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|Private Equity: Cross-Border Acquisition Structures in the Line of Fire?|
Graham Iversen; Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP;
January 22, 2015, previously published on November 26, 2014In a discussion document published on 21 November 2014, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (the OECD) has acknowledged an issue which has been causing increasing concern in the international private equity community.
|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...
|The FTC Amends Its Guides For Advertising Payments and Services|
Irving Scher; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 19, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014On Sept. 24, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued revised Guides for Advertising Allowances and Other Merchandising Payments and Services, effective Nov. 10. The original Guides were issued in 1969 in response to a Supreme Court recommendation a year earlier in FTC v. Fred Meyer, Inc....
|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...
|Some Reciprocity Changes Announced by DOS|
Ian R. Macdonald; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 19, 2015, previously published on November 4, 2014The Department of State (DOS) announced changes to the Country Reciprocity Tables for immigrant visa cases.
|EU Competition Law Compliance: An Altered Legal Landscape|
Teresa Charatjan, Hans Urlus, Emilie van Hasselt; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 19, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014EU competition law prohibits the restriction of competition by agreements between competitors that may affect trade between Member States and have as their object or effect the restriction of competition (Article 101 TFEU). An agreement will fall outside this prohibition if it is not capable of...
|President Obama Authorizes Indemnification for USAID Contractors Combatting Ebola|
Ryan C. Berry; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 26, 2014Companies contracting with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa have undertaken extremely hazardous projects in support of USAID’s humanitarian mission. Besides obvious concerns for the health and security of their employees, these...
|Canada Simplifies the Visa Application Process for Saudi Nationals; No Talk of Reciprocity|
Shaun Staller; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 17, 2014Following meetings last month between Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Crown Prince Salman and Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia, the Canadian government announced that it has made the visa application process easier for Saudis who wish to visit Canada. Canadian...
|UK Government Announces Expansion of 24 Hour Visa Service|
Avani H. Patel; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
January 16, 2015, previously published on November 16, 2014The United Kingdom government has announced a plan to expand The Super Priority Visa Service in April 2015. Currently, this service is available to Chinese and Indian business travelers, and provides decisions within 24 hours to individuals who need to travel to the United Kingdom urgently. The...
|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...