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Haynes and Boone | January 2002

Resignation of Two Argentine Presidents. In late December 2001, Argentina saw the rare occurrence of the resignation of two Argentine Presidents. First, Fernando de la Rúa resigned after public protests to the administration’s economic policies resulted in civil unrest. Also resigning at the same time was his Minister of Economy Domingo Cavallo ...

Haynes and Boone | January 2002

Excerpt I. INTRODUCTION A. Preliminary Considerations When a U.S. client seeks help in "doing business abroad," the first task of counsel is to ask the right questions. It is important to learn enough about the extent of the client's experience and goals for doing business abroad so that the best course of action can be determined ...

Haynes and Boone | January 2002

Introduction One of the important legislative initiatives for the Fox Administration was a tax reform package that could improve tax collection, while reducing the government’s historic reliance on Pemex for its tax revenues (typically approximately one-third) ...

Haynes and Boone | February 2002

According to the fourth quarter 2001 report of Lodging Econometrics, the accelerated decline in the operating performance of the lodging industry will continue until the middle of the first quarter of 2002 due to the events of September 11, 2001 and the recession. Further, while the operating performance of the lodging industry may show signs of improvement by September of 2002, their effects may not be felt until the first quarter of 2003 ...

Haynes and Boone | February 2002

Advanced Expert Witness Course II Introduction For many years, Texas courts held that expert (or interested witness) testimony would not support a summary judgment motion or response. See, e.g., Lewisville State Bank v. Blanton, 525 S.W.2d 696 (Tex. 1975) (per curiam); Gibbs v. General Motors Corp., 450 S.W.2d 827, 828-29 (Tex. 1970) ...

Haynes and Boone | February 2002

Dallas Bar Association - International Law Section Luncheon Introduction Since the late 1800s, a shining, steadfast monument has stood over the United States as a savior of the poor and downtrodden. The sculptor intended the work to be an immense and impressive symbol of human liberty. As this guardian of the lowly and oppressed approached its historic 100th birthday, it was in need of restoration ...

Haynes and Boone | February 2002

Houston Business Journal © 2002. All rights reserved As April 15 nears, many can empathize with Ralph Waldo Emerson's statement that "for every benefit you receive a tax is levied." Recent legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Ric Keller (R-Fla), however, seeks to counter this mindset. In fact, this bill appears to make the statement that "for every benefit you give, a tax credit will be given ...

Haynes and Boone | February 2002

A Powerpoint presentation covering: Rule 190: Discovery Control Plans Rule 192: Scope of Discovery Rule 194: Requests for Disclosure Rule 195: Testifying Experts Rule 196: Requests for Production, Inspection and Entry Rule 197: Interrogatories Rule 198: Requests for Admissions Rule 199.2: Deposition Notices Rule 200: Depositions Upon Written Questions Rule 201: Depositions in Foreign Jurisdictions Rule 205: Discovery From Non-Parties Rule 193 ...

Haynes and Boone | March 2002

Business Torts, Spring 2002 This article first presents a historical review of the development of the current framework for analyzing and determining if and when a business tort claim can coexist with a contract claim. Next, the article reviews Haase and its rationale. Finally, the article reviews key Texas Supreme Court opinions from the last five years and their impact on the availability of business tort claims and related tort damages in Texas ...

Haynes and Boone | April 2002

The recent media coverage of the ENRON crisis and the related Congressional investigations have combined to precipitate new discussions about the adequacy of corporate governance, accounting oversight and financial disclosures. As a result, there is a strong push afoot for new federal requirements in these areas primarily through new SEC regulations. We are again reminded that “bad facts make for bad law” and a crisis often leads to over reactions ...

Haynes and Boone | April 2002

Introduction A trip across the Mexican border is often a pleasurable experience. The ability to do business in Mexico has also become a profitable experience for many businesses. Increasingly, however, many United States and Canadian businesses doing business in Mexico are finding their venture into Mexico to be less a bus ride to a sunny beach and more a trip on a windy mountain road ...

Haynes and Boone | May 2002

Federal Court Practice 2002 - State Bar of Texas Introduction This article provides an overview of the most commonly used rules under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure relating to service of process, federal pleading practice and extraordinary remedies. Because it is an overview, this article is not a good substitute for studying the Federal Rules and the various Local Rules issued by the district courts ...

Cechova & Partners | May 2002

In: International Business Lawyer Issued by International Bar Association, page 233-235

Haynes and Boone | May 2002

A Powerpoint presentation analyzing the actions of Enron's board of directors and audit committee and the impacts of this on corporate governance today ...

Haynes and Boone | May 2002

To Our Public Company Clients: Partly in response to the recent Enron crisis and related media publicity, the Securities and Exchange Commission has announced its views regarding disclosure that should be considered by companies in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”) section of Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, and registration statements filed with the SEC ...

Haynes and Boone | May 2002

This paper focuses on the securities laws applicable to an acquisition by a U.S. company of a Canadian company (“Canadian Company” or “Target”). We will focus primarily on negotiated acquisitions of publicly traded Canadian Companies. Such cross-border business combinations are subject to regulation under U.S. federal and state securities laws, as well as the securities laws of the Canadian provinces ...

Haynes and Boone | June 2002

Copyright © 2002 The M&A Lawyer. All rights reserved. Used with permission of Glasser LegalWorks, 150 Clove Road, Little Falls, NJ 07424, 800.308.1700 In light of publicity surrounding Enron, Global Crossing, and other former "Wall Street Darlings," M&A lawyers need to spend more time worrying about how to avoid potential ethical dilemmas. If it's been too long since your law school professional responsibility course, here's a review of pertinent ehtical rules and principles ...

Haynes and Boone | June 2002

To Our Public Company Clients: The SEC has adopted new rules that generally require domestic public companies to publicly disclose information regarding the potential share “overhang” that exists as a result of all of their equity compensation plans. The new rules affect Regulation S-K and S-B Items 201 and 601, Items 10 and 14 of Schedules 14A and 14C, as well as Item 12 of Form 10-K and Item 11 of Form 10-KSB ...

Haynes and Boone | June 2002

To Our Public Company Clients: On June 6, 2002, the Corporate Accountability and Listing Standards Committee (the “Committee”) of the New York Stock Exchange released a report (the “Report”) recommending reform of its listing standards. In the Report, the Committee expressed concern over recent failures by companies to exercise diligence, ethics and controls and welcomed the opportunity to raise corporate governance and disclosure standards ...

Haynes and Boone | June 2002

Mergers and Acquisitions 2002: Effective Dealmaking in the Post-Boom Economy A Powerpoint presentation covering the following: Current M&A from a Seller's Perspective Current M&A from a Buyer's Perspective For Both Buyer and Seller, Increased Challenges for M&A Transactions MAC Conditions Invoked as a Reason for Termination of the Deal – The Impact of Tyson and Enron What is a MAC? A material adverse change in what? What does “material” mean? Where’s the beef?

Haynes and Boone | June 2002

Mergers and Acquisitions 2002: Effective Dealmaking in the Post-Boom Economy A Powerpoint presentation covering the following: The Changing Landscape of M&A Current M&A Environment – Positive Factors Current M&A Environment – Negative Factors Recent Changes in the M&A Environment

Haynes and Boone | June 2002

Houston Business Journal Internal Revenue Code section 179 contains an important benefit for small businesses—the ability to completely expense the costs of certain assets. In general, businesses who purchase assets with a useful life of greater than one year are required to depreciate the cost of the property over a number of years. Section 179, however, allows a business to fully expense the cost of certain qualifying property in the year it is purchased ...

Haynes and Boone | June 2002

To Our Public Company Clients: The SEC has issued for comment a proposed rule which would require a company’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer to certify that, to their knowledge, the information contained in the company’s quarterly and annual reports is true in all important respects and that the reports contain all information about the company of which they are aware that they believe is important to a reasonable investor ...

Haynes and Boone | July 2002

Published in For The Defense magazine, July 2002 On May 28, 2000, the United States Supreme Court issued its unanimous decision, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, that the patent world had been anxiously awaiting. In short, the doctrine of equivalents is alive. The Supreme Court vacated the Federal Circuit’s judgment and remanded the case for further proceedings consistent with its opinion ...

Haynes and Boone | July 2002

To Our Public Company Clients: The Securities and Exchange Commission has ordered the chief executive officer and chief financial officer of public companies with revenues in excess of $1.2 billion during the last fiscal year to certify personally under oath in writing that their company’s SEC filings are materially correct (the “Order”). See http://www.sec.gov/rules/other/4-460.htm ...

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