Commentary

Are You Too Busy To Be A Good Parent?

August 14, 2013 Commentary

The ongoing custody battle between R&B singer Usher and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, highlights the challenges that busy parents face today. It is already hard enough for two parents to manage busy professional schedules and still make time for their children. It is even harder when the parents are divorced. Last Friday, an Atlanta judge […]

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Are trains “safe enough?” Why no seat belts?

August 2, 2013 Commentary

I just returned from a trip to Belgium and France—this just a week or so before the latest spate of train derailments (in Spain first, followed by Switzerland). As lawyers, we are always looking for ways to help clients avoid undue risk and these two catastrophic accidents crystallized thoughts that I had during my trip. […]

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DUDE, WHERE’S MY DRONE?

August 1, 2013 China

Have you wondered what it would be like to receive deliveries by drone?  In China, it’s already happening:  A private bakery in Shanghai began using small, four-rotor drones to deliver cakes to its customers. The cake delivery service has been at least temporarily halted pending a regulatory review.  After all, using the airspace over a […]

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U.S. Federal Judge Denies Dismissal of U.S. Auto Dealer’s Lawsuit Against Indian Truck Manufacturer Mahindra

March 11, 2013 Commentary

Mahindra duped hundreds of U.S. auto dealers and walked away with more than $60 million in cash and trade secrets. A federal lawsuit was filed in June 2012 against Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd, and Mahindra USA, Inc., by dealerships in New Hampshire, Florida, California, New Jersey, and Washington. The commercial suit accused the Indian truck […]

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Spain: What corporations doing business in Europe should know…

November 7, 2012 Commentary

From The Daily Business Review (Nov. 4, 2012): commentary by Robert Kiss, Diaz Reus & Targ associate attorney, on the impact of further Eurozone bailouts for corporations doing business in Europe. SPAIN Despite the best efforts of the Spanish people and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, the European Union will almost certainly need to bail out […]

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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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Opinion | Why U.S. Firms are Adding Jobs, but Mostly Overseas

April 27, 2012 Commentary

Today, the Wall Street Journal released data from their analysis of large U.S.-based multinational companies showing that global companies, aided by overseas revenue, are faring better than purely domestic companies during the economic recovery. “Nearly 60% of the revenue growth between 2009 and 2011 at the companies in the Journal’s analysis came from outside 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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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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Cuba Attempts at Privitization

November 8, 2010 Caribbean

The Cuban Communist Party is expected to unveil a broader agenda for economic growth later this year or in early 2011, which could hint at preparations for a political transition to life beyond the aged Castro brothers.  Announcing public sector layoffs of over 10% of the nation’s 5.5 million workers and a plan to relax […]

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