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New Manager Forum Panel III – Post-launch Matters
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The European Parliament voted to adopt the UCITS V Directive (“UCITS V”) on 15 April 2014, in advance of Parliamentary elections next month. The final vote followed a period of uncertainty where there was potential for the...more
Chile’s business environment is the result of a policy-driven strategy that has focused on building sound macroeconomic fundamentals and strong institutions, promoting competition and international integration, and creating a...more
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- Incentivising Management Across the Pond
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Bolivia is a country with amazing natural beauty and a diverse landscape, sheltering a fourth of the world’s greatest biodiversity. Bolivia’s riches also include raw material, industrialized material and of course, tourism....more
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1. What role does the government of Vietnam play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
The Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) is the central administrative body that oversees all investment...more
1. What role does the government of Thailand play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
The Thai government regulates foreign direct investment by requiring foreign investors to obtain approval from...more
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1. What role does the government of Taiwan play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
Three types of Taiwan government approval requirements may be relevant to direct foreign investment in...more
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1. What role does the government of Japan play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
Generally speaking, foreigners can conduct business in Japan on an equal legal footing with Japanese citizens. The...more
In this issue:
- Detroit Gets a Fresh Start and Pension Debt is at Risk
- UK Supreme Court Finds Certain Pension Liabilities Are Not Entitled to Priority Treatment, in Nortel and Lehman Decisions
- Amount of...more
1. What role does the government of China play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
In the past, foreign investment in China was highly regulated. However, following China’s entry into WTO a decade...more
A non-United States entity seeking to acquire a United States entity should be aware that the acquisition may expose the non-US entity to any pension plan termination and withdrawal liabilities of the US target entity in...more
The focus of U.S. litigation challenging plan investments has been 401(k) plans, but that may be changing. Defined benefit plan sponsors may have felt that they were immune to these types of claims because the funding rules...more
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Today is the 46th anniversary of the premier episode of the most iconic science fiction related television show during my lifetime – Star Trek. I am a self-confessed uber-trekkie and I can still remember watching the first...more
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