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Successful secondaries
Author: Lars Lindqvist
Firm: Cattegatt Capital
Subject: Private Equity
Details: Lars Lindqvist of Cattegatt Capital details the key considerations for buyers and sellers during secondaries transactions.
A Practical Guide to Japanese Procedures
Author: Mark Deveno
Firm: Bingham McCutchen
Subject: Insolvency
Details: A Practical Guide to Japanese Insolvency Procedures
Q+A with FB Attorneys
Author: Fayaz Bhojani
Firm: FB Attorneys
Subject: Corporate
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Don't Let Your Outsourcing Contract Become a Door Stop
Author: Tim Wright
Firm: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Subject: Outsourcing
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GM Insourcing - The Start of a Trend?
Author: Tim Wright
Firm: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Subject: Outsourcing
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Fast track procedure for the obtaining of permanent residence in Cyprus.
Author: Chris Yiangou
Firm: George Y. Yiangou & CO
Subject: Corporate
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Townsend on selecting issues to appeal
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Subject: Appellate Briefing
Details: Roger Townsend co-authored a recent paper for the Defense Research Institute concerning how to make the hard choices about which issues to appeal and which to omit.
Townsend on Oral Argument
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Subject: Appellate Oral Arguments
Details: Roger Townsend discusses the past and present, while predicting a possible future, for oral argument in appellate courts.
The Information Model of the Technical Analysis for buying and selling stocks
Author: Bob Juchter van Bergen Quast
Firm: Advocatenkantroor Juchter van Bergen Quast
Subject: Economics
Details: Maastricht: Maastricht research school of Economics of Technology and Organizations,
Doing Business in the United Arab Emirates
Author: Abdul Munim Al Rubaie
Firm: Al Rubaie Chartered Accountants
Subject: Investment and Business
Details: Abdul Munim Al Rubaie, Managing Partner of Al Rubaie & Partners Chartered Accountants(ARCA), outlines the advantages of doing business in the UAE, including key investment and business opportunities.
The Registrability of the Trademark Consisting of an Acronym
Author: John McKeown
Firm: Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber (GSNH) LLP
Subject: Trademarks
Details: John McKeown of Goldman Sloan Nash & Haber LLP discusses a recent English decision which found that a trademark consisting of three letters, which were an acronym for a descriptive term, was invalid.
IP COMPASS
Author: Farah Namazie
Firm: Namazie & Co.
Subject: Intellectual Property
Details: An Innovation-Driven Singapore Through Designs
The New IP & Onliine Landscape in China by Ai-Leen Lim, CEO & Principal Counsel, AWA Asia (part of the Awapatent group).
Author: Ai-Leen Lim
Firm: AWA Asia Limited
Subject: Intellectual Property
Details: The past 12 months have brought several significant developments in the IP and online environment in China, many of which are gamechangers in the way IP portfolios are managed and business is conducted online and offline.
Due Diligence Requirements for Investments in Nigeria
Author: Emmanuel Ekpenyong Esq. MCIArb
Firm: Fred-young & Evans LP
Subject: Corporate Services
Details: It is important for investors to conduct due diligence on a target Nigerian company before investing in it whether by means of restructuring, mergers, acquisitions or takeovers. This is because the real state of the company may not be stated in the books of the target company or known to the investor until it takes full control of the company.
New transparency requirements for the disclosure of beneficial owners of companies and associations Transparency Register
Author: Peter Memminger
Firm: Memminger LLP
Subject: Money Laundering
Details: Peter Memminger of Memminger LLP discusses the Transparency Register, which was created to increase the transparency of participations in companies in order to prevent money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
An Evaluation of the Legal Framework and Advantages of Doing Business in Nigeria's Licensed Free Zones
Author: Emmanuel Ekpenyong Esq. MCIArb
Firm: Fred-young & Evans LP
Subject: Corporate Services
Details: In order to generate employment, diversify the economy, increase foreign exchange earnings, boost her Gross Domestic Product and enhance technology transfer, the Nigerian Government have introduced several policies and plans to encourage both local and foreign manufacturers to take advantage of the huge Nigerian market while working towards developing their export markets. One of such policies is the Investment Incentives in Nigeria's Free Zones ("the Zone").
Legal Framework for Transfer of Technology in Nigeria
Author: Emmanuel Ekpenyong Esq. MCIArb
Firm: Fred-young & Evans LP
Subject: Corporate Services
Details: All contracts or agreements for the transfer of foreign technology entered into by any person in Nigeria must be registered with the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion .
Protecting Borrowers under a Loan and Collateral Agreement in Nigeria
Author: Emmanuel Ekpenyong Esq. MCIArb
Firm: Fred-young & Evans LP
Subject: Loan And Collateral Agreements in Nigeria
Details: In order to execute large projects or for businesses to expand, there is usually a need to apply for loan facility from Banks ("the Bank"). Though, Banks are likely to grant loan to Borrowers if they have the requisite collateral, often times Borrowers end up in trouble with the Banks.
Procedure for Obtaining Banking Licence and Prospects in Banking Business in Nigeria
Author: Emmanuel Ekpenyong Esq. MCIArb
Firm: Fred-young & Evans LP
Subject: Banking Business in Nigeria
Details: Banks in Nigeria may be authorized to carry on banking business on a regional and national basis in accordance with rules, regulations and guidelines on licensing, authorization, operation and conduct of business that the Central Bank of Nigeria may issue from time to time
An Appraisal of Business Potentials and Legal Framework in Nigeria’s Solid minerals Sector
Author: Emmanuel Ekpenyong Esq. MCIArb
Firm: Fred-young & Evans LP
Subject: Solid Minerals and Mining
Details: Nigeria is richly endowed with a variety of solid minerals of various categories varying from precious metals to stones and also industrial minerals. Much of these minerals are yet to be exploited
Legal Issues arising from a Technical Expatriate’s Business in Nigeria
Author: Emmanuel Ekpenyong Esq. MCIArb
Firm: Fred-young & Evans LP
Subject: Immigration
Details: The technical knowhow of expatriates are also needed in other budding sectors of the Nigerian economy. For expatriates to carry on their businesses in Nigeria some legal issues arises and same must be effectively dealt with to ensure smooth running of their businesses.
The Role of Legislations and the Courts in protecting Foreign Investments in Nigeria
Author: Emmanuel Ekpenyong Esq. MCIArb
Firm: Fred-young & Evans LP
Subject: Foreign Investments in Nigeria
Details: Under Section 6 (6) of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution, Nigerian legislations and powers of the courts extend to all matters between persons or between government and any person in Nigeria, and to all actions and proceedings for the determination of any question as to the civil rights and obligations of that person. This means a foreigner or foreign business may invoke the provisions of Nigerian legislations and the judicial powers of the court to protect its civil rights and investments whether against Nigerians, a Nigerian company or even the Nigerian government.
Griffin Trust Guidance Notes - Asset Protection in Liechtenstein
Author: Andrew Baker
Firm: Griffin Trust AG
Subject: Asset Protection
Details: This is the first of a series of Griffin Trust Guidance Notes to be posted on the Lawyer Network. It sets out the main featues of asset protection structures with a focus on the laws in Liechtenstein.
LGIM votes against record number of companies in 2018
Author:
Firm: Legal & General
Subject: Active Ownership
Details: Eighth Active Ownership annual report released highlights continued quality of engagement, with 52% of companies now based outside the UK. www.legalandgeneralgroup.com
Holding a Board of Directors Meeting in Nigeria
Author: Emmanuel Ekpenyong Esq. MCIArb
Firm: Fred-young & Evans LP
Subject: Board of Directors Meetings
Details: Emmanuel Ekpenyong, Managing Partner of Fred-young & Evans LP, discusses the technicalities of holding a Board of Directors Meeting in Nigeria.
Decoding the Global AI Advantage
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Firm: Deloitte
Subject: Artificial Intelligence
Details: Deloitte Global report assesses AI readiness and maturity across countries.
CRU: How the 'Fair Value' of Coal Assets is Affected by Commodity Cycles
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Firm: CRU
Subject: Commodity Valuation
Details: As with any commodity, valuing coal assets can be tricky due to the cyclical nature of the market. In this insight, CRU discusses how commodity cycles have created 'winners' and 'losers' in the last few years of M&A activity in the coal sector.
Food Safety Issues Carry Increasingly High Risks for Suppliers
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Firm: CoBank
Subject: Food Safety Costs
Details: Managing safety risks are critical for food suppliers
BGH Finds False Statements about Product Category Misleading
Author: Michael Rainer
Firm: GRP Rainer LLP
Subject: Product Categories
Details: Consumers must not be misled regarding the essential characteristics of a product.
BGH Rules on Protection of a Three-dimensional Trademark
Author: Michael Rainer
Firm: GRP Rainer LLP
Subject: Trademarks
Details: Three-dimensional signs cannot be registered as a trademark if they consist of a shape that is necessary in order to obtain a technical result.
CJEU – The Taste of a Food Product is not Eligible for Copyright Protection
Author: Michael Rainer
Firm: GRP Rainer LLP
Subject: Copyright
Details: The taste of a food product is not eligible for copyright protection.
OLG Frankfurt – Misleading Advertising by Carrying over Likes and Reviews
Author: Michael Rainer
Firm: GRP Rainer LLP
Subject: Advertising
Details: Franchisees need to be careful. If they change their franchise partner, they cannot simply carry over the likes and stars they have accumulated to the new company.
GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Report on Authorized Dealer’s Entitlement to Compensation
Author: Michael Rainer
Firm: GRP Rainer LLP
Subject: Compensation
Details: Under certain circumstances, an authorized dealer may be entitled to claim compensation after termination of the contract with the company if the latter continues to be able to use its business contacts.
GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience in Trade Mark Protection
Author: Michael Rainer
Firm: GRP Rainer LLP
Subject: Trademark Infringement
Details: Plagiarism and counterfeit products cause immense economic damage within the European Union. This makes it all the more important for businesses to take consistent measures to protect their trade marks.
An Analysis of the Challenges and Prospects in Real Estate Development in Nigeria
Author: Emmanuel Ekpenyong Esq. FCIArb
Firm: Fred-young & Evans LP
Subject: Real Estate
Details: As a developing country, Nigeria's real estate sector ("the sector") is evolving at a tremendous pace. Governments at all levels are more aware of the role of real estate development in the growth of their respective territories. Nigeria's budding sectors such as telecommunications, agriculture, power, tourism have provided a veritable platform for the sector to thrive. Private-Public Partnership on real estate development is on the increase.
Alterations to Civil Code by Law no. 13.792/2019
Author: Gustavo Stüssi Neves
Firm: Stüssi-Neves Advogados
Subject: Civil Code
Details: The recent Law no. 13.792/2019 amended provisions of the Civil Code regulating limitadas, with a view to making relations between partners more flexible and the procedure for removing an administrator and excluding a partner less complex.
U.S. INTERNATIONAL TAX REFORM: GILTI, BEAT & FDII
Author: Ruben Flores
Firm: The Flores Group
Subject: Tax
Details: The 2017 tax reform made fundamental changes to the U.S. tax system, specially significant changes were made to the international provisions. The changes provide important benefits to some and detriments to others, “the carrot and stick strategy”
Tax Obligations of US Taxpayers Residing Outside of the United States
Author: Ruben Flores
Firm: The Flores Group
Subject: Tax
Details: It is estimated that over 10 million Americans are living abroad – that includes persons born in the US or born of US parents. Many of these individuals have dual citizenship or nationality in other countries and are unaware of their US tax obligations. The US tax laws require that US citizens or lawful permanent residents report and pay taxes on their worldwide income...
Doing Business in the US
Author: Ruben Flores
Firm: The Flores Group
Subject: LEGAL & TAX REQUIREMENTS
Details: If you are considering starting or acquiring a business in the United States there are several legal, tax, business requirements that you should be aware of. This report explains the requirements and obligations.