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|Regulatory Documents Can Be Contracts: The Wetlands Mitigation Bank Example|
Jerry Stouck; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 23, 2015, previously published on November 26, 2014 For the second time in a year, a wetlands mitigation bank “instrument” executed between a landowner and a federal agency has been held by a court to be a binding contract that could be enforced against the agency when it tried to alter the terms of the instrument to the detriment of the...
|President’s Executive Action on Immigration - Content and Preliminary Analysis of What it Means for Businesses and Compliance|
Laura Foote Reiff; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 22, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014On November 20, 2014, President Obama released the long-anticipated “Executive Action” on immigration reform. We will also post additional materials made available. Late last summer, the President had postponed the release of such action until after the mid-term elections. Despite the...
|CFPB Issues Proposed Rule to Regulate Prepaid Products|
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 19, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014On Nov. 13, the CFPB issued a proposed rule, which has been in development for over two years, that would impose new requirements on prepaid products. The CFPB issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on prepaid cards in May 2012 and also released a study of the prepaid market in conjunction...
|Realizing the Potential to Become the Breadbasket of the World|
Vicky B. McPherson; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 20, 2014The commentary is well-known about the potential for Africa to become the breadbasket for the world amid the wide-spread need for food security. However, despite this widely regarded potential, not very many countries in Africa have addressed the equally well-known challenges to making this more...
|Action! South Africa and Nigeria Find Growing Opportunity in the Film Business|
Alais L. M. Griffin; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 18, 2014In recent years, both South Africa and Nigeria have seen significant growth in their film industries. Filmmakers from around the world are descending on South Africa, keen to take advantage of economic incentives and top-notch facilities. Nigeria’s film industry is more homegrown but, while...
|South Africa’s Public Protector Thuli Madonsela Wins Transparency International’s Annual Integrity Award|
Benjamin B. Tymann; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on October 24, 2014Last week the international anti-corruption body Transparency International (TI) awarded its annual Integrity Award to Thuli Madonsela, South Africa’s Public Protector. The Berlin-based organization is best known for its yearly Corruption Perceptions Index ranking levels of corruption in each...
|Chad and China’s CNPC Reach Settlement on Alleged Environmental Damages|
Thomas R. Snider; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 14, 2014The Republic of Chad and the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) reportedly reached a settlement in a dispute involving environmental damages allegedly caused by the dumping of excess crude oil by CNPC in Chad. Under the agreement, CNPC agreed to pay Chad US$400 million to settle the...
|Incubating Small Business Exports to Sub-Saharan Africa Through the U.S. Commercial Service|
Aron J. Ambia; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on October 17, 2014As trade between the United States and Sub-Saharan Africa continues to grow, particular focus should be given to finding strategies that encourage U.S. small businesses to pursue export opportunities for their goods in Sub-Saharan Africa. Because of their role as key drivers of the U.S. economy,...
|London Court of International Arbitration Issues New Procedural Rules|
Thomas R. Snider; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014Following a trend among the leading international arbitral institutions of making rule changes to reflect the latest developments in international arbitral practice and procedure, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), one of the world’s leading international arbitral...
|State and Local Infrastructure Financing Ballot Initiatives|
Robert S. Brams, Alais L. M. Griffin, Jennifer R. McEwan, Jamey L. Tesler, David Veator; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014On Nov. 4, 2014, voters across the country addressed a series of state and local infrastructure funding proposals that will have substantial ramifications for transportation and infrastructure finance in many major states. Despite the overall political trends nationwide, these initiatives saw...