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- Offshore Tax Havens and Bank Accounts- Are They Legal?
Following Mitt Romney's run for election and the more recent fall of Cyprus, tax havens have become increasingly scrutinized by the public eye. But are they always illegal?
- Hedge Funds: The Role of Directors in the Life Cycle of a Fund - Cayman Islands
by Murray LLP
The board of directors play a central role in any offshore hedge fund. At every stage of the life cycle of a hedge fund the directors need certain critical information and documents in order to perform their duties. The life cycle can roughly be determined as the fund formation stage, the post launch operation (which might last several years) and then the eventual liquidation.
- Injured Oil Rig Workers File Third-Party Actions
On the heels of 29 deaths from a Virginia coal mine collapse and 11 deaths from the Gulf oil rig explosion comes the question of whether third parties can be held liable in work-related injuries.
- US Taxpayers and the IRS Qualified Intermediary Program
The IRS Qualified Intermediary Program has heightened scrutiny as a result of the federal investigation into the Swiss Bank, UBS (the world's largest private bank). U.S. Prosecutors allege UBS deliberately abused the Qualified Intermediary Program ("QI Program"), selling offshore banking services to U.S. Taxpayers to evade taxes.
- Taxation in Costa Rica
Overview of tax law in Costa Rica.
- Alternative Domain Name Dispute Resolution
The United States Government, in its June 5, 1998 Statement of Policy on the Management of Internet Names and Addresses (the “White Paper”), called for the privatization of the DNS “in a manner that allows for the development of robust competition and that facilitates global participation in the management of Internet names and addresses.”
- The Effect on Natural Resources and Oil Drilling in California From The Lifting of the Ban on Offshore Drilling
This article examines what will be the effect of the lifting of the ban on offshore drilling in California and shows why the “Drill Now” movement is not likely to produce a single extra barrel of oil from new offshore drilling platforms off the coast of California.
- Your Rights Under the Jones Act Maritime Law in the United States
This article provides a brief overview of the Jones Act and how it applies to seamen injured working on ships out of California’s busiest ports including San Pedro and Long Beach. With legal experience and education in Europe, and Jones Act experience in San Diego for many years, the author describes some of the benefits available under the Jones Act.