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Funding a partnership

USA - October 13 2014 One of the primary advantages of a partnership (or limited liability company) over a corporation is the flexibility to structure the business deal

Cashing out of a partnership the joy of distributions

USA - November 10 2014 While partners usually groan upon receiving capital calls, they are delighted to receive distribution checks. However, provisions regarding

World Bank debars four subsidiaries of China Gezhouba Group Co. Ltd

China, USA - June 30 2015 On May 29, 2015, the World Bank announced the debarment of four subsidiaries of China Gezhouba Group Co. Ltd. (China Gezhouba Group) in connection

When does a “sale” or “offer to sell” take place in the United States?

USA - October 31 2014 The Federal Circuit recently reviewed what it means to "sell" or "offer to sell" a product in the United States. InHalo Elec., Inc. v. Pulse Elec

Invalidity is not a defense to infringement but a defense to liability

USA - May 29 2015 This week, on May 26, 2015, the Supreme Court held in Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc. that a defendant's good-faith belief in the invalidity

Developments relating to Category 3 Offerings under Regulation S

United Kingdom, USA - January 7 2016 One of the more vexing problems under Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or the Commission) Regulation S involves its application to U

SEC Crowdfunding Regulations: The Changing Landscape of Film Finance

USA - January 6 2016 On January 29, 2016, the new Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) crowdfunding regulation ("Regulation Crowdfunding"), further discussed here

2016 Political Law Update

USA - January 5 2016 As we enter the New Year, please note the following changes to state lobbying and gift laws effective January 1, 2016: Connecticut: Lobbying

Continuing Distress and Investment Opportunities in the Energy Markets

USA - January 5 2016 If 2015 was defined by falling commodity prices, 2016 may simply be defined by continuing lows. Over the course of 2015, oil prices dropped

FERC Proposes Revisions to Upstream Ownership Information Requirements for Market-Based Rate Filings

USA - December 28 2015 On December 17, 2015, just two months after significantly refining its market-based rate (MBR) policies and procedures in Order No. 816, the Federal