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The rise of eCommerce in the GCC

United Arab Emirates - August 5 2014 Electronic commerce, or eCommerce, is rapidly expanding in the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), spurred by the region's

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

OFAC clarifies treatment of deferred payments, oil and gas “production,” and Artic offshore projects under Russia sanctions

Russia, USA - December 12 2014 On December 11, 2014, the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) released new guidance related to existing U.S

California trial court orders new trial on claim that Recology violated CFCA

USA - November 18 2014 A California trial court recently overturned a jury verdict finding Recology San Francisco liable for violating the California False Claims Act

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

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