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Rimon’s Joe Rosenbaum for Thomson Reuters, Practical Law: “Complying with New York Sweepstakes Law”

insights Rimon’s Joe Rosenbaum for Thomson Reuters, Practical Law: “Complying with New York Sweepstakes Law” Joseph I. (“Joe”) Rosenbaum · December 7, 2018

Joe Rosenbaum provides insights as contributing editor to a Practice Note from Practical Law. The piece discusses the key legal issues to consider when planning and advertising a sweepstakes or game of chance in New York. It covers the difference between contests and sweepstakes as well as free alternative method of entry (AMOE), official rules,…

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Marriott’s Costly FCC Fine Shows that Licensing Issues May Lurk in Non-Telecom Transactions

insights Marriott’s Costly FCC Fine Shows that Licensing Issues May Lurk in Non-Telecom Transactions Stephen Díaz Gavin · September 11, 2018

Marriott’s purchase of Starwood Hotels & Resorts turned out to be more costly than expected: in a recent FCC consent decree, Marriott agreed to pay a fine of $504,000 for failing to obtain FCC consent to transfer radio station licenses controlled by Starwood before the purchase was finalized. Using this and other examples, Stephen Diaz…

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Changes in Tax Policy in Europe Will Impact U.S. Companies in the Digital Economy

insights Changes in Tax Policy in Europe Will Impact U.S. Companies in the Digital Economy Stephen Díaz Gavin · November 26, 2017

The increasingly digital nature of the world economy is changing not only models of commerce, but also how governments seek to tax economic activity that is conducted over the Internet.  How does the government of country Y tax the company that is physically located in country X, sells goods or services in country Y and then…

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AT&T’s Multibillion Dollar Purchase of Time Warner Might Fail for Not Involving FCC

insights AT&T’s Multibillion Dollar Purchase of Time Warner Might Fail for Not Involving FCC Stephen Díaz Gavin · November 21, 2017

Last year, AT&T proposed an acquisition of Time Warner under which AT&T will acquire Time Warner in a stock-and-cash transaction valued at $107.50 per share. The two parties had structured the deal so that no airwave licenses would be transferred, thus avoiding review by the FCC. However, by avoiding the public scrutiny of the FCC review process, AT&T…

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Non-U.S. Companies Fined for OFAC Violations

insights August 3, 2017

Having historically targeted banks, OFAC shows interest in penalizing banks’ customers that send illegal payments through the U.S. financial system. OFAC’s action is significant because it appears to be the first time the entity penalizes a non-U.S., non-financial company for “causing” sanctions violations by initiating U.S. dollar payments involving a sanctioned country. Read more here. Ms.…

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Getting Rid of the ROT: A Q&A on Data Disposition with John Isaza

insights July 27, 2017

ROT data (Redundant, Outdated, or Trivial) has increasingly become an issue for all types of corporations. Not being able to differentiate between the data that must be kept and the irrelevant data can represent a significant cost and create potential regulatory and other repercussions, such as spoliation sanctions, etc. Many regulations require the preservation of a wide…

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U.S. Sanctions Developments: New Opportunities and Risks in Cuba, Iran and Sudan

insights July 21, 2017

In the last few years, drastic liberalization has changed the comprehensive U.S. sanctions against Iran and Cuba that had been maintained for decades. Iran sanctions were first enacted in 1979 (with the broad secondary sanctions for foreign subsidiaries only in place since 2012). Cuba sanctions began in 1960. Garnering less fanfare, the U.S. also largely…

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Developments in U.S. Sanctions: Opportunities and Risks Webinar

events June 16, 2017

Over the past few years, the U.S. has significantly loosened restrictions on transactions in Cuba, Iran, and Sudan. The changes in sanctions regulations have opened new opportunities for U.S. companies in these countries, but significant risks remain. In this webinar, you’ll learn about the recent developments in U.S. sanctions. Among other things, the course will…

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CLE Webinar: How to build an effective company code of conduct

May 19, 2017

In today’s complex business and regulatory environment, a company’s Code of Conduct not only outlines its core values, describes standards for behavior and avoids conflicts of interest, but also ensures compliance with both the letter and the spirit of all laws, rules, regulations, and the company’s policies, standards, and procedures. This informative webinar will guide compliance professionals on how to structure…

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Risk & Compliance: Turning third party compliance requirements into a competitive advantage

insights February 7, 2017

Rimon’s Corporate and International Trade Counsel Jill M. Williamson discusses strategies for third parties to turn lemons into lemonade, by leveraging third party compliance requirements into a competitive advantage. “By taking a few proactive, practical steps, companies can turn the ingredients of contracting partners’ requirements into a recipe for better relationships with internal and external stakeholders and…

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