Archive for the ‘Legal Focus’ Category

Namibia: The Push for a New Empowerment Bill

A new government indigenization and economic empowerment bill in Namibia has many white business owners pondering whether to leave the country or take court action.

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Africa: Become Competitive by Insuring Payment Risks

Private trade credit insurance agencies often struggle with insuring African risk due to the lack of available information.

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France: Threats to Stall E.U. and U.S. Trade Talks over Hollywood

France has threatened to prevent free trade talks scheduled between the European Union and the United States if the negotiations include movie and digital media.

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Argentina: Country Fights Major Modern Day Slavery Ring

Argentine authorities raided 70 locations in a slavery ring shakedown. The raids rescued over 200 victims of human trafficking who were forced to work in subhuman conditions.

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Egypt: Court Convicts NGO Employees, Orders NGO Closures

An Egyptian court recently convicted 43 foreign and domestic non-governmental organization (NGO) employees for allegedly promoting democracy in Egypt without the appropriate documentation.

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Video | U.S.: NBA and CFA Brainstorm about Africa on Capitol Hill

Members and guest speakers of the National Bar Association and the Constituency for Africa met on Capital Hill to talk about how to become more engaged in development and policy issues in Africa.

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U.S.: NBA Magazine 2012/2013 Edition Issued

National Bar Association issues the Fall 2012/Winter 2013 Edition of the NBA Magazine

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Africa: Regulators Get to Grips with Mergers & Acquisitions

Too often merger control implications in Africa go unappreciated. Foreign investors do this at some risk as the consequences can be severe and include not only administrative but criminal penalties.

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Video | U.S.: ACLU Files ‘Right to Read’ Lawsuit

The ACLU has filed what it is calling a “first-of-its-kind” lawsuit against the state for allegedly failing to teach students to read at grade level.

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Venezuela: Circumventing Foreign Exchange Controls

Exchange controls in Venezuela have been in place since 2003. Multinationals now to buy gold (or some other commodity) abroad to avoid the country’s exchange control regime.

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