Price Controls in a Time of Economic Crisis in Venezuela (en español)
Price control, the Venezuelan commercial conundrum. How do you conduct business in a country navigating the highest inflation rate in the world and where the government – ...26
AMLO as Pragmatist: Boosting the Mexican Economy While Fighting Corruption
Mexico City-based lawyer Diego Sierra (Partner, Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C.) discusses the what he believes will be AMLO's pragmatic approach to fighting corruption while ...68
For Foreign Investors in Mexico, Bribery Not the Only Compliance Risk
Hugo López Coll (Greenberg Traurig) shares insights for foreign investors and other companies transacting business in the Mexican energy sector. He emphasizes compliance ...41
Translating Complexity & Corruption into Entrepreneurial Opportunity
Marcel Imery, founder of Venezuela-based Imery Urdaneta, is also a professor, and an entrepreneur in one of the most challenging business environments in the world. In ...60
Will AMLO Moderate His Policy Versus His Rhetoric?
The recent election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the presidency of Mexico raises numerous questions for companies and their advisors doing business in Mexico. ...69
Best Practices for Foreign Companies Doing Business in AMLO's Mexico
Hugo López Coll (Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig) addresses foreign companies doing business in Mexico (and their lawyers/advisors) regarding how to best position themselves ...57
AMLO's Mandate Should Minimize Obstacles to Anti-Corruption Policy
Diego Sierra (Partner, Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C.) explores what political and cultural challenges AMLO may face in enacting his ...42
How 'Permissioned' Blockchains are Combating Money Laundering (Part 2: KYC, Unwinding Transactions & SAR Reporting)
Chris Everdell (Counsel, Cohen & Gresser LLP) identifies other advantages of blockchain in anti-money laundering, including efficiencies in "know your customer," ...54
The Cultural and Business Challenges Facing AMLO's Apparent Anti-Corruption Intentions
Mexico City-based Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Hugo López Coll addresses the cultural and business challenges AMLO may face in his stated pursuit of more rigorous ...73
Anti-Corruption Compliance in AMLO's Mexico
Mexico City-based lawyer Diego Sierra (Partner, Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C.) discusses the importance of "tailoring" and "tone" when it come to compliance with ...30
How 'Permissioned' Blockchains are Combating Money Laundering (Part 1: Speed & Security)
Chris Everdell (Counsel, Cohen & Gresser LLP) introduces and unpacks blockchain technology that can produce widespread benefits in the anti-money laundering ...89
Clients Want to Know: What Will AMLO's Election Mean for Us?
Greenberg Traurig Shareholder Hugo López Coll reveals what his clients have been asking most in the wake of AMLO's election, what many in Mexico and across the ...42
AMLO Invokes "Fight Against Corruption & Impunity"
Mexico City-based lawyer Diego Sierra (Partner, Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C.) shares some predictions as to how AMLO's platform will translate into the policies on which ...45
Digital Tokens — What are They and Why Do They Matter?
RKO Partner Jim Walker breaks down the definitions, process, and substance around cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings ...109
Whistleblower Protections Under Sarbanes-Oxley
Littler Shareholder S. Jeanine Conley addresses whistleblower protection provisions that are part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (Sarbanes–Oxley or SOX), including ...116
Supreme Court Play-by-Play - Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers
Just over one month ago, the United State Supreme Court heard oral argument in Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, a case with enormous implications for the protection of ...76
ICO Lawyers Put on Notice by SEC Chairman
When it comes to regulators' tough stance on the creation and issuance of cryptocurrencies, it's not only the issuers who may find themselves in the crosshairs of a ...139
It's the Wild Wild West...Until Now: The Regulatory Climate for Initial Coin Offerings
Everyone is buzzing about crypto, but as initial coin offerings (ICOs) have exploded onto the scene as a fund raising method for early stage companies, regulators have taken ...124
Could Cryptocurrencies be Both 'Commodities' and 'Securities'?
Markets are buzzing about cryptocurrency, but as initial coin offerings (ICOs) have exploded onto the scene as a fund-raising device for early-stage companies, regulators such as ...101
Are Cryptocurrencies 'Securities'?
Jim Walker (Partner and General Counsel, Richards Kibbe & Orbe) reviews an SEC opinion, a recent court decision and a statement by SEC Chairman Jay Clayton, which, taken ...130
If You See Something, Say Something — Courts & Regulators Expanding 'Protected Activity' For Whistleblowers Under SOX
In this Expert Insight, S. Jeanine Conley (Shareholder, Littler) details both case law and regulatory pronouncements that protects whistleblowers who had a "reasonable ...95
Issuers and Advisors Beware: The Risks of Initial Coin Offerings and Defending the Regulatory Inquiry
Jim Walker (Partner, Richards Kibbe & Orbe LLP) presents an overview of the rapidly evolving cryptocurrency landscape, with a focus on initial coin offerings (ICOs), ...98
Navigating the Complex World of Whistleblower Claims: Best Practices in an Ever-Changing Landscape
S. Jeanine Conley (Shareholder, Littler Mendelson) explporers trends and lessons learned from recent high-profile whistleblower cases that have shaped the current risk landscape ...67
Managing Legal Risks and Cultural Issues in Cross Border and Whistleblower Investigations
Co-panelists Jonathan Abernethy (Partner, Cohen & Gresser LLP) and Andrew Curtin (Senior Managing Director & Global Head of Investigations, AIG), address best ...75