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  • KYLIANNE HARLEY

    Going Public Lawyer Bootcamp

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    Wed Aug 29 16:53:07 CEST 2018

    The going public process involves a number of steps that vary depending on the characteristics of the private company wishing to go public, and whether it will become a Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) reporting company. A companies seeking public company status must meet certain SEC requirements before its securities can be publicly traded. This applies to reporting and non-reporting issuers. A going public lawyer can assist the issuer in complying with the SEC’s requirements. ...


  • BRENDA HAMILTON

    The SEC Analyses Exempt Offerings

    (News & Articles)

    Wed Nov 13 16:58:05 CET 2013

    In its recently proposed Regulation Crowdfunding (“Reg CF”), the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) produced some interesting statistics on the types of unregistered offerings that have been popular with smaller issuers over the past few years. Since the crowdfunding proposals won’t become effective till mid-summer at the earliest, companies interested in initiating offerings in the next few months should take note. Many startups begin by raising capital from family and friends. Fun...


  • WORLDLAWBOOK .

    Russian Federation: Law Requires Terrorists to Compensate Their Victims

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    Wed Oct 30 13:18:21 CET 2013

    (Oct 25, 2013) On October 25, 2013, the State Duma of the Russian Federation (the lower house of the legislature) passed a law aimed at establishing a mechanism of compensation payments for damage inflicted by terrorist activities. The law states that damages will be paid by the terrorists and their relatives. (Federal Law on Amending Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation [in Russian], State Duma official website (last visited Sept. 30, 2013).) It is expected that after approval ...


  • WORLDLAWBOOK .

    Swaziland: High Court Abolishes Rule Denying Married Women the Right to Institute Legal Action On Their Behalf

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    Thu Aug 22 06:35:26 CEST 2013

    (Aug 20, 2013) On July 18, 2013, the High Court of Swaziland declared unconstitutional one element of the common law principle of marital power: a ban on married women instituting legal actions on their own behalf and without the assistance of their husbands. (Nombuyiselo Sihlongonyane v. Mholi Joseph Sihlongonyane (470/2013A) [2013] SZHC 144 (July 18, 2013) [hereinafter Sihlongonyane v. Sihlongonyane], Southern African Legal Information Institute (SAFLII) website.) The principle of marital p...


  • SUZANA POPOVIC-MONTAG

    Hull & Hull TV: Episode Twenty-Three

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    Fri Aug 16 14:30:39 CEST 2013

    In this episode of Hull & Hull TV, Ian Hull, founding partner of Hull & Hull LLP, says with half of marriages ending in divorce and more second marriages and blended families happening, family law is playing a greater role in estate planning.


  • BRENDA HAMILTON

    Why Both Private and Public Companies Need a Securities Attorney

    (News & Articles)

    Thu Aug 01 18:48:03 CEST 2013

    Every offer and sale of securities is regulated by both state and federal securities laws. Generally, all securities offerings must be registered or exempt from federal and state securities registration laws. Failure to comply with these laws can have significant consequences that include rescission to investors, and enforcement actions by the Justice Department or Securities and Exchcane Commission. Taking a company public is an intricate process, and it is important to have an experience...


  • WORLDLAWBOOK .

    Netherlands: Children

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    Tue Jun 25 20:47:00 CEST 2013

    (Wendy Zeldin / The Law Library of Congress) According to a recent report issued by the Children's Ombudsman of the Netherlands, Marc Dullaert, the Netherlands is in violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child because of its restrictive policy on family reunions. The report noted as evidence of the Dutch "get-tough" approach that in 2008, 12% of requests for family reunion had been rejected, but in 2011 the figure had jumped to an 83% rejection rate. It was difficult...


  • BRENDA HAMILTON

    Reverse Mergers l The Corporate Hijacking Agenda

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    Tue Jun 11 18:32:37 CEST 2013

    Corporate hijackings of public shell companies–also called corporate identity theft–has been around for more than two decades. The public companies taken over in hijackings have become a valuable assets for shell peddlers (frequently securities lawyers & accountants) seeking reverse merger companies for their clients. They have also become a new target for the SEC. In the past two years the SEC has suspended more than 400 public companies to prevent the vehicles and/or their stock symbols...


  • WORLDLAWBOOK .

    Lesotho: Constitutional Court Denies Women the Right to Inherit Customary Titles

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    Wed May 22 13:23:39 CEST 2013

    Hanibal Goitom / Library of Congress (May 20, 2013) On May 16, 2013, Lesotho's High Court (Constitutional Division) upheld a provision in the Chieftainship Act giving the exclusive right to inherit the customary title of Chief to the firstborn male offspring, denying female children the same rights on the basis of gender. (Press Release, Southern Africa Litigation Centre, Lesotho Court Fails Women by Denying Them the Right to Succeed to Chieftainship (May 16, 2013).) The judgment may be app...


  • WORLDLAWBOOK .

    Hungary clamping down on media freedom and human rights, report says

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    Sat May 18 08:54:24 CEST 2013

    Source: TheStar.com Human Rights Watch says Hungary's new constitution contains provisions that discriminate against LGBT people, target the homeless, limit women's rights and restrict voting rights for people with “limited mental capacity.” Hungary’s three-year-old government is clamping down on media freedom, undermining human rights protections, and giving itself far more power through a new constitution, a human rights group says. In a report released Thursday that examines how Hungar...


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