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  • Blog: Panama - International Business & Financial CenterU.S. Emerging as ‘Leading’ Tax, Secrecy Haven, EU Report SaysPosted on March 14, 2017 by adegracia
    From International Tax Trust Bloomberg BNA’s Premier International Tax offering for the news and guidance to navigate the complex tax treaty networks and business regulations. By Joe Kirwin March 8th, 2017 The U.S. is emerging as a “leading tax and secrecy haven for rich foreigners” because of its resistance to global tax disclosure standards and the array of tax-free facilities [...]
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  • Blog: Global Capital Markets LitigationAppellate Decision on Loss Causation Is a Warning to RMBS Fraud PlaintiffsPosted on March 9, 2017 by Alexandra Droz
    Investment advisor TCW Asset Management Company (“TCW”) scored a major victory last week when an appellate court dismissed a $128 million RMBS fraud suit that was filed against it by two Australian-based Cayman Island hedge funds: Basis Pac-Rim Opportunity Fund (Master) and Basis Yield Alpha Fund (Master) (together, “Basis”).  Basis sued TCW for alleged fraud … Continue Reading
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  • Blog: Exempt Org Resource - Nonprofit Law BlogEOs and EOs: Exempt Organizations and Presidential Executive OrdersPosted on February 6, 2017 by
    In the twelve days since his inauguration, President Donald Trump has issued a flurry of executive orders relating to, among other things, the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the construction of oil pipelines, the building of a wall on the Mexican border, and immigration restrictions.  These executive orders have begun the process of [...]
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  • Blog: SerendIPity: Intellectual Property Law BlogSupreme Court’s Ruling on Damages Creates Uncertain Future for Design PatentsPosted on December 21, 2016 by Matthew T. Hays
    In an opinion handed down on December 6th, 2016, the Supreme Court continued its tradition of unanimously overruling the Federal Circuit while chipping away at the power of patents. While the decision itself was brief and uncomplicated, it characteristically left the most difficult questions to be debated in the lower courts. Read More › Tags:
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  • Blog: INGOTS: Raw Thoughts and Unpolished IdeasA Break in the Glass Ceiling? Majority of Law Students are WomenPosted on December 20, 2016 by Spilman Administrator
    For the first time in history, there are more women in U.S. law schools – just over 50 percent of the seats at accredited law schools. According to The New York Times, a nearly equal amount of men and women … Continue reading →
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  • Blog: LEXOTERICA: A PHILIPPINE BLAWGJune 2014 Philippine Supreme Court Decisions on Commercial LawPosted on July 3, 2014 by Hector M. de Leon Jr.
    Here are select June 2014 ruling of the Supreme Court of the Philippines on commercial law: Corporations; capacity to sue  … Continue reading →
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