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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

Jonathan Abrams: Cyber Security Response

Jonathan Abrams today in the Webinar Studio with LexisNexis discussing all things “Cyber Incident Response”, from how to prepare for an attack, to the different stages of response.   Unfortunately, it is no longer a question of if, but when a business will be affected by a cyber incident. Companies will need to consider how…
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July 27, 2018 0

Reputation Control: Oxfam’s Haiti Sex Scandal

In recent news, Oxfam’s reputation for humanitarian assistance and international crises has been blackened with headlines reading Oxfam Haiti Scandal (BBC News), Aid workers raping and sexually exploiting children (Independent), and Haiti Director Admitted Using Prostitutes (Reuters). Yesterday, the news read that Oxfam have been “suspended” or “banned” from undergoing any further work within the country.…
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February 23, 2018 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

Christian Louboutin’s Trademark Journey Continues

Jonathan Abrams, Head of Corporate & Commercial, was quoted in the World IP Review today about the ongoing Christian Louboutin Trade Mark case. Here is the article (link can be found below): Louboutin’s trademark journey continues On Tuesday, WIPR reported that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) began hearing arguments over whether…
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November 30, 2017 0

Extending Upwards & Downwards

It is becoming increasingly common for householders to improve their current property rather than incur the stress and expense of moving. Some are in the fortunate position of being about to create a basement or loft extension. Whether the householder owns the freehold or a leasehold interest, such work may involve the need for planning…
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November 30, 2017 0

50% means 50%

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has reached what sounds like a sensible decision in relation to a part time contract for a British Airways (BA) employee. The case involved a Purser at BA who went onto a part time contract when she returned from maternity leave in 2005. The employee took voluntary redundancy in 2015…
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November 30, 2017 0