The United States and China have both reciprocally increased the validity of short-term business and tourist visas to 10 years and the validity of student and exchange visas to 5 years for each other’s citizens. The...more
CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO – SOUTH AFRICA’S TERMINATION OF ITS BILATERAL TRADE AGREEMENTS:
The main concern for any foreign investor is security of tenure for its investment. Investors generally feel threatened when...more
The Administration continues to push trade issues on several fronts, but Congressional Democrats continue to show little interest in participating. During his recent trip to Asia, President Obama pushed Japanese President...more
Schuldschein loans, which offer straightforward documentation and easy transferability, are an interesting alternative financing instrument for borrowers and investors.
Traditional German debt instruments called...more
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York recently entered a memorandum opinion in the Lehman Brothers Inc. (LBI) proceeding under the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA). The Bankruptcy...more
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) has issued a Final Policy Statement to clarify and refine its policies governing the allocation of capacity for new transmission projects. FERC examines four factors in...more
Maribel Baltazar sued her former employer, Forever 21, Inc., alleging she was constructively discharged and subjected to discrimination and harassment based on her race and sex....more
Tax lawyer Stuart Schabes co-presented “FATCA – 2013 and Beyond” at The Perfect Storm: US Tax Legislation and IRS Compliance 2013, a program hosted by Philip Stein & Associates and ERM.
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