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Will Foreign-Owned Mining Companies Build Africa’s Rail and Seaport Infrastructure?

Latham & Watkins partners Glen Ireland, Chair of the firm’s Mining & Metals Industry Group, and Clement Fondufe, Chair of the Africa Practice, look at the challenges facing foreign-owned mining companies and discuss how...more

Open for investment: How Mexico is paving the way for infrastructure investors

A step-change for Mexican infrastructure - Mexico enacted its new federal public-private partnership (PPP) law, Ley de Asociaciones Público Privadas (Law on Public-Private Partnerships), in January 2012. The...more

Mexico to Spend Billions on New Rail Projects

In the first week of February 2014, the Mexican lower house of Congress passed a bill that opens the country’s rail freight sector. As a result, lawmakers expect new investments, lower prices, and a broader rail share of the...more

Mexico Projects: Get Ready, Get Set . . .

Development opportunities in Mexico are expected to abound in the coming years with the support and sponsorship of the Mexican government. By all accounts, it appears to be full steam ahead for Mexico in the infrastructure...more

Mexico announces new transportation and telecommunications investment program

Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, the Mexican Minister of Communications and Transportation, has announced a new Investment Program for Transportation and Telecommunication for fiscal years 2013-2018....more

Executive Order Targets New Sectors of Iranian Economy for Sanctions: Are You Prepared to Comply?

Effective July 1, 2013, President Obama's Executive Order 13645 implements certain provisions of the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 20121 (IFCA) and expands the Iranian sanctions regime to new sectors of Iran’s...more

New U.S. Sanctions Designations Target Airlines and Lessors in Europe and Asia

The United States has added three airlines from Europe and Asia, as well as two individual airline executives and 13 aircraft, to the list of Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) due to the airlines’ support for Iran Air and...more

Expanded U.S. Sanctions on Iran Effective July 1, 2013

President Obama has issued a new Executive Order that goes into effect July 1, 2013. The Executive Order targets new areas of the Iranian economy for sanctions, including exchange transactions involving Iranian Rials and...more

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

President Obama Proposes Plan To Encourage Private Investment in Infrastructure

President Obama recently announced the Rebuild America Partnership plan (RAPP), a bipartisan effort focused on rebuilding the nation’s aging infrastructure and driving economic growth. Through RAPP, the President proposes to...more

Transportation Finance Digest: Volume 1

In This Issue: - Introduction - All Hat And No Chattel: Life After Cape Town - Q&A - The Future Of Eca Financing - Deal Of The Year - An Innovative Engine Re-Securitization - Pillsbury Case...more

New Law Expands Scope of Iran Sanctions In New Ways

As the new year brings in a new term for the Obama Administration, the pace of Iran sanctions shows no sign of slowing. As we reported in October and November, Washington’s commitment to denying Iran the ability to advance...more

New Iran Sanctions Enacted

Satellite Export Controls Now Eligible to be Returned to Commerce Department Jurisdiction - On January 3, 2013, President Obama signed into law Public Law No. 112-239, the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of...more

EU defines scope of expanded Iran sanctions, including new natural gas, metals and vessels/ tankers bans

On 21 December 2012, the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted the EU-wide legislation clarifying important details of the expanded sanctions measures already agreed by the Council in broad terms on 15 October 2012.1...more

New Public Transportation Contract Fuels Growth

Italian firm AnsaldoBreda awarded contract to build Metrorail cars in 2015 - Last week, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners awarded a $313 million contract to AnsaldoBreda to design and build 136 new...more

Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current Federal Criminal Cases

November 1, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney. Topics Include:...more

International Criminal Defense Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current International - Transnational Criminal...

Our paper focuses on articles concerning US Federal Criminal Defense, INTERPOL Red Notice Removal, International Extradition and OFAC SDN Sanctions Removal. You will also find news about the US Seizure of Non-Resident,...more

Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current Federal Criminal Cases

October 22, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney. Topics Include:...more

Federal Criminal Lawyer Douglas McNabb of McNabb Associates - News On Current Federal Criminal Cases

July 9, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

The Canadian Oil Sands: A backgrounder: Market Opportunities

The growth in extraction and production has been matched by significant investment opportunities in upgrading facilities and transportation infra-structure. Transportation - Over 80 percent of bitumen produced in...more

Italy issues new “Golden Share”

On March 9, 2012, the Italian Council of Ministers approved a Law Decree (the “Decree”) that changes Italy’s “Golden Share” powers in certain strategic sectors and repeals Article 2 of Legislative Decree No. 332 dated May 31,...more

January 3, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

EU imposes further sanctions against Syria (with more likely to come)

I. Introduction On 1 December 2011, the Council of the European Union (EU) considerably expanded its existing regime for economic sanctions against Syria when it adopted Council Decision 2011/782/CFSP which introduces or...more

U.S. Authorities Weigh in on Emerging Derivatives Model for Global Transport Sector

On October 13, the FMC issued a proposed rule that would clarify and ease Agency regulation of service contracts and NVOCC service arrangements (“NSA”). Under the current regime, the terms of such contracts or NSAs either...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 (together...more

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