Owen Kurtin – Kurtin PLLC

BIOTECH, PHARMA & CHEMICALS SUPPLY/DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS: DEAL POINTS (REVISED)

The Biotech, Pharmaceutical and Chemical sectors are increasingly innovating in the supply and distribution of life sciences products and their elements. Even the largest industry players frequently turn to horizontal…more
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AN INTERNATIONAL JOINT VENTURE CHECKLIST: DEAL POINTS

This checklist form derived from that used by our firm is a tool and guide to necessary and optional elements to consider in preparing to negotiate and document an international or cross-border joint venture (JV) between a U.S…more
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NAVIGATING THE CUBA SANCTIONS: DEAL POINTS

A recent project of ours advising a non-U.S.-based hotel chain with American management, accounts and other business in the U.S. provided useful insights in how to structure the hotel chain's new business in Cuba without falling…more
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HIPAA BUSINESS ASSOCIATE AGREEMENT BEST PRACTICES: UPDATE 2016

Three recent Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights (HHS OCR) settlements for a total of $5.8 million confirm that wide-spread noncompliance with the HIPAA Business Associate Agreement requirement is now…more
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European Union Data Privacy Ruling Challenges 4,000 US Tech Firms and Government Surveillance

The October 6, 2015 ruling by the European Court of Justice to strike down the international "Safe Harbor" Agreement between the EU and the US that had governed cross-border data flows for fifteen years poses immediate…more
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CROSS-BORDER JOINT VENTURES: DEAL POINTS

Companies typically use joint ventures to join forces for a project that does not implicate all of their businesses or strategies, and which therefore does not justify a merger or acquisition. The joint venture form is supremely…more
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NAVIGATING THE RUSSIA SANCTIONS: UPDATE

On July 29, 2014, the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) sharply increased sanctions on Russia, Russian persons and Russian business enterprises pursuant to Executive Orders (E.O.) 13660,…more
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THE "NUTS AND BOLTS" OF INTERNATIONAL JOINT VENTURES

Presentation on the Structuring and Implementation of International Joint Ventures given to joint meeting of the American Bar Association Section of International Law and Israel Bar Association, Eilat, Israel, May 22, 2012…more
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A SWISS PRINCIPAL MODEL CASE STUDY: RESTRUCTURING A MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION TO OPTIMIZE EFFICIENCY AND PROFITABILITY

The Swiss Principal model has become an effective means to optimize the structure of multinational companies on a regional basis, maximizing efficiencies by restructuring EMEA-area procurement, distribution and sales activities…more
| Business Organizations, International Law & Trade, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Law, Taxation

SATELLITE HACKING AND CYBERSECURITY

The growing threat of cyber-attacks and network hacking has reached the satellite-space sector, posing a growing challenge to satellite fleet operators and raising questions as to whether commercial satellites will in the future…more
| Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

IMPLEMENTATION OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - RELATED PROVISIONS OF THE PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

With Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) implementation obligations accelerating this year and in 2014, it is important to ensure that all healthcare providers have an appropriate implementation plan in place. The…more
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Net Neutrality and Broadband: The New Rules

On December 23, 2010, the Federal Communications Commission promulgated new rules to enact "Net Neutrality," a regulatory scheme to ensure unblocked, non-discriminatory access to the Internet and the broadband wireline and…more
| Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Net Neutrality and Broadband: A New Way Forward?

In deciding on February 26, 2015, to impose Communications Act Title II regulation over broadband providers, the Federal Communications Commission has taken a decisive step to preserve net neutrality. The FCC's original decision…more
| Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

FCC Faces Hurdle of Brand X Ruling

"FCC Faces Hurdle of Brand X Ruling (National Law Journal May 31, 2010)" takes the position that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's National Broadband Plan and "Net Neutrality" policy goal, which suffered a setback as…more
| Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

U.S. Communications Law and Transactions White Paper

"U.S. Communications Law and Transactions" is a white paper that reviews U.S. legal, regulatory and transactional issues and their background in: Telephony; Broadcast; Cable; Wireless; Broadband, VoIP and the Internet;…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Science, Computers, & Technology
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