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Round Table Conference on the new Dutch Flex-BV Act

It is our pleasure to invite you to a Round Table Conference on the new Dutch Flex-BV Act, to be held on Thursday, November 1, 2012 co-sponsored by EACCNY member Stibbe. On October 1, 2012, the so-called Flex-BV Act has entered into force, implementing important changes to the Dutch law applicable to private companies with limited liability (‘BVs’) like yours. With the ease and flexibility created by the Flex-BV Act, the Netherlands will strengthen its position as the European jurisdiction...

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Super Lawyers & Best Lawyers 2013 to Include Pepper Hamilton Partners

Partners of EACCNY founding Member Pepper Hamilton John F. Brenner, Paul W. Hespel, Kenneth J. King, Richard J. Reibstein, James D. Rosener (also the president of the EACCNY) and Ira M. Schulman have been selected for inclusion on the 2012 New York - Metro Super Lawyers list. A statewide survey of lawyers who have been in practice for at least five years leads to the nomination of the best attorneys they have personally observed in action. Candidates are also added...

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Goldberg Segalla Launches blog: Risky Business: Avoiding Product Liability, Commercial, & Other Litigation

EACC New york Member Goldberg Segalla is pleased to announce that we have launched a new blog: Risky Business: Avoiding Product Liability, Commercial, and Other Litigation — a forum to assist corporations in evaluating and avoiding litigation risk by providing case summaries, practice tips, and updates from regulatory agencies such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  The blog also provides general information and strategies to minimize exposure to product liability,...

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James D. Rosener Speaking at 3rd Emerging Markets Investing Summit: BRIC & Beyond

Pepper Hamilton partner James D. Rosener will be speaking at iGlobal's 3rd Emerging Markets Investing Summit: BRIC & Beyond on October 24 at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel in New York, NY. Mr. Rosener will be on the panel, "Back to the BRICs: Sizzling or Fizzling?" discussing: • Revisiting the BRICs in the new financial landscape: which BRIC(s) currently offer the best risk-adjusted returns? • Brazil: still attractive despite macroeconomic and inflationary concerns and policy inconsistencies? • Russia: is perceived vs. actual risk...

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Brian S. Korn Joins Pepper’s Corporate and Securities Practice Group

EACCNY's founding member Pepper Hamilton LLP is pleased to announce that Brian S. Korn has joined the firm as of counsel in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group, resident in the New York office. Mr. Korn represents issuers and underwriters in investment banking and capital markets transactions, including transactions involving equity, debt, hybrid/convertible and preferred securities, derivatives and foreign exchange. He has executed several IPOs and other equity value monetization transactions, such as spin-offs, split-offs and carve-out transactions. He also...

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LIBOR Primer: Watch this Space

Most lenders and borrowers will undoubtedly have read about the $453 million of fines levied against Barclays Bank PLC for manipulating its London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) submissions between 2005 and 2009, as well as the ongoing investigations of other major banks that participate in setting LIBOR (including Citigroup, HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS). While the fines and allegations have made headlines, many market participants seem to be relatively unaware of the initiatives currently underway to modify,...

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Conflict Minerals Disclosure Requirement

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has published a final rule implementing Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”) relating to “conflict minerals” from the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”). The Final Rule imposes new disclosure and reporting requirements on companies already required to file disclosures with the SEC,1 that manufacture or contract to manufacture products for which “conflict minerals” are necessary to functionality or production. In essence, the new rule requires companies...

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Pepper Hamilton LLP has acquired Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC

EACCNY Founding member Pepper Hamilton LLP is pleased to announce that The Hon. Louis J. Freeh and the lawyers of Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP have joined Pepper Hamilton LLP and Pepper Hamilton LLP has acquired Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC. This transaction creates a new model for delivering efficient, timely, cost-effective solutions to complex problems for clients around the world. The lawyers of Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP are joining Pepper Hamilton, and Louis J. Freeh is joining Pepper's Executive...

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McCormick & O’Brien LLP is pleased to announce that Scott D. Smith has joined the Firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice as a Partner

Scott D. Smith joins McCormick & O'Brien LLP's Commercial Litigation Practice as a Partner. Mr. Smith’s practice involves a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, including complex business litigation, contractual disputes, business fraud, and business separations. Mr. Smith has experience in all phases of litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, in federal district, bankruptcy and state courts throughout New York. He has represented a broad spectrum of clients, both as plaintiffs and defendants, in cases involving breach...

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