Corporate Law

Data Flow From The EU: Is It Dead?

Earlier in the month we wrote about the speaking tour of Dr. Dennis Voigt, of member firm Melchers, on the subject of the changes to the EU data transfer Safe Harbor mechanism (article below).  Click here for Dr. Voigt’s presentation on this important topic. Under European Union (“EU”) law, personal data may only be legally


Is B Corporation Status Right For Your Venture?

If you have a U.S. for-profit company which also pursues artistic, charitable, cultural, economic, educational, environmental, literary, medical, religious, scientific or technological interests benefiting a broader community than your stockholders, you may want to consider organizing as a B Corporation. Companies with broader social or environmental missions are no longer limited to traditional for-profit or


Malta: The Binary Option Destination For Your Business

Furthering its status as a reputable financial services hub, Malta is becoming a domicile for binary option businesses. The combination of the Maltese legal framework and the governance of the Maltese regulator of financial services provides a comprehensive licensing and regulatory regime for binary option businesses, providing certainty as to process and legal requirements . This summer the


New Teeth To United States Anti-Kickback Statute Enforcement

Health care anti-kickback statutes make it illegal to knowingly offer, pay, solicit, or receive any remuneration to induce or reward referrals subject to reimbursement by a U.S. federal health care program. Recently the Office of Inspector General released a Fraud Alert clarifying those transactions and arrangements it may deem questionable.  This Fraud Alert and recent activity


Unofficial Government “Fees”: One Country Moves Towards Elimination

Doing business in some countries can involve payment of unofficial “fees” to government officials in order to obtain requisite permissions, licenses, etc. Aside from the unexpected cost these “fees” add to the expense of doing business, payment of such “fees” often violates corporate policies or other nations’ business laws, creating corporate compliance risk. In Thailand,



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