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Doing Business in Australia

With strong economic fundamentals, a positive outlook, proximity and strong trade links with some of the world’s most dynamic economies, Australia offers a wealth of opportunities for global investors and multinational...more

“Employees Facing Corruption: A Personal Reflection.”

In the Journal of Business Compliance, which was brought to my attention via Philippe Montigny (CEO, Ethic-Intelligence) and Scott Killingsworth (Partner, Bryan Cave, and who also is on the editorial board) I read with great...more

Act Now Advisory: Japanese Parent Company May Be Liable for Employment Decisions of Its US Subsidiary

The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently decided a case that should be taken into consideration when Japanese (and other foreign-based) companies determine the level of active involvement that their parent...more

Cross-Border Update on Investing and Doing Business in the United States

In this Issue: - Indian FDI into the United States - Indian Imports into the United States - Formation of US Subsidiaries - Ownership - Liability of Equity Holders - Management...more

New Video Series with the ACC Provides Peer-To-Peer Ethics & Compliance Training for Senior Executives [Video]

Ethics and compliance training programs are typically designed for employees, and often do not address the issues and the specific responsibilities that high-level executives face daily. These leaders can pose the highest...more

Successful Strategies For Doing Business In Asia: Thailand

1. What role does the government of Thailand play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The Thai government regulates foreign direct investment by requiring foreign investors to obtain approval from...more

10 Hot Employment Issues for Global Companies in 2014

Here is an overview of some of the most pressing and exciting employment law issues to watch in 2014, with an emphasis on issues that global companies in particular can expect to see...more

ISS Publishes 2014 Draft Policy Changes; Comments Due by November 4, 2013

On October 21, 2013, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”) published its key draft policy changes for the 2014 proxy season (the “Draft Policies”). There are only two proposed updates for the US, neither of which...more

"ISS Opens Comment Period for 2014 Proxy Voting Policy Changes"

On October 21, 2013, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) issued draft policy changes for 2014 that, if adopted, would become effective for shareholder meetings taking place on or after February 1, 2014. ISS is soliciting...more

Top Labor and Employment Law Issues When Taking your Start-Up Global

Our colleague Ute Krudewagen has put together a list of some key labor and employment issues to consider if and when you decide to take your US-based emerging company to overseas locations. So you are ready to...more

Global Employment and Benefits Update - Issue 3 2013

In This Issue: - Proposed Changes to Partnership Tax Rules - An International Primer on Good Cause Dismissals - Settlement Agreements - In Profile: Euan Fergusson - News in Brief - Upcoming...more

What Chinese Businesses Need to Know About Establishing an R&D Center in the United States

There is increasing interest from Chinese businesses in establishing an R&D center in the Silicon Valley and other technology centers in the United States. For example, the world’s largest mobile phone operator, China Mobile,...more

Netherland Antilles Employee Allowed to Continue Gender Bias Suit against Employer’s U. S. Sister Company

In a case that will certainly be of interest to multi-national companies with subsidiaries and affiliates in numerous countries, a New York Federal Court recently allowed a U.S. company to be sued by an employee of its sister...more

Airports Lounges Aren’t Just for VIPs: Tips for Business Travelers

Airports Lounges Aren’t Just for VIPs: Tips for Business Travelers by Gary Cucchiara on September 17, 2013 Now that airlines have taken away most of the comforts of flying, airport lounges can be an oasis for weary...more

DHS Report Signals New Challenges For L-1 Intracompany Transferees

The L visa allows qualifying multinational companies with a parent, subsidiary, branch, or affiliate abroad to transfer managers and executives (L-1A) and employees with “specialized knowledge” (L-1B) to work in the United...more

Terminating an Employee Without Damaging Your Company’s Reputation

Terminating an Employee Without Damaging Your Company’s Reputation by Gary S. Young on August 23, 2013 Recently, the termination of an AOL employee made the news headlines. The controversy was occasioned when Chief...more

Brazil’s New Clean Companies Act Continues Global Fight Against Corruption

After years of legislative limbo, and in response to growing social unrest, on Friday, August 2, 2013, President Dilma Rousseff signed into law the Clean Companies Act (the “Act”)—Brazil’s first sweeping anti-corruption law...more

Dylan Goes Electric And Innovation In Your Compliance Strategy

This past weekend was the 48th anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival where Bob Dylan went electric....more

Addressing Remuneration Requirements for the EU Fund Management Industry

Increasing regulation of remuneration is being introduced across the European Union, including the possibility of limits on the amounts of bonuses that may be paid by certain firms....more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Asia Edition, July 2013

In this issue: ASIAN DEVELOPMENTS - - HKEx Launches Consultation on Reform of Connected Transaction Rules US DEVELOPMENTS - - SEC Developments - Noteworthy US Securities Law...more

Guide to Doing Business in Canada - June 2013 Edition

1. INTRODUCTION - This Guide to Doing Business in Canada was initially developed to assist our clients. We are pleased that it has also been very helpful for many others, including senior managers of non-Canadian...more

"Collective Dismissals in Europe: Changes in France and the United Kingdom"

European Union employers are required by an EU directive to consult with employees and their representatives, including works councils (an existing employee representative body), when proposing collective dismissals to...more

Why Can’t We Be Friends? Compliance And HR

I have long been an advocate of the compliance function working with the Human Resources (HR) function in any company to help achieve greater compliance under anti-corruption laws such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act...more

Building Good Hiring Strategy - Legal Issues in Hiring & Firing Employees - Employment Law e-book

Introduction to the Hiring Problem The most common hiring mistake is to hire (and even fire) employees like buying (or upgrading) a smartphone or a car, mostly by looking at the specifications (i.e. CV) or brochure....more

Independent Contractor or Employee: Are Independent Contractors the Best Solution for Multinational Organizations?

Almost every organization expanding overseas needs a vehicle to explore the market before making the business decision to establish a legal entity, yet few legal vehicles are available for this preliminary measure. Most...more

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