April 2019

Assange’s Long Standoff Ends With U.K. Arrest, U.S. Hack Charges

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested and charged in the U.S. with conspiracy, partner Michael Koenig comments.

January 2019

Foreign Investments in Certain U.S. Companies Face New Mandatory Filing Requirements

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), is an interagency committee under the U.S. Department of the Treasury, authorized to review certain transactions involving foreign investments in U.S. companies. They have established a new …

April 2018

Cryptocurrency Regulations are Taking Shape

As originally seen in Law Technology Today.Despite significant recent media coverage, questions remain regarding how regulators will treat cryptocurrencies. In light of these questions, it is critical for business leaders and investors to understand how U.

Does Your Business Have A Customer, User, Employee, Member, Investor, Or Prospect Who Lives In The European Economic Area?

If you answered "yes"If your business collects “personal data” from a resident of the European Union or of any of the additional three states in the European Economic Area, you must comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by Ma…

August 2015

Highway Funding Bill Brings Important Tax Changes

Among the important tax provisions of HR 3236 are the following.Certain US persons with foreign financial accounts are required to file FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR). The FBAR form originated under the Bank Secrecy A…

November 2014

The EU Directive on Data Protection and the US “Safe Harbor”

The European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection (the “Directive”)1 was enacted in 1995 and went into effect in 1998. It would prohibit the transfer of personal data from European Union (“EU”) countries to non-European countries that do not…