Foundation of a simple limited liability company according to the Czech law is now less costly

Foundation of a simple limited liability company according to the Czech law is now less costly

The simplification and reduction in the costs of establishment of a simple limited liability company brings us the novelization of the Czech Act No. 549/1991 Coll., on Court Fees (Act No. 161/2016 Coll.), which became effective as of 7 June 2016. Regarding the fact that a limited liability company is ... Read More »

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Western Area Power Administration Streamline the Environmental Review Process for Wind Energy Projects

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Western Area Power Administration Streamline the Environmental Review Process for Wind Energy Projects

In response to the increasing demand for wind energy, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the “Service”) and the Western Area Power Administration (“Western”) recently announced a streamlined environmental review process of wind projects in the Upper Great Plains Region (the “Region”). The Region includes Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North ... Read More »

Ten Handy Copyright Tips

Ten Handy Copyright Tips

When showing video clips or screenshots from video clips, don’t rely on the face-to-face teaching exemption if you have reason to believe the copy you’re using was made without the copyright owner’s permission. Treat works created outside the U.S. the same way you treat works created inside the U.S.—get permission ... Read More »

If The Government Wants Us To Lend To Marijuana-Related Businesses They Sure Have a Funny Way of Showing It

If The Government Wants Us To Lend To Marijuana-Related Businesses They Sure Have a Funny Way of Showing It

In the two and half years since Illinois legalized medical marijuana the banking industry remains largely hesitant to bank marijuana-related businesses. This seems true despite a memorandum from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) designed specifically to encourage the banking industry to provide, and ease the banking industry’s concerns with ... Read More »

Hazmat in the Mailroom?

Hazmat in the Mailroom?

An east coast household products manufacturing company received an emergency request from their sales team to have access to a sample of the latest formulation of mouthwash to present at a morning meeting with a large California based big box store customer. Given the importance of the customer, the COO ... Read More »

GmbH or AG – what are the differences?

GmbH or AG – what are the differences?

Many foreign entrepreneurs establish a subsidiary in Germany, frequently choosing a Kapitalgesellschaft (company) for liability and tax reasons. The most familiar forms of company in German law are the Aktiengesellschaft (AG), or public limited company and the Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH), or limited liability company. Both are autonomous legal ... Read More »

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