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Laurent Schummer, Corporate Partner, joins Arendt & Medernach

Arendt & Medernach, the leading independent business law firm inLuxembourg, is pleased to announce the arrival of Laurent Schummer at the firm. Laurent Schummer specialises in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and the structuring of private equity funds. Laurent, who was admitted to the Luxembourg Bar in 1998, has spent most of his career in the Corporate department of a large international law firm inLuxembourg. He holds a law degree (Licence en droit) from the Catholic University of...

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CFPB Small Business Panels: What a Change in ‘Size Standards’ Could Mean

The Dodd-Frank Consumer Financial Protection Act gave the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) the honor of being one of only three agencies subject to a statute that is aimed at providing extra protection for small businesses. This little-known law, the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (SBREFA), requires covered agencies - the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and now the CFPB as well - to convene a special panel whenever one...

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Pepper Hamilton Client Alert: Déjà Vu All Over Again: FINRA to Focus on Conflicts of Interest Regarding the Sale of Complex Financial Products in the Wake of the Financial Crisis

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has announced it will be looking closely at potential conflicts of interest and financial incentives tied to the sales of complex financial products by major brokerages. The regulator also is looking at conflicts and incentives at broker-dealers that develop and sell certain complex products. FINRA has already commenced a sweep of firms to review how they identify and manage these conflicts of interest. As noted in a recent Wall Street Journal column, these initiatives...

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Trusts and Estates Law Firm McManus & Associates Wins Global Award for Asset Protection

Corporate Intl Magazine Names McManus & Associates Firm of the Year for Asset Protection Law in New Jersey. Corporate Intl Magazine has chosen McManus & Associates, a Tri-State area-based trusts and estates law firm, as the winner of the 2012 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award for Asset Protection Law, Firm of the Year in New Jersey. The nomination, research and judging process took a full 12 months. Established in 2005, Corporate Intl is one of the leading monthly titles for business...

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Arendt & Medernach continues its international expansion with the opening of a Moscow representative office.

Luxembourg, 9 October 2012 Arendt & Medernach has today announced the opening of a new representative office in Moscow. The Moscow office will be headed by Max Kremer, Banking & Financial Services Partner and will be assisted by a local team that is fluent in Russian. The Moscow office continues Arendt & Medernachs international expansion the firm already has offices in Brussels, New York, London, Dubai and Hong Kong. The Moscow office will liaise with the head office in Luxembourg,...

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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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