan la responsabilidad penal y civil de las empresas y sus ejecutivos.
En zonas afectadas por...
On May 17, 2011, the SEC and the
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced their agreements with Tenaris S.A.
(Tenaris) regarding alleged FCPA violations by Tenaris. Tenaris agreed to pay
more than $5.4 million in disgorgement and prejudgment interest...
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By: Mahsa Aliaskari
Arizona initiated state-led
immigration enforcement measures in 2008 with a law mandating the use of
E-verify and establishing licensing penalties for employers who hire
unauthorized workers. On May...
G. Hest and Joseph
In response to the global financial
crisis, financial regulators have expanded their surveillance of the global
economy, in part through the collection of more frequent and...
This memorandum presents an introduction to China's
new state secrets law and other related laws with respect to trade secrets and
bribery. This new law is significant, as it impacts the day-to-day operations of
all foreign companies...
Recently, the Chinese government tightened its policies on
foreign exchange and taxes with respect to cross-border mergers and
acquisitions ("M&A") transactions. Local government authorities with
oversight over foreign...
Updates on (A) Synthetic ETFs and (B) the Implementation of UCITS IV
A recent Financial Stability Board note ("Potential financial stability issues
arising from recent trends in Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)" ) has raised...
By Jennifer Morrissey Esq. and
Orlando Vidal Esq.
It is no secret that energy companies frequently find
themselves in the crosshairs of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigations.
Energy companies' activities abroad often take place...
Craig Smith , Paul
Simon and Anne
On June 14, 2011, the U.S. House of
Representatives Committee on the Judiciary's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism
and Homeland Security, chaired by Congressman...
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Visa Bulletin; EB-2 for China and India Move Five Months
Court Upholds Arizona's E-Verify Requirement
Court Remands Hazelton Immigration Law Challenge to Third Circuit
G. Pecht , Jeffrey
A. Blount , Stephen
Mark Dollar , Peter
Stokes and Mark
Chinese companies with securities
traded in the United States are facing mounting scrutiny from U.S. regulators, plaintiff's...
China's economic strength continues to attract a growing number of
first-time China investors. This memorandum presents a general introduction to:
investments by foreign investors in China; the various investment structures
The Bribery Act 2010 (the
"Act") enters into force tomorrow
and with it comes some
of the most
far-reaching anti-bribery laws in the
world, surpassing the previous benchmark
set by the
U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act...
BY: Lista M. Cannon , David M. Harris , Nicola Kelly and Stephen M. McNabb
The increasing number of sanctions imposed on Libya have resulted in
further difficulties for companies conducting business in the embattled
Ninth Circuit Requires Production of
Foreign Documents Under Per Se Rule that Grand Jury Subpoena Trumps Civil
Protective Order in In re Grand Jury Subpoenas
By Jordan Heller Esq
Summary : The Ninth Circuit's decision in In re Grand Jury...
Commission opens in-depth
investigations into two proposed acquisitions in the hard disk drive sector
By Amelia Torres Esq. and Marisa Gonzalez Iglesias Esq.
SUMMARY : "Two separate investigations under the EU Merger Regulation were opened...
UK Court of Appeal Rejects Class Treatment of Claims Against British Airways By Matthew L. Berde Esq. and Christine A. Fujita Esq.
Summary: On November 18, 2010,
the U.K. Court of Appeal affirmed a lower court decision rejecting an attempt
by a pair...
By: David J. Howell and James Rogers
J.A. Robinson v P.E. Jones (Contractors) Ltd  EWCA Civ 9
A recent decision of the English Court of Appeal has sought to reconcile existing case law concerning the extent to which a...