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  • OCC Announces FinTech Companies Can Now Apply for Special Purpose National Bank Charters
    Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry today announced that the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) would move forward with considering applications from financial technology (fintech) companies to become special purpose national banks. During remarks at the Georgetown University Law Center, the Comptroller described several reasons for ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Banking LawPublished on Friday, December 2nd, 2016By Mark D. Belongia
  • Vietnam – Wind Power Breaking News – One of the first foreign financed Wind PPAs signed – Duane Morris advised on this transaction – What you must know
      EAB New Energy GmbH (“EAB”), a German privately held SME with business activities around the world (Asia, Latin America, South Africa), engaged Duane Morris Vietnam LLC to advise on one of the very first privately financed Wind Energy Power Purchase Agreements for a wind power project in Vietnam – ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Thursday, December 1st, 2016By Oliver Massmann
  • How Emails Between Counsel Can Bind Their Clients To ADR
    The Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware recently issued a Memorandum Opinion finding that feuding members of a Delaware limited liability company had validly entered into an agreement to mediate, and if necessary arbitrate, their dispute where their respective counsel had engaged in an email exchange the court ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Delaware Business LawPublished on Thursday, December 1st, 2016By Richard L. Renck
  • Thankful for Technology
    At times, it can seem like technology is bringing us down … We frequently hear about: cyberbullying of teens; online intellectual property infringement; various forms of identity theft, hacking, privacy and security violations, and cyber crime; cyber warfare; illegal sales of munitions and slaves and the organization of terrorist activities ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Wednesday, November 30th, 2016By Eric J. Sinrod
  • Will Restaurants and Other Employers Implement the New Overtime Rule on Dec. 1?
    Employers nationwide, including those in the food and beverage industries, have been gearing up to implement the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule that was scheduled to take effect on December 1.  But, shortly before the Thanksgiving holiday, a Texas federal judge decided to block it, potentially affecting more than ... read more
    Posted to The Legal DishPublished on Tuesday, November 29th, 2016By Allegra A. Jones
  • Trumped Down Estate Taxes
    By John Miles and Angela K. Santos Beginning in January 2017, President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican controlled Congress are positioned to shake up the federal tax system. What could Trump’s tax proposals mean for your estate plan? Current Transfer Taxes:  Presently, estates in excess of $5.45 million are taxed at ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Wealth PlanningPublished on Monday, November 28th, 2016By Elizabeth C. Corder
  • VIETNAM  – Vinamilk’s success story – Oliver Massmann in interview with Channel News Asia  
      The government is planning to fully sell its 45% stake in Vinamilk, starting with 9% this year. What are foreign and local investors saying; how much interest is there? As you already know, Vinamilk is one of the most profitable SOEs, so both foreign and local investors are very ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016By Oliver Massmann
        Certification vs. notarization (C&N) of land-related contracts For the purpose of State management, C&N is compulsorily required for some special types of land related transactions (e.g. – basically, the transfer, donation, mortgage or capital contribution using the land use rights or the rights to use land and assets ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris VietnamPublished on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016By Oliver Massmann
  • The Emails That Came Back to Bite Clinton
    It is with regret that your blogger here must report that he was correct as far back as early-April 2015 in predicting that the private email scenario surrounding Hillary Clinton would be a real threat to her efforts to gain the White House. Indeed, in a podcast of April 9, ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris TechLawPublished on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016By Eric J. Sinrod
  • Duane Morris Attorneys Christopher Soriano and Adam Berger to present at NJ State Bar Webinar
    Duane Morris attorneys Christopher Soriano and  Adam Berger of the firm’s Cherry Hill office will present a webinar, “2016: A Year to Hold’em or Fold’em,” hosted by the NJ State Bar on December 9, 2016. The webinar will offer retrospective on this year’s key legal issues in the gaming industry. Topics to be ... read more
    Posted to Duane Morris Gaming LawPublished on Monday, November 21st, 2016By DuaneMorris3