George Benaur Presents on Sanctions Compliance, Developments with Cryptocurrency Regulations and the Overall Business Climate at the Speakulyant Event in New York

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New York, New York, November 30, 2018 – Last night, with a packed audience of Russian entrepreneurs and business people, George Benaur opened the event with a presentation about the recent U.S. legal developments impacting the Russian business community.  Clearly, for immigrants coming to America to try to open businesses … Read More

Recent D.C. District Court Decision on Public Policy Exception Declining Recognition of Foreign Arbitration Awards

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New York, October 5, 2018 — a recent decision of the District Court for the District of Columbia (annexed here) is important in understanding the limits of the jurisdiction of U.S. courts in enforcing the foreign arbitration awards involving foreign sovereigns and private enterprise. Here, the Court declined to recognize the … Read More

Practical Case by Case Solutions Globally

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New York, October 2, 2018 — The legal market is evolving. I think that clients need cost effective and lean case by case solutions globally. With the right analysis of given circumstances, there may be options pursued that utilize the resources and experts at hand selected firms to optimize solutions … Read More

Delays in the U.S. Court System: a Simple Reality

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New York, New York, September 18, 2018 — Many foreign individuals and companies coming to the United States that I have worked with do not know what to expect from the U.S. court system and sometimes, they expect it to operate as a pinnacle of justice. Unfortunately, the reality of … Read More

Benaur Law TV Commentary re Manafort Trial

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August 14, 2018, New York — George provides commentary regarding the Manafort defense team’s decision not to present a defense and rest after the prosecution’s case. Closing arguments expected today and then the case will go to the jury.

George Benaur Interview on Russia Sanctions

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  New York, August 2018 – George Benaur gave a television interview on the NTV America “Persona Grata” show to discuss the developing Russia sanctions regime. Over the course of the past year, George has presented at the Moscow Stock Exchange, in print media and on television, on the legal … Read More

All Criminal Charges Dismissed Against Firm Client Shalva Chigirinskiy

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http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/3211469   «Ложное обвинение нанесло его имени и репутации жестокий и подлый удар» Суд закрыл уголовное дело против Шалвы Чигиринского 04.02.2017, 18:35 Суд штата Коннектикут в пятницу закрыл дело по обвинению российского бизнесмена Шалвы Чигиринского в «незаконном сексуальном контакте с лицом, не достигшим 16-летнего возраста» и «риске причинения телесных повреждений … Read More

Due Diligence Before Signing New Vendor Contracts to Reduce Risk

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While large corporations may have the resources to conduct thorough due diligence before committing to a new contractual relationship with a new vendor, many small businesses do not necessarily have those resources. Many business disputes, however, especially those involving small-to-medium sized businesses (but also at times involving large companies), originate … Read More