Yes, You Must Disclose All International Property Holdings When Filing for Bankruptcy in the U.S.

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I recently came across a situation where someone unwisely sought the advice of one of those late night television bankruptcy attorneys offering the deal of the century. You know the one. Well, unfortunately certain foreign property holdings were not disclosed and the court came very close to denying the debtor’s bankruptcy petition. In a very similar case, the court held the … [Read more...]

Yes, Your Foreign Company Can File for U.S. Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection.

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Several months ago, I handled a matter on behalf of a foreign company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection here in the U.S. When I explained the general details of this case to a seasoned bankruptcy attorney, whom I had run into at legal seminar, I was surprised that he didn't think it was possible for a foreign company to do so. I went on to tell them that not … [Read more...]

Switzerland Passes Tough Executive Pay Rules.

With all the talk about executive pay here at home, it’s interesting to note that Switzerland just passed a set of tough executive pay rules. The new rules allow shareholders at Swiss-listed companies a binding vote each year on the total compensation of boards of directors and senior management, as well as a total ban on "golden parachutes" and executives being paid … [Read more...]

Sovereign Debt Litigation on the Rise.

On Wednesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will hear argument in a sovereign debt lawsuit that could have a major impact on world debt markets. The case centers on a group of investors who sued Argentina seeking payment for $1.3 billion relating to bonds that the country defaulted on in 2001. While the court has already sided with investors on … [Read more...]

The Cayman Islands: Paradise for Foreign Workers. Not So Much for Tax Dodgers.

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There's been a sharp rise in the number of foreign workers in the Cayman Islands. This according to a recent report from Justin Harper of Reuters. Despite increased taxes, the number of foreign workers in the island paradise has gone from 19,927 at the end of 2011 to nearly 21,000 by December 2012. The increase is largely the result of less stringent immigration laws that now … [Read more...]