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How Big Tobacco Handles Lawsuits -- Attrition and Wait for Deaths [Video]

Jack Scarola, Tobacco attorney and partner of Searcy Denney explains how tobacco fights a war in which they try to wear down plaintiffs; out spend plaintiffs and wait for plaintiffs to die....more

Five Eye-Opening Facts About the Philippine US$ Bond Market

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

Using British Virgin Islands Companies for International Listings

The British Virgin Islands’ (BVI) corporate statute is ideally suited for international listings. BVI companies have been used widely for listings on international stock exchanges in New York, London, Singapore and Oslo. They...more

SEC Settlement: The FCPA Risks of Entering New Markets

Entering into new, international markets may be good for developing business, but it also carries certain risks. This is particularly true in many countries where doing business may include making gifts, paying gratuities and...more

Quarterly Investment Update - 2nd Quarter 2014

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

Draft of the Amendment to the Investment Ordinance - Effects on Fund Investments

The Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) issued a draft ordinance for the amendment of the Investment Ordinance (Anlageverordnung – AnlV) and the Pension Fund Capital Investment Ordinance for consultation (“Amendment Ordinance”)...more

Volcker Rule and Covered Bonds

The subtler aspects of the Volcker Rule continue to emerge. One of the subtleties is the extraterritorial reach of the Rule in connection with underwriting, investments in, and market making for covered bonds by foreign...more

Africa Update - June 2014 #4

In This Issue: - Leading the News - United States – Africa Relations - North Africa - East Africa - West Africa - Sub-Saharan Africa - General Africa News - Excerpt...more

Bitcoin – Migration from China to Hong Kong – Part Nine

“Virtual currencies” in general, and bitcoin in particular, continue to attract frenzied media attention coupled with immense public and regulatory scrutiny as an ever increasing number of countries review and clarify their...more

Chilean Pension Funds Market Officially Open for Business for Irish UCITS.

Following Dechert’s series of reports in relation to the Chilean pension funds market and its accessibility to Irish UCITS, see Dechert OnPoint - Moody’s Upgrade Points to Reopening of the Chilean Pension Market to Irish...more

A Materially Different View On Pre-deal Research Reports In Hong Kong IPOs

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

Polsinelli Podcast - Conducting Business in China [Video]

Did you know the proper way to hand your business card to a Chinese business owner or entrepreneur? Polsinelli is committed to assisting entrepreneurs to help them increase their business knowledge and succeed in the highly...more

New Reforms Impact Business Interests in Venezuela

On November 21, 2013, Venezuela’s president, Nicolás Maduro, sought and obtained an expansion of Executive power allowing for control of the Venezuelan economy by decree. As a result, two groundbreaking new laws have been...more

Brazil: the real deal?

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

Listing an Overseas Mining Company on the London Stock Exchange

Introduction - The London Stock Exchange (the “LSE”) has long provided an attractive forum for companies with mining operations outside of the United Kingdom to seek and obtain access to foreign capital markets through...more

Polsinelli Podcast - Conducting Business Internationally, National Export Initiative [Video]

Increasingly companies are conducting business overseas. What are the challenges, rewards and issues with doing business internationally? In this week's "Inside Law," Shareholder Karen Dickinson of Polsinelli explores the...more

Free(er?) Trade - US, EU and Canada Quibble Over Market Access and Domestic Preferences

The US is generally pretty keen on international free trade agreements. And why shouldn’t it be? After all, free trade agreements have the ability to open up foreign markets to US goods and services, allowing new and...more

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Importation and Re-Sale of Gray Market Goods Manufactured Abroad

On March 19, 2013, in a decision eagerly awaited by the entertainment bar,1 the United States Supreme Court, in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, ruled that, under the First Sale Doctrine, a person who buys lawfully made...more

How supply chain finance lends itself to Asian markets

What is supply chain finance? The basic concept behind supply chain finance is that a bank (the "Financier") provides credit support for the distribution of goods and services (domestically and internationally) by a...more

Quarterly Investment Update - For The Quarter Ending June 30, 2013

Stock Market Commentary - Upward momentum for domestic equities continued into June until "tapering" comments by Ben Bernanke rattled the markets. The S&P 500 suffered its first negative return in several months, down...more

SEC Provides Relief for Familiarization Activities of Foreign Options Markets

The no-action relief provided by the staff of the Division of Trading and Markets is generally consistent with the relief previously provided to foreign options markets. On July 1, the staff of the Securities and...more

AIFMD Transitional Relief in Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) is due to take effect in member states of the European Economic Area (EEA) on July 22, 2013. Some EEA member states (including Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg,...more

Ukraine: long awaited transfer pricing reform will go live from September 2013

The Law on On the amendment of the Tax Code of Ukraine as to transfer pricing was adopted by Ukrainian Parliament on 4 July 2013. To become effective, it must be signed by the President (expected soon). The new transfer...more

SEC Issues Proposal Regarding Cross-Border Security-Based Swap Activities

On May 1, the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed rules and interpretive guidance with respect to cross-border security-based swap activities. Under this proposal, the requirements of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall...more

Global Connection - May 2013: The Top Ten Things a 21st Century Exporter Should Know

There are a myriad of things a U.S. company seeking to export will want to consider prior to entering the global marketplace, but, because I am a big David Letterman fan, and the fact that exporting has never been easier, I...more

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