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|The Singapore-India Connection: A Robust Past and a Compelling Future|
Saionton Basu; Duane Morris;
November 19, 2014, previously published on October 21, 2014In determining the optimum gateway for investing into India, reliance on industry data may be the most prudent opening gambit. Data released by India's Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion peg Mauritius and Singapore as the top two destinations through which foreign direct investment and...
|Joint Ventures - Protecting With Contract Terms|
Kenra Parris-Whittaker, Jacy A. J. Whittaker; Parris Whittaker;
October 17, 2014, previously published on October 17, 2014Joint ventures take many different forms but few have such an unusual background as a recent dispute involving what started as a simple agreement. The commercial lawyers at Bahamas law firm ParrisWhittaker are experts in drawing up robust joint venture contracts.
|New York: Investors beware! You May Be Personally Liable For Unpaid Taxes in a Business Venture|
David M. Kall, Susan Millradt McGlone; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
September 15, 2014, previously published on September 11, 2014When investing in a business venture, one may often hope to profit off the venture without having to play an active role in its business affairs. This line of thinking may be too good to be true. Investors must determine whether circumstances dictate that more than just a contribution of their...
|Will the new Crowdfunding Exemption Open the Floodgates for Start-up Financing?|
Lorraine Mastersmith; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
August 1, 2014, previously published on July 25, 2014In March of this year, the Ontario Securities Commission published a proposed new exemption from the prospectus filing requirement to permit equity-based Crowdfunding in Ontario. The proposed exemption was open for comment until June 18. There has been a fair amount of “buzz” about...
|Good News for Cayman Domiciled Private Equity Funds - Introduction of New ELP.|
Gary Smith; Loeb Smith & Brady;
July 26, 2014, previously published on July 2014The Cayman Islands (“Cayman”) continue to be the leading offshore jurisdiction for the establishment of both hedge funds and private equity funds. Typically, private equity funds are structured in Cayman as exempted limited partnerships (“ELPs”) and the introduction of the...
|Is Your Joint Venture GST/HST-compliant?|
Charlene Schafer; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014There is less than 6 months remaining until the expiry of the Canada Revenue Agency’s (“CRA”) administrative tolerance for non-compliant joint venture nominee corporations to report and claim input tax credits (“ITC’s”) in respect of GST/HST payable on behalf of...
|Raising Money? Don’t Forget About the Tax Credits|
Foley Lardner LLP;
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014With many states continuing to use tax credits to seed entrepreneurial growth, entrepreneurs and legal counsel must understand the applicable state-sponsored programs and position qualifying businesses to take advantage of these programs. Some government officials and scholars debate the extent to...
|Streamlined Venture Issuer Disclosure?|
Tiffany Lee Bianchi, Michael A. Gerrior, Robert P. Kinghan, David Lowdon, Lorraine Mastersmith; Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP/s.r.l.;
July 15, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014The CSA recently published a notice and request for comment regarding proposed amendments to the continuous disclosure obligations and audit committees of venture issuers the “Venture Issuer Amendments”). This is a follow on initiative to the CSA’s previous more comprehensive...
|Crossing Your T's and Dotting Your I's: Start Preparing for Diligence From Day 1|
JennyBess Dulac; Foley & Lardner LLP;
April 11, 2014, previously published on April 8, 2014Young companies deal with a million moving parts, and typically without enough personnel bandwidth or financial resources to handle it all. Every bit of progress is thrilling, but founders are stretched thin, pushing as hard as possible for that next product milestone, that next investment, and...
|Save The Date: Delaware Wants Your Franchise Taxes|
Foley Lardner LLP;
March 6, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014If you’ve been keeping tabs on strategy for franchise tax payments in Delaware, you’re probably already aware that annual reports and franchise tax payments are due in the near future. For for-profit corporations filed with the Division of Corporations of the Secretary of State of...