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Protection of Foreign Direct Investment in Cyprus

The EU’s legislative landscape on failing banks is undergoing a fundamental shift. Cyprus was indeed the first Member State to experience and implement the resolution and bail-in approach with respect to failing banks, thus...more

Second Circuit Determines the Relevant Date for Determining a Chapter 15 Debtor’s “COMI”

A. INTRODUCTION - Courts in the Southern District of New York and elsewhere have issued conflicting decisions regarding the appropriate time period to consider in determining a foreign debtor’s “center of its main...more

Ansiedlung - Ansiedlung von Handelsmärkten in Belgien nach dem Gesetz vom 13 August 2004

1. Rechtsgrundlage ist das Gesetz vom 13.August 2004, das die Ansiedlung von Handelsmärkten regelt (“Loi relative à l’autorisation d’ implantations commerciales / Wet betreffende de vergunning van handelsvestigingen”)....more

Gesellschaftsrecht - Corporate Governance in Belgien - Eine Einführung

Nach jahrelanger Vorbereitung hat der belgische Gesetzgeber das sogenannte Corporate-Governance-Prinzip am 02.08.2002 im belgischen Gesellschaftsrechtsgesetzbuch verankert. Mit der Vorarbeit für dieses Gesetz wurde...more

Gesellschaftsrecht - Europäische Aktiengesellschaften

Die Europäische Aktiengesellschaft (Societas Europaeis-SE) ist eine Voraussetzung für die Verwirklichung des Binnenmarkts und für die damit angestrebte Verbesserung der wirtschaftlichen und sozialen Lage in der gesamten...more

Doing Business in Poland: 2012 Update by Attorney Jaroslaw Kruk

This is a précis and update of Business Vehicles available for establishing a business in Poland, written by renowned Warsaw attorney, and my colleague, Jaroslaw Kruk....more

Ninth Circuit Latest to Permit Corporate Liability Under Alien Tort Statute; Supreme Court to Resolve Circuit Split in 2012

In Sarei v. Rio Tinto, PLC, Nos. 02-56256, 02-56390, 09-56381, 2011 WL 5041927 (9th Cir. Oct. 25, 2011), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit became the latest Circuit to hold that corporations may be held...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

Distributorship and Agency

DISTRIBUTORSHIP OR AGENCY? There are different ways to expand your business into a new market or territory. Two common methods are distributorship and agency. It is important to be aware of the key differences between...more

Another Fissure In The Internal Affairs Doctrine?

In this post from last November, I mentioned two New Jersey decisions applying New Jersey law rather than the law of the state of incorporation. Krzastek v. Global Resource Industrial & Power, Inc., No. A-1815-06T2 (N.J....more

Chapter 15 Emerging Trends: Creditors' Rights, Multinational Groups

US Bankruptcy Code Chapter 15, which incorporates the United Nations Model Cross-Border Insolvency Law, became effective October 2005. Designed to assist non-US proceedings in need of enforcement within the United States,...more

Oh, Data, Where Art Thou? Security, Politics & the Bottom Line

The ability to convert capital expenditures to operating expenses, tax considerations and other cost-savings benefits are sending businesses to the cloud with glee, the legal profession lagging behind but getting the hint....more

Gesellschaftsrecht Verschmelzung - Umsetzung der Verschmelzungsrichtlinie in Belgien.pdf

Am 26 Juni 2008 wurde die gesellschaftsrechtliche Komponente der Richtlinie 2005/56/EG des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates vom 26. Oktober 2005 über die Verschmelzung von Kapitalgesellschaften aus verschiedenen...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

United States v. UBS AG,

Amended Protocol Between the U.S. and Switzerland (Amending August 2009 Agreement)

Switzerland and the US Wednesday 31 March both signed an “amending protocol” to their 19 August 2009 agreement whereby the Swiss promised to issue final decisions on some 4,450 UBS bank clients whose account information was...more

Morrison v. National Australia Bank

Transcript Oral Argument March 29, 2010

This is the transcript of oral argument heard by the Supreme Court in Morrison v. National Bank of Australia on March 29, 2010. The case centers on so called “F-Cubed” securities class actions. The issue to be determined...more

United States v. UBS AG,

U.S. - Switzerland Protocol Amending Treaty for the Avoidance Double Taxation

August 2009 agreement whereby Switzerland promised to issue final decisions on some 4,450 UBS bank clients whose account information was requested by US tax authorities. An Amended Protocol was signed on March 31, 2010....more

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