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Haynes and Boone | January 2002

Resignation of Two Argentine Presidents. In late December 2001, Argentina saw the rare occurrence of the resignation of two Argentine Presidents. First, Fernando de la Rúa resigned after public protests to the administration’s economic policies resulted in civil unrest. Also resigning at the same time was his Minister of Economy Domingo Cavallo ...

Haynes and Boone | January 2002

On January 6, 2002, the Argentine Congress passed Law 25,561 (the “Law”) that revoked the convertibility regime that established the currency board system. The old Convertibility Law maintained a fixed exchange rate of 1:1 between the peso and the US dollar. In addition, on January 10, 2002, the President issued Decree 71/2002, which outlined the types of debts to be converted from US Dollars to Pesos at 1 to 1 exchange rate ...

Haynes and Boone | January 2002

INS FILING FEE INCREASE: INS fee increases are effective February 19, 2002. The new INS fee for Form I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Workers (H-1B; L-1A; L-1B; and TN) is $130.00, an increase of twenty dollars, and for Form I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status (H-4; L-2; and TD), the new fee is $140.00. The new fee for Form I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker is $135 ...

Haynes and Boone | January 2002

Excerpt I. INTRODUCTION A. Preliminary Considerations When a U.S. client seeks help in "doing business abroad," the first task of counsel is to ask the right questions. It is important to learn enough about the extent of the client's experience and goals for doing business abroad so that the best course of action can be determined ...

Haynes and Boone | January 2002

Introduction One of the important legislative initiatives for the Fox Administration was a tax reform package that could improve tax collection, while reducing the government’s historic reliance on Pemex for its tax revenues (typically approximately one-third) ...

Haynes and Boone | February 2002

According to the fourth quarter 2001 report of Lodging Econometrics, the accelerated decline in the operating performance of the lodging industry will continue until the middle of the first quarter of 2002 due to the events of September 11, 2001 and the recession. Further, while the operating performance of the lodging industry may show signs of improvement by September of 2002, their effects may not be felt until the first quarter of 2003 ...

Haynes and Boone | February 2002

Advanced Expert Witness Course II Introduction For many years, Texas courts held that expert (or interested witness) testimony would not support a summary judgment motion or response. See, e.g., Lewisville State Bank v. Blanton, 525 S.W.2d 696 (Tex. 1975) (per curiam); Gibbs v. General Motors Corp., 450 S.W.2d 827, 828-29 (Tex. 1970) ...

Haynes and Boone | February 2002

Dallas Bar Association - International Law Section Luncheon Introduction Since the late 1800s, a shining, steadfast monument has stood over the United States as a savior of the poor and downtrodden. The sculptor intended the work to be an immense and impressive symbol of human liberty. As this guardian of the lowly and oppressed approached its historic 100th birthday, it was in need of restoration ...

Haynes and Boone | February 2002

Houston Business Journal © 2002. All rights reserved As April 15 nears, many can empathize with Ralph Waldo Emerson's statement that "for every benefit you receive a tax is levied." Recent legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Ric Keller (R-Fla), however, seeks to counter this mindset. In fact, this bill appears to make the statement that "for every benefit you give, a tax credit will be given ...

Haynes and Boone | February 2002

Introduction 1. Background of the Foreign Investment Law and Regulations. Consistent with NAFTA, Mexico enacted a Foreign Investment Law (FIL), effective March 20, 1998, which abolishes restrictions of foreign investment in most areas. The Regulations of the FIL, effective on September, 1998, were also enacted to provide legal certainty to foreign investors. 2. General Rule: 100% of Foreign Investment Participation ...

Haynes and Boone | February 2002

A Powerpoint presentation covering: Rule 190: Discovery Control Plans Rule 192: Scope of Discovery Rule 194: Requests for Disclosure Rule 195: Testifying Experts Rule 196: Requests for Production, Inspection and Entry Rule 197: Interrogatories Rule 198: Requests for Admissions Rule 199.2: Deposition Notices Rule 200: Depositions Upon Written Questions Rule 201: Depositions in Foreign Jurisdictions Rule 205: Discovery From Non-Parties Rule 193 ...

Haynes and Boone | March 2002

Business Torts, Spring 2002 This article first presents a historical review of the development of the current framework for analyzing and determining if and when a business tort claim can coexist with a contract claim. Next, the article reviews Haase and its rationale. Finally, the article reviews key Texas Supreme Court opinions from the last five years and their impact on the availability of business tort claims and related tort damages in Texas ...

Haynes and Boone | March 2002

Introduction Imagine yourself as a trademark owner when domain names were first introduced. Your first thought of “it’s just a fad” quickly fades and you decide that your business needs a web site, whatever that may be. You hire an eighteen year old web designer, tell him to register two different domain names for the site, and sit back. An unexpected problem pops up ...

Haynes and Boone | March 2002

Copyright 2002 American City Business Journals Inc ...

Haynes and Boone | March 2002

Department of State American Citizen Services: ∙ DOS issued a Worldwide Caution on March 17 stating that the attack on worshippers at the Protestant International Church in Islamabad underlines the growing possibility that as security is increased at official U.S. facilities, terrorists and their sympathizers will seek softer targets. ∙ DOS American Citizen Services will soon begin issuing U.S. passports with new security features to those U.S ...

Haynes and Boone | March 2002

4th Edition of the Haynes and Boone, Employment Law Desk Reference Guide Chapter Summary The employment of foreign nationals will require a company to follow the rules and regulations of several federal agencies, including the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Labor and Department of State. Employers should be versed in U.S ...

Haynes and Boone | April 2002

The recent media coverage of the ENRON crisis and the related Congressional investigations have combined to precipitate new discussions about the adequacy of corporate governance, accounting oversight and financial disclosures. As a result, there is a strong push afoot for new federal requirements in these areas primarily through new SEC regulations. We are again reminded that “bad facts make for bad law” and a crisis often leads to over reactions ...

Haynes and Boone | April 2002

Introduction A. Changes Since September 11. The events of September 11 have brought about an unprecedented surge of change in laws and regulations related to international trade and other aspects of global business. Companies would be well-advised to update and upgrade their trade compliance, internal monitoring and management systems to accommodate the changes that have already occurred and those yet to come. The U.S ...

Haynes and Boone | April 2002

Department of State: ∙ DOS issued public announcements for Peru, Nepal, and the Philippines alerting U.S. citizens to the general security environment, the continued potential for violence, and the possibility of terrorist activity directed at American interests in the regions. ∙ DOS issued a travel warning for Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza due to deteriorating security situations ...

Haynes and Boone | April 2002

Introduction A trip across the Mexican border is often a pleasurable experience. The ability to do business in Mexico has also become a profitable experience for many businesses. Increasingly, however, many United States and Canadian businesses doing business in Mexico are finding their venture into Mexico to be less a bus ride to a sunny beach and more a trip on a windy mountain road ...

Haynes and Boone | May 2002

Federal Court Practice 2002 - State Bar of Texas Introduction This article provides an overview of the most commonly used rules under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure relating to service of process, federal pleading practice and extraordinary remedies. Because it is an overview, this article is not a good substitute for studying the Federal Rules and the various Local Rules issued by the district courts ...

Cechova & Partners | May 2002

In: International Business Lawyer Issued by International Bar Association, page 233-235

Haynes and Boone | May 2002

A Powerpoint presentation analyzing the actions of Enron's board of directors and audit committee and the impacts of this on corporate governance today ...

Haynes and Boone | May 2002

To Our Public Company Clients: Partly in response to the recent Enron crisis and related media publicity, the Securities and Exchange Commission has announced its views regarding disclosure that should be considered by companies in the Management’s Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”) section of Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, and registration statements filed with the SEC ...

Haynes and Boone | May 2002

This paper focuses on the securities laws applicable to an acquisition by a U.S. company of a Canadian company (“Canadian Company” or “Target”). We will focus primarily on negotiated acquisitions of publicly traded Canadian Companies. Such cross-border business combinations are subject to regulation under U.S. federal and state securities laws, as well as the securities laws of the Canadian provinces ...

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