Blockchain Developments in Africa: A YouTube Series

In late 2022, Harris Bricken attorney, Jonathan Bench (Utah, USA), met with Olayimika Oyebanji, a DAO legal expert from Nigeria. The two lawyers talked about their early blockchain project experiences, DAOs and DAO projects on which they have worked, and the Web3 legal industry as a whole. Olayimika also provided unique insights into blockchain developments

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U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Important Attorney-Client Privilege Issues

In early January 2023, the United State Supreme Court will hear arguments on a case involving the attorney-client privilege.  The case is In re Grand Jury, No. 21-1397, and the Court’s decision will undoubtedly be of great significance for businesses and their attorneys. At stake in this case is the level of confidentiality given to

Hilary Bricken Named Global Top 200 Cannabis Lawyer

Harris Bricken attorney Hilary Bricken was recently recognized as a Global Top 200 Cannabis Lawyer for 2022-23 by the Cannabis Law Report. Cannabis Law Report compiles its list of lawyers and law firms that are considered to be the top cannabis practitioners and practices around the world via an annual survey of clients and lawyers

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International Litigation Options: The Benefits of A Receivership

Both our domestic and foreign clients understandably wish to avoid full-blown litigation in certain cases, especially when the facts are messy, or the relationships are complicated. One successful option we have guided our clients through is the receivership. This is especially useful in the context of partnerships gone bad – if you have a business

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Preguntas y Respuestas sobre la Gestión de la Propiedad Intelectual en el Ámbito Aduanero Estadounidense

Hace unos días tuve la oportunidad de sentarme con varios miembros de la Asociación Interamericana de Propiedad Intelectual (ASIPI) para discutir el tema de la protección de la propiedad intelectual en el contexto aduanero estadounidense. Las preguntas y respuestas que entraron en esta discusión se exponen a continuación.   En el contexto del comercio exterior,

Investment Visa United States

Increased Interest in U.S. Investment-Based Visas Comes as No Surprise.

1. Increased Interest in U.S. Investment-Based Visas Comes as No Surprise Our United States immigration lawyers are seeing increased interest in Investment-based visas and that should come as no surprise. Interest in US business and investment based immigration continues to grow, including the U.S. Immigrant Investor visa category or “EB-5” (at 8 U.S.C. 1153(b)(5)). The

Litigation and discovery in the United States

U.S. Litigation Basics – The American Discovery Process (Part Two)

In part one, we broke down the basics of what the discovery process in the United States is and why we have it. In today’s post, we’re going to cover the different discovery mechanisms and the pros and cons of each. Interrogatories Interrogatories are written questions that require written responses. (Note: not all jurisdictions allow

United States litigation discovery

U.S. Litigation Basics – The American Discovery Process (Part 1)

The United States is known for its particularly complex legal system, which is largely composed of multiple phases. Typically, the longest phase is the “discovery” phase. Discovery usually takes off right after the parties file their respective complaints and answers. Here is an overall primer on the discovery process – what it is and what

Mexico Representative Office

Mexico Representative Offices

In a previous post, I outlined the options for entity formation for companies establishing a presence in Mexico, noting that Mexico Representative Offices “cannot enter into legal transactions in Mexico but can promote the products or services of the foreign company, or conduct activities such as market research.” Mexico Representative Offices can sign contracts on