International Transactions. Legal news and articles for April 24 - 26, 2017

ASIA SNAPSHOT: A Dark Year for Press FreedomDirty moneyRepublicans target Dodd-Frank law put in place after financial crisisO'Melveny Practice Leader on the Evolving State of Sports LawNavigating Amazon: "On-Demand" Worker and World of Ultra Fast DeliveryFormer Boilermakers business manager charged with embezzling $1.5 millionCentral America: Finance 2017Why Record Numbers of Americans Are Renouncing Their CitizenshipAsymmetric jurisdiction clauses in finance agreements - where are we now?AkzoNobel strongly supports Chairman in response to EGM request/Portugal: Litigation & ADR Annual Report 2016: Getting SqueezedHow Trump's Pick for Top Antitrust Cop May Shape CompetitionUS Says Giuluani, Mukasey Trying to 'Muddy' Case Against Turkish BusinessmanLinklaters to Make Big China Move With New Shanghai Spin-offASM INTERNATIONAL N.V. RAISES € 248 MILLION FROM 5% STAKE SALE IN ASMPT

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Mergers & Acquisitions 2017 - GLI Cayman Islands Chapter
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)March 29, 2017

The Cayman Islands have a combined common law and statute-based legal system. English common law is of persuasive authority and the courts of the Cayman Islands are of good repute. Corporate governance is based on such common law and ...more »

Endo International plc Announces Plan to Refinance Existing Credit Agreement
Yahoo FinanceApril 5, 2017

Endo intends to use the net proceeds of the New Credit Facilities, together with the net proceeds of other debt (which may be secured), to repay all outstanding loans and other obligations under its existing credit facilities and for general corporate ...more »

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ASIA SNAPSHOT: A Dark Year for Press Freedom
The News Lens International (press release)April 26, 2017

“In sickening statements, draconian laws, conflicts of interest, and even the use of physical violence, democratic governments are trampling on a freedom that should, in principle, be one of their leading performance indicators,” the organization says ...more »

Dirty money
Barbados TodayApril 26, 2017

The authorities here, along with those involved in the international business sector, are perplexed at a United States (US) report that lists Barbados as a “major money laundering country in 2016”. While Government has dismissed the report as ... It ...more »

Republicans target Dodd-Frank law put in place after financial crisis
The Globe and MailApril 25, 2017

Emboldened by a business-friendly president, Republicans in Congress are moving to unwind the stricter regulations that took effect after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. A House committee takes up legislation Wednesday that would defang ...more »

O'Melveny Practice Leader on the Evolving State of Sports Law
Bloomberg Big Law BusinessApril 25, 2017

Hired at O'Melveny & Myers this month, Raij was brought on board to co-chair the firm's lawyer sports industry practice group, which has made several prominent additions this year. .... Raij: The acquisition of a stadium, or a franchise is clearly ...more »

Navigating Amazon: "On-Demand" Worker and World of Ultra Fast Delivery
The National Law ReviewApril 25, 2017

His clients include public and privately held companies engaging in a wide variety of domestic and international transactions including stock and asset acquisitions, mergers, reorganizations, divestitures and restructurings. Bill is also co-chair of ...more »

Former Boilermakers business manager charged with embezzling $1.5 million
WPXI PittsburghApril 25, 2017

A former International Brotherhood of Boilermakers business manager has been charged with embezzling about $1.5 million in labor union funds for his personal use, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced Monday. Raymond Ventrone, 59, of ...more »

Central America: Finance 2017
Who's Who LegalApril 25, 2017

His clients include ChevronTexaco, United Airlines, WalMart and Starbucks. At CONSORTIUM LEGAL, Oscar Samour specialises in transactions and also has experience of foreign investment law. He is one of the country's foremost authorities on finance law.more »

Why Record Numbers of Americans Are Renouncing Their Citizenship
The National Interest Online (blog)April 25, 2017

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act requires foreign financial institutions, such as banks, to identify and report to the United States most types of transactions for all American clients. These new regulations are ... The reporting burden and ...more »

Asymmetric jurisdiction clauses in finance agreements - where are we now?
Lexology (registration)April 25, 2017

The decision caused concern beyond France, as the courts of all EU member states, including (at the moment) the English courts must apply the Brussels Regulation to decide which courts have jurisdiction over most civil and commercial disputes. Some law ...more »

AkzoNobel strongly supports Chairman in response to EGM request
NasdaqApril 25, 2017

Within the last week alone, the management of AkzoNobel has held face-to-face meetings with shareholders at an Investor Day followed by an extensive international shareholder roadshow and today's Annual General Meeting (AGM). This dialog will ... The ...more »

/Portugal: Litigation & ADR Annual Report 2016: Getting Squeezed
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)April 25, 2017

However, some law firms are having to scale down the size of their dispute resolution teams due to decreases in activity in certain areas, according to Linklaters partner Francisco Málaga. "There has been a fall in banking litigation as well ... But ...more »

How Trump's Pick for Top Antitrust Cop May Shape Competition
New York TimesApril 25, 2017

Specifically, Mr. Delrahim, a former lobbyist, said he would not go after a company just because it was big, and would do so only if there were violations of antitrust law. “Just like any other industry, if there is wrongdoing, we would investigate ...more »

US Says Giuluani, Mukasey Trying to 'Muddy' Case Against Turkish Businessman
New York Law Journal (registration)April 25, 2017

A Manhattan federal prosecutor said Monday that politically connected lawyers are using inaccuracies to whitewash charges against a prominent Turkish businessman as they try to get Turkey's president and U.S. officials to resolve the case ...more »

Linklaters to Make Big China Move With New Shanghai Spin-off
Law.com (subscription)April 25, 2017

Linklaters is set to make its long-awaited move into Chinese law with a team of almost 20 lawyers breaking off to set up a new 'best friends' firm in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone (FTZ). Three partners and 16 lawyers are leaving Linklaters' China ...more »

ASM INTERNATIONAL N.V. RAISES € 248 MILLION FROM 5% STAKE SALE IN ASMPT
GlobeNewswire (press release)April 24, 2017

ASM International N.V. (Euronext Amsterdam: ASM) ("ASMI") announces the pricing and the generated proceeds of its partial secondary placement of shares of ASM Pacific Technology Ltd. ("ASMPT"). ... The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited ...more »

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