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|The Fate of Argentina's Debt Restructuring is Getting Closer|
Marcos Vergara del Carril; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
April 15, 2013, previously published on April 10, 2013In what the Financial Times has called “the sovereign debt restructuring case of the century,” Argentina has timely submitted its proposal as requested by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, with which it is willing to make payments on approximately $1.3 billion of unpaid...
|China Issues Final Rule on Asset Securitization|
Ruoke Liu, Vincent Sum; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
April 15, 2013, previously published on April 12, 2013The China Securities Regulatory Commission (the “CSRC”), aiming to expand its asset securitization program and boost liquidity, recently published Provisions on the Administration of Securities Companies’ Asset Securitization Businesses (the “New Regulation”). The New...
|Service of Alberta Process Outside of Canada Now More Complicated|
Scott H. D. Bower, Ciara J. Toole; Bennett Jones LLP;
April 15, 2013, previously published on April 8, 2013The Ontario Court of Appeal has confirmed the proper reading of the latest Alberta Court of Appeal decision on service ex juris under Alberta law, which greatly complicates serving legal documents outside of Canada. In our August 2012 Bennett Jones Update, “Recent Alberta Court of Appeal...
|Canadian Companies Face Exposure From the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act|
Megan Conway Rahman, Thomas M. Rose, John S. West; Troutman Sanders LLP;
April 10, 2013, previously published on April 8, 2013In January, in an event widely reported, Canadian authorities brought an enforcement action against Griffiths Energy International Inc. (GEI) under Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA). In only the third instance Canadian authorities have brought corporate charges under...
|The Whistleblower Program under the Dodd-Frank and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act|
Berger Montague P.C.;
April 4, 2013The Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") whistleblower program created under section 922 of the Dodd-Frank Act incentivizes those with knowledge of securities violations to "blow the whistle" on the person or company engaging in such conduct. To initiate a suit, the...
|Expanding SNC Investigation Illustrates Key Difference between US and Canadian Foreign Corrupt Practice Legislation|
Tyler Hodgson; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
April 3, 2013, previously published on March 2013The Globe and Mail recently reported that the RCMP executed a search warrant at the home of a former senior executive of SNC, Sami Bebawi. Mr. Bebawi was the former SNC executive in charge of construction projects for the company in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) between 1998-2006....
|Recent Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Case Sends Mixed Messages to Canadian Companies|
Henry J. Chang; Blaney McMurtry LLP;
April 3, 2013, previously published on March 26, 2013In the United States, both the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission place a premium on the self-reporting of U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act1 (“FCPA”) violations, cooperation with the authorities, and the implementation of an effective anti-corruption...
|Work and Resident Permit Applications of Foreign Employees in China|
Xinlan Liu; Sheppard Mullin Richter Hampton LLP;
April 2, 2013, previously published on March 28, 2013The most important issue for foreigners working in China is to apply for work and resident permits with Chinese authorities. Compare with the procedures and documents required for foreigners who work for a foreign enterprise’s representative office in China, those for the foreigners working...
|Federal Government to Standardize Registration Procedures|
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
March 26, 2013, previously published on March 25, 2013The German government plans to standardize the resident registration process in all of Germany’s 16 federal states by the Fall of 2014, under newly enacted legislation.
|Leasing Equipment in Mexico by Foreign Companies|
Martin Drought P.C.;
March 22, 2013Cross-border leases; American companies leasing equipment in Mexico, efficient structures.