IABA: E-Sustainability – Law and Technology Working for the Environment

By Leonardo A. F. Palhares and Caio Iadocico de Faria Lima The times we live in have been shaped by evolution and technology in a very interesting way. In June 2012, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as

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Baker & McKenzie: Kazakhstani International and Domestic Securities Offerings

By Edward A. Bibko With its large natural resources and relatively transparent legal regime, Kazakhstan has long been a destination for international companies. In addition, its domestic companies have been attracting international capital for years.  Within the CIS, the country has

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The Brazilian Bar Association and the Citizenship

By Ophir Cavalcante Junior The Brazilian Bar Association`s institutional and statutory role gave lawyers and its representative entity responsibilities that go beyond merely corporative interests, giving them an active participation on the work for the nowadays Rule of Law. When

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LEX Africa: The Changing Face of Power in Africa

By Greg Nott, director at Werksmans Attorneys, South African member firm of Lex Africa No longer the “dark continent”, Africa is shedding light on investors’ quest for new sources of energy. Recent oil and gas finds, coupled with renewable energy

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Baker & McKenzie Continues to Expand its Global Reach

Baker & McKenzie seems determined to remain true to its founding principles of 60 years ago to be a truly global firm; it has just announced that it has opened a new office in Johannesburg with immediate effect with partners,

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Can Malaysia Lay a New Silk Road?

Ben Lewis, The Asian Lawyer (20/02/12): For many international lawyers, the term Islamic finance immediately calls to mind images of the sleek Persian Gulf financial centers of Dubai and Doha. Kuala Lumpur is working to change that. The Malaysian capital

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Brazilian Blowout Legally Labeled Carcinogenic … Will It Matter?

Amy Westervelt, Forbes (30/01/12): Last year women’s magazines and pop culture blogs were afire with the news that the popular Brazilian Blowout–an expensive salon treatment that promises to smooth and straighten hair for up to six months–released formaldehyde, a known

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2012 CFI Top 100 Emerging Markets Companies’ Nominations

The 2011 CFI Top 100 Emerging Market Companies were compiled by using the nominations and the votes from CFI’s subscriber base and in addition by the judges on the editing board. The criteria included financial performance, such as sales and

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Singapore to Allow Domestic-Foreign Law Firm Mergers

Jessica Seah, The Asian Lawyer (15/02/12): Singapore’s Parliament has approved legislative changes that would clear the way for mergers between international and domestic firms. The island nation’s Ministry of Law had announced Tuesday that it had proposed amendments to Singapore’s Legal

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