Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: CanadaServices: Legal
Corporate Spinoffs: A Trend to Watch By Cornell Wright and Michael Siltala In 2011, a record number of spinoff transactions have been announced in the United States by Tyco International, Netflix, McGraw-Hill, Kraft Foods, Hewlett-Packard, Sara Lee and...
Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: ChileChinaServices: Investment Promotion
In 2005, Chile became the first individual country with which China signed a Free Trade Agreement. Only half a decade later, China is now Chile’s largest trade partner, while Chile is China’s second largest trade partner in South America, trailing only...
Content Types: GuideRegions & Countries: GlobalSwitzerlandServices: Legal
s ince the recent financial markets crisis (or crises, depending on your point of view), international capital markets (‘ ic M’) law and practice are no longer the esoteric topics that arguably they once were. i t used to be that there was no greater ‘show-stopper’ to a cocktail party or dinner conversation than to announce oneself to be an ic M lawyer. Nowadays, however, it is not unusual for such conversations to focus – at the initiation of...
Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: ChinaServices: Dispute Resolution
An understanding of the Beijing Arbitration Commission's mediation rules is essential for properly conducting cross-border alternative dispute resolution in China.
Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: FranceServices: Investment Promotion
The following document outlines the top 10 reasons to invest in France: A global economic power A country open to inward investment A dynamic market, a gateway to Europe, the Middle East & Africa Excellent connections throughout Europe and worldwide A...
Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: AustraliaIndustries: Minerals & ResourcesServices: Legal
In this August edition our newsletter discusses what the mining industry needs to do following the Australian Government's release of details for its carbon price (which will commence on 1 July 2012). We also take a look at the Hawke Report and its recommendations to improve access to the Woomera Protection Area in South Australia for mining operations, and the implementation of a Strategic Regional Land Use Policy which will manage land use...
Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: JapanIndustries: Clean EnergyEnvironmentServices: Public Relations
Which industries/markets are booming at the moment in Japan? Following the Great East Japan Earthquake and the triple disaster on March 11th, Japan was faced with several huge challenges, which included solving the nuclear power plant issue, a shortage of power following the shut-down of every nuclear power plant in Japan (for mandatory inspection), and businesses taking a moment to pause and regroup for the future marketing strategies.
Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: GlobalServices: Investigations & Due Diligence
Internal and external fraud, bribery, corruption, misappropriated assets and accounting irregularities are some of the risks facing companies and other organizations, both large and small. An effective investigation often involves interviews of employees; identification of non-employee witnesses; the location, retrieval and analysis of critical documents and data; and an effective risk mitigation strategy. A wide range of investigative...
Content Types: ArticleRegions & Countries: CanadaServices: Employment & Immigration
Mergers and acquisitions can entail a host of pension and benefits issues. To minimize the risks associated with acquiring or divesting pension liabilities, each party to a corporate transaction should be aware of its options as well as the consequences that flow from each option. Several types of corporate transactions can trigger pension issues: purchases of shares, mergers and amalgamations, and purchases of assets. The structure of the deal...
Content Types: NewsletterRegions & Countries: AustraliaIndustries: Minerals & ResourcesAgribusinessServices: Legal
Our May edition includes a look at the introduction of new government veto rights affecting Australian and foreign bidders targeting NSW mining companies, and changes proposed to regulation of foreign acquisition of agricultural land. We also discuss two recent developments in China: a new national security review committee established to review inbound M&A deals into China, and the new regulations on limiting the use of representative offices...