Michael Diaz Jr. - Diaz Reus International Law Firm

Venezuela Sees Lawsuit Dismissed Under FSIA

A company arguing that the Venezuelan government is preventing it from claiming US$400 million from the Lehman Brothers’ estate has seen its case thrown out by a New York court on grounds of lack of jurisdiction. The…more

| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Implications of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, FATCA

Protecting domestic revenue is just one of several reasons why G-20 nations are cracking down on tax havens. Other reasons include their desire to track the international flow of funds used for terrorist activity or money…more

| International Law & Trade, Taxation

Can't We All Just Get Along?

The benefits to mediation over litigation are substantial: it’s ultimately less expensive than proceeding to trial; it saves time; and it avoids the hidden costs of litigation, which often include reduced productivity and,…more

| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Law Practice Products & Services

The Current State of Islamic Finance in the Gulf Co-operation Council

Shari’ah-compliant finance and banking has mushroomed in recent years despite its prohibition on accepting interest on loans and its application of other limiting Islamic principles. Let’s briefly examine the current state of…more

| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Bitcoins Mean Business

It’s an age-old theory: New ideas spark new business opportunities. In 2009, the “Bitcoin” network was launched, introducing a worldwide virtual currency. The idea of an Internet-based monetary system had been tossed around…more

| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, &...

The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Business Crime 2014 - An...

Latin America’s “Culture of Corruption” - The notion that there is a “culture of corruption” in Latin America has led some writers to note that decades of unstable economies and turbulent politics in the region have…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Finance & Banking,...

The Fabulous Fab

Many economists consider the 2008 economic meltdown the worst financial crisis in the U.S. since the 1930’s Great Depression. The threat of the total collapse of large financial institutions and key businesses, a devastated…more

| Finance & Banking, Business Torts, International Law & Trade, Securities...

Colombia Fights Back Against Corporate Corruption

Corruption is prevalent in the global marketplace. Colombia is not an exception. It currently scored 94 in the Corruption Perceptions Index of 2012 - the 36th most corrupt of 176 countries measured. However, in order to fight…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

What Happened to the Libor Scandal?

No longer headline news, you may be wondering… “What happened to the Libor scandal?” Answer: It is not gone, and the residual effects remain unresolved. To date, at least a dozen international banking institutions still face…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance &...

Emerging: Crime exposed in the currency exchange industry

U.S. prosecutors have recently filed an indictment against the operators of the Costa Rica-based currency exchange, Liberty Reserve, accusing it of helping criminals around the world to launder more than US$ 6 billion…more

| Criminal Law, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

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