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The accounting definition of “variable interest entity” (VIE) means an entity in which an investor holds a controlling interest that is not based on owning the majority of voting rights.  To non-accountants, the VIE structure is a business structure that is widely used by Chinese...

Weathering storms is the hallmark of a good company, but some storms may be too large to weather in the end. That is what one large bank is discovering in the wake of scandal that has rocked it to the core. Most people by now...

Foreign startups “flip” into a U.S. corporate legal structure for various considerations, including: exit opportunities (whether through acquisition or the public market); potential higher valuations; broadening their investor base (some U.S. institutional investors may have internal rules prohibiting their investment in non-U.S. companies); and most...

Thanks to the growing popularity of smartphones and communications technologies, it is not uncommon to conduct the bulk of your business over e-mail, including contract negotiation. While corresponding by e-mail can help close a deal more quickly, it can also lead to unintended consequences. How is...

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