A full century has passed since Yale professor Hiram Bingham discovered Machu Picchu and University of Chicago professor James Henry Breasted led his expeditions into Egypt and the Sudan for Chicago’s Oriental Institute...more
All airports and seaports have implemented the new system as of May 21, 2013.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has completed the process of automating Form I-94, the document issued to foreign nationals upon...more
- The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act covers a nearly boundless range of business conduct by issuers and their agents in an ever more global world. Yet the contrast in sentences handed down in two recent FCPA...more
The Treasurer has delivered the 2013-14 Budget. With the Treasurer noting that almost $170 billion has been wiped off tax receipts since the GFC, a series of measures increasing the tax burden of multinationals, foreign...more
For decades, U.S. immigration officers issued a Form I-94 Arrival/Departure Record to almost all foreign nationals who lawfully entered the United States as nonimmigrants.1 The I-94 is a paper form that...more
When starting a new business, our clients often have several questions and more often than not their questions are the same. This article summarizes some of key questions and answers that our clients have asked us....more
Foreign nationals who are out of status, and people who know them, are hopeful for a legal solution and can fall prey to people who will tell them what they want to hear. Immigration reform is being negotiated seriously in...more
EB-2 category for all chargeable areas other than China and India remains current, with some considerable forward movement but continued backlog in the EB-3 category....more
The Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which conducts inspections at U.S. borders, published a final rule in the Federal Register on March 27, 2013 eliminating the completion of the paper form of the I-94 card....more
On March 27, 2013 the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) published an interim rule in the Federal Register that changes the definition of Form I-94 (also known as an “I-94 card”) in order to allow an I-94 to be issued in...more
Originally Published in Legal Alert, Vol. 31, No. 5.
Directors of Canadian companies with operations outside of Canada can take comfort in the Ontario Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Piedra v. Copper Mesa Mining...more
On February 19, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York held that the SEC’s allegations of personal jurisdiction over a former CEO of Siemens’ Argentinian subsidiary – a German citizen with no direct...more
In This Issue:
New Caledonia - an overview; Company law; Mining law; Environmental law; Immigration; Employment; and Overview of the New Caledonian tax system.
Except from New Caledonia - an overview:
Two recent district court decisions have shed light on the reach and scope of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) over foreign nationals: SEC v. Straub and SEC v. Sharef. For companies and individuals operating...more
Disputes between employers and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are heard by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO), which rules on issues arising under the...more
In a case addressing an issue of first impression involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the US District Court for the Southern District of New York adopted an expansive interpretation of the statute’s interstate...more
In the last two weeks, in two separate SEC enforcement actions, judges in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York issued rulings addressing when the United States Securities and Exchange...more
An E-2 Visa is a Visa Classification that is available for foreign nationals who wish to live in the U.S. to develop and direct the operations of a business. The business can be large or small and an E-2 Visa is a great Visa...more
In November 2012, Mexico's National Migration Institute ("INM" for "Instituto Nacional de Migración") issued new regulations and guidance to implement immigration laws that were enacted in May 2011. These regulations...more
Foreign nationals must meet the regulatory requirements for admission into the U.S. in nonimmigrant status. The purpose of this paper is to provide the Top 10 things to consider with respect to the most common nonimmigrant...more
EB-5 Visas are sought after investment based pathways to a Green card. An EB-5 Visa is described in Wikipedia as follows...more
For the past decade, lawmakers have discussed immigration reform, but changes to U.S. immigration laws have been minimal. During the 2012 election campaign President Obama pledged to place immigration reform at the top of his...more
Just last month, the U.S. and Canada entered into a visa and immigration information sharing agreement, which will enable both parties to share information about third country nationals who apply for visas or travel permits....more
The DS-160 is an online U.S. Department of State form, which is used by foreign nationals to apply for non-immigrant visas. It is not possible to amend a DS-160 after it has been submitted. However, there are two easy...more
EB-2 category for all chargeable areas other than China and India remains current; minor forward movement in the EB-3 category.
The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has released its February 2013 Visa Bulletin. The Visa...more
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