International Business

Keep Calm and Carry On: Brexit’s Effect

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07/20/2016Vandeventer Black

Authored by Summer Associate, Paul Hawkins and Attorney, Katharina Brekke Powers Keep calm and carry on. That very British of phrases was recently used several times in a IHS Maritime expert panel on the topic of Brexit and its effects on international trade and shipping.  Brexit—the decision by Britons through popular vote to leave the… Read more »

Chinese Domain Name Scams

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05/12/2016Tucker, Jane D.

Authored by Jane D. Tucker Chinese domain name scams are solicitations by entities in Asia to companies around the world requesting that the company register its brand name as a domain name with an Asian domain name registrar. The initial solicitation is via email and usually contains the following: A statement that a third party has… Read more »

Foreign Owners of U.S. Businesses: Time is Running Out

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01/07/2015Vandeventer Black

If you are a foreign owner doing business in the U.S. you should review the requirements by the Bureau of Economic Analysis/U.S. Department of Commerce (“BEA”). BEA is collecting data to measure foreign direct investments in the U.S., and they are doing so retroactively back to January 1, 2014. The BE-13 Survey form will have… Read more »

New Restrictions on Mechanic’s Lien in Virginia

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03/04/2013Harvey, James R.

Authored by attorney James R. Harvey The 2013 Virginia General Assembly passed a new law further complicating Virginia’s mechanic’s lien laws. The bill, which passed with wide support in the House of Delegates and Senate amends Va. Code §43-3 to now prohibit liens by those without a valid Virginia contractor’s license. “A person who performs… Read more »