Browsing All posts tagged under »Developments«

Law & Life Magazine Interview on Chinese Economy

February 4, 2016

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Michael Macaluso: Global finance and legal expert Law & Life Vol. 2, July 16, 2015, cover story Michael J. Macaluso, whose Chinese name is: 马鲁索. Interview translated from the original Chinese.  He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Global Access and a former Partner in finance, capital markets, and investment funds at DLA Piper. He has […]

Humans vs Machines

April 10, 2015

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A recent article posted to a Wall Street Journal blog got me thinking about a question that has long been on my mind: are we really facing a humans vs machine dilemma when it comes to U.S. jobs and competitiveness? The following three important and persistent trends are leading business to replace labor with technology: Availability of […]

Open Course: Business in a Political Age

March 31, 2015

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The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management is offering an open course (a so-called MOOC) entitled Business in a Political Age taught by its leader, The Hon. Mark Kennedy. I have known Mark Kennedy for many years. He has been a successful business man, a politician who served his country and he now leads George Washington University’s […]

Overview of Private Investment Trends in Asia-Pacific

November 8, 2014

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Overview of Private Investment Trends in Asia-Pacific Recently, we explored the private equity investment climate in Southeast Asia in Next Stop, Southeast Asia and took a look at the potential implications of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone in Shanghai Free Trade Zone – A New China Paradigm for Western Investors? This time around we are […]

Developments: Ocean Holding Acquires Düsseldorfer Hypothekenbank

September 1, 2014

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Ocean Holding acquires Düsseldorfer Hypothekenbank Completing one of the largest bank acquisitions in Germany in years by total assets at approximately €12 billion, Lone Star has sold its controlling interest in Düsseldorfer Hypothkenbank to Ocean Holding, an Attestor fund. After acquiring the bank in 2010, Lone Star injected €500 million to strengthen its core capital position. The […]

The Shanghai Free Trade Zone – A New China Paradigm for Western Investors?

December 31, 2013

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When it comes to foreign companies, funds and investors doing business in China and positioning themselves to do business in China, the question on the minds of everyone is the significance of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.  What does it mean for China, and to investment in China?  Answers to these questions are contained in a […]

Developments: SEC Announces Plans in the event of a Shutdown

October 2, 2013

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Below is a reprint of what I consider a good overview of the contingency plans for the looming government shutdown announced by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) written by my colleague Edward Johnsen.   In a separate note entitled “Here comes the Shutdown: Key Points” which deals with the mechanics of the shutdown more generally (see link […]