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Fiji and Media Distortion -
Media distortion behind Fiji’s George Speight & Navin Naidu, Esq.

by D.P. Dwyer
August 8, 2009

Mahendra Chaudhury, an ethnic Indo-Fijian, won the Fijian popular vote in the year 2000, becoming Prime Minister, and helming a Parliament comprising a large number of ethnic Indian legislators. He soon set about amending the Native Title Act which would have given Indo-Fijians - descendants of indentured plantation workers hired from India to work for the burgeoning sugar-cane industry- clear title to customary native lands. This was the spark that ignited a series of events that, till today, has spawned political and economic unease in the idyllic Fiji Islands. - (Full article is here)

Clifford Chance Targets India -
Related Work With Singapore Securities Team

Emma Sadowski
Legal Week - 04-18-2008

Clifford Chance is preparing to strengthen its Indian offering with the launch of a new team in its Singapore office.

The Magic Circle firm is set to form a capital markets group in the office, which will focus solely on Indian clients, later this year. - (Full article is here)

As Deals Plummet,
Law Firms Focus on New Opportunities

Noeleen G. Walder

As credit woes choke off leveraged deals, New York attorneys say that their firms increasingly are focused on other opportunities -- transactions involving foreign investors, sovereign wealth funds and corporations making strategic acquisitions with stock and/or cash.

Thomson Financial reported last week that the value of worldwide announced acquisitions had declined 24 percent in the first three months of the year, compared to the same period in 2007. The sudden nose-dive followed a record-setting year. - (Full article is here)


If there is no struggle, there is no progress... Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. - Frederick Douglas, 1857

I have been watching the development of uncontrolled and unregulated lending practices over the last few years with growing alarm because the regulatory authorities, whose function is to regulate and control, seem to turn a blind eye to the practical implications and consequences of such economic terrorism that is occurring daily right in our communities.

A glimpse into history gives us some insights as to who is behind all this. (ViewsPaper: January 9, 2008 - Full article is here)

Is Credit Default Swap Litigation the Next Big Thing?

Robin Sparkman

It seems that hardly a day goes by anymore without someone predicting with utmost confidence that boom times for litigators are just over the horizon.

Thursday's prognostication, courtesy of a media lunch hosted Wednesday by Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker: It's going to be all about the credit swaps. (ViewsPaper: October 3, 2008 - Full article is here)


...Screamed a page 15 headline in Sunday’s The Seattle Times. I was shaking uncontrollably with laughter that I did not need a spoon to stir my sugar in my morning chai tea.

Get this, the United States is hosting a global summit on the economy chaired and convened by Bush 43. He and his government did nothing to stop the greed and uncontrollable frenzy in Wall Street to make money at the expense of the investors, but now intends to host a summit! And I am NOT talking about the fat cat investors. I am referring to the middle-class taxpayers who invested in their future for themselves and their children by buying homes, so that some day these homes could be their nest eggs. (ViewsPaper: October 19, 2008 - Full article is here)

“Malaysia & the Aboriginal Peoples Act”

Malaysia has a legislatively approved statute (sounds like an oxymoron) called the Aboriginal Peoples Act of 1950 in which is codified the state's obligations and fiduciary duties towards the aboriginal peoples of Malaysia numbering some seven hundred thousand people whose descendants inhabited the Malay Peninsula – once called the Golden Chersonese - several thousands years ago.

The interesting aspect of this legislation is that the state is obligated, and mandated, to honor and respect aboriginal peoples rights to their lands and to their general welfare as the nation's first peoples. Bush 43 has used the same words to describe the American Indians while not directly referring to their plight. (ViewsPaper: Undated - Full article is here)


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