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Guide to Doing Business in Australia: Regulation of Foreign Investment

REGULATION OF FOREIGN INVESTMENT - One of the first matters a foreign investor must consider when planning to invest in Australia is the impact of Australia’s foreign investment policy. REGULATION...more

Guide to Doing Business in Australia: Major Forms of Business Organisation

MAJOR FORMS OF BUSINESS ORGANISATION - A foreign company or investor proposing to establish a business in Australia may choose from a number of different entities or forms of business organisation. Each of these forms...more

Dr. John A.C. Cartner Discusses the Implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention on its First Anniversary [Video]

In this special presentation, Maritime TV maritime industry expert Dr. John A.C. Cartner discusses the significance of the first anniversary of the ‘entry into force’ of the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 as port states...more

Doing Business in Canada: International Trade

INTERNATIONAL TRADE - USING THE CANADIAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT IN YOUR BUSINESS - Canada is a center of global trade. In addition to the well-known North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canada has entered...more

Be Global - July 2014

Saudi Arabia: Webinar on the recent introduction of the Nitiqat and Ajeer Systems in Saudi Arabia Our Middle East Employment team delivered a webinar recently covering issues surrounding the nationalization agenda in...more

Doing Business in Canada: Immigration Restrictions

IMMIGRATION RESTRICTIONS - This section provides a general overview of immigration solutions for foreigners entering Canada as business visitors or temporary workers, including basic information about the visa...more

Puerto Rico: A Haven for Manufacturers?

Perhaps not surprisingly to those familiar with the tropical island, manufacturing remains a key driver of economic activity in Puerto Rico. Indeed, manufacturing accounts for 45% of Puerto Rico’s GDP (compared to 11% in the...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

Independent Contractors for Global Organizations

As the global market grows seemingly smaller, more and more companies are expanding their reach around the world. Some companies send U.S. employees overseas, while others hire locally, or even utilize local independent...more

Doing Business in Canada: Privacy

Canada has enacted generally applicable privacy laws that govern most private sector activities. Each province and the federal government also have privacy and freedom of information legislation that governs government...more

Doing Business in Canada: Forms of Business Organization

The first issue facing foreigners setting up a business in Canada is the type of entity which should be used to operate the business. Among the most commonly used are: • Canadian corporations • Unlimited liability...more

TUPE Amendments 2014

The Acquired Rights Directive (ARD) applies across the Member States of the European Union and is implemented in the UK by the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (the “TUPE Regulations”)....more

Doing Business in Canada: Language Requirements

FEDERAL LAWS - English and French are the official languages of Canada. The Constitution of Canada and the Official Languages Act guarantee that English and French have equality status and equal rights and privileges...more

VAT recovery and pension schemes: Where are we now?

HMRC’s policy on reclaiming VAT on investment management and other costs remains under review in the light of two recent decisions from the Court of Justice of the European Union. The first of these cases, PPG...more

A Better Way Out? Exit Services in Outsourcing

As with any business relationship, the end of an outsourcing can be a difficult time. Happy, trouble-free exits are rare. Emotions often run high, there may be pending legal claims in relation to the termination circumstances...more

Recent Changes to the U.K. Employment Tribunal System Bring New Penalties and Early Conciliation

There have been a number of significant changes in the United Kingdom’s employment tribunal system and employment dispute resolution rules over the last year. In this post, we outline two recent changes which, with the...more

Key Changes in UK Employment Legislation Announced

New regulations on flexible working have been published, while bills concerning small businesses, private pensions, and childcare payments will come before Parliament in the next year. ...more

Secondment Arrangements in Russia: The Game Is Changing

Russian law now recognises secondment, but restricts the sphere of its use. On 7 May, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a long-discussed act that will regulate private employment agencies and secondment...more

Labor and Employment Updates from Around the World: Germany

As so often happens in the aftermath of an election, the new German Government has turned its attention to labor and employment law, and has already announced new and significant legislation. On top of this, there have been...more

Meritas Capability Webinar - Doing Business in Canada [Video]

The purpose of this webinar is to assist lawyers worldwide in advising their clients on how to retain lawyers in Canada and to assist those clients conducting business there. The webinar will present the geographic outline...more

Doing Business in Latin America and The Caribbean: Panama

Panama is the southernmost country of Central America. It has a total landmass of 75,517 square kilometers and an estimated population of 3,510,045 as of a July 2011. Its government is a constitutional democracy and the...more

The Kazakhstan Government’s message to foreign investors: We’re open for business… …and ready to provide a favourable and enabling...

The Kazakhstan government recently announced a roadmap of specific and immediate measures designed to incentivise foreign direct investment and further privatise key sectors of its economy. The roadmap broadly outlines a...more

How the 2014/2015 Budget Measures up for Employers

The 2014/2015 Federal Budget (Budget) has introduced a number of important reductions, incentives and clarifications impacting employer initiatives, employee remuneration and benefits and the legal framework in which...more

The Big Chill

Phillip Kite of Harneys looks at the subject of injunctions generally with a particular emphasis on recent case law on freezing orders - The British Virgin Islands is an idyllic collection of islands in the Caribbean....more

Basics Of Employment Law In Italy: Part III

This article is the third in a series which provides a brief overview of the some of the key elements of employment law in Italy. This article will cover terminations, including a summary of the sources of law governing...more

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