By David S. Lorello
The UK Bribery Act 2010 ("the Bribery Act") came into force on 1 July 2011, and represents a comprehensive revision of United Kingdom's anti-bribery laws. The Act is the product of a long period of UK government deliberation...
UPDATE (11-18-2013): The update only affects the Province of Quebec. The conclusion that limitation is stopped by the filing of a lawsuit only if such a lawsuit is filed before a Quebec court was based on a 1988 Quebec Superior Court Judgment. This has...
By Hans-Josef Vogel
Social media plug-ins, such as the Facebook "Like" button, have become ubiquitous on the internet. Their legal implications are yet not fully determined. Issues of both data protection law and fair trade matters are commonly...
By Walter Stuber
A new law for the Brazilian legal regime of debentures was established in June 2011, which introduced important changes to the Brazilian Corporation Law (BCL). 1 The law's aim is to improve and adapt the system to which debentures...
By Luis Roquette Geraldes
Angola has enacted a new law on private investment that will substantially impact future foreign private investment. The principle of caveat emptor applies, and prospective foreign private investors should be well aware of...
By Fabian D'Aiello
Regulations in emerging markets, particularly in Argentina, pose an ever-changing and difficult-to-assess scenario that can complicate investment decisions. In recent years, added to changes in regulations restricting certain...
By Renato Conti
Accessing low-cost electric energy is a pre-condition for most fundamental human rights recognized by the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (the "Declaration") and the Italian Constitution. Both providing...
By Robert Bond
There are compliance challenges for EU businesses with the advent of the Cookies Law Revisions to the E-Privacy Directive, which came into force on May 26, 2011. The UK is one of only a few member states to have implemented the revisions...
M. Cannon , David
M. Harris and Nicola
In the latest wave of sanctions
targeting Iran, the U.K. has taken steps independently of the UN Security
Council and EU regulations to cut off all ties with Iranian banks. The new
M. McNabb , Marsha
Z. Gerber , Stefan
Reisinger and Mary
On November 21, 2011, the United
States announced three measures designed to enhance sanctions on Iran. The
President issued an Executive Order authorizing the...
U.S. State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls
("DDTC") has proposed new rules that would authorize exports to
Australia, Canada and the UK of items controlled by the International Traffic
in Arms Regulations...
discussion about a year long inquiry by the High Pay Commission as to
executive remuneration is available on the BBC
website . The full report can be found here .
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Also, see here for the full business...
headline "More responsible businesses can foster more
growth in Europe", the European
Commission (the "Commission") unveiled proposals for directives
to amend several legislative measures on 25
Services Authority ("FSA") has confirmed
that MF Global
UK Limited ("MF Global UK")
has entered the Special Administration
Regime created under the Investment
Bank Special Administration Regulations...
On 19 October 2011, the European Commission (the
"Commission") published a proposal to fund €50 billion worth of investment in
the European Union's ("EU") transport, energy, and digital networks for the...
made by the
EU Commission on 28 September
2011 regarding an EU directive
on a common
system of financial transaction taxation in the
27 Member States of the
EU have been
debated widely in the three
weeks since they...
By Mark Muntean
Excerpt: 2011 Emerging Issues 5996
Repatriation of Dividends from a Wholly Owned Foreign Subsidiary Taxable
under California State Law
SUMMARY: This Emerging Issues Analysis discusses the
repatriation of earnings from controlled...
the three federal banking agencies and the
SEC approved for comment a
proposed regulation implementing Section 619 of the
Dodd-Frank Act, more generally known as the
'Volcker Rule.' The 298-page proposal
John C. Boehm, Jr. , Tim C. Bruinsma , Laura J. McMahon and Andrius R. Kontrimas
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join in listening to a discussion of issues in cross-border
transactions, including mergers and acquisitions...
With the widely-reported increase in
FCPA enforcement by the U.S. DOJ and SEC, and the new UK Bribery Act recently
taking effect, corporations are increasingly required to conduct anti-bribery
due diligence and investigations across the...
By: Lisa M. Cirando
Excerpt: 2011 Emerging Issues 5924
When Life Gives You
Lemons: Insurance for Food and Beverage Claims
Insurance claims involving food and beverages span a wide range. Food-borne
illnesses caused by...
By: Gregory D. Miller and Joseph D. Jean
Excerpt: 2011 Emerging Issues 5918
Effect of Post-Loss
Economic Factors in Measuring Business Interruption Losses: Insured's and
Summary: This commentary discusses...
M. Cannon and David
In response to the escalation in the
level of violence perpetrated by the current Syrian regime against its people,
the EU has recently implemented additional measures directly targeted at
On September 19, 2011, the U.S.
Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC")
continued to ease the sanctions imposed on Libya by issuing new General
Licenses No. 7A and No. 8. In general, the new licenses allow U...
UK Government's blue-print for corporation tax reform was put
forward in June 2010, key
elements of the reform programme
have become much clearer during
the course of the Summer
of 2011. The long awaited