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Question: I’m looking for any books on treatment of a business’s customer list when the business is sold.


Answer: This topic is covered in the treatise Privacy Law, in Chapter 7, “Privacy Concerns in Business Transactions: Mergers, Acquisitions, Corporate Restructuring, Bankruptcies, Liquidations”

Question: I need the section of the Puerto Rico statutes dealing with ‘international banking entities

Answer: For the purposes of Puerto Rico law, “international banking entities” (IBE’s) are governed by the provisions of Title 7, Section 232 of the Laws of Puerto Rico.


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