On April 13, 2010, the Chinese government published an
important policy document titled " Opinions of the State Council Concerning
Further Improving the Work of Utilizing Foreign Investment " (the
"Opinions"). On the whole, the Opinions continue a trend toward national
One month following the promulgation of the Opinion of
the State Council Concerning Further Improving the Work of Utilizing Foreign
Investment (the "State Council Opinions") by the PRC State Council on April
6, 2010, the PRC State Administration for Industry & Commerce (AIC) issued
Rapid political changes in
Ukraine after the presidential campaign of January 2010 resulted in the
adoption of a number of laws and regulations, which might significantly impact
the business environment in Ukraine. These recent legislative developments can
directly or indirectly affect foreign investments...
Imagine that Congress or your state legislature passed a law tomorrow saying everybody except you got a tax break because the politicians in both parties disliked your business.
Even if the loser were Julian Assange's WikiLeaks, that law would be struck down by the courts on any number of grounds...
As reported by Andres Kramer in Tuesday's New York Times,
in an article entitled, " Russia,
Facing Big Budget Gap, Warms to Foreign Investors ", the Russian
government is actively seeking foreign capital and foreign investors. The
article mentioned that several state-owned enterprises...
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
that may be utilized by such foreign investors; and...
Hill , Stefan
John Ricketts , James
Rogers and Ben
Regime change will inevitably open
doors to lucrative business opportunities for foreign investors in Libya,
particularly in relation to Libya's oil reserves, the largest in Africa.
However, troubling times may also lie...