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Business Planning in the Age of COVID-19

May 5, 2020

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by Todd R. Vollmers, MLG Law Are You Standing on Quicksand? Companies that do business internationally or rely on a global supply chain (either directly or indirectly), should continue to expect and be prepared for far-reaching and unique challenges arising out of the global pandemic caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which […]

Law & Life Magazine Interview with Michael Macaluso

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 General Counsel of Global Access and a former Partner in finance, capital markets, and investment funds at DLA Piper. He has successfully […]

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 […]

China’s New Philanthropy on the Global Stage

May 8, 2014

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Last September in a speech at a Gala to celebrate “China on the Global Stage,” I spoke about what it means for Chinese corporates to do business on the Global Stage from an entrepreneur’s perspective. Recently two men ushered in a new era for China on the Global Stage. On April 24, 2014, Jack Ma and Joseph […]

Michael Macaluso Joins Cappello as a Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking Asia

April 5, 2014

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Cappello to Extend Asia Reach, Hires Michael Macaluso Los Angeles and New York – March 31, 2014. Michael Macaluso joined Cappello Group, Inc. as a Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking for Cappello Asia. Mr. Macaluso’s focus is on capital markets in Asia in relationship to the United States, Europe and other parts of 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 […]

Feuerwehrfahrzeughersteller Ziegler von CIMC Erworben

November 15, 2013

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China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd. (“CIMC”), a Chinese commercial vehicles and logistics company, advised by DLA Piper, has acquired the well-known Swabian fire engine manufacturer Ziegler. German and English versions follow. News 11 Nov 2013 DLA Piper berät CIMC beim Erwerb des Feuerwehrfahrzeugherstellers Ziegler Pressemitteilungen DLA Piper hat China International Marine Containers (Group) Ltd (“CIMC”), einen chinesischen Nutzfahrzeug- und Logistikkonzern, beim […]

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 […]