On December 2017, Italy passed a 3% tax on certain internet transactions concerning services through electronic means. The 3% tax will be calculated on the value of the transaction (VAT excluded), notwithstanding where the transaction is executed. Services provided through electronic means include … Read More
On July 1, 2017, the new Connecticut Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (LLC Act) entered into force. The LLC Act changed the laws governing limited liability companies (LLCs). It applies to domestic and foreign LLCs. Among its major provisions, the … Read More
We have been reading some commentaries to the effect that the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) needs to be transposed with special legislation adopted in the several EU member states. That there will be legislation is true, but the statement … Read More
In November 2017, the Italian Trade Agency (ITA) made available a report containing useful information on bilateral investments between USA and Italy. Two important pieces of information: Italy holds its 16th place among the investing countries in US and ranked 26th in … Read More
On September 22, 2017, the EU Delegation to the United Nations hosted Investment Plan for Europe – A Status Update, a program sponsored by the European American Chamber of Commerce, EACC. Speakers included Joao Vale de Almeida, Head of Delegation, … Read More
Foreigners starting a business in the U.S. (and often also American business owners) wonder whether they can be called to answer for their company’s debts and liabilities. It is useful to understand that this can happen and it is even … Read More
From July 11-15, 2016, the 14th Round of negotiations for the transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and the EU took place in Brussels. The Report is now available. This Round saw about 30 textual exchanges containing proposals … Read More
Since 2010 a majority of the US jurisdictions passed or tried to pass bills that to a different degree prohibit courts from applying sharia or more general foreign law if the latter has the effect to deprive the citizens of the … Read More
by Francesca Giannoni-Crystal & Allyson Haynes Stuart I.Introduction The Internet-of-Things (IoT) (or internet-of-everything as it is often interchangeably called) is officially “the next big thing.” The growing proliferation of connected devices has far-reaching implications for consumer privacy and security at … Read More
Crystal & Giannoni-Crystal, LLC is a "lawyers for lawyers and international matters" boutique law firm. The firm has offices in Charleston, SC, New York, NY, and Washington, DC. The firm is available to serve clients - in association when needed with local counsel - with transactions in Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Portugal, UK, Mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Australia, Latin America, Brazil, and Argentina. In the U.S., we are able to offer our full list of services in New York, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and Westchester County, in the District of Columbia, and in South Carolina, including Aiken County, Anderson County, Beaufort County, Berkeley County, Charleston County, Dorchester County, Florence County, Greenville County, Horry County, Richland County, Spartanburg County, Sumter County and York County, and the communities of Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Sumter, Florence, Columbia, Lexington, Aiken, Rock Hill, Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, and Hilton Head.
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