Posts Tagged ‘Legal Focus’

UK: Judge Suing Ministry of Justice for Race Discrimination

Peter Herbert is suing the Ministry of Justice for racial discrimination following a recommendation that he be given a written warning over remarks he made.

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Zambia: Unsolved Riddle of Sustaining Water Utilities

Sebastian Chilekwa’s job title at the Luapula Water and Sewerage Company is “Managing Director of Dilemma”. Or it should be.

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U.S.: Final CFIUS Regulations Issued by Treasury

On November 18, 2008, the U.S. Treasury Department, as chair of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and as required by the Foreign Investment and National Security Act of 2007 (FINSA), issued final regulations, effective December 22, 2008, reforming the process by which CFIUS conducts national security reviews of mergers, acquisitions, or takeovers of U.S. businesses by foreign persons (Final Regulations). On December 8, 2008, Treasury published guidance regarding the types of transactions that CFIUS has reviewed that have presented national security considerations in the past (Guidance).

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U.S.: Foreign Buyers in the U.S. M&A Market

Given the instability of credit markets, the slow-down in activity of domestic M&A buyers and the low U.S. dollar, the United States emerged as an attractive destination in 2007 for in-bound, cross-border deals.

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U.S. | South Africa: Labor and Employment Laws

The U.S. law firm of Nixon Peabody LLP and the South African law firm of Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs outline the various labor and employment law issues surrounding cross-border corporate transactions. They address critical employment issues facing companies seeking to do business in a foreign jurisdiction and how the laws in South Africa can facilitate transactions and assist companies in their commercial endeavors.

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