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|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,...
|Opportunities Abound for Africa in a Changing World|
Ryan P. Kelley; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on October 8, 2014During these times of upheaval and uncertainty, Africa - with some of the world’s fastest growing economies - offers new and innovative approaches to its most significant challenges. The continent possesses vast and largely untapped natural and social resources that present exciting...
|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...
|U.S. DOS Announces December 2014 Visa Bulletin|
Shaun Staller; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014The U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced immigrant visa availability numbers and priority date cut-offs in its latest December 2014 Visa Bulletin (FY 2015). Please note, when looking at the availability tables on the DOS website only applicants who have a priority date earlier than the cut-off...
|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...
|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...
|Retrogression for EB-5 Predicted at IIUSA Conference; July 2013 Cut-Off Discussed|
Dillon R. Colucci; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on October 27, 2014The Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division of the U.S. Department of State, Charles Oppenheim, reported that the EB-5 immigrant visa category would likely retrogress in July 2015. However, this does contradict his prediction provided to AILA earlier last week of retrogression occurring in...
|You Operate in Africa, Employ Only Africans, and Deal with Only African Governments: Are You Exempt From U.S. FCPA Compliance? Maybe Not.|
Mugdha S. Kelkar; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
December 10, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014Even though a company may operate only in Africa, the DOJ and SEC have adopted a broad view of their jurisdiction and have used a relatively small nexus to the United States to establish a hook to prosecute FCPA violations that may have potentially crippling ramifications to the African company....
|CFPB Issues Final Rule on Annual Privacy Notices|
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 6, 2014On October 20th, the CFPB issued a final rule that will permit financial institutions subject to the CFPB’s Regulation P, which implements the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act’s privacy provisions (GLBA), to provide their customers with the annual privacy notice by an alternative method. Under...
|Report Calls for Simplifying Australia’s 457 Visa Program and Increased Worksite Compliance|
Rebecca B. Schechter; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 3, 2014In a government-commissioned report published in September 2014, an independent panel concluded that Australia’s 457 visa program was too complicated and burdensome for employers and applicants. The report proposed several changes to simplify and streamline the 457 visa process.