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The Weekly Vulcan View | Analysis of Latest EU Developments 10 – 14 June

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Key Events This Week Italy determined to avoid EU disciplinary action over budget violations The effects of the eurozone crisis continue to be felt in Italy, as the country remains burdened with high public debt, low growth and a fragile banking sector. On Wednesday of this week, the EU issued the excessive deficit procedure (EDP) […]

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Cybersecurity Techniques to Keep You Grounded Against the Winds of Change

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

By Jake Lehmann Like any living environment, your cybersecurity ecosystem must evolve and adapt to defy emerging threats. CyZen’s cybersecurity experts spotlight four powerful techniques to protect your valuable assets for the long haul. 1.Cause the sky is the limit. The beauty of a mobile workforce is the ability for employees to access the resources […]

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New EU Direct Foreign Investment Screening Rules

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

The proposed EU Regulation on Foreign Direct Investment Screening (the “Regulation”) was approved by the European Parliament last February 14, 2019. This development is intended to strengthen the EU and member states legal framework for foreign direct investment (“FDI”). The Regulation introduces numerous procedures and criteria for cooperation among Member States and with the European […]

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Key issues to consider when negotiating a commercial lease overseas

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

When first setting up an international office, most fast-growing US companies start with a serviced office space that provides a flexible base of operations for the initial team to begin building the overseas business. As the market opportunity and the team grows, a more permanent office solution becomes more appealing, but sourcing and negotiating for […]

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Brent A. Morowitz Joins Pepper Hamilton’s Funds Team In New York

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Pepper Hamilton LLP announced today that Brent A. Morowitz has joined the firm as of counsel in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group, resident in the New York office. Mr. Morowitz will also be a member of the firm’s Funds Services Group. Mr. Morowitz counsels investment advisers and private investment funds on regulatory compliance, fund structuring and […]

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Bennett Jones Spring 2019 Economic Outlook

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

By David Dodge, Richard Dion, Serge Dupont, John Weekes, Michael Horgan, Valerie Hughes | Bennett Jones  The Bennett Jones Governmental Affairs and Public Policy group are pleased to present the Spring 2019 edition of the Bennett Jones Economic Outlook. This report provides unique insights on the current and future state of the Canadian and global economies, […]

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FDA Considering Changes to Regulation of CBD Products

Monday, June 10th, 2019

By Michael J. Werner & Sara M. Klock | Holland & Knight Agency Holds Public Hearing on Cannabis to Gather Input from Stakeholders, Consumers With the dramatic expansion of CBD products in the market, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reviewing whether its current regulatory framework is appropriate, and if not, what modifications […]

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Design Group Italia is proud to have created the exhibit design concept and space, the graphics, and custom 3D-printed notebook holders for The Moleskine Foundation

Friday, June 7th, 2019

The Moleskine Foundation opened in New York City this May, accompanied by the ‘I had a dream’ exhibition at The Africa Center on 5th Avenue’s Museum Mile.   Design Group Italia is proud to have created the exhibit design concept and space, the graphics, and custom 3D-printed notebook holders for the non-profit.   “The Moleskine Foundation […]

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The Weekly Vulcan View | Analysis of Latest EU Developments June 3rd – June 7th

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Finland Pledges Carbon Neutrality Ahead of EU Presidency As Finland prepares to take over the rotating EU presidency from next month, the country’s new left leaning government said on Monday that it will aim to cut its carbon emissions completely by 2035. After lengthy talks following April’s general election, Finland agreed on a new five-party […]

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A new corporate vehicle for investments in small and medium-sized companies: simple investment companies

Friday, June 7th, 2019

By Daniel Giuliano, Portolano Cavallo Studio Legale  Law Decree no. 34 published on April 30, 2019 (the “Decree”) establishes a new corporate vehicle named “Simple Investment Company” (“Società di investimento Semplice”) (“SIC”), to facilitate fundraising by early stage small and medium-sized companies. SiCs are defined as Italian alternative investment funds (FIA) that are targeted at […]

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