Dynamic Corporate Structure Charts

Sample JS Tree Chart MS Office – the default option Lawyers are often asked to analyze structure charts. For example, the rules and regulations to combat anti-money laundering and terrorist financing impose the obligation to analyze a structure chart showing the client and its ultimate beneficial owners. At present, Microsoft Office (MS Office) is without question the most dominant software… Continue reading Dynamic Corporate Structure Charts

QNL #4: Dutch Case Law Brief, November 16 – December 30, 2015

Texas Supreme Court, 1959 - Source: http://www.txcourts.gov

As some time has passed since I posted the last QNL, in this QNL I will analyze the last six weeks of Dutch jurisprudence, from November, 16 to December, 30. Besides the weekly statistics, I will zoom in on the utility of the website’s categorization (uitspraken.rechtspraak.nl) of cases for corporate finance lawyers. In particular, I use a Latent… Continue reading QNL #4: Dutch Case Law Brief, November 16 – December 30, 2015

QNL #2: Dutch Case Law Brief, October 26 – November 1, 2015

Albany Court of Appeals (source: Wikipedia) - I look forward to my admission in January 2016.

In this QNL, I assess rulings issued by Dutch legal institutions published on www.rechtspraak.nl during the last week of October 2015 using Python‘s natural language processing, data analysis and machine learning packages. Number of cases by institution  Between October 26 to November 1, 2015, a total of 262 new court rulings were published (list), according to a request via the… Continue reading QNL #2: Dutch Case Law Brief, October 26 – November 1, 2015

QNL #1: Dutch Case Law Brief, October 12-18, 2015

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In this post, I want to share with you the results of a program involving natural language processing and machine learning tools. The aim of the program is to provide insights into Dutch case law developments on a weekly basis, using case law published on www.rechtspraak.nl. As the program is still in beta, feel free to comment or make suggestions.… Continue reading QNL #1: Dutch Case Law Brief, October 12-18, 2015

Roseburg and Mass Shootings in the U.S.

This post is not about finance or law, but about mass shootings. Mass Shooting:  “FOUR or more shot and/or killed in a single event [incident], at the same general time and location not including the shooter.” (Source: GVA) Roseburg, Oregon October 1, 2015, marks another incident of mass shooting in the United States. This time, it was Christopher… Continue reading Roseburg and Mass Shootings in the U.S.

FinCEN MSB Data

Mining FinCEN data In this post I discuss how to use a financial institution’s search engine (FinCEN) and Python to analyze data on  financial market participants.    how to use a financial institution’s search engine (FinCEN) and Python to analyze data on  financial market participants.    Legal Background The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is a bureau within the… Continue reading FinCEN MSB Data