On June 1, 2015, Canada’s Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (“ESTMA” or “the Act”) came into force. Approved in December 2014, but not in force until this month, the Act requires companies in the extractive sector...more
Inside This Issue:
- Executive Summary
- PRC Legal and Regulatory Updates
- Major Enforcement News
- China Communist Party Titles 101
- AIC Penalties Increase Risk of Dual Enforcement Actions
- Frequently Asked...more
On April 16, 2015, senior lawmakers reached a bipartisan agreement on a trade promotion authority bill: The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015). The bill was marked up in record...more
When does bribery and corruption move from a business issue to a political issue to a national issue? Why should US companies be held to the gold standard of anti-corruption laws? Should the US government even care if US...more
China’s recently announced plan to restructure and consolidate its state-owned enterprises (SOEs) focuses on bolstering the private sector of its economy and creating economies of scale to allow Chinese companies to better...more
As distress in the mining industry deepens, better quality assets are being pushed onto the market. Unlike many other assets on the divestment chopping block over the past 24 months, these assets are priced to sell.
In This Issue:
Key Issues For Real Estate In The Implementation Of The AIFMD Across Europe
Understanding Four Key Changes To The Hong Kong REIT Code
Chinese state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have played a significant role in the world's second-largest economy, with over 155,000 SOEs valued at approximately $17.4 trillion at the end of 2013 spanning almost every industry...more
A joint venture can create layers and layers of risk for compliance officers. It is always good to start from the inside and work your way out.
If your joint venture partner is a state-owned enterprise, or even more...more
My recent CFIUS post explained the basic legislative scheme and review process of the Foreign Investment in National Security Act (“FINSA”), which gives the President of the United States, acting upon the recommendation of...more
The Chinese economy has changed dramatically in the past two, five, and even 20 years, but its intellectual property (IP) laws have only very recently developed to somewhat better deal with the new reality. The new Chinese...more
On December 6, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, issued its decision in Sachs v. Republic of Austria, a case presenting important questions concerning the types of commercial activities...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.
Mexican Senate presents comprehensive Energy Reform Bill to the House of Representatives with tremendous potential for domestic and foreign energy companies.
In an encouraging move toward energy reform, the Mexican...more
1. What are the driving factors for increasing renewable energy production in India?
India’s power generation sector has been dominated by conventional energy. As per data released by the Central Electricity Authority...more
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has responded to over a decade of declining oil and gas production with vocal support of reform of the Mexican energy sector. While the Mexican Constitution provides PEMEX a monopoly in...more
The Great Hural, Mongolia’s Parliament, has ratified a new investment law, already in effect since November 1, that dramatically alters the investment landscape in Mongolia.
The new investment law is one of the first...more
Last Friday in Miami, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in U.S. v. Joel Esquenazi & Carlos Rodriguez. The issues on appeal did not just relate to the FCPA’s ”foreign official” element, but as to this...more
As the World focuses on dramatic shifts in government following the dawn of Arab Springs, a dramatic revolutionary change is quietly taking place with our neighbor to the south. Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto has...more
The fifth round of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue ("S&ED") yielded some forward progress in addressing a number of investment and trade issues. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and Chinese Vice Premier Wang...more
In University Of Utah V. Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, the Federal Circuit was faced with deciding whether a patent inventorship dispute between two different state universities is a “dispute between two states” that falls under...more
Last week the Canadian Government introduced amendments to the Investment Canada Act (ICA) to implement its revised policy towards state-owned enterprises (SOEs) which it announced in December last year....more
On April 24, 2013, the Obama Administration notified Congress of its intent to include Japan as the 12th country to take part in negotiations for the Trans- Pacific Partnership (TPP). The notification begins a formal...more
The European Commission (“Commission”) has approved without conditions Rosneft’s US$ 54.8 billion acquisition of TNK-BP. The Commission’s 8 March approval came two months after the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (“FAS”)...more
Timing is everything. Woody Allen said it best – 80 percent of life is just showing up. Unless you are the Chamber of Commerce. Talk about bad timing and sour grapes....more
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