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Welcome to Macmillan Keck


Our firm offers transaction, regulation and dispute resolution services globally. Our lawyers are based in New York and Geneva. Our clients include governments, companies, investors and international organizations in Europe, the Americas, the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa.

We are known for our legal, regulatory and transactional expertise in the fields of information and communications technology, digital financial services, utility projects and business diversification, international corporate and financial transactions, as well as dispute resolution.

We are accustomed to interacting at the highest levels of government and business. We distinguish ourselves by combining rigorous analysis, a constructive attitude and respectfulness in crossing cultural boundaries.

Rory gave a presentation on digital financial inclusion at the World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) in Geneva on 15 June 2017.

Richard travelled to Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, from 8 through 16 May 2017 to work with the Government on the final arrangements to operationalize the new Open Access Entity established as the special purpose vehicle for new submarine cable investments funded by the World Bank and providing connectivity to Chuuk and Yap.

Rory attended the International Competition Network (ICN) pre-conference in Porto on 9 May 2017.

Rory was in Washington, D.C. on 19 April 2017 for the ITU’s Digital Financial Inclusion meetings. At the 2016 DFI meeting in Sharm el Sheikh, Rory presented his paper Digital Financial Services: Regulating for Financial Inclusion, one of the most comprehensive studies of regulatory issues in mobile financial services available.

Scott travelled to the island of Chuuk in the Federated States of Micronesia from 21-24 March 2017 with the Micronesia Conservation Trust and the Nature Conservancy in order to consult with government officials and other stakeholders on coastal fisheries conservation regulations Scott is preparing for the State of Chuuk.

Richard traveled to the Gambia from 20-24 March 2017 at the request of the World Bank. In the wake of recent developments in the Gambia, the World Bank put together an urgent program to reform the current structure and functioning of the international voice gateway in the Gambia in order to transition to a neutral revenue assurance and taxation regime for the sector and complete the ongoing agenda for liberalization of the telecommunications sector.

On 8 March 2017, Richard and Jason presented the World Bank Cross-Sector Infrastructure Toolkit at the World Bank’s Transport & ICT Forum 2017 in Washington, D.C. The Toolkit is a comprehensive resource for all stakeholders in the joint use of passive infrastructure by telecommunications operators and public utilities and provides both a reference point and a learning tool on opportunities for cross-sector infrastructure sharing. The Toolkit will eventually be incorporated as Module 8 into the existing Broadband Strategies Toolkit.

From 27 February to 1 March 2017, Scott was in Paris, France for the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes Fast Track Review and Exchange of Information on Request training seminar at the OECD in Boulogne-Billancourt. Scott is assisting the corporate registry advisor in Micronesia in connection with OECD efforts to ensure international tax transparency and exchange of information across tax jurisdictions.

From 29 January to 3 February 2017, Rory and Jason were in Nairobi, Kenya assisting the Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) on a market inquiry into Kenya’s banking sector. They spent the week working closely with staff of CAK and Acacia Economics, their partners on this project, interviewing banks and other stakeholders and designing consumer behavioral experiments with a local behavioral economics research firm.

Photos: Geneva by night and New York from
the Empire State Building
© Macmillan Keck 2017, Geneva - New York

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