International Practice Head David Ryder addresses current issues affecting businesses.
Attorney-Client Privilege Again Up for Review in Europe
By Alexandra Adrot, Jeffrey Bates and Sylvia Kratky
Multinationals must be aware of when attorney-client privilege applies.
Global Hedge Funds Reach into the Billions
By John Sullivan and William Yonge
The European hedge fund industry has seen significant investor interest from larger pension funds.
Fiscal Year 2004-2005 Presents U.S. Immigration Challenges for Employers
By Joan-Elisse Carpentier
Businesses operating in the United States will need to rely more on H-1B workers as the U.S. economy regains its strength.
U.S. sanctions policies can often seem contradictory.
Trade Remedies Welcome China into the WTO
By Raymond Paretzky
As China becomes firmly entrenched as a world trading nation under the WTO system, trade between the United States and China will continue to increase.
FOCUS ON: INVESTMENT
Localization Agreements Offer Incentives to Companies Investing in Italy
By Alexandra Adrot and Marino Bastianini
The Italian government seeks to attract international, high-profile companies to revitalize the Mezzogiorno.
Last-Minute Closing Hazards to Avoid During Italian Real-Estate Transactions
By Benedetta Amisano
Last-minute closing problems can be avoided if investors employ several tools.
International Accounting Standards Help Investors Make Economic Decisions
By Paolo Baruffi and Renata Ricotti
The convergence of government agencies creating worldwide consistency of
financial statements and reporting assists transnational investors.
United Kingdom Market Trends Influence Exit Strategies
By Richard Britain
Figures for the current year may show an increase in the overall value of divestments and a larger number of flotation exits.
China Opens Its Doors and Invites Outside Investors
By Vivien Chan
The People’s Republic of China has made sweeping changes to its legal regime on outside investment in order to create an open and transparent market.
Using a Noncorporate Entity to Effectuate a Cross-Border Combination
By Robert Feldgarden
Potentially serious U.S. tax problems of using a corporation to effectuate a cross-border combination do not arise if both entities can be acquired by an entity that can be treated as a partnership.
Italian Authorities Modernize Private Equity Investment Tools
By Adriana Lamberto Floristan and Alberto Rittatore Vonwiller
Legislation clears the path for the re-launch of merger leveraged buyouts (MLBOs) in Italy.
Public Companies Raise Capital Privately Through PIPE Transactions
By Joel Rubinstein
European companies are taking another look at the viability of private investment in public equity (PIPE) transactions.
EU Council of Ministers Approves Merger Law
By Paolo Scarduelli
A new regulation increases the European Commission’s power to review and block transactions.
Italy and China Come Closer to IP Protection Rights
By Margherita Barié
The Italian and Chinese governments entered into an agreement that addresses the protection of intellectual property rights.
New German Documentation Requirements for Transfer Pricing
By Ralf Eckert
New documentation requirements put an additional administrative burden on entrepreneurs with overseas relationships.