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Diaz Reus Forms Drone Legal Practice

December 2, 2014 EVENTS

In response to the growing phenomenon of domestic drones and legal/regulatory issues surrounding their use, the Florida-based international law firm of Diaz Reus announces the launch of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) practice. Headed by partner Brant Hadaway, whose aviation law background includes representation of American aircraft manufacturer Cessna, the new group will assist clients […]

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Lack of Jurisdiction Shuts Down Smith Rocke Lawsuit Against Venezuela

February 5, 2014 Venezuela

Diaz Reus & Targ LLP scored a stunning victory in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York last week on behalf of the government of Venezuela, obtaining complete and final dismissal with prejudice of a suit brought by Smith Rocke Ltd., a purported creditor in the Lehman Bros. bankruptcy. The case […]

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Will Moody’s Downgrades Affect Latin American Banking Operations?

July 15, 2012 Brazil

Moody’s Investors Service on June 21, 2012 downgraded more than a dozen major banks as they grapple with declining profitability and a weakening global economic environment. Q: Will the downgrades affect the banks’ businesses in Latin America and their customers in the region? Will the downgrades create opportunities for smaller financial institutions in Latin America? […]

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Global Vehicles vs. Mahindra & Mahindra | A case of fraud, misrepresentation and conspiracy

June 12, 2012 Financial Fraud

A bag of false promises. When someone makes a promise then doesn’t deliver on that promise, the normal reaction for the duped is disappointment. But, when a major international truck manufacturer signs a contract with a franchisee dealer that requires significant advance costs, then manipulates the details in such a way that they take the […]

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Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

March 2, 2012 Commentary

New U.S. Regulations | Wide-Ranging Implications for Banks Operating in Latin America and the Caribbean The U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department recently released much-anticipated proposed regulations for implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Wide-ranging implications for banks operating in Latin America and the Caribbean are expected. According the U.S. IRS […]

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Eligio Cedeño v. Castillo | Case Dismissed

January 27, 2012 United States

In New York, NY, the U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a case against Venezuelan government officials and businessmen accused of violating U.S. RICO statutes. The appellate court determined that the allegations in the complaint, which alleged conduct occurring almost entirely in Venezuela, did not trigger U.S. jurisdiction. The case, Eligio Cedeño v. Castillo, […]

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Private Equity and Hedge Fund Investments in Bank Holding Companies: Finding a Safe Harbor in the Federal Reserve’s Regulatory Maze

September 8, 2011 Federal Reserve

Guest post by Xingjian Zhao, Diaz Reus & Targ, LLP Bank Holding Company Act and Change in Bank Control Act are two laws that affect investment in bank holding companies. The credit crisis that gripped U.S. and global financial markets, and the ensuing economic meltdown, have created fresh investment opportunities for private equity and hedge […]

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Brazil’s Importance to South Florida’s Economy and the Chinese Avalanche

June 8, 2011 Brazil

By Michael Diaz, Jr. – Managing Partner Andre Linhares – Attorney First publication on The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida The U.S. is taking its relationship with Brazil for granted, and that may hurt South Florida’s economy. Consider the facts. In 2009, China became Brazil’s primary trading partner, surpassing the U.S. for the first […]

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MORRISON V. NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK: EFFECTS AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES

April 22, 2011 Commentary

Guest post by Joseph Gulino, DRRT Investigations, Governance & Compliance. Miami, Florida First published by the ABA International Section of Law, January 2011, Volume 6, Issue 4. MORRISON V. NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK: EFFECTS AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES With the decision in Morrison v. National Australia Bank (NAB), the U.S. Supreme Court drastically changed the landscape of […]

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Dubai International Financial Center | Diaz Reus Opens New Office

April 20, 2011 Dubai

For my blog readers with business or personal concerns in Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), I am pleased to report that my law firm is now positioned to offer you legal representation in the DIFC; having officially established our law offices at Office #31, Level 3, Gate Village Building 4. We are particularly pleased that […]

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