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Federal Budget 2015: What it Means for Employers

On 12 May 2015, Treasurer, Joe Hockey, delivered the Coalition Government's second budget. A key part of the budget is the Government's AUD5.5 billion 'Jobs and Small Business' package, aimed at assisting small businesses and...more

Tax Policy Update

NUMBER OF THE WEEK: 3,415. The number of people who renounced their citizenship in 2014 according to IRS data. This is one of the five highest totals on record since the U.S. Congress passed the Foreign Account Tax Compliance...more

Second Circuit to address case of first impression by Plaintiffs against U.S. charities supporting violent fringe settler groups...

In a case of first impression, on April 15, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will hear the case of Ahmad v Foundation for International Research and Education, DBA Christian Friends of Israeli...more

Religious Institution - January 2015

Experience over the last couple decades teaches that religious institutions face as much or perhaps more liability than secular organizations and, therefore, need to take risk management seriously. From operating their own...more

Foreign Charities and the Changing Landscape of CRA Charity Audits

There has been a flurry of recent scrutiny and activity in the areas of foreign and domestic charities – few foreign charities remain on the list of qualified donees since the changes to the definition of “qualified donee” in...more

Charitable contributions and the FCPA – 6 simple steps to help ensure your company is giving responsibly

As part of the growing culture of corporate social responsibility, many companies seek to give back to the communities in which they conduct business. But when the charitable giving takes place outside the United States,...more

Wealth Management Update - August 2014

August Interest Rates for GRATs, Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts, Intra-Family Loans and Split Interest Charitable Trusts - The August § 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and...more

Foreign Tax-Exempt Organizations Exempt from Withholding Tax

Investment funds, including private equity funds, often receive capital contributions from tax-exempt organizations. These tax-exempt institutions may include U.S. and foreign pension funds, as well as U.S. and foreign...more

Impact of the New Hong Kong Companies Ordinance on Charitable Institutions

The new Hong Kong Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) (New CO) came into effect on March 3, 2014. The impact of this new law on registered charitable institutions incorporated as Hong Kong companies limited by guarantee (CLGs) is...more

Assessing the Impact of the New Hong Kong Companies Ordinance on Charitable Institutions

The new Hong Kong Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622) (New CO) came into effect on March 3, 2014, with the aim to enhance corporate governance, ensure better regulation, facilitate business and modernize the law. As the New CO...more

An Introduction to Non-Profit Incorporated Organisations in the DIFC

While the Dubai International Financial Centre (the DIFC) remains primarily focused on the financial services industry, its stable and sophisticated legal and regulatory regimes have increasingly attracted organisations in...more

An Introduction to Non-Profit Entities in the DIFC

While the free zone continues to focus on the financial services industry, the Non-Profit Incorporated Organisation (NPIO) represents an additional tool to attract non-profit entities. While the Dubai International...more

International Grant-Making: Best Practices for U.S. Public Charities

U.S. public charities are blessed, but also challenged, by a relative lack of regulation governing their grants to foreign persons and foreign entities. U.S. public charities are blessed by this lack of regulation...more

Four Sustainability Reporting Highlights of 2013

2013 should be remembered as a transformative year for sustainability. Significant developments emerged not just from sustainability reports, but from non-profits and regulators concerned with stakeholder interests and...more

Global Insights - Issue 6, Q2 2013: News, Views and Analysis from DLA Piper’s Global Restructuring Group

In This Issue: - (UK) The Validity Of Exit Consents Under English Law - (UK) When A Charity Faces Financial Difficulty - (UK) Are You At Risk From Financial Distress In Your Supply Chain? - (Global Europe)...more

Red Notices and Russia - Why the raid on Amnesty International's offices matters

The offices of Amnesty International in Russia were recently raided as part of an "audit," as reported in the New York Times by David Herszenhorn and Andrew Roth, here. Amnesty International is a leading non-governmental...more

Why the Classic Legal Terminology of the Anglo-American Trust is in French, Not English: The “Law French” Phenomenon

The institution of the trust, a creature of the English Court of Equity, evolved deep in the bosom of the Anglo-American legal tradition. France, a civil jurisdiction, lacks a legal institution that is truly comparable. Her...more

Rekabet Için Sürdürülebilirlik - Mersin Siyaset 23.1.2012

Rekabe Için Sürdürülebilirlik - Mersin Siyaset http://www.mersinsiyaset.net/haber/Rekabet-icin-surdururebilirlik--5378 Rotary 2420. Bölge’nin, Birlesmis Milletler Kalkinma Programi (UNDP) ile is birligi içinde yürüttügü...more

Proposed Regulations Change Rules Governing Good Faith Determinations of a Foreign Organization’s Equivalence to a Public Charity

The IRS recently issued proposed regulations amending the rules applicable to a private foundation’s good faith determination that that a foreign grantee is the foreign equivalent of a public charity or private operating...more

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations To Make International Grant-Making By Private Foundations Easier

On September 24, 2012, the IRS issued Proposed Regulations §§ 53.4942(a)-3 and 53.4945-5 in order to reduce barriers to international grant-making made by private foundations. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton announced the...more

IRS Issues New Regulations to Facilitate Foreign Grantmaking

New rules expand the class of tax practitioners qualified to issue good-faith determinations regarding foreign-grantee equivalency; IRS seeks comments on further amendments to current regulations....more

Challenges to Expanding a Non-Profit Into Russia

After more than 18 years of negotiations, Russia joined the World Trade Organization (“WTO”) in August 2012. It is the largest economy to join the WTO since China did so in 2001. Although the exact economic...more

Anwältin in Istanbuls »Dorf des Richters: Ulya Selçuk - Expertin für deutsche Investitionen und türkische Frauenrechte

Anwältin in Istanbuls »Dorf des Richters: Ulya Selçuk - Expertin für deutsche Investitionen und türkische Frauenrechte Eine Reportage von Heinz Gstrein in Main-Echo...more

An In-depth Insight into China's New Regulatory on Private Investment in Medical Institution

While the regulatory environment for foreign investment on medical institution is gradually loosening, with promising market prospective in both medical treatment and elderly care industries, enthusiasm from private investors...more

Lacey Act Compliance: Recent Developments

The recently released reports of two non-profit groups serve as reminders of how companies that trade in goods derived from certain plants, fish, and wildlife must ensure compliance with the Lacey Act. The Lacey Act...more

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