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Higher Education Risk Management Conference: Establishing International Programs: Risks and Due Diligence

Globalization: -- Reshaping the world in the past several decades: .. continued growth of multinationals .. increased cross-border workers and consumers .. increased imported goods and services --...more

Africa’s Golden Opportunity To Engage the United States on Trade and Investment at the U.S. - Africa Leaders Summit

On January 21, 2014, the White House announced the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, DC to take place on August 5 and 6, 2014. President Obama invited leaders from across the African continent with the aim of...more

China’s Simplified Merger Review Program May Significantly Reduce Wait Times For Certain Global Transactions

MOFCOM announces simplified merger-review program that could accelerate antitrust clearance from Chinese authorities for many transactions. MOFCOM estimates as many as 60% of notified transactions will qualify and receive...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

Delegation’s What You Need: EMIR Reporting for SPVs

Introduction - European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) has been in force since 16 August 2012. It is concerned with improving the transparency of, and reducing the risks associated with, the derivatives...more

Trade Promotion Authority Legislation Could Have Significant Impact on U.S. Trade Agenda

On January 9, 2014, congressional leaders for the key committees responsible for trade legislation introduced a bill to renew expedited procedures for obtaining passage of trade agreement implementing legislation. The United...more

FSB and IOSCO to Consider Standards for Treating Investment Funds and Asset Managers as Global Systemically Important Financial...

The Financial Stability Board (FSB), in consultation with the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), issued “Assessment Methodologies for Identifying Non-Bank Non-Insurer Global Systemically Important...more

14 Global Workplace Trends For 2014 (Infographic)

With January in full swing and your first new year’s resolution already broken, here’s one goal you can keep: stay abreast of developments to get ahead of the curve, beginning with the top 14 trends impacting multinational...more

14 Global Workplace Trends for 2014

With January in full swing and your first new year’s resolution already broken, here’s one goal you can keep: stay abreast of developments to get ahead of the curve, beginning with the top 14 trends impacting multinational...more

Successful Strategies For Doing Business In Asia: Japan

1. What role does the government of Japan play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? Generally speaking, foreigners can conduct business in Japan on an equal legal footing with Japanese citizens. The...more

Which way forward for the sovereign debt crisis? Six thought leaders in sovereign debt restructuring share their observations of...

A crisis far beyond anything experienced in recent memory - The way in which regulators, investors, banks and governments respond to the current sovereign debt challenges will echo for many years. Decisions made today...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - December 2013

In This Issue: - European Commission Proposes Changes to the US-EU Safe Harbor: In our November Privacy & Cybersecurity Update,1 we reported that the European Commission was undertaking a review of the U.S.-EU...more

The Rise Of Bitcoin

Bitcoin is a virtual currency without physical form or governmental authorization. It trades freely via electronic means. Although rare, bitcoin may also be transferred in person, by a laptop or tablet computer. Bitcoins come...more

Practical Best Business Practices For Going Global in Chile

Going global in Chile gives employers the opportunity to hire some of the leading professionals and creative talent in Latin American. The official population of Chile is just under 16,000,000, of which over 51% is female....more

ABA Amends Model Rules of Professional Conduct to Address Changes Brought by Technology and Globalization

It is undeniable that technology and globalization are changing the way lawyers practice law. Technology has not just made people, places, and things much more accessible to us – it has impacted the way we store information...more

Hemant Taneja’s “Energy is not a zero-sum game anymore”: The End of the ‘Clean vs. Dirty’ Debate and the Rise of Advanced Energy...

The rapid progress of advanced energy technologies and energy efficiency in the “conventional” areas of oil and gas as well as in the “clean” sources of wind, solar, and geothermal energy is allowing countries to do more from...more

Trade & Manufacturing Alert - February 2013

In This Issue: - Special Feature: Book Review - Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage - U.S. Focuses On IP Protection Failure In Foreign Markets, Requests Comments - U.S. Trade Officials Meet with...more

2013 Libor Update

BACKGROUND - LIBOR, or London InterBank Offered Rate, is a rate representing the average rate at which a LIBOR contributor bank can obtain unsecured funding in the London interbank market for a given period and...more

Wake up exporters — Do you know what the Government is doing to change the global market In 2013?

Happy New Year! As you plan for 2013, here are several items to think about and to incorporate into your business expansion plans. These actions could have a significant effect on U.S. businesses. ...more

REGULATORY: International Trade: Energy Discrimination And International Rules In Hard Times: What’s New This Time Around, And...

International trade and investment in the energy sector takes place in a framework of treaties based on the conviction that all boats rise on the tide of free trade and underpinned by legal obligations, including the...more

Skadden's 2013 Insights

We are pleased to provide a collection of commentaries on the critical legal issues facing our clients in 2013. There is hope that global economic and market conditions will continue to improve despite ongoing...more

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be”

Originally published in eurofenix - Winter 2012/2013. David Conaway looks at alternative sources of working capital in US and Canadian insolvencies. It has been reported that Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer...more

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