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“FINRA Set To Revise Code of Arbitration Procedure To Preclude Non-Attorneys From Representing Parties in Arbitration Cases” – New York Law Journal

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), which regulates brokerage firms and their associated persons in the United States, also sponsors the largest forum for securities dispute resolution in the country. A majority of brokerage firms today require their customers to enter into an agreement which, among other things, requires that customers who have a dispute […]

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“Applicability of the Marital Communications Privilege in the Digital Age” – New York Law Journal

“Oh my gosh, what did I do?” It’s a nightmare scenario: You click “send” and quickly realize the text message you intended to send to your spouse went to an unintended recipient. Even worse, the message is less than flattering and is weaponized by its recipient in civil litigation. What do you do next? The […]

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Jie Xiu and Brian Daughney on China Targeted M&A Re-Emerges in SPAC World

Recently there has been an uptick in China targeted mergers and acquisitions using the formerly and again popular reversemerger concept through special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). For purposes of this discussion, “China targeted” includes businesses that may be located in China or based in the United States which cater to the domestic China community. In […]

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