International Transactions. Legal news and articles for August 28 - 31, 2011

Law firm partner buys 1BD condo in Midtown EastYuan internationalization takes off in Hong KongFormer Partner Rejoins Fulbright from El Paso CorporationOn AT&T, DOJ Chooses Law Over PoliticsSemGroup to Contribute SemStream Assets to NGL Energy Partners in Exchange for ...An interview with Theodore Garrett: Environment Award Winner 2011Scott & Scott, LLP's Partners Speak at MSPWorld 2011™Subscribe below to receive news & updates:Kickback controlWhere in the World Is Elie Mystal?Hancock to announce new director of economic development, team tomorrowAlabama Immigration Law, GE, Calpers, Mylan/Teva in Court NewsWal-Mart online sellers skirt taxesBenchslap of the Day: Judge Sparks Burns More AttorneysKey taxation bill put before parliament for vote

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Reaction mixed on Renaissance sale
Wisconsin Rapids TribuneAugust 17, 2011

Renaissance Learning CEO Glenn James said he can understand how the deal might concern some if they try to compare the Renaissance Learning transaction to the buyouts of various local papermakers by foreign companies in the early 2000s and the related ...more »

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Law firm partner buys 1BD condo in Midtown East
BlockshopperAugust 31, 2011

Glicklich currently serves as managing partner of the New York law office of Davies, Ward Phillips & Vineberg, where he focuses on taxation of corporate and international transactions. He is also a partner of the firm's taxation practice. ...more »

Yuan internationalization takes off in Hong Kong
Reuters Blogs (blog)August 31, 2011

Rocked by ongoing inflationary pressure, credit concerns and volatile equities markets, businesses are banking on yuan-denominated bond issuances to boost their capital base. Last month, Australia's Agincourt Capital Management LLC issued A$500 million ...more »

Former Partner Rejoins Fulbright from El Paso Corporation
MarketWatch (press release)August 31, 2011

The 2011 BTI survey of FORTUNE 1000 general counsel chose Fulbright as "The BTI Client Service 30" and Corporate Board Member magazine named Fulbright among the top 20 corporate law firms in the US in its survey of board members of public companies. ...more »

On AT&T, DOJ Chooses Law Over Politics
Wall Street JournalAugust 31, 2011

But good corporate citizenry and lobbying expertise aren't the only criteria. And as the Justice Department's court challenge to the deal Wednesday demonstrated, the deal was always long on hype for how it would help consumers, and short on robust ...more »

SemGroup to Contribute SemStream Assets to NGL Energy Partners in Exchange for ...
MarketWatch (press release)August 31, 2011

The call can be accessed live over the telephone by dialing 800.884.5695, or for international callers, +1 617.786.2960. The pass code for the call is 63379036. A replay will be available shortly after the call and can be accessed by dialing ...more »

An interview with Theodore Garrett: Environment Award Winner 2011
Who's Who LegalAugust 31, 2011

Finally, before trial, we reached a gratifying monetary settlement with the government. Many more environmental matters came my way after that case. What is the result you are most proud of? I have had the opportunity to work on a wide range of matters ...more »

Scott & Scott, LLP's Partners Speak at MSPWorld 2011™
PR Web (press release)August 31, 2011

Robert J. Scott and Julie Machal-Fulks, of intellectual property and technology law firm Scott & Scott, LLP, to present at MSPAlliance MSPWorld 2011™ Conference & Expo on Cloud Contracting and HIPAA/HITECH Act in Austin, Texas. ...more »

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South Florida Caribbean NewsAugust 31, 2011

St. Thomas University and Florida Bar's Public Interest Law Section to Participate in Human Trafficking Conference MIAMI - Miami's St. Thomas University President, Monsignor Franklyn M. Casale, recently joined representatives from US and foreign...more »

Kickback control
Calcutta TelegraphAugust 30, 2011

The convention requires member countries to enact legislation to deal with corruption in international business transactions. “It is the UNCAC which is a driver for this legislation,” says Anand Dayal, of Delhi-based law firm Koura & Company. ...more »

Where in the World Is Elie Mystal?
Above the LawAugust 30, 2011

For the “foreign” law firms who are our clients, it is not the FLCA that is important by itself, but rather the free trade agreements (“FTA's”) with the EU and the United States, which will ultimately permit foreign law firms to have on-the-ground FLC ...more »

Hancock to announce new director of economic development, team tomorrow
Denver Post (blog)August 30, 2011

Sources say the new director will be Paul Washington, currently president of LJS Holdings LLC, an advisory firm that focuses on international corporate transactions. Washington is an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado Law School who is not ...more »

Alabama Immigration Law, GE, Calpers, Mylan/Teva in Court News
BloombergAugust 30, 2011

The company didn't survive that long, and it filed for bankruptcy protection in December 2001. The IRS contested the Lays' contention that the annuities were sold to Enron for no gain, according to the Tax Court decision by Judge Joseph Goeke. ...more »

Wal-Mart online sellers skirt taxes
Los Angeles TimesAugust 30, 2011

"As a leader in trying to enforce the new [law], they also should be leading the charge in terms of being very clear about the application of the tax on all transactions with California consumers," Yee said. Yee has asked board staff to determine ...more »

Benchslap of the Day: Judge Sparks Burns More Attorneys
Above the LawAugust 29, 2011

Translation: when you look at the market in Korea, most international lawyers who would work there are US trained, not EU trained. Most firms would have a hard time finding a 7+ year EU qualified (which really means UK qualified) lawyer who is willing ...more »

Key taxation bill put before parliament for vote
Minivan NewsAugust 28, 2011

The DRP is also against abolishing the Foreign Investment Act as it would remove protectionist restrictions, urging instead “amendments to the law to pave the way for foreign parties to invest in the Maldives and conduct businesses”. ...more »

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