Millenium Technology Prize Panel on July 14

The Millennium Technology Prize, worth €1M is awarded to technological innovations that have a groundbreaking impact to humankind. The global prize was established in 2004 by Finnish high-tech industries, academic institutions and the state, the first winner being Tim Berners-Lee who invented the World Wide Web. In 2012, Linus Torvalds received the prize for his Linux Kernel Operating System […]

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Managing Risk in Cross-Border Corporate Transactions

By Tuomo Kauttu, Aliant Finland. Beyond the exceptional risks, visible in news over the past few months, what are the general key-risk related concerns that arise in a cross-border context, and how can a parent company minimize such risk? What degree of control should a parent company have over its overseas subsidiaries, and what constitutes the right […]

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Proposed ESG Fund Disclosure Rule Aims To Help Investment Strategies

Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued another proposed rule, which if adopted, will significantly affect the available information from Investment Advisers and Regulated Investment Funds concerning environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. We sometimes refer to this as the “ESG Fund Disclosure Proposal.” Assuming you are interested in ESG as an investment strategy, this […]

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The Real Economics of Immigration – An Interview with Professor and Author Tara Watson

On the 20th episode of Immigration Today! Angeline Chen welcomes Dr. Tara Watson. Tara Watson is an economist who focuses on U.S. social policy, with interests in the safety net, health, and immigration. She is a Professor of Economics at Williams College since 2004, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and […]

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Managing Risk in Cross-Border Corporate Transactions

Managing Risk in Cross-Border Corporate Transactions     By Tuomo Kauttu, Aliant Finland. Beyond the exceptional risks, visible in news over the past few months, what are the general key-risk related concerns that arise in a cross-border context, and how can a parent company minimize such risk? What degree of control should a parent company have over its […]

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Addressing the Business Risk Caused by Russian Sanctions: IR Global Trade and Customs Report

Since its invasion of Ukraine, Russia has become the most economically sanctioned country inthe world. In addition to the objective of having Russia withdraw from Ukraine, the sanctionsimposed on Russia, Belarus and the disputed Ukrainian provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk bythe United States of America, the European Union, Canada, and other mostly Western countries(collectively referred […]

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E-payments – the modern form of money transfers

  Tuulia Heiskanen, Aliant Finland. Electronic payments (e-payments) are used increasingly around the world and are especially convenient in purchasing things online. In Finland, services providing e-payment solutions are broadly available. To list a few, there is online banking, digital wallets, mobile payment services, electronic bank card payment services, contactless payment services, and payment services […]

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Cross-Border M&A in Finland – EU/Nordic Aspects and Local Trends

CROSS-BORDER M&A in FINLAND – EU/Nordic aspects and local trends   By Tuomo Kauttu, Aliant Finland. A strategy for international M&A transaction in Finland requires analysis of three levels of regulation development. Beyond local laws, it is useful to consider both, the Nordic harmonization and EU harmonization. This view applies not only to business executives who […]

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Beneficial Owners Registration

By Pekka Valo, Aliant Finland. The European Union 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive requires that EU member states should set up beneficial ownership registers for corporate and other legal entities by 10 January 2020 and for trusts and similar legal arrangements by 10 March 2020. I will now describe the implementation and requirements in Finland. The relevant […]

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