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Get ready, Vietnam’s Restaurants Open To 100% Fore...

Duane Morris Vietnam food restaurant central_kitchen economic_needs_test beverages foreign_owner franchise chain | Vietnam - Market Access | Thursday October 23, 2014 | By Manfred Otto

  How International Dining and Food Chains Can Control Their Businesses In Vietnam By Manfred Otto, Duane Morris Vietnam LLC Now is the time for international chains to position themselves. Beginning in January 2015, Vietnam’s restaurant...

Ausländer treffen beim Firmenkauf auf großes Durch...

Duane Morris Vietnam oliver_massmann_m&a_vietnam | Vietnam - M&A | Wednesday October 22, 2014 | By Oliver Massmann

Trotz des großen internationalen Andrangs steckt der vietnamesische Markt für Fusionen und Übernahmen noch in den Kinderschuhen. Lange schon bemüht sich der Gesetzgeber um moderne Regelungen– insbesondere im Hinblick auf die Gleichberechtigung...

UPDATE: Pennsylvania House Approves Measure to Pro...

Duane Morris Gaming Law internet_gambling pennsylvania frank interactive_gaming eric_frank interactive_gambling lottery internet_gaming internet_lottery state_lottery | General | Tuesday October 21, 2014 | By Eric D. Frank

This entry is an update to a story I previously blogged about here .  Yesterday the Pennsylvania House approved an amended bill that would prevent the State Lottery from offering "Internet instant games" without prior approval from the...

No More Bets? Leagues Seek Restraining Order Agai...

Duane Morris Gaming Law new_jersey sports_betting chris_soriano | General | Tuesday October 21, 2014 | By Christopher L. Soriano

In light of Monmouth Park's stated intention to accept sports wagers beginning October 26, today the professional sports leagues filed an application for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction stopping New Jersey from implementing the sports...

High-Tech Violations of International Human Rights

Duane Morris TechLaw human rights international eric violations sinrod | Information, Technologies and Telecom | Tuesday October 21, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

The United Nations was born in the aftermath of the atrocities committed leading up to World War II. The United Nations Charter is plain in its support for the development of international human rights protection. The most fundamental human right is the...

Deja Vu All Over Again - Sports Leagues Sue To Sto...

Duane Morris Gaming Law new_jersey chris_soriano sports_betting | General | Monday October 20, 2014 | By Christopher L. Soriano

In the words of well respected sports figure Yogi Berra, "it's like deja vu all over again." In the wake of Friday's enactment of a new sports wagering law in New Jersey, today the NCAA, NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB filed a Complaint for Declaratory...

Governor Signs Sports Betting Bill; Clarification ...

Duane Morris Gaming Law sports_betting chris_soriano new_jersey | General | Friday October 17, 2014 | By Christopher L. Soriano

On October 16, 2014, the New Jersey Legislature passed Senate Bill 2460, which changed the legal framework for sports betting in New Jersey.  Today, Governor Christie signed that legislation into law.  Immediately thereafter, the Attorney General's...

This Week in Internet Gaming (Week of Oct. 13-17)

Duane Morris Gaming Law international_law remote_gaming interactive_gaming new_jersey eric_frank frank interactive_gambling internet_gambling internet_gaming remote_gambling new_jersey_internet | General | Friday October 17, 2014 | By Eric D. Frank

Here is the weekly recap of the top legal news in the Internet gaming world for the week of October 13 - 17: New Jersey Internet Gaming Revenue Down Slightly in September Ireland Follows UK Lead on Licensing...

NJ Regulators Seeking Skill-Based Gaming - Possibl...

Duane Morris Gaming Law interactive_gaming igaming skill_based_gaming internet_gaming frank_digiacomo gamblit_gaming new_jersey casino | General | Friday October 17, 2014 | By Frank A. DiGiacomo

New Jersey’s Gaming regulators garnered attention this week by issuing a press release that they are accepting applications for skill-based games for play in New Jersey’s casinos.   This was a friendly reminder to the industry of two things: (1) that...

Court Cannot Invalidate Arbitration Venue Clause

Duane Morris Construction Law forum_non_conveniens construction stan_martin venue arbitration | General | Thursday October 16, 2014 | By Stan Martin

A federal court in Kentucky has confirmed that it is without authority to tinker with the venue clause in an arbitration agreement.   The plaintiff subcontractor is from Kentucky, and the joint venture prime contractor partners from Massachusetts and...

Duane Morris Partner Max Stern to Moderate Panel a...

Duane Morris Insurance Law claims stern coverage max insurance | Insurance Business and Regulatory Developments | Thursday October 16, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

Duane Morris partner Max H. Stern will be moderating a panel at the American Conference Institute's (ACI) National Forum on Insurance Allocation on October 29, 2014 at the Carlton Hotel on Madison Avenue in New York. Mr. Stern's session is titled,...

Duane Morris Partner Dominica Anderson to Speak at...

Duane Morris Insurance Law corporate anderson piaa medical_professional_liability dominica insurance | Insurance Business and Regulatory Developments | Thursday October 16, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

Duane Morris partner Dominica C. Anderson will be speaking at the PIAA's Corporate Counsel Workshop . Ms. Anderson's session is titled, "ECO/XPL and the Mega-Verdict: Is This the New Normal?" and will begin at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday,...

Follow the Rules, or Don’t Lose the Money?

Duane Morris Construction Law construction pedestrian_bridge sacramento stan_martin public_procurement | General | Wednesday October 15, 2014 | By Stan Martin

What’s more important: following public procurement rules, or making sure that federal funding won’t disappear?   That’s the question being debated in Sacramento, where a bid dispute has put $6.9 million in federal funding at risk; see the article in ...

The Failure of International Organizations to Prev...

Duane Morris TechLaw war international prevent sinrod organizations | Information, Technologies and Telecom | Wednesday October 15, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

World War I was supposed to be the "war to end all wars." And the League of Nations and the subsequent United Nations were designed to keep countries at peace. But unfortunately, wars are still part of the international landscape, including the ...

This Week in Internet Gaming (Week of Oct. 6-10)

Duane Morris Gaming Law online_gaming remote_gambling singapore lottery interactive_gaming eric_frank internet_gaming united_kingdon frank pennsylvania internet_gambling internet_lottery international_law | General | Friday October 10, 2014 | By Eric D. Frank

Here is the weekly recap of the top legal news in the Internet gaming world for the week of October 6 - 10: Challenge to the   UK Gambling (Licensing & Advertising) Act Fail ...

Pennsylvania Senate Amendment to Lottery Bill woul...

Duane Morris Gaming Law eric_frank lottery internet_lottery internet_gaming frank state_law internet_gambling interactive_gaming pennsylvania state_lottery | General | Thursday October 09, 2014 | By Eric D. Frank

The Minnesota State Lottery and the Minnesota State Legislature recently squared off  in a battle over the sale of online ticket sales and online lottery instant games.  Other state lotteries   are looking to internet...

CMS Extends Period of Exemption for Hospices Affec...

Duane Morris Health Law hospice cms | Health Law | Thursday October 09, 2014 | By Ari J. Markenson

On October 3, 2014, CMS issued S&C: 12-43-Hospice entitled "Impact of Nursing Shortage on Hospice Care". In the memorandum, CMS explains that the Bureau of Labor Statistics continues to forecast a shortage of nurses through 2022. As a...

Duane Morris Closes Historic Tax Credit Investment...

New Markets Tax Credit, Affordable Housing, and Super Storm Sandy historic_tax_credits momjian historic_boardwalk_case | Historic Tax Credit Program | Tuesday October 07, 2014 | By Arthur J. Momjian

A Duane Morris team of lawyers including Art Momjian, Chris Winter, and Chris Bender represented South Jersey based Parke Bank in its investment in the Federal historic tax credits to be generated by the historic rehabilitation of 1831-1833 Chestnut Street in...

States v. Nations: An International Challenge

Duane Morris TechLaw nations sinrod states international | Information, Technologies and Telecom | Tuesday September 30, 2014 | By DuaneMorris3

The fact that states and nations do not line up neatly on the geographical global map continues to create international problems. Under the Montevideo Convention of 1933 , a state is defined as "an entity that has a defined territory and a...

DOJ Opposes NJ's Latest Sports Betting Effort; Ano...

Duane Morris Gaming Law sports_betting chris_soriano new_jersey | General | Tuesday September 30, 2014 | By Christopher L. Soriano

Following up on our September 29 post about the sports leagues' opposition to New Jersey's latest effort to implement sports betting, late in the evening of the 29th the Department of Justice also weighed in, opposing New Jersey's efforts. The DOJ...

When the “Discovery Rule” is Irrelevant

Duane Morris Construction Law General | Monday September 29, 2014 | By Adam L. Gill

Can the statute of limitations for a claim expire even before a project owner knows that it has a claim?   This is a very real possibility if one is not careful in drafting contracts.   Courts generally recognize that sophisticated business...

Sports Leagues Oppose NJ's Latest Sports Betting P...

Duane Morris Gaming Law sports_betting new_jersey chris_soriano | General | Monday September 29, 2014 | By Christopher L. Soriano

On September 29, the NCAA and the professional sports leagues filed their opposition to New Jersey's effort to clarify the sports betting injunction in place.  New Jersey has argued that the sports wagering law operated as a repeal on New Jersey's...

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Duane Morris Vietnam oliver_massmann_vietnam_m&a | Vietnam - M&A | Sunday September 28, 2014 | By Oliver Massmann

  X.1 Overview With the passing of the Law on Investment (IL) and Law on Enterprises (EL) by the National Assembly of Vietnam, a foundation was laid for establishing a new Vietnamese investment regime in general and creating a level playing field...

This Week in Internet Gaming (Week of Sept. 22-26)

Duane Morris Gaming Law interactive_gaming internet_gambling eric_frank international_law frank european_union | General | Friday September 26, 2014 | By Eric D. Frank

Here is the weekly recap of the top legal news in the Internet gaming world for the week of Sept. 22-26: Court: Danish preferred Internet Gaming Tax Rate OK Hong Kong Won’t Block Internet Gaming Sites Norway Begins Internet Gaming...


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