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Do Expert Witness Fees Impact Access? High Court Considers

We all know the cost of retaining an expert can be pricey. But does the price tag affect vindication of individual rights under a federal statue and impact court access? Should the cost of expert witness fees play a role...more

The effect of English schemes of arrangement in Germany

English law schemes of arrangement have become an increasingly debated topic in German law following some prominent cases in recent years. As far as Germany is concerned, the key question is whether schemes of arrangement...more

NASAA Slams The JOBS Act, But Have The States Really Been Handcuffed?

NASAA isn’t in the business of firing off rockets but it did launch a missile yesterday targeted directly at the JOBS Act. In this press release, NASAA’s president, Jack E. Herstein, is quoted as saying: "The JOBS bill...more

Important changes to Curaçao law

This Legal Update discusses important changes to Curaçao corporate law that became effective on January 1, 2012 and should be taken into consideration when dealing with corporations existing under Curaçao law....more

Jobs Or Bucket Shops?

Last week, New York Times columnist Gail Collins wrote this Op-Ed piece criticizing the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (aka JOBS) Act (H.R. 3606). Dave Lynn provided a good summary of the bill in this posting on...more

"Dispute Resolution - A SWOT Analysis on the Different Models and

Courts are dispute resolution venues of last resort. When a matter goes to court, disputants have relinquished their ability to resolve their differences by negotiation. The initiation of legal proceedings in a court of...more

The NAFTA, Preemption And Where In the World Are The Reservations?

Earlier, I wrote this post about the exemption from registration found in Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act for “any security issued or guaranteed by any bank”. For purposes of this statute, a “bank” generally means “any...more

Aircraft Finance in Aruba

This month marks the first anniversary of the entry into force in Aruba of the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol thereto on Matters specific to Aircraft Equipment. The Cape...more

Seventh Circuit Disagrees with Third on Selling Collateral Without Credit Bidding in a Cramdown: Rule of Philly Papers Rejected

The Bankruptcy Code provides that a Chapter 11 plan of reorganization may be confirmed over the opposition of a class of secured creditors whose secured claims are not being paid in full only if it provides one of the...more

Islamic Finance in Relation to Capitalism & Socialism

Speech at the United Nations to the Ambassadors of the 57 Member States of the Organization of the Islamic Conference on the inherent obstacles to capital formation in classical Islamic law, the Shari'a....more

The Failure of Crowds

Allen Stanford's Ponzi scheme is a stark reminder of our collective inability to discern wisdom from crowd behavior, especially in financial decisions....more

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