China Outbound Investment
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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
Following on from our 'Open for Business – a Reform Wave to Hit the Australian Resources Sector' Legal Insight in October 2013, the Productivity Commission has released its final report on Major Project Development Assessment...more
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
Hong Kong introduces a new electronic trading regulatory regime with effect from 1 January 2014, when all licensed and registered persons in Hong Kong that conduct electronic trading of securities and futures contracts listed...more
The energy reform proposed by Mexico’s Peña Nieto administration has been approved by the Mexican Congress and, in rapid succession, by a majority of the Mexican state legislatures. This sweeping, historic reform amends the...more
1. What role does the government of Indonesia play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
The existing Indonesian Investment Act is Law No. 25 of 2007 passed by the Indonesian House of Representatives...more
Ed. Note-this article is one of a continuing series of interviews of thought leaders in FCPA, Bribery Act and anti-corruption/anti-bribery. In this blog post, I interview Amy Sommers, partner in the Shanghai office of K&L...more
The five US financial agencies (“Agencies”) have approved jointly prepared final regulations (“Final Rules”) to implement the prohibitions on engaging in proprietary trading and investment in or sponsorship of a private...more
On December 10, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodity...more
As we previously reported, on August 12, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto submitted a highly anticipated constitutional reform proposal to the Mexican Congress for purposes of restructuring the Mexican energy...more
Tokyo will host the Games of the XXXII Olympiad from 25 July – 9 August 2020, and the Paralympic Games from 25 August – 6 September 2020.
According to Jacques Rogge, former President of the...more
A constitutional reform approved by Mexico's Senate and House of Representatives will transform the country's energy sector, pending expected approval by the majority of state congresses.
Latham & Watkins partner David Heller moderated a panel discussion at the November 5, 2013 “Maximizing Outcomes in Upcoming Asia Restructurings” industry summit co-hosted by Latham and the Asia Securities Industry & Financial...more
The sun is shining, literally and figuratively, on the energy industry in Mexico as solar energy opportunities are on the rise. While Mexico is all set to allow oil extraction by foreign companies, it is also attracting...more
The Mexican Senate has introduced a constitutional amendment that, if approved, would open the country’s oil market to foreign and private investors. Currently, oil production is controlled exclusively by the state-owned...more
The Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Jaffe v. Samsung Elecs. Co., Ltd., recently held that a U.S. bankruptcy court is not required under principles of comity to blindly apply foreign law to assets located in the...more
If the effectiveness of any dispute-settlement process is to be measured by the existence of impartial and well-defined rules, finality of the outcome and enforceability of the decision, Canada’s...more
In December 2012, The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) publicly released an unclassified version of its Annual Report To Congress for the calendar year 2011 (Report). The full version of the Report...more
In This Review:
- I Introduction
- II Legal And Regulatory Framework
- III Licensing
- IV Production Restrictions
- V Assignments Of Interests
- VI Tax
- VII Environmental...more
On October 31, 2013, President Barack Obama announced plans to expand SelectUSA, a program created in 2011 to encourage investment in the U.S. economy. The program has already produced positive results, as foreign firms have...more
1. What role does the government of Hong Kong play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
Hong Kong is always rated as one of the world’s freest economies, one of the reasons being that the government...more
1. What role does the government of China play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?
In the past, foreign investment in China was highly regulated. However, following China’s entry into WTO a decade...more
When China's e-commerce giant Alibaba -- with a valuation that may make it the world's third-largest Internet company behind only Google and Amazon -- made the decision to go public, listing in Hong Kong was its natural first...more
Businesses looking to fully and effectively compete in the global marketplace need to monitor ever-changing trade rules and incorporate these rules into their strategic business plans. Few, if any, major Canadian businesses...more
I was asked this very question by Ralph Watzke, a Canadian lawyer. It is understandable that the presence of telecom mogul Carlos Slim, could decrease the expectations of investors, and force them to wait and see.
The government is moving in a direction to make the corporate formation and supervision process more user-friendly. Two key changes are expected to happen in the near future. The first is the abolishment of the registered...more