Lex Mundi Publishes Four New Multi-Jurisdictional Surveys Covering Company Criminal Liability, Intellectual Property, EU States Tax Systems, and Real Estate Investment and Finance

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Current Collection of Multi-Jurisdictional Surveys Grows to Ten

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Our practice group members are continuously compiling resources that they can share to help them in their practices. The Lex Mundi global network of leading, full-service law firms is ideally suited to compile surveys and projects of these kinds with broad geographic coverage.

Lex Mundi has recently published four new multi-jurisdictional surveys on the following topics:

  • Criminal Liability of Companies
  • Trends for Commercializing Intellectual Property
  • European Union: Accession States Tax Guide
  • Issues in Real Estate Investment and Finance

The surveys were compiled by member firm lawyers in Lex Mundi Practice Groups and provide valuable information pertinent to jurisdictions around the globe. With the addition of these four new surveys, Lex Mundi’s collection of multi-jurisdictional surveys has grown to ten. The surveys are available for download free of charge on the Lex Mundi web site.

The Criminal Liability of Companies survey was prepared by the Lex Mundi Business Crimes and Compliance Practice Group and provides an overview of some of the key criminal offense laws in each jurisdiction. Topics addressed include the criminal sanctions on a company; the procedural issues in cases of corporate liability; and the criminal liability of companies, directors, and managers.

This survey can be downloaded in its entirety or by jurisdiction at http://www.lexmundi.com/lexmundi/Business_Crimes_Criminal_Liability_Survey.asp.

The Trends for Commercializing Intellectual Property survey was prepared by the Lex Mundi Intellectual Property Practice Group and examines the commercialization and licensing aspects of IP law to determine the degree of uniformity (or lack thereof) across the jurisdictions. Topics highlighted in the survey include protection of IP rights, payment structure for royalties and license fees, and approvals/registration.

The survey can be downloaded in its entirety or by jurisdiction at http://www.lexmundi.com/lexmundi/Commercializing_Intellectual_Property.asp.

The European Union: Accession States Tax Guide was prepared by the Lex Mundi International Tax Practice Group and provides essential information on the tax systems in effect for each new EU member state.

This survey is available for download in its entirety or by jurisdiction at http://www.lexmundi.com/lexmundi/European_Union_Accession_States_Tax_Guide.asp.

The Issues in Real Estate Investment and Finance survey was prepared by the Lex Mundi Real Estate Practice Group and is the first in a series of real estate surveys to be produced by this group. The Investment and Finance survey addresses several topics of interest including national/state restrictions imposed on ownership of real estate, the taxes that are levied in each jurisdiction, and reporting requirements.

The survey is available for download in its entirety or by jurisdiction at http://www.lexmundi.com/lexmundi/Issues_in_Real_Estate_Survey_I.asp.

Carl Anduri, President of Lex Mundi, commented, “Our practice group members are continuously compiling resources that they can share to help them in their practices. The Lex Mundi global network of leading, full-service law firms is ideally suited to compile surveys and projects of these kinds with broad geographic coverage.”

Other popular multi-jurisdictional surveys prepared by the Lex Mundi Practice Groups include:

  • In-House Counsel and the Attorney-Client Privilege
  • Bank Finance and Regulation
  • Labor and Employment Desk Book
  • Pre-Merger Notification
  • Telecommunications Regulation
  • Intellectual Property and Competition Law

Several new surveys are currently under development and will be added to the web site in the near future. To access all Lex Mundi multi-jurisdictional surveys currently available, please visit http://www.lexmundi.com/lexmundi/Publications_and_Resources.asp.

Lex Mundi currently has 26 Practice Groups. Participating in a practice group provides members with a global network of professionals with similar practice areas and interests through which they can exchange information, stay current on relevant legal practices, develop relationships, and generate business opportunities.

Lex Mundi is the world’s leading association of independent law firms. The association has 160 member firms around the world, representing more than 21,000 lawyers. The organization provides for the exchange of professional information about the global practice and development of law, facilitates and disseminates communications among its members and improves the members’ abilities to serve the needs of their respective clients. Member law firms are located throughout North America, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Through its nonprofit affiliate, the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, Lex Mundi member firms provide pro bono legal assistance to social entrepreneurs around the globe. For more information, please visit http://www.lexmundi.com.

For a printable version of this press release, please visit http://www.lexmundi.com/images/lexmundi/PDF/PressReleases/MultiJurisdictionalSurveys_June2008.pdf
Contact Information:

Kathleen Pope-Sance
Tel: 1.713.328.4521

Carl Anduri
Tel: 1.925.962.0115

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