International Trade

Miami, Florida. Trade Américas Expo. June 20-21.

June 14, 2013 EVENTS

Latin America has become one of the most dynamic growth regions in the world and a hotbed of commercial opportunity. With a US $4.8 trillion economy, 600 million citizens and a growing middle-class, the countries of Central and South America and the Caribbean represent markets of growing importance for businesses and institutions looking to increase […]

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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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Bob Targ to speak at the International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge, UK | Fall 2013

February 4, 2013 Anti-Money Laundering

The threats of serious financial crime and abuse in both the public and private sector are many. The resources that can be deployed in protecting both economies and institutions are best placed by taking preventive measures.  However, in the complex world in which we live, the issues are not always straightforward. In some instances, preventative […]

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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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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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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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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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China Facing U.S. Trade Sanctions for Keeping Yuan Undervalued

January 12, 2011 China

Guest post by Xingjian Zhao, an attorney at Diaz Reus & Targ focusing on complex commercial litigation and cross-border transactions. [Published on China Forum.] China’s cheap currency China may soon be forced to pay the high price of its cheap currency. When the Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives approved the […]

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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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