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Work for Hire

In almost all jurisdictions, a work made for hire (work for hire or WFH) is a work created by an employee or a subcontractor as

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The Costs of the Deal

Many businesspeople come to me to ask me help them close multimillion and sometimes multibillion deals. They are broke but in their mind, this is

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Roadshow

The Roadshow is a presentation organized by an issuer of securities and the syndicate of brokers and investment banks underwriting an issue of securities, aiming

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The Idea

Il a des idées sur tout, mais il a surtout des idées. Coluche He has ideas over all, but overall he only has ideas. Coluche

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The Domino Effect

A domino effect or chain reaction is the cumulative effect produced when one event sets off a chain of similar events. The term is best known

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The Cycle of the Action

Every action produces a reaction and a result which in turn produce repercussions. The child throws the ball (action) which pushes the air (reaction) which

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Term Sheets

A Term Sheet is a non binding document outlining the terms and conditions of a transaction, a contract, or of an offering. A Term Sheet

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Stock Swap

When we organize the initial public offering of a foreign company in the United States, we usually need to make the foreign company become a

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Smart Contract

The smart contract is a small computer application simulating the operation of a contract: The manifestation of reciprocal and concordant wills, materialized by several valid

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Recognize a Manipulator

excerpt from Isabelle Nazare-Aga’s book “The manipulators are among us“. I have been hesitating a long time to publish an article where more than 80%

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Private Equity

In finance, private equity is a type of investment where the investor participates in the ownership of the company contrarily to a creditor or debt

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Prehistorical Finance

In the beginning of our story there was the homo putans (the thinking human being), the first prehistorical human who began to analyze and control

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Mezzanine Financing

Mezzanine Financing or Mezzanine Capital refers to subordinated debt or preferred equity securities that often represent the most junior portion of a company’s capital structure, but that is still senior to the

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Investor’s Moods

Abstract from Investment Madness by John R. Nofsinger In order to operate in the financial markets, it is crucial to understand the investor’s psychology. Every

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The Perpetual Company

In this time of crisis, we systematically wonder about its causes, which are many. These include the low margins of the companies arising from laws

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Gentlemen’s Agreement

A gentlemen’s agreement litterally agreement among gentlemen is an informal agreement between two or more parties. It can be written, oral, or implicit by communicating a non-verbal

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Financing

Deriving from the word Finance, the definition of the word Financing is therefore the Act of finding solutions to carry out. By extension, the most

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Equity Dilution

Equity Dilution, also known as Stock Dilution or Share Dilution, is the decrease in percentage of existing shareholders’ ownership of a company as a result

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Due Diligence

Definition Due Diligence is an English term used to describe all procedures that verify the situation and the verbal or written statements of a legal

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Consent

In law of obligations, Consent is the act of pronouncing in favor of a legal act, in the broad sense, and especially of any convention,

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Compliance, a Spy Pretext

Under the pretext of fighting against dirty money, banks mandated but also threatened by the financial authorities of governments, supported by duly enacted laws and

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Breeding a Unicorn

In the world of business, Unicorn is the new jargon name given to start-up companies that will ideally create their market or become the market

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Momentum

Initialement, le Momentum désignait un facteur d’analyse technique utilisé par les intervenants en bourse. À l’instar d’autres indicateurs techniques, il donne des signaux d’achat ou

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