One of the great things about my job is connecting with international business leaders from all over the world. Whether its resolving a dispute between parties in Zurich and Saudi Arabia or closing a deal between joint partners in Singapore and London, it's the relationship-building that is the most fulfilling. While working on international matters is an ideal way to … [Read more...]
How Lawyers (And Lawsuits) Drive Our Economy.
The first thing we’ll do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” This famous quote from Shakespeare’s Henry IV has become a rallying cry, of sorts, for those who bash the legal profession. What they forget, however, is the context of the statement. In fact, the reason the lawyers must be killed is not to cure political corruption, nuisance lawsuits and the various other malfeasant … [Read more...]
International Carbon Exchange Markets. A Long Way to Go.
I’m on my flight back from Washington D.C., where I spent the last two days visiting with the White House and with members of Congress. The reason for my visit was to discuss the potential for an international carbon exchange market. It’s a hotly contested issue (so to speak) that has generated a great deal of controversy in the U.S. The concept of an international carbon … [Read more...]
U.S. Consumers May Spend the Most on Valentines Day But the Philippines Love the Most.
Valentine’s Day is big business around the world. In the U.S. alone, customers will spend around $18.6 billion on Valentine's Day, with the average person spending around $131, according to a survey conducted by the National Retailers Association. In the U.K., consumers will spend an estimated $2 Billion. Whether you’re in China, Japan, Europe or Latin America, there’s … [Read more...]
7 International Business Links Worth Reading.
The following are links to a handful of articles from the past week that I think you'll enjoy reading: Irish Newspapers Want To Pass A Law That Would Mean Anyone Who Links To Their Articles Would Have To Pay. This new story has been all over the internet because of a ridiculous initiative planned by the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) – as well as dozens of other … [Read more...]