International Transactions. Legal news and articles for March 30 - 31, 2012

Pranab defends amending IT Act to deal with Vodafone-type dealsThe case for a legal framework in Zambia for cross-border insolvencySweden: Europe Should Have Flexible Capital RequirementsFumo's son in legal fight with restaurateurObama says enough world oil to crack down on Iran salesVodafone may move SC against tax lawObama says enough world oil to crack down on IranForeign Investors Jolted By India's Regulatory ChangesThe Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200rework Indo-Iran rupee tradeForeign Investors Jolted by India's Regulatory ChangesObama: Enough world oil to justify Iran sanctionsMetro International: Notification of Change in ShareholdingUK Fraud Office in Too Many Secret Settlements, OECD SaysImportant Changes in Curacao Corporate Law

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Holland & Knight Bound for Bogotá
The American LawyerMarch 1, 2012

The Bogotá location—Holland & Knight's second Latin American office; the other is in Mexico City—will serve as the newest outlet for the firm's 60-lawyer Latin America practice, which was formed in 1981. "We have been experiencing a lot of increased ...more »

TGI International Ltd. Launches Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation via ...
Bradenton HeraldMarch 2, 2012

By TGI International Ltd. BOGOTA, Colombia, March 1, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ -- TGI INTERNATIONAL LTD. (the "Company"), an exempted company with limited liability incorporated under the laws of the Cayman Islands, today announced that it has commenced a ...more »

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Pranab defends amending IT Act to deal with Vodafone-type deals
IANSMarch 31, 2012

Kolkata, March 31: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said there is "no other way" but to amend the Income Tax Act with retrospective effect to bring into the net Vodfone-type cross-border deals. "I am posing a very few straight questions to ...more »

The case for a legal framework in Zambia for cross-border insolvency
Zambia Daily MailMarch 31, 2012

Those instances include cases where the insolvent debtor has assets in more than one country or where some of the creditors of the debtor are not from the country where the insolvency proceeding is taking place. The UNCITRAL model law respects the ...more »

Sweden: Europe Should Have Flexible Capital Requirements
NASDAQMarch 31, 2012

... should be allowed to set tougher capital rules for banks than required under new international banking standards, Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg said Saturday. Borg also reiterated his opposition to an EU-wide financial transactions tax.more »

Fumo's son in legal fight with restaurateur
Philadelphia InquirerMarch 31, 2012

Vincent J. Fumo has filed suit against a South Jersey restaurateur for allegedly breaching the terms of deals in which Fumo paid $205000 for shares of two restaurants, one of them at Philadelphia International Airport. In complaints filed Thursday in ...more »

Obama says enough world oil to crack down on Iran sales
Times of IndiaMarch 31, 2012

The law allows Obama, after June 28, to sanction foreign banks that carry out oil-related transactions with Iran's central bank and effectively cut them off from the US financial system. "Today, we put on notice all nations that continue to import ...more »

Vodafone may move SC against tax law
Daily News & AnalysisMarch 31, 2012

But invoking a bilateral trade treaty with the Netherlands, through which the British company invested in India, is not easy and may result in larger international issues with the two governments even taking each other to the court.more »

Obama says enough world oil to crack down on Iran
ReutersMarch 30, 2012

The law allows Obama, after June 28, to sanction foreign banks that carry out oil-related transactions with Iran's central bank and effectively cut them off from the US financial system. "Today, we put on notice all nations that continue to import ...more »

Foreign Investors Jolted By India's Regulatory Changes
Eurasia ReviewMarch 30, 2012

The company says it intends to seek compensation for all investments, guarantees, and damages for its $ 2.7-billion investment. Telenor purchased the licenses from its local partner after India opened its telecommunication sector to foreign investors.more »

The Churn: Lateral Moves and Promotions in The Am Law 200
The American LawyerMarch 30, 2012

The Washington, DC–based Silver, who has practiced health care law and litigation for more than three decades, was previously at Hooper, Lundy & Bookman. Dykema has hired ROSS ALTMAN to be the firm's new construction law practice leader.more »

rework Indo-Iran rupee trade
Economic TimesMarch 30, 2012

Instant interbank payments of debits and credits of 20 Iranian banks with the rest of the world including Dubai, have come to a halt with the switching off of the Society for Worldwide International Financial Transactions' ( SWIFT) messaging facility ...more »

Foreign Investors Jolted by India's Regulatory Changes
Voice of AmericaMarch 30, 2012

Its threat of legal action comes nearly two months after India's Supreme Court canceled all licenses of this type given in 2008. The Norwegian company was one of several companies affected by the order. India Foreign Investors download iconDownload: ...more »

Obama: Enough world oil to justify Iran sanctions
Jerusalem PostMarch 30, 2012

The law allows Obama, after June 28, to sanction foreign banks that carry out oil-related transactions with Iran's central bank and effectively cut them off from the US financial system. "Today, we put on notice all nations that continue to import ...more »

Metro International: Notification of Change in Shareholding
ReutersMarch 30, 2012

Metro International ("Metro"), the world's largest international newspaper, hereby announces in accordance with the "Law of 11 January 2008 on transparency requirements for issuers of securities", where Luxembourg is the home Member State (the ...more »

UK Fraud Office in Too Many Secret Settlements, OECD Says
BusinessWeekMarch 30, 2012

By Erik Larson and Lindsay Fortado on March 30, 2012 Britain's Serious Fraud Office, which prosecutes corporate bribery, uses too may secret settlements in foreign corruption cases, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said.more »

Important Changes in Curacao Corporate Law
JD Supra (press release)March 30, 2012

by Helena Sprenger on 3/28/2012 This Legal Update discusses important changes to Curaçao corporate law that became effective on January 1st of this year and should be taken into consideration when doing transactions involving corporations incorporated ...more »

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