Businesses should be afraid, in fact they should be very afraid. On the 1st July 2011 the new Bribery Act came into force. It takes no prisoners. No facilitation payments are tolerated. Any and all corrupt business conduct is criminalized. And the Bribery Act is international. It is, like Apple Corporation’s “Cloud”, criminal legislation, which hangs over the entire business world. And the...Read More
Since 2008, the number of SEC and DOJ prosecutions of FCPA violations has increased significantly. More and more cases have been brought; penalties and settlement amounts have also skyrocketed, to the point that nine digit figure are becoming standard.
While most of the attention was usually focused on companies, enforcement authorities do not hesitate to go after individuals. In March 2010,...Read More
The choice of dispute resolution forum should be of high importance to all parties because of the potentially vast differences in procedure, and even outcome, offered by the various dispute resolution bodies.
In most cases the choice comes down to litigation or arbitration.
What is the difference?
Litigation involves using the relevant State and Federal courts to resolve all matters considered...Read More
There are very few moments in the law when you are truly flabbergasted, last week I was struck sideways by one of them when attending the conference on Expanding Worldwide Corruption Standards, which featured many of the leading lights who were familiar from my time litigating white collar crime in the UK.
When drafters of UK legislation start speaking of ‘the need for a worldwide cohesive...Read More
Many of the clients and potential clients that we meet, looking to bring their pre-existing businesses to the US or to establish new ones, are bamboozled about the range of visas that are available to them. GS2, while not marketing itself as an immigration law firm, handles all of the immigration applications for its clients and is well placed to answer these questions quickly rather than...Read More
A two-year excursion to resolve that question has finally returned home to the District Court where it all began. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that, in certain circumstances, the “situs of injury” for the purpose of personal jurisdiction is where the plaintiff resides. In other words, when a fellow in New York gets word that his magnum opus was copied and uploaded to the...Read More
A simple point that may have been obvious to everyone apart from lawyers has taken years and millions of dollars to sort out … that a person and an IP Address are not one and the same. Why has something so basic at its very core taken so long to be decided by the courts, as Judge Baker seemed to do with consummate ease in VPR Internationale v. Does 1-1017 (2:11-cv-02068-HAB –DGB) in Illinois....Read More
New York based production company Dendron Motion Pictures is proud to announce major developments on its new feature film LIVES. The incomparable talent, Christian Slater, has come on board the project and is currently in talks with the production team about playing the lead protagonist Charlie. Christian can currently be seen on FOX’s new series “BREAKING IN” that airs...Read More