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Tax and Jurisdictions

Thailand’s former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, had more than half of his assets seized by the supreme court on Friday after nine justices agreed he had deliberately hidden his wealth and concealed his shareholdings in the family business.

David Simon doesn’t mince his words. When rival company General Growth Properties rebuffed his $10 billion offer to buy the business out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, Simon penned a sharply worded letter to Adam Metz, his counterpart as chief executive, writes Darrell Delamaide

The new year provides the perfect occasion for family businesses around the world to assess their 2009 performance, attempt to learn the lessons of the recession and work out how best to seize the opportunities 2010 presents. It is also the time for to review the outgoing year and look forward to the possibilities of 2010, writes Katie Barker

Family offices have been hit hard by the collapse of once reputable institutions and the exposure of fraudulent financial schemes. The question now is how to mitigate risk in the future and invest again with confidence?

The aftermath of the financial crisis has seen many people talk about the world changing forever, but few have come up with any credible, long-term solutions that are ready for implementation.