Investment Securities Law

investment securities law
    investment securities
  • A security is a fungible, negotiable instrument representing financial value. Securities are broadly categorized into debt securities (such as banknotes, bonds and debentures) and equity securities, e.g., common stocks; and derivative contracts, such as forwards, futures, options and swaps.
  • A purchaser for value in good faith and without notice of any adverse Claim who takes delivery of a security in bearer form or of one in registered form issued to him or indorsed to him or in blank. U.C.C. § 8-302.
  • Investment Securities is a legal concept enshrined into Article 8 of the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). The ownership aspects concerning securities are governed in the United States by Article 8 of the UCC.
  • legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping"
  • a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society
  • The system of rules that a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and may enforce by the imposition of penalties
  • the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
  • An individual rule as part of such a system
  • Such systems as a subject of study or as the basis of the legal profession
investment securities law - Tax exempt
Tax exempt and taxable investment securities: a summary of the laws of all the states and the District of Columbia relating to the taxation of ... the standpoint of the banker and investor.
Tax exempt and taxable investment securities: a summary of the laws of all the states and the District of Columbia relating to the taxation of ... the standpoint of the banker and investor.
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U.S.-Andean Security Cooperation - IMG 5590
U.S.-Andean Security Cooperation - IMG 5590
Testimony. William R. Brownfield. Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. Statement Before the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. Washington, DC. October 19, 2011. As prepared Chairman Feinstein, Co-Chairman Grassley, and Senators, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss U.S.-Andean security cooperation. No region of the world has a more direct relationship with the security of the United States than does the other countries of the Western Hemisphere. While much of the public’s attention on crime and drug issues in the region is currently focused on the critical efforts being undertaken in Mexico under the Merida Initiative, a simple truth remains that virtually all of the world’s cocaine supply comes from the Andes, specifically from the countries of Colombia, Peru and Bolivia. I am especially grateful for this opportunity to discuss what we are doing with our partners throughout the Andean region to stem the flow of illegal drugs and improve regional security, the gains that are being seen, and my thoughts on what’s to come. The Current Situation Throughout the hemisphere, basic public safety remains a challenge. We must continue to promote the rule of law in order to provide a foundation for all other efforts to succeed. We continue to work with judicial systems to provide more responsive and transparent justice systems, supporting prosecutors in case management. In Colombia, we are supporting that country’s efforts to counter the rising threat of the Criminal Bands (bandas criminals or “BACRIM” in Spanish) and to introduce police to rural areas. We, with our U.S. government partners, help host nations with technical expertise on issues such as money laundering and demand reduction so that they can better understand the corrosive nature of the underlying threats and develop programs and legislation to address their country-specific needs. Without the framework provided by an underlying respect for the rule of law, it is all but impossible for our counternarcotics programs to have a sustained effect. Eradication is a fundamental element of our collaborative efforts in all three of the coca producing countries – Bolivia, Peru, and Colombia – and relies heavily on the logistical support we provide. This is particularly true in Peru and Bolivia, which operate only manual eradication programs that require substantial resources to transport and equip manual eradication teams in the field. In Bolivia, eradication efforts are a highlight of a sometimes difficult bilateral relationship and actually exceeded the 2010 target of 8,000 hectares. These efforts appear to have stopped the expansion of coca cultivation as indicated by a survey by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) that showed a one-year increase of only 200 additional hectares in production in 2010. Those findings are reinforced by the U.S. estimate that actually showed a 500 hectare decrease in land under coca cultivation. In Peru, eradication efforts also exceeded target figures in 2010, removing some 13,000 hectares from production, translating into roughly 20 percent of the Peruvian coca total. And in Colombia, the numbers are even more impressive, with the eradication of 146,000 hectares through a combination of manual and aerial eradication efforts in 2010. The eradication of crops is just one programmatic element of our broader security cooperation with our partners, but it is an important public statement of those governments’ commitment to resist criminal drug organizations. The importance of that broader security cooperation cannot be overstated. Plan Colombia was predicated on the idea that eradication, interdiction and alternative development would complement each other. And while it succeeded, particularly in addressing public security concerns, it also underscored the need for still broader engagement. That lesson informed the creation of Colombia’s National Consolidation Plan (PNC) with the goal of creating a more robust state presence in areas where it had been absent. This goes beyond a security presence to include community and economic development, land titling, and civic engagement. Through Embassy Bogota’s Colombia Strategic Development Initiative (CSDI), U.S. assistance has likewise evolved into a whole-of-government approach. These efforts, which rely on close coordination so that security, law enforcement, and development efforts can be properly sequenced, are proving successful in Colombia and provide a new model for implementation elsewhere. Our investment in the region is paying dividends in other areas as well. Through the provision of law enforcement training and equipment including computers and more than 400 vehicles, U.S. assistance is enabling Ecuador’s efforts to interdict illicit drugs and chemicals, and dismantle cocaine-producing labs. The canine unit we support, for example, accounts for some 25 pe
Brazil in the Security Council - IMG 3933
Brazil in the Security Council  - IMG 3933
Under the United Nations Charter, the Security Council has the primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security and the authority to determine “the existence of any threat to the peace, breach of the peace or act of aggression” (article 39). The Council decides which measures are to be adopted to face those threats, including the establishment of peacekeeping operations. In 2010-2011, Brazil occupies a non-permanent seat in the Security Council for a two-year mandate. Along with Japan, Brazil has been elected more times to the Council than any other UN Member State. Brazil has previously served as an elected member of the Security Council in 1946-47, 1951-52, 1954-55, 1963-64, 1967-68, 1988-89, 1993-94, 1998-99 and 2004-05. As founding member of the United Nations, Brazil has a long tradition of contributing to peacekeeping operations. In 1956, Brazilian troops were sent to the first United Nations Emergency Force in Suez (UNEF I). Since then, Brazil has participated in 33 United Nations peacekeeping operations and contributed with over 27,000 troops. Nowadays, Brazil contributes with more than 2,200 troops, military observers and police officers in three continents. The largest contingent is in Haiti, where Brazilian generals have been charged with the military command of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) since 2004. As a member of the Security Council, Brazil’s priorities include stability in Haiti, the situation of Guinea Bissau, peace in the Middle East, efforts towards disarmament, the promotion of respect for International Humanitarian Law, the strengthening of peacekeeping operations and an approach that links the preservation of security with the promotion of socioeconomic development. ---------------------------- Statement by H.E. Ambassador Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations The Question concerning Haiti New York, 16 September 2011 Mr. President, I thank Ambassador Mariano Fernandez for his briefing. Brazil commends his much appreciated work to assist Haiti in its efforts towards enhanced stability and firm progress in key political, economic, social and institutional objectives. For the first time in its history, as the Secretary-General noted in his report, Haiti has experienced "a peaceful transfer of power from one democratically elected president to another from the opposition". This is in itself a major achievement. It also brings new challenges. We call on all political actors in Haiti to contribute to the forging of a broad political compact based on a common set of national priorities. This will greatly facilitate the continued international cooperation with the country. Mr. President, The humanitarian situation in Haiti has shown considerable improvement, as the number of people living under tents declined significantly. But the thousands of Haitians still in camps are precisely the most vulnerable. We must redouble our efforts so that housing projects increase in pace and scale. Strong international engagement is still essential to ensure that all pressing humanitarian needs are met. Mitigating natural disasters and preventing cholera outbreaks are still crucial tasks we must all help to complete. Brazil reiterates its full support to the Haiti's Interim Recovery Commission and would welcome the extension of its mandate. In this regard, we hope that its renewal can entail enhanced national ownership of the reconstruction process, which will, in turn, improve the dialogue between the Commission and the Haitian society. Reconstruction must help tackle the economic challenges that have long thwarted Haiti?s path to prosperity. This is one of the many ways by which we can assist Haitians not only rebuild but rebuild better. Job creation remains the most urgent challenge. We therefore favor a more strategic vision of the reconstruction efforts, with expeditious implementation of approved projects, and special attention to those that are labor-intensive. Brazil also welcomes the appointment by President Martelly of his Presidential Consultative Council for Economic Development and Investment. We hope this initiative will contribute to enhance coordination of international cooperation, fully develop Haiti's economic potential and attract investment, in an environment of stronger democratic governance and rule of law. Mr. President, Infrastructure and energy remain key aspects in that respect. Brazil continues to believe that the construction of the hydroelectric plant of Artibonite 4C is a critical project that will boost economic growth and generate jobs, while providing a clean source of energy for millions of people. We urge all interested partners to rally behind this project so that it can be implemented as a matter of urgency. Brazil will continue to support the development of Haiti, through technical cooperation and economic assis

investment securities law
investment securities law
International Investment Arbitration: Substantive Principles (Oxford International Arbitration)
Arbitration of overseas investment disputes is one of the fastest growing areas of international dispute resolution. The exponential growth of international investment in recent years has led to the signature of over two thousand Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) between foreign states, in addition to a wealth of multilateral treaties and other forms of concession agreements. Disputes that have arisen are often resolved through the forum of international arbitration, and typically involve claims by an investor company for compensation when an investment has been illegally expropriated or adversely affected by the state's activities.

The legal principles that have developed in this area are subject to intense debate, and are still in a state of flux. While tribunals routinely state that they are applying principles of public international law to determine disputes, many of the principles applied have only been developed recently in the context of investment treaty arbitrations, and tribunals are often guided more by the approaches taken by other tribunals, than by pre-existing doctrines of public international law. However, the volume of law created, applied and analyzed by tribunals is such that it is now possible to begin the necessary process of codification. International Investment Arbitration: Substantive Principles is an important step in this process. The book provides a detailed analytical survey of the developing substantive principles which are being applied to disputes by international investment tribunals. It considers the key questions that arise, and provides a clear description of the present state of the law as reflected in tribunal practice. The book examines the main treaties, analyzes published investment awards, and provides in-depth coverage of where investment disputes come from; who is a foreign investor, including nationality issues and foreign control; what is an investment; investor's rights, including admission to territories and State treatment of investors; expropriation; compensation; dispute resolution; transfer, assignment and subrogation; and future trends.

As the volume of international investment arbitration grows, international law firms are increasingly having to acquire expertise in all aspects of this specialized and rapidly developing field. Written by a leading author team from Herbert Smith and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and benefiting from the public and private international law experience of Professor Campbell McLachlan, this book is an essential reference work for international arbitration counsel, arbitrators, and academics.