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Oct

Crisis Management

Recent events, from terrorist attacks to widespread product defects to man-made natural disasters to disclosures of illegal and unethical activities among senior executives at well-known high profile companies, have led to enhanced emphasis on the art and science of "crisis management."  This post provides an introduction to crisis management including risk factors for potential crisis situations and tips on setting up and administering a crisis management program.

11
Oct

Antitrust Compliance Checklist

It is essential for companies of all sizes to develop some sort of formal program and procedures relating to antitrust law compliance.  the two principal objectives of an antitrust compliance program should be "prevention" and "detection' and one good tool tool for educating clients is an antitrust compliance checklist

11
Oct

Tips on Cross-Border Transaction Due Diligence

One of the principal sources of public financing to assist US businesses looking to finance new or expansion projects in foreign markets is the Export-Import Bank of the United States, commonly referred to as the "Ex-Im Bank."  In this report I discuss some of the guidelines the Bank uses in evaluating proposed financing transactions including recommended "best practices" for conducting due diligence on a particular transaction and on foreign parties who will be under an obligation to perform–which means paying the agreed price on the terms provided in the contract!   These tips can be valued for any type of cross-border transaction.