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ASIA A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion: China

1. What role will 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 in 2001,...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Uruguay

1. What role does the government of Uruguay play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? Uruguay has historically been open to foreign investment in all sectors of its economy, going as far as to declare,...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Turks and Caicos Islands

1 .What role does the government of the Turks and Caicos Islands play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? Foreign investment is promoted in the Turks and Caicos Islands (the TCI). International firms and...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Peru

1 .What role does the government of Peru play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The Peruvian state promotes and guarantees foreign investments in any kind of activity and entity. Foreign investors have...more

The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive: Extending the Scope of the European Union’s Regulatory Authority to Virtual Currency...

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

On April 19, 2018, the European Parliament (“EP”) adopted the European Commission’s (the “Commission”) proposal for a Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (“AMLD5”) to prevent terrorist financing and money laundering through...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Paraguay

1 .What role does the government of Paraguay play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The government of Paraguay welcomes foreign investment in various sectors of the economy and has created a number of...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Panama

1. What role does the government of Panama play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The government of Panama plays an important role in attracting foreign direct investment to the country. In addition to...more

The NYAG’s Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative and Transparency of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

by Michael Volkov on

Recently, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman launched the state’s Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative in order to garner more information and gain insight into the inner workings of cryptocurrency exchanges. ...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Nicaragua

1 .What role does the government of Nicaragua play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? In Nicaragua, there are no limitations on foreign investment. Current regulations aim at creating a legal framework...more

Understanding the Regulatory Concerns of Cryptocurrency Exchange Registration

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges, recently approached the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) about possible licensing as a broker-dealer. If Coinbase decides to register with the SEC, it will...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Mexico

1. What role does the government of Mexico play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? In Mexico, the regulation of foreign investment is entrusted to the National Congress, which is the only authority...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Jamaica

1 .What role does the government of Jamaica play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The government of Jamaica (GOJ) is highly committed to facilitating a viable environment for businesses and...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Honduras

1 .What role does the government of Honduras play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The Honduran government has acknowledged that foreign direct investment is vital for the generation of economic...more

Australia’s Financial Intelligence Agency Implements AML Regulation of Digital Currencies

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Australia announced on April 11 that all digital currency exchanges operating in the country will be regulated by the Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (“AUSTRAC”), the country’s financial intelligence agency. ...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Guatemala

1. What role does the government of Guatemala play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? Guatemala’s government issued a law that regulates foreign investment. Such law establishes the terms and policies...more

South Korea Steps Up Oversight of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

In January 2018, the Korea Financial Intelligence Unit (“KoFIU”) and the Financial Supervisory Service (“FSS”) conducted a joint inspection of six Korean banks that provide trading accounts for cryptocurrency exchanges. The...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - El Salvador

1. What role does the government of El Salvador play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The government of El Salvador promotes the foreign direct investment through the Agency for Promoting Export and...more

Coinbase Accountholders Notified

by Moskowitz LLP on

We recently blogged about a federal court judge ordering Coinbase to release information about certain Coinbase accountholders. On February 23, 2018, Coinbase sent messages to approximately 13,000 of its customers, informing...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Ecuador

1 .What role does the government of Ecuador play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The Ecuadorian state guarantees and promotes foreign investments. Foreign investors have the same rights and...more

FinTech Flash: So You Want to Put a Bitcoin ATM in a Coffee Shop?

by Goodwin on

This writer received three cold emails in two weeks asking for legal help around operating a Bitcoin ATM (BTM). Each groundbreaker asked: “What are the legal requirements for an operator putting a BTM in, say, a coffee shop?”...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Dominican Republic

1 .What role does the government of the Dominican Republic play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The Dominican Republic offers outstanding advantages to foreign and national investors. The...more

D.C. Circuit Court Rules On Currency Conversion Issue In Arbitral Award

by Carlton Fields on

Following a Greek arbitration, Petitioner sought to confirm an arbitration award and enter judgment in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The arbitral award was issued on July 2, 2013 for €39,818,298 in...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Costa Rica

1 .What role does the government of Costa Rica play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? Costa Rica has long been recognized as a regional leader of social and economic development in Latin America. The...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Colombia

1 .What role does the government of Colombia play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Colombia is subject to registration with the Colombian Central Bank (Banco de la...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Chile

1 .What role does the government of Chile play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? No governmental prior approval is needed in Chile to initiate or continue an investment from abroad. Foreign...more

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