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Russian IP Sanctions

By Evgeny Rudakov, A.D.E Professional Solutions

On 13 April Russian State Duma submitted draft bill #441399-7 ‘About measures of influence (counteraction) on unfriendly actions of the United States of America and (or) other foreign states’. Faction leaders and State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin have initiated a bill that spells out Moscow’s retaliatory measures against Washington’s anti-Russian policy. As Volodin told reporters on Friday, 13th April, ‘The bill was drafted as a tit-for-tat measure against the challenges mounted by the United States and its officials in the form of unfriendly and non-constructive actions, as well as the introduction of sanctions against the Russian Federation in general, its citizens and legal entities’.

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Football & Finance: Exploring the Capital Markets

By Antonio A. Boccia, Baldi Finance S.p.A.

Over the last few decades the business of football has grown significantly. The worldwide broadcasting of sport events by global media conglomerates, and the rapid acceptance and development of sport sponsorship have changed the traditional business model of football clubs, which historically has relied on match day revenues.

The globalization of football has, on one hand, brought football clubs additional revenue, generated primarily by commercial activities such as the sale of broadcasting rights, sponsorships and licensed merchandise. On the other hand, football clubs now must commercialize in order to remain financially competitive and sustainable in light of increased costs.

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The Game Plan: Litigation and Crisis Communications in the Digital Age (II)

By Richard Levick, CEO of LEVICK

Part II of a two-part series

In today’s digital age, it’s not just the audience that’s changing. The Internet itself is also constantly changing to an extent that demands persistent attentiveness to the actual means of communication. The challenge is both strategic and tactical; in other words, companies must have both a game plan and a familiarity with the ever-evolving digital tools by which that plan can be made to succeed.

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Litigation and Crisis Communications in the Information Age (I)

By Richard Levick, CEO of LEVICK

Part I of a two-part series

What separates success and failure in high-profile litigation communications and crisis? In working on hundreds if not thousands of high-profile matters around the world, we have found three consistent rules that separate success and failure, each involving basic behavioral tendencies that can dramatically alter the course of a crisis if not addressed with an “eyes wide open” attitude.

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Trump is Only President; US Immigration Continues

By Robert F. Loughran, Foster LLP

US President Donald Trump focused on immigration in the initial weeks of his administration. Within the first week, President Trump issued two executive orders directing Congress to allocate funds to build a wall along the border with Mexico, eliminate so-called sanctuary cities and remove all undocumented immigrants.

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Argentina, on the Path to Investment

By Dr Gustavo Traversoni, Traversoni & Bengolea Abogados

For the first time in modern history, Argentina is being ruled by a non-traditional political party – neither Peronist nor UCR. The current government has a centrist profile and supports long term liberal policies; it is clearly promarket and has the strong determination to take the country back to the place it was wrongfully taken from owing to the populist policies of the last decades.

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UK company owners gamble wealth on business

Haines Watts have undertaken a UK company owner survey and found that business owners are drawing modest salaries and eschewing lavish lifestyles in favour of investing heavily in their business. They surveyed over 500 business owners from every region of the UK, from a complete range of sectors and a complete range of company sizes. UK Business owners are “crossing their fingers and hoping” that their business will deliver the returns needed to support them and their families – despite certain major risks to their business that have been heightened by the recent Brexit vote.

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Protection and security of client information data (2)

By Martin Straub

Automatic Information Exchange (AIA) of client financial data under the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard (CRS) is now reality. Information is flowing under FATCA and information will start to flow under CRS in September 2017. These unprecedented invasions of personal privacy have now removed any remaining illusion of client privacy or confidentiality.

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