Author: jonabrams1

Abrams is a USA corporate lawyer in London providing American lawyer legal services to businesses.

Foreign Investment in the USA

BE-13 Filing Requirements for Foreign Direct Investments in U.S. Companies and Real Estate

Foreign investors in certain U.S. businesses (U.S. legal entities, branch offices, and real estate (improved or unimproved), with limited exceptions for certain residential properties) must report their investments pursuant to a Form BE-13 filing (Survey of New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States). The BE-13 filing is a requirement of the U.S. Department of…
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October 6, 2020 0

Heads of Terms and Letters of Intent

Whether our clients are engaging in mergers and acquisitions, investments, sales, or financing transactions in the US or in the UK, our advice is always to ensure that the key terms of the deal are agreed at the earlist possible stage and once an agreement is reached, those terms are enshrined in a Term Sheet,…
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September 7, 2020 0

US and UK Commercial and Company Law – Key Differences

US Attorneys and UK Solicitors likely already know legal systems in both the U.K. and the U.S. share the same historical common law roots, and are for that reason similar. As a dual qualified US Lawyer and UK solicitor I am more aware than moast at how the U.S. and U.K. legal systems differ and…
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March 11, 2020 0

Jonathan Abrams Comments in World IP Review

Swatch and Samsung involved in IP dispute over use of Swatch designs.


March 12, 2019 0

MiFID II – Legal Entity Identifier

On 3 January 2018 the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (2014/65/EU) and accompanying legislation (MiFID II) will come into force. MiFID II is the EU legislation that regulates firms who provide services to clients linked to ‘financial instruments’ (shares, bonds, units in collective investment schemes and derivatives), and the venues where those instruments are traded.…
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December 14, 2017 0

Qualcomm v Broadcom – The Value of IP Assets

The media has been scattered recently with reports surrounding the unsolicited bid of $103 billion for Qualcomm Inc, made by Broadcom Ltd. The companies are competitors in the mobile device chipmaking industry; manufacturing and supplying these components to international computer and telecommunication companies. There is substantial scrutiny around the prospective takeover as, should the offer…
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November 8, 2017 0