Emerging Markets: Opportunity, Risk, and What it Means for Brand Protection
Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
The 2013 Trademark Report by Thomson Compumark provides an overview of trademark activity across 186 countries, including the most active product and services Classes and a revealing by-market breakdown that examines filing...more
Monica Riva Talley, director at the intellectual property law firm Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C., discusses the opportunity and risk presented by emerging markets, and what it means in terms of a global brand...more
Stock Market Commentary -
Global equity markets gained higher ground in the second quarter with volatility falling to levels not seen since 2007. The S&P 500 delivered a 5.2% return for the quarter and has now...more
On June 18, Fitch released its criteria for analyzing multi-borrower U.S. CMBS transactions. On June 18, Fitch released its criteria for rating securitizations in emerging markets. On June 16, Fitch released its master...more
Qatar, along with the UAE, has been upgraded from “frontier” to “emerging” market status by MSCI (an upgrade that is now in effect), which is among the criteria used by a large number of institutional investors and private...more
In the recent Latham & Watkins webcast, Avoiding Trouble in Emerging Markets (And What to Do When Trouble Finds You), Latham partners Robert Sims and Margaret Tough were joined for an informative panel discussion by Samantha...more
In Emerging Markets Series of DFA Investment Trust Company (C -190/12), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) confirmed that investment funds based outside the European Union (EU) should benefit from the EU free movement of...more
Mexico is set to put rivals in the shade.
Emerging markets have been rightly criticized for squandering favorable global conditions by not taking decisive steps to guarantee their long-term economic health. Mexico has...more
As financial markets globalize, particular markets have increasing opportunities to shape themselves by adopting processes, concepts and regulatory frameworks borrowed from other markets. Given their highly-developed nature,...more
In this memorandum opinion, the Court denied defendants’ motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction and failure to state a claim, holding that, under the equitable cleanup doctrine, the Court had jurisdiction...more
As one of the BRICS economies, Brazil has long been touted as one of the world’s most dynamic emerging markets. It is the world’s seventh biggest economy, has a large domestic market thanks to a population of almost 200...more
With global forecasts for trade growth remaining well below the average of the past 20 years, the last article in our Business Across Borders series, written by the Economist Intelligence Unit, and launched today, examines...more
In times of austerity in Europe and America, emerging markets such as Africa, China, India, Latin America, the Middle East and CIS are increasingly offering the key opportunities for growth and investment returns for private...more
1. INTRODUCING REGULATING FOR GROWTH -
Regulating for Growth (RfG) is an initiative to harness knowledge and experience in the communications sector to create a series of analyses and guidelines to assist practical and...more
With forecasts that the total GDP of emerging markets could overtake that of the developed economies by 2014,and at a time where technological advances are transforming the energy business globally, it is easy to see why...more
Welcome to DLA Piper’s Guide to Redundancies and Reductions-in-Force in Asia Pacific!
Employers across Asia-Pacific are increasingly facing short-falls in work and reductions in demand in a competitive market. Many...more
I was recently interviewed by Branislav Hock, a Research Master in Law Tilburg University in The Netherlands in connection with his graduate studies.
Bribery, including its various forms such as political contributions or...more
In the last 10 years, the Equator Principles or EPs have emerged as the industry standard for financial institutions to assess social and environmental risk in the project finance market. The EPs — which are based on the...more
Driven by its vast abundance of coal, copper, iron ore, gold and uranium (to name a few), Mongolia is forecast to have the world’s fastest growth rate in 2013, at 12% of GDP—a figure Western economies can only dream of in the...more
China is the world’s second largest economy, with an annual growth rate of more than 8 percent and a rapidly growing middle class. Foreign investment into China routinely exceeds US$100 billion a year. Businesses from all...more
15 Feb. (Bloomberg Law) -- Frank Aquila, partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the prospects for mergers and acquisitions activity in 2013. Aquila notes that while 2012 was something of...more
On December 17, 2012 the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) and TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV” and together with the TSX the “Exchanges”) published a consultation paper on their respective listing requirements applicable to issuers...more
Canada is an attractive public market for emerging market issuers—issuers whose mind and management are largely outside of Canada and whose principal active operations are outside of Canada. The receptiveness of the Canadian...more
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