Gil Hall

Currently writing book on PR crises. Working title: "Los Pertrechos: the Story of an Economy". Polyglot prone to prolixity in English, German &, Spanish. Based between San Juan and North Carolina. MBA/MHA.

Roundup Podcast: Update on PROMESA legal challenges; Discussion of Control Board’s Second Meeting

On .@prnewsroundup .@muddlaw and @gillamhall discuss 2nd control board meeting & legal challenges to PROMESA #muniland

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ROUNDUP: PR Legal Landscape post PROMESA

by Gil Hall ( gil@prnewsroundup.com ) In this week’s roundup podcast, John Mudd and Gil Hall discuss the Puerto Rico legal landscape in a post-PROMESA world.

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FULL STORY: SCOTUS Rules PR’s Bankruptcy Law Invalid

by Gil Hall,  gil@prnewsroundup.com Published: 20160613 1333 The Supreme Court of the United States ruled Monday that the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico lacks the ability to create its own bankruptcy laws for its municipalities and public corporations. In 2014 Puerto Rico created its own law to restructure some of its debt, arguing that it was permitted to do so since Congress had removed it …

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FULL STORY: “SCOTUS Rules PR Not Sovereign for Purposes of Double Jeopardy

by Gil Hall, gil@prnewsroundup.com Date posted: 20160609 1107 Updated: 20160609 1156 Affirming a ruling by the Puerto Rican Supreme Court, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled Thursday by a 6-2 margin that for the purpose of double jeopardy, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is not a sovereign power. “[T]he test hinges on a single criterion: the ‘ultimate source’ of …

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FULL STORY: Commission Raises Questions Regarding PR Debt’s Validity

By Gil Hall,  gil@prnewsroundup.com  A Puerto Rican congressional commission tasked with evaluating Puerto Rico’s debt stock released a 31-page report Thursday outlining its preliminary findings. The “Puerto Rico Commission for the Comprehensive Audit of the Public Credit” (PRCCAPC) was created by public law 97-2015, and began its work in January 2016. Its goal was to perform a preliminary legal and …

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ROUNDUP: Luis Davila Colon & Gil Hall Discuss Recent News & Events in Puerto Rico

by Gil Hall Published: 20160524 1033 In this week’s round-up show, Luis Davila Colon and Gil Hall discuss and analyze recent events in Puerto Rico. Topics include: The status of the PR bill that would transition the sales tax (IVU) to a VAT (IVA) in addition to raising the B2B tax. The second draft of the US House’s “PROMESA” bill came …

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ROUNDUP: John Mudd & Gil Hall Discuss Recent News & Events in Puerto Rico

by Gil Hall ( gil@prnewsroundup.com ) posted: 20160518 124907 In this week’s round-up show, John Mudd and Gil Hall discuss and analyze events from Puerto Rico.

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ROUNDUP: Joanisabel González & Gil Hall Discuss Recent News & Events in Puerto Rico

by Gil Hall ( gil@prnewsroundup.com ) posted: 20160420 141158 In this week’s round-up show, Joanisabel González and Gil Hall discuss and analyze events from Puerto Rico. Topics include: Emergency legislation in Puerto Rico that passed two weeks ago–without amendment, without floor debate–to give the governor controversial new powers, and to create path for closing the GDB (among others) Second draft of …

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ROUNDUP: Gustavo Velez & Gil Hall Discuss Recent News & Events in Puerto Rico

by Gil Hall, gil@prnewsroundup.com Posted: 20160405 17012 Please note: this week’s roundup show was recorded on Saturday, the 3rd of April 2016, prior to Senate Bill 1591’s being introduced on 4th of April.  In this week’s round-up show, Gustavo Velez and Gil Hall discuss and analyze events from Puerto Rico. Topics include: Government Development Bank recent extraordinary measures taken by the Puerto …

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FULL STORY: Federal Judge Fusté Rules on Wal-mart PR Transfer Pricing Case

Monday (March 28, 2016), San Juan, PR, Gil@prnewsroundup.com In a ruling released Monday morning, Judge José A. Fusté of the Federal District Court in San Juan declared unconstitutional an alternative minimum tax (AMT) created by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The stated purpose of the swiftly enacted Act 72–it took only 12 days from the introduction of the bill to …

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