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Reed Smith

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Executive Summary - Business Across Borders

Pilfering on the docks of New York City was once so rife that, so one story goes, an Italian shoemaker shipped his goods in two separate consignments – left and right shoes – to prevent them from being stolen. Today,...more

12/4/2013 - Cross-Border International Trade Agreements Trade Policy

Commercial Restructuring & Bankruptcy Alert - November 2013

In this issue: - Consequences of the Failure of a Secured Creditor to File a Timely Proof of Claim - Private Equity Funds Potentially Liable for Portfolio Company’s Unfunded Pension Liability -...more

11/26/2013 - Commercial Bankruptcy Debt Debtors Employee Benefits Investment Portfolios Pensions

ROME II – Opportunities and Risks for the Financial Sector

This alert reports a French case that relates to a hedge fund registered in the Cayman Islands, the investment agreement of which was governed by Cayman law, and where the actions complained about (withdrawing from the fund)...more

11/22/2013 - Financial Regulatory Reform Hedge Funds Investors Risk Management

Business Across Borders - Leaving the nest: an overview of companies’ international ventures

With global forecasts for trade growth remaining well below the average of the past 20 years, the last article in our Business Across Borders series, written by the Economist Intelligence Unit, and launched today, examines...more

10/17/2013 - Brazil China Cross-Border Cross-Border Transactions Emerging Markets EU Exports Manufacturers Mexico Wages

Distribution of dividends in kind: a useful way to divest company holdings in favour of shareholders: TCI, EADS, Dassault and Co.

Summary - Like English and U.S. laws, French law allows, under certain conditions, public joint stock companies (“sociétés anonymes”) or simplified joint stock companies (“sociétés par actions simplifiées”) to...more

9/30/2013 - Dividends EU Shareholders

French Ruling reinforces board members’ right to information prior to their revocation

Summary - The French Court of cassation recently decided that it is a prerequisite that board members of public companies (“sociétés anonymes”) be informed of the reasons for their revocation, prior to this issue being...more

9/30/2013 - Annual Meeting Board of Directors EU Revocation Right To Know

Business Across Borders - Smoothing the path: the challenges of operating internationally

The third in our Business Across Borders report series, written by The Economist Intelligence Unit, and launched today, delves into the challenges faced by companies doing business across markets. The report and video...more

8/5/2013 - Cross-Border Cross-Border Transactions International Finance

Business Across Borders - Troubled waters: the risks of international commercial disputes

One of the perils of doing cross-border business is the possibility of being pulled into business-related legal wrangles. A recent global survey of executive carried out by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) on behalf of...more

6/24/2013 - Business Development Cross-Border Risk Assessment Risk Management

Crowdfunding: first steps from French regulators until specific regulation next September

Crowdfunding basically consists in the funding of a project by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. Primarily used in specific artistic sectors, such as the music or...more

6/3/2013 - Crowdfunding EU Financing Internet Loans Motion Picture Industry Music Industry Venture Capital

Business Across Borders - Licence to travel: how regulation is benefiting business abroad

Our Business Across Borders report series, written by The Economist Intelligence Unit, investigates the biggest issues facing global business. The first of five reports and video commentary, Licence to travel, examines...more

5/10/2013 - Cross-Border Foreign Corporations Licenses New Regulations Travel

A Story of Stock, Security and Simplicity Sacrificed Under French Law

Introduction - In matters of security over personal property, France for a long time had a complex system of general and particular regimes. It had been hoped that legislative reform in this area, brought about by a...more

4/25/2013 - Creditors Debtors Private Property Stocks

Creditors Beware - Time to Health Check Your Terms and Conditions of Sale & Invoicing Practices

Introduction - Under Directive 2011/7/EU dated 16 February 2011, EU states had until the middle of this month to implement a number of measures to combat against late payment of invoices in commercial transactions, an...more

3/7/2013 - EU Invoices Late Payments Terms and Conditions

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