International Transactions. Legal news and articles for September 30 - 30, 2011

Huakan International Mining Inc. Extends Closing Date of Sale of Greenwood ...Experts Point Out That Limits On Debit Card Transaction Fees Help ConsumersProsecutors Are Getting In-House Lawyers' AttentionAlere Statement Regarding Axis-Shield OfferDispatches from China: The keys to tendering in the Dragon's lairMizuho to Buy 15% of Vietnamese BankImportance of substance in recent cases involving Cyprus structuresDefining a 'consumer' under the Consumer Protection LawTrade Barriers Dim Renewable Energy's ProspectsFacebook Privacy, Raymond James-Finra, Furukawa: ComplianceScientific Games Announces New General Counsel Grier RaclinUSEC Extends Investment in American Centrifuge Plant through October at ...US 'Seriously Concerned' Over India's Nuke Liability LawIndian and US Law Firms Join Forces to Improve Global Business Climate at ...Skyworks-AnalogicTech Deal May Test Delaware Arbitration Rules

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Ex-Peace Corps volunteer found guilty on drug charges
Tico TimesSeptember 2, 2011

Prosecutors alleged he was involved in “national and international transactions using a great amount of money without justification to buy and sell property, especially in the departments of Rivas and Granada.” “Imagine how absurd this case is: ...more »

Robbins Umeda LLP Announces an Investigation of Temple-Inland Inc.
MarketWatch (press release)September 6, 2011

On September 6, 2011, Temple-Inland announced that it had entered into a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which International Paper will acquire all outstanding shares of the company in an all cash transaction. According to the terms of the deal ...more »

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Huakan International Mining Inc. Extends Closing Date of Sale of Greenwood ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 30, 2011

The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update forward-looking statements or information except as required by law, and you are referred to the full discussion of the Company's business contained in the Company's reports filed with the ...more »

Experts Point Out That Limits On Debit Card Transaction Fees Help Consumers
Media Matters for AmericaSeptember 30, 2011

A Wall Street Journal op-ed attacked a provision of the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that limits the fees banks and credit card companies can charge retailers for debit card transactions because Bank of America has imposed a $5 per ...more »

Prosecutors Are Getting In-House Lawyers' Attention
Corporate CounselSeptember 30, 2011

Droney said at the time that Graham deserved a lenient sentence because he didn't personally gain from the transaction. Graham's attorney, Alan Vinegrad, says he's "gratified" by the mistrial. A partner in the New York office of Covington & Burling, ...more »

Alere Statement Regarding Axis-Shield Offer
NEWS.GNOM.ES (press release)September 30, 2011

The receipt of cash pursuant to the Offer by a holder of Axis-Shield Shares may be a taxable transaction for US federal income tax purposes and under applicable state and local income tax laws, as well as under foreign and other tax laws. ...more »

Dispatches from China: The keys to tendering in the Dragon's lair
Milwaukee Small Business TimesSeptember 30, 2011

The Chinese government's response was to enact additional laws though the Ministry of Construction to protect bidders from unfair tender practices and establish tendering offices to enforce them. For example, all tenders that fell outside +3 percent or ...more »

Mizuho to Buy 15% of Vietnamese Bank
Wall Street JournalSeptember 30, 2011

Mizuho's wholesale-banking unit Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd. will buy 347.6 million new shares in the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam, or Vietcombank as it is known, for 34000 dong ($1.63) a share. It also will appoint one person ...more »

Importance of substance in recent cases involving Cyprus structures
International Law OfficeSeptember 30, 2011

The provisions apply to both local and international transactions, for residents and non-residents. One of the principal objects of Cyprus's rapidly developing body of anti-avoidance legislation is to prevent companies without any significant substance ...more »

Defining a 'consumer' under the Consumer Protection Law
International Law OfficeSeptember 30, 2011

(3) The plaintiff – who claimed to be a housewife – and her husband – a businessman engaged in international transactions – conducted long-term transactions with the defendant – a Swiss-based bank – which, as well as carrying out common banking ...more »

Trade Barriers Dim Renewable Energy's Prospects
RenewableEnergyWorld.comSeptember 30, 2011

For example, in the US, Ohio is stringently enforcing a law that half of its mandated renewable energy must be supplied through in-state production. Partly to avoid problems with the Constitution's commerce clause in relation to interstate transactions...more »

Facebook Privacy, Raymond James-Finra, Furukawa: Compliance
BusinessWeekSeptember 30, 2011

The firm didn't properly weigh security type and transaction size in evaluating whether charges were appropriate, Finra said. Raymond James, which agreed to resolve the claims without admitting or denying wrongdoing, will return the $1.69 million in ...more »

Scientific Games Announces New General Counsel Grier Raclin
Sacramento BeeSeptember 30, 2011

Scientific Games' integrated array of products and services includes instant lottery games, lottery gaming systems, terminals and services, and internet applications, as well as server-based interactive gaming machines and associated gaming control ...more »

USEC Extends Investment in American Centrifuge Plant through October at ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 30, 2011

In addition, USEC provides a variety of contract services related to nuclear power, including used fuel storage solutions, through its subsidiary, NAC International. USEC will host a conference call with shareholders and the financial community over ...more »

US 'Seriously Concerned' Over India's Nuke Liability Law
RTT NewsSeptember 30, 2011

Subsequently, the 45-member Nuclear Suppliers Group granted India a waiver on restricting access to nuclear technology, enabling it to do nuclear commerce transactions with the international community. Under the 2008 agreement, India is bound by a set ...more »

Indian and US Law Firms Join Forces to Improve Global Business Climate at ...
MarketWatch (press release)September 30, 2011

NEW DELHI, Sep 30, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- As fiscal challenges in the Euro Zone threaten to slow economic growth, US and Indian law firms this week gathered at the US-India Business Council's 3rd Annual Legal Services Conference in New Delhi to forge ...more »

Skyworks-AnalogicTech Deal May Test Delaware Arbitration Rules
BusinessWeekSeptember 30, 2011

Quinn, who writes about deals in the M&A Law Prof Blog, acknowledged the confidentiality of arbitration may be not be absolute since public companies must disclose material disputes in securities filings. Both AnalogicTech's and Skyworks' petitions ...more »

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