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Succession: Structured Solutions for Estate Planning

  November 14, 2011     By Pardini & Associates
The author has prepared this document to assist in the evaluation of alternatives offshore structures for the better planning of their assets, estate and business transactions.

Transfer of Technology under Egyptian Law

  November 13, 2011     By Challenge Law Firm
The transfer of technology was firstly regulated by virtue of the Egyptian Commercial Code No. 17/1999. The above mentioned Law regulates the transfer of technology issue from Articles 72 to 87. The provisions of the aforementioned Law shall be compulsory applied to any transfer of technology agreement that shall be implemented in Egypt.

Estate Planning Is Ignored by Majority

  November 13, 2011     By Frank & Kraft, Attorneys at Law
If you were to put your mind to the question you may assume that a significant percentage of people don't have an estate plan in place.

Talk of Medicaid Cuts - A Source of Concern for Many Seniors

  November 13, 2011     By Frank & Kraft, Attorneys at Law
Theoretically speaking Medicare has always been intended to be a program that provides senior citizens with a health care safety net while Medicaid exists to give people with limited financial means access to medical treatment. However, over the years Medicaid has become more and more important to many of our nation's seniors, largely because of the fact that Medicare does not pay for long-term care expenses.

Minority Shareholders Oppression in Cyprus companies and available remedies

  November 12, 2011     By Anastasios Antoniou LLC
Cyprus fully recognizes the possibility that minority shareholders in a Company may become oppressed or unfairly prejudiced against on behalf of the controlling or majority shareholders and/or the board of the Company. There are various situations in which either the Company or minority shareholders’ interests are harmed by the majority shareholders under Cyprus law and the available remedies in such cases.

Be Cautious Before Entering Canadian Franchisee Market!

  November 12, 2011     By OPARA Law PC
Canada is the foremost foreign destination for expanding franchises and a preferred entry point for cross border franchisers, especially for those seeking to enter the North American market. With high per capita personal incomes, a stable and reliable economy, and a sophisticated consumer culture, many franchisers find Canada to be an opportunistic and rewarding market. However the Business Franchise Law in Canada is too stringent and hence seeks attention.

Termination of Employment Contracts and Collective Dismissals as a Result of Mergers in Turkey

  November 11, 2011     By Midyat & Midyat Law Firm
While mergers and acquisitions have considerable advantages in terms of efficiency, they may also lead to significant employment issues and carry potential liabilities for the merging parties, especially when they involve large group of employees. The parties can reduce the risk of claims and detrimental effects of such mergers by addressing the issues in the negotiation process.

On Social Security? Expect 3.6% COLA

  November 11, 2011     By Augulis Law Firm
Americans who are relying on Social Security too heavily can find it difficult to get by, especially given the ever-increasing costs that they face. The law does allow for regular cost-of-living adjustments that are tied to the rate of inflation on a yearly basis.

Oakland Raiders Will Remain in Al Davis' Family

  November 11, 2011     By Augulis Law Firm
Al Davis was an enigmatic figure who was loved by most in the “Raider Nation” but was sometimes criticized by outsiders.

Headquarters and Branch Concept for a Business Organization

  November 11, 2011     By Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm
A business organization may either perform its business activities from a certain place or establish work places in accordance with the necessity of the business activity. Some of such business organizations may perform similar activities of the headquarters within the directions of the headquarters (e.g. banks).

Branch Offices

  November 11, 2011     By Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm
As per Turkish Law, foreign or domestic companies may establish a branch office in order to execute their activities. A branch office shall have no legal entity and shall be registered with the Trade Registry and represented by one or more representative/branch manager.

The Two Most Common Company Types; JSC and LLC

  November 11, 2011     By Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm
In line with the present legislation related to corporate law and the Turkish Commercial Code, joint stock company and limited liability company are the two most common company types. You may find a chart below that designates the fundamental characteristics of a JSC and its differences from a LLC.

Types of Shares and Share Transfers

  November 11, 2011     By Barlas Uyar Eraslan Law Firm
A share is the part of the main capital divided to a specific number of unit value. In accordance with the current Turkish Commercial Code it is not mandatory for a Joint Stock Company to issue shares. JSC reserves two types of shares. These are registered share and bearer share.

Keep Long-Term Care Costs in Mind

  November 11, 2011     By German Law Group
Unfortunately too many people don't take retirement planning seriously enough, and as a result a significant percentage of Americans are not prepared.

DIY Estate Planning Not Advised

  November 11, 2011     By German Law Group
We live during a time when everyday people can find information on just about any subject with the click of the mouse.

What Happens to My Life Insurance Policy After I Die?

  November 11, 2011     By German Law Group
Many people choose to invest in life insurance. This can be a great way to offer protection to your loved ones, especially if you’re a provider for your family.

The Charitable Remainder Unitrust or CRUT

  November 10, 2011     By Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd.
There are many things to consider when you are arranging your affairs financially for the latter portion of your life. Depending on the exact nature of your wishes and the form that your assets are in, a number of different financial instruments could be utilized in combination.

Have Patience After Losing a Loved One

  November 9, 2011     By Robert J. Kulas, P.A.
When you lose a loved one, give yourself time to grieve. Whether the death was sudden or expected, it is often best not to rush to make the decisions that are needed. One way to minimize the issue is by proper estate planning.

How to Start a Small Business: The Basics

  November 9, 2011     By Robert J. Kulas, P.A.
Everyone has one or two business ideas or adventures they would like to embark upon at one point or another. Some of these ideas turn into businesses immediately, while others need considerable work prior to doing so.

Assisting with Long Term Care? Is a Caregiver Contract Right for You?

  November 9, 2011     By Robert J. Kulas, P.A.
In many cases, family members help their loved ones with their long term care needs. This may be a better option than bringing in a stranger.

What if I Don’t Want to Serve as Guardian?

  November 9, 2011     By Robert J. Kulas, P.A.
When asked to serve as guardian for a loved one’s minor children, you may feel compelled to serve. After all, you love your brother, sister, friend or cousin and their children.

Will: Did You Know?

  November 9, 2011     By Robert J. Kulas, P.A.
A will is one of the most important estate planning devices. If you’re ready to execute a will, it’s a good idea to make sure that you understand the uses for this important document.

DIY Estate Planning Kits and Software

  November 9, 2011     By Ryan, Hicks, Cumpton & Cumpton, LLP
We live in the Internet age, and as a result there is a vast store the information available to all of us sitting right at our fingertips.

Regulatory Compliance for a Medical Practice

  November 8, 2011     By Matt Dickstein, Business Attorney
In this article, I give you a quick overview of the major regulatory compliance areas for physicians and medical practices, namely: Referral Laws -- Anti-Kickback and Stark Self-Referrals; Billing Medicare and Other Payers; HIPAA; and Supervision of Staff.

The Corporate Filing Scam, plus a Few More Good Ones

  November 8, 2011     By Matt Dickstein, Business Attorney
If you have a California corporation, you’ve seen this scam. By way of background, all corporations must file with the California Secretary of State an “Annual Statement of Information.” The form asks for basic information about the corporation such as the names and addresses of the directors and officers, and the filing fee usually is $25.

Choosing an Executor for Your Estate

  November 6, 2011     By Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC
Choosing an Executor to handle your estate after you pass is difficult. It is tempting to name a spouse or family member – but do you know the responsibilities and duties of an Executor? An Executor is named within a will to administer an estate, and they will be tasked with several responsibilities during the probate process, which is the legal process that takes place in Probate Court that handles the administration of a deceased’s estate.

Estate Planning Ignored By Many

  November 4, 2011     By The Law Offices of Saul Kobrick, P.C.
People live busy lives and we are constantly being inundated with new challenges on a day-to-day basis.

Interim Rules on Implementation of a Security Review System Regarding M&A Transactions - China

  November 4, 2011     By UB & Co. Attorneys and Counselors
On March 4th 2011, Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”) issued the Interim Rules on Implementation of a Security Review System regarding M&A Transactions Executed by Foreign Investors over Domestic Enterprises (the “Interim Rules”), which will come into effect on March 5th, the same day the Notice on the establishment of a security review system regarding merger and acquisition (“M&A”) transactions over domestic enterprises executed by foreign investors (“the Notice”) comes into effect.

Security Review System Regarding M&A Transactions Executed by Foreign Investors over Domestic Enterprises - China

  November 4, 2011     By UB & Co. Attorneys and Counselors
Notice on the establishment of a security review system regarding merger and acquisition (“M&A”) transactions over domestic enterprises executed by foreign investors (“the Notice”) was issued by China's State Council on February 3, 2011, which will come into effect on March 5, 2011.

An Atlanta Criminal Lawyer Explains Search and Seizure

  November 2, 2011     By The Margolis Legal Group, Inc
Search and seizure law protects one of the fundamental rights for Americans. In fact, the Founding Fathers thought that search and seizure was so important that they put it in the Bill of Rights: the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution says that the police are not allowed to do unreasonable searches and seizures.

Turkey's 2011 Privatization Plans

  November 1, 2011     By Kolcuoglu Demirkan
For the year 2011, the Turkish Government has set a budgetary target of USD 9.5 billion for its privatization proceeds. This is a challenging figure, constituting more than 15% of the aggregate of the last 25 years.

Work Permit in Jordan

  October 30, 2011     By Arida Law Firm
Procedures for getting a work permit in Jordan.

How To Avoid Will Challenges

  October 30, 2011     By Frank & Kraft, Attorneys at Law
When it comes to preparing your financial assets for transfer after your death, an estate planning attorney's advice is going to be invaluable on many different levels.

Are Baby Boomers Financially Prepared for Retirement?

  October 30, 2011     By Frank & Kraft, Attorneys at Law
When retirement planning attorneys emphasize how important it is to make preparations for the future they do so because they are fully cognizant of the facts.

CRUT Can Be a Useful Part of Your Estate Plan

  October 30, 2011     By Frank & Kraft, Attorneys at Law
There are some estate planning instruments that can fit into your estate plan perfectly under certain circumstances that are not typically understood by the layperson.

Should Henry Update His Financial Power of Attorney?

  October 29, 2011     By John R. Vermillion & Associates, LLC
Because a friend was recently hospitalized with a heart condition, Henry is thinking about his own financial power of attorney. Is it time to update?

Do I Need an Estate Plan?

  October 29, 2011     By John R. Vermillion & Associates, LLC
Many clients ask whether they really need an estate plan. After all, they don’t have a cattle ranch, oil wells, or gobs of money.

5 Reasons Not to Pass Inheritances Outright

  October 29, 2011     By John R. Vermillion & Associates, LLC
Simple wills often provide that all assets will pass to the spouse; and, if the spouse is not then living, to all children, divided equally.

Starting a Business in Moldova: How to Register a Limited Liability Company

  October 28, 2011     By Furtuna Law Office
In this article, the author will briefly describe the procedure for registration of enterprises in the Republic of Moldova.

Buying Property in Cyprus

  October 26, 2011     By Michael Chambers & Co. LLC
Cyprus is considered one of the safest European countries to invest in since its market is growing at a stable rate and its prices are competitive. If every perspective purchaser bears in mind the following points then a safe and prosperous investment will be carried out.

Legal Alert - Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011

  October 25, 2011     By Oserogho & Associates
The Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 provides for comprehensive provisions to prohibit the financing of terrorism, the laundering of the proceeds of a crime or of any illegal activity. This Law further provides for a wide range of penalties and expands the scope of the supervisory and regulatory authorities in Nigeria to combat money laundering offenses. The fact that a money laundering offense was committed in different jurisdictions or different parts of the world is no longer relevant.

Types of Licenses and the Period of Establishment - Indonesia

  October 24, 2011     By Leks&Co
Background BKPM holds 2 (two) types of services on investment activity for the investor in the territory of Indonesia, which is the licensing service and the non-licensing service. Based on Article 1 paragraph 6 of Regulation of Chairman of BKPM Number 12 of 2009 (“Perka BKPM 12/2009”), what is included in the licensing services is any type of agreement to conduct investment which is issued by the Government and local government who has the authority under the regulations.

Shareholder Register and Special Register - Indonesia

  October 24, 2011     By Leks&Co
In Indonesia, regulations concerning Limited Liability Companies are stipulated under the Law Number 40 of 2007 on Limited Liability Companies (“Company Law”), which replacing Law Number 1 of 1995 Concerning Limited Liability Companies. Inside Company law, there are regulations of register of shareholder.

Foreign Company Representative Office License - Indonesia

  October 24, 2011     By Leks&Co
Background Foreign Company Representative Office/ Kantor Perwakilan Perusahaan Asing (KPPA) is the representative office established by foreign company or foreign companies outside the territory of Indonesia with a view to manage the interests of the company or the affiliated companies in Indonesia and/or in other countries and/or to prepare the establishment and development of foreign investment companies in Indonesia and/or other countries.

5 Considerations Before Franchising Your Business

  October 24, 2011     By Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC
Before you decide to franchise your restaurant or business, there are a number of things you'll need to consider. This article examines five of these considerations: Is your restaurant "franchisable?" Have you opened more than one location? Are you able to support franchisees? Do you have a plan for marketing and advertising? And are you legally ready?

Poll Indicates Many Baby Boomers Will Never Retire

  October 24, 2011     By Ryan, Hicks, Cumpton & Cumpton, LLP
These are interesting times in the elder law community because of the fact that the population is aging so rapidly.

Establishing Business in Russia - Start-up in Russia, Legal Forms of Incorporation

  October 24, 2011     By TIM Services
Choosing which type of legal entity to register is one of the most important stages before undertaking business activity in Russia. The type of legal presence will influence all activity, including financial and tax reporting, customs and currency control. Therefore, an investor should pay special attention to determining the appropriate corporate form which will help him achieve his goals while meeting all legal requirements.

Requirements to a Company Legal Name in Russia - Russian Legal Entities

  October 24, 2011     By TIM Services
According to the Part IV of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation the following requirements are established for corporate names of organizations.

Estate Planning is for Everyone!

  October 20, 2011     By The Law Office of Michael Robinson, P.C.
If you’re like some people, you may assume that only rich people or people with kids need estate planning.

What are the Different Types of Guardianship?

  October 18, 2011     By The Law Offices of Saul Kobrick, P.C.
A Guardian / Conservator is appointed by the Court when someone is unable to make their own decisions and/or ensure their own care.

Is it Time for Assisted Living?

  October 18, 2011     By The Law Offices of Saul Kobrick, P.C.
An overview of the role of assisted living facilities in maintaining the lifestyles of senior citizens,and when to consider a move to an assisted living facility.

Free Trade Panama-USA

  October 13, 2011     By Molina & Co.
Panama and the United States approved the Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA).

China’s Ministry of Commerce Commences Its Review of Nestlé’s Acquisition of Hsu Fu Chi

  October 12, 2011     By MMLC Group
This article looks at the Chinese competition law issues associated with the recently announced acquisition of China's Hsu Fu Chi, by Nestlé’s. Some are concerned that the transaction may not be approved by China's Ministry of Commerce on competition grounds, given its apparent similarities to the failed Coca-Cola/Huiyuan transaction.

Complaints against Microsoft’s Acquisition of Skype

  October 11, 2011     By CSB Advocates
Microsoft is currently in the process of acquiring the well known VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) provider Skype. This move has caused a great deal of concern to competing companies, some of which have filed objections in all applicable jurisdictions where the merger is being examined.

Business Insurance: Avoiding Costly Mistakes

  October 10, 2011     By Rosenthal Law Group
It is vital for businesses to carry some type of insurance coverage in order to abide by the law. It is wise to have a business attorney involved in the decision making process in order to avoid future legal disputes.

China Law Update - September 2011

  October 9, 2011     By MMLC Group
This update looks at major recent developments in legal and business issues in China.

Expanding Businesses and the Need for Legal Assistance

  October 6, 2011     By Rosenthal Law Group
Building a successful business embodies the American dream. As companies expand and the need to hire more employees increases, it becomes imperative to have all of your legal issues covered; therefore your business can be protected from legal ramifications.

Young, Healthy, and Single? Time to Create an Estate Plan

  October 5, 2011     By John R. Vermillion & Associates, LLC
Many people assume that because they’re young, healthy, and single, they don’t need an estate plan. You may think that you need to have a family to protect or need to be battling an illness in order to take the time to plan. This is not the case. Now is the time to create an estate plan if you are age 18 or older. Take a look at the following information to learn more.

Distribution Contracts in Dominican Republic

  October 5, 2011     By DCA Abogados
The legislation of the Dominican Republic contains an estatute that protects the agent or local distributor in his relationships with the foreign licensor. In fact, the Law 173, of 1966, de Protección a los Agentes Importadores de Mercaderías contains several dispositions that shall be noted when doing bussiness in Dominican Republic, some of them are the followings:

Estate Tax: A Lot is Riding on This Gamble

  October 5, 2011     By Frank & Kraft, Attorneys at Law
Whether you are the gambling type or not, you have no choice but to be involved in a high-stakes gamble regarding the estate tax. Depending on the whims of the lawmakers in Washington, your family may wind up paying nothing at all to the IRS or millions of dollars on the same amount of money.

How to Convince Grandma That Long Term Care is Needed

  October 4, 2011     By Byrd Garrett PLLC
It can be stressful and overwhelming for Grandma to think about the possibility of long term care,especially a nursing home.

Understanding Estate Tax Exclusions

  October 4, 2011     By Robert J. Kulas, P.A.
The federal government and many states impose an estate tax on the value of your assets at the time of your death

Pet Trusts Can Care for Your Animals

  October 3, 2011     By Robert J. Kulas, P.A.
Trusts are not just an estate planning tool to provide for your human family members. Many states now recognize "Pet Trusts" that allow you to consider your dog, cat or other companion animal as part of your estate plan.

Amity Company: The Thai Company without Thais

  October 3, 2011     By Duensing Kippen
The Foreign Business Act (1999) of Thailand (the "Act") generally restricts foreigners from engaging in most business activities in Thailand, without special permission as provided by the Act. Serious violations of the Act by a foreigner or facilitated by a Thai carry significant criminal penalties.

Arbitration - Enforcing Contracts Outside of Thai Courts

  October 3, 2011     By Duensing Kippen
If you are doing business in Thailand you might have already had some experience with the local court system. An all too common complaint of the local business community is that court proceedings in Thailand are agonizingly slow.

Nigeria Sovereign Wealth Fund Law

  September 30, 2011     By Oserogho & Associates
A Sovereign Investment Authority (Establish, Etc.) Act, 2011 has established for Nigeria a Sovereign Investment Authority. This Authority is charged to receive, manage and invest in diversified portfolios the excess of the medium and long term revenue of the Federal, States, Local Governments and Area Councils. The Proceeds of these investments are statutorily required to create a savings base for the country, develop infrastructure that will attract local and foreign direct investments.

Estate Planning: You Have Options

  September 28, 2011     By Frank & Kraft, Attorneys at Law
A lot of individuals who have not done any research into the subject assume that they are going to be drawing up a last will when they get serious about estate planning. In fact, you’ll see websites out there contending that planning your estate is the easiest thing in the world. All you have to do is purchase a blank generic last will document and fill in the blanks and it is as simple as that.

Who Will Manage My Child’s Finances if I Die?

  September 27, 2011     By Robert J. Kulas, P.A.
Many parents with children under the age of 18 create a will to name a guardian for their children should both parents die unexpectedly. While they name a personal guardian for their children, what about the financial aspect – particularly if their children inherit the parents property outright as well?

Israeli Tax and US LLC

  September 24, 2011     By Dr. Avi Nov, Law Offices
A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is an important investment vehicle for Israelis who operate in the US. An LLC is a company incorporated under the laws of one of the US states. In practice, LLC’s are often formed in the state of Delaware for administrative ease. They are relatively cheap to form and run. An LLC does not have shareholders, but rather members.

User Agreements for your website

  September 20, 2011     By Aaron Kelly Law
Don't think you need contracts for your website? Think again! Consult a lawyer today that specializes in internet law.

“I Never Signed Nuthin!” Five Tips For Small Biz Internet Contracts

  September 18, 2011     By Yanger Law Group, P.A.
If you’re a small business with an e-commerce website you’d be best served making sure your site does substantiate understanding of the transaction and it does confirm assent to the terms in what the courts have uniformly called a “fair and forthright” manner. Here are five tips to help you do just that.

Estate Planning is Relevant to All Adults

  September 17, 2011     By German Law Group
Estate planning is something that a lot of people put on the back burner for any number of reasons. Perhaps the most common one would be the fact that many individuals look at the average life expectancy of 78 years plus and figure that they have plenty of time before they have to start taking estate planning seriously.

Internet Marketing Law - FTC and Advertising Rules

  September 17, 2011     By Aaron Kelly Law
Marketing and Advertising on the Internet is subject to the same laws as any other medium. Sometimes people do not follow those rules, and the FTC or State AG is involved.

Three Ways To Create a Trust

  September 17, 2011     By Law Offices of Richard B. Schneider, LLC
A trust is a powerful estate planning tool,and there is more than one way to create a trust,including…

Estate Planning and Unusual Will Bequests

  September 17, 2011     By Robert J. Kulas, P.A.
Unusual last wishes are nothing new in the estate planning business, in fact, there are several famous last wishes throughout history, including: Napoleon Bonaparte left a wish to have his head shaved and the hair divided up amongst his friends.

The Common Types of Business Formation

  September 16, 2011     By Mehling Law Firm
When an entrepreneur wants to form a business, it is be important for them to carefully select which type of business structure will best suit their needs. A business litigation attorney will be able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of each type of structure along with the tax consequences and how they will affect you.

On Governor Delete, the Stink Eye and Raising Your Bar

  September 2, 2011     By Yanger Law Group, P.A.
There is this thing called spoliation of evidence and if you get caught doing it, well, just take out your wallet and start spilling the Benjamins.

What Constitutes a Supplementary Award of CIETAC Arbitration? – A Recent Interpretation by a Hong Kong Court

  September 1, 2011     By Guo Lian Law Firm
In an action brought before the Court of First Instance of High Court of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“Hong Kong”) for enforcing a CIETAC arbitral award earlier this year, Justice John Saunders rejected a claim that three official letters issued by the Secretariat of CIETAC constituted a supplementary/additional arbitral award.

Estate And Gift Taxes Are Unified

  August 31, 2011     By Frank & Kraft, Attorneys at Law
When you are engaged in the process of estate planning one of the primary objectives is going to be to do what is necessary to prevent asset erosion.

Too Many Eschew Retirement Planning

  August 31, 2011     By Frank & Kraft, Attorneys at Law
They say that time flies, and it would appear as though a significant portion of the baby boomer generation is finding out just how true this statement is.

Amy Winehouse Left Inheritances to Immediate Family

  August 25, 2011     By Augulis Law Firm
It is always sad to see a person pass away at a young age under any circumstances and perhaps we really shouldn't place celebrities on such a pedestal.

Areas of Investment Provided by the Ethiopian Investment Laws for Domestic and Foreign Investors

  August 23, 2011     By Fikadu Asfaw and Associates Law Office
Do you want to know about areas of investment permitted for investment according to Ethiopian law?

Estate Planning: Have You Remembered Your Dog or Cat?

  August 23, 2011     By Frank & Kraft, Attorneys at Law
Estate planning is an involved endeavor on a number of different levels. Of course you have to prepare your assets for eventual transfer to your loved ones, and this can be rather complicated for some people.

The Operation of a Cyprus Company

  August 22, 2011     By Christophi & Associates LLC
This articles presents in a summary form the operation of a Cyprus company.

Extending Retirement Date Can Be Wise

  August 19, 2011     By Frank & Kraft, Attorneys at Law
There are folks who go through life with the vague belief that they will be retiring when they reach their middle 60s without recognizing the fact that this is not a given. The word “retirement” can sometimes sound like a entitlement and it would certainly be nice to be able to relax and enjoy the latter portion of your life without having to work. But in the end, the word simply defines the decision to step away from your career. Poll: Baby Boomers Unprepared for Retirement

  August 17, 2011     By Purcell & Amen, L.L.C.
At the present time there are 10,000 people applying for Social Security for the first time each and every day because of the fact that the baby boomer generation is reaching retirement age. This in itself is a stunning statistic, but when you hear that this number of daily applicants is expected to persist for the next twenty years it really gets your attention. Are all of these people prepared for retirement financially?

Estate Planning Making Provisions for Pets

  August 17, 2011     By Purcell & Amen, L.L.C.
When you are planning your estate failing to remember all of the people that you would like to include on your inheritance list is probably not going to be much of a concern. Yet, you may be surprised to hear that there are a lot of people who actually do fail to make provisions for loving dependents who are actually still living at home.

Retirement Planning and the HECM

  August 12, 2011     By Purcell & Amen, L.L.C.
Understanding all the options that are available to you is key when you are planning for your retirement years. This is one of the reasons why it is a good idea to work with a retirement planning attorney well in advance of your retirement so that you can tap into that expertise and formulate a fully informed plan.

Invalidation of Loan Agreements

  August 11, 2011     By Integrites
On the 06th of July 2011 the High Specialized Court of Ukraine on civil and criminal cases finally put an end to a long and fascinating story named "the legitimacy of concluding loan agreements in foreign currency."

Peculiarities of Cross-Border Contracts under Ukrainian Law: Key Points to Consider

  August 11, 2011     By Integrites
This article aims to highlight the most essential legal requirements of Ukrainian legislation to foreign economic contracts which should help foreign companies to identify certain principal points subject to negotiations between the parties.

Resolving Conflicts between Shareholders - Ukraine

  August 11, 2011     By Integrites
Any joint stock company, if it has at least two independent shareholders, is a center of interest of several parties being in diverse relations. The interest of each of the "co-owners" certainly has its vector. At that rate, the appearance of conflict situation is just a matter of time. The greater is the difference in the objectives of interests the less time is needed.

Ukrainian Antimonopoly Clearance Procedure in M&A Deals

  August 11, 2011     By Integrites
This article provides a brief overview of certain aspects of the Ukrainian antimonopoly regulations that may be of some help while considering the necessity of obtaining Ukrainian antimonopoly clearance in transborder M&A transactions.

Disclosure Obligations in Debt and Equity Offerings - Ukraine

  August 11, 2011     By Integrites
Whether it’s a start-up project or a successfully running company, at some point in time every business faces a need to raise money for a variety of reasons. There are two basic ways to raise capital: either debt or equity. This article focuses on comparative analysis of primary disclosure requirements for debt and equity offerings.

Establish and Register a Company in Jordan

  August 10, 2011     By Arida Law Firm
How to establish a company in Jordan.

Privatizations in Turkey

  August 10, 2011     By Ongur Ergan Law & Consulting Office
The fundamental transformation in Turkish economy has been observed during the massive privatization process since 1994. The investment opportunities in Turkey are particularly attractive in the framework of country’s ongoing attractive privatization agenda. The involvement and participation of international investors is highly encouraged by the law in course of current privatization program.

New Turkish Commercial Code

  August 9, 2011     By Ongur Ergan Law & Consulting Office
It is a fact that, the Turkish Commercial Code (hereinafter referred to as TCC) numbered 6267 and dated 1957, has been implemented and in force more than 50 years. While most of the European Countries have made amendments to their commercial regulations in accordance with the recent developments, no major amendments were made to the TCC. On this ground, it became insufficient in terms of new market requirements and need of global market economies developments.

Enforcement of Foreign Commercial Arbitration Awards in Ghana

  August 8, 2011     By AB Lexmall & Associates
This article provides information to law firms and their clients to help them strategize on how best to get their foreign commercial arbitration awards enforced in Ghana.

Breach of Contract: Legal Remedies That Can Be Pursued

  August 7, 2011     By Rosenthal Law Group
No matter whether contracts are written or oral, they are meant to fulfill a promise – and when they’re broken, the non-breaching party can pursue legal remedies. Breach of contract is one of the leading causes of lawsuits for damages and court-ordered “specific performance” of the contract in the U.S. courts.

A General Overview on Natural Gas Market Law in Turkey

  August 4, 2011     By Ongur Ergan Law & Consulting Office
Recently, many local and international investors request to obtain more information as regards Turkish Natural Gas Market Law. The main aim of this article is to ensure a brief overview on Natural Gas Market Law in Turkey and accordingly to inform the readers concerning essentials of the legal structures such as the sources of natural gas market law, the type of natural gas market licenses, administrative procedures, administrative fines and sanctions and competition.

Business Establishment Models and Procedure for Foreign Investors in Turkey

  August 4, 2011     By Ongur Ergan Law & Consulting Office
The main aim of this article is to introduce business establishment models and procedure in Turkey to foreign direct investors who has intention of doing business in Turkey.