Cross-Border Update on Investing and Doing Business in the United States
The Pepper Five: On U.S. – India Issues
China Outbound Investment
Russian Mergers & Acquisitions Market - Challenges and Opportunities
International Investment in the US – Interview with Bill Weld, Former Massachusetts Governor; Member, Mintz Levin; Principal, ML Strategies
Jeffrey DeBoer on the intersection of Washington and commercial real estate
Suzanne Folsom & Christopher Burnham on Private Sector Lessons
COMPETITION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION -
Australia has extensive competition and consumer laws dealing with, among other things, the promotion of competition and consumer protection. This section provides an introduction...more
COURT AND LEGAL SYSTEM -
The Australian legal system is modelled on the English common law system of judge-made (or case) law and written (statutory) law made by the various parliaments.
The federal and state...more
Mozambique’s new Petroleum Law and new Petroleum Tax Law have been long awaited by foreign investors who have been looking for a clear and comprehensive legal framework to facilitate investment in the development of the...more
Welcome to the latest July/August 2014 issue of our Tax Newsletter.
We saw a number of legislative developments taken place in the PRC and Hong Kong in the past two months that might bring about legal and tax...more
Effective as of September 15, 2014, a new reporting requirement applies to a broad range of direct, and indirect, investments in the U.S. by foreign persons. The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (the...more
In This Issue:
- Islamic Real Estate Finance: Getting The Deal Done
- Announcements & Events
- Government Consultation on Energy Efficiency Improvements to the Private Rented Sector
- K&L Gates...more
There are a variety of laws dealing with the protection of intellectual property (IP) in Australia. These laws provide for the creation of legal rights to the exclusive use or ownership of...more
One of the hottest trends right now is buying (or selling) independent hotel management companies. The demand is coming from all directions – existing management companies, investment funds and foreign buyers. Existing...more
Myanmar has joined a host of nations in the Asia-Pacific region that have been turning to SEZs to stimulate foreign investment in certain sectors, create jobs and free investors from more burdensome local regulatory...more
Two years after signing a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) with China, Canada has now ratified it and announced that it will come into force on October 1. Canada has similar treaties, known domestically as foreign investment...more
Mexico, our neighbor to the south, is growing every day as a leading producer in the automobile industry. Presently, Mexico is the world’s largest producer of light vehicles and the second largest in Latin America. Companies...more
COMPANY LAW -
Some general matters relating to company law in Australia are discussed below.
REGULATORY SCHEME -
The Corporations Act principally regulates companies, their incorporation, the acquisition...more
In the difficult years since the global financial crisis, attitudes to investing in Africa have evolved significantly, particularly in key sectors such as energy and infrastructure. While political and regulatory risks remain...more
AN INTRODUCTION TO AUSTRALIA -
Australia is a federation comprised of six states and two territories. The federal government, based in the capital city of Canberra, is known as the Commonwealth of Australia. Australia...more
The Ontario Court of Appeal has called on judges to show restraint in assuming jurisdiction over securities trading on foreign exchanges, in its recent decision Kaynes v BP, PLC, 2014 ONCA 580. While the plaintiffs in this...more
On 28 August 2014, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and the National Health and Family Planning Commission (HFPC) jointly released the Notice of the National Health and Family Planning Commission and the Ministry of Commerce...more
REGULATION OF FOREIGN INVESTMENT -
One of the first matters a foreign investor must consider when planning to invest in Australia is the impact of Australia’s foreign investment policy.
On August 25, 2014, the Indiana Supreme Court issued its decision in Indiana Department of State Revenue v. Caterpillar, Inc., holding that the plain meaning of the Indiana tax statutes prohibited the company from increasing...more
The Philippine bond market differs significantly from other markets, but is expected to change as growth continues.
Philippine companies have become avid borrowers of funds provided by the international high yield...more
Foreign issuer IPOs have been increasing recently as foreign issuer activity continues to improve since a marked decline in 2011 and 2012. This decline resulted in part from market volatility in the aftermath of the financial...more
MAJOR FORMS OF BUSINESS ORGANISATION -
A foreign company or investor proposing to establish a business in Australia may choose from a number of different entities or forms of business organisation. Each of these forms...more
On August 23, 2014, the State Department announced that the employment based fifth-preference category (EB-5) is unavailable for Chinese nationals for the remainder of FY2014, through September 30, 2014, due to the large...more
A team of Dutch developers would like to bring a little bit of Atlantis to Miami. Earlier this month, Dutch Docklands submitted a letter of intent and request for zoning variance to the City of North Miami Beach in order to...more
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations ("ASEAN") was established on 8 August 1967 under the framework of the "3 pillars" of regional cooperation: security, socio-cultural integration and economic integration. The 10...more
Proposal brings the Kingdom’s robust stock exchange closer to major international financial institutions.
Following on from last month’s announcement by the Saudi Arabian Capital Market Authority (the CMA) that it...more
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