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Dentons

New currency control law in Kazakhstan

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The new Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Currency Regulation and Currency Control” (the New Law) enters into force (with the exception of certain provisions) on July 1, 2019. To implement certain provisions of the New...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

The yellow brick road for consumer tokens: The path to SEC and CFTC compliance

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Developing a framework for consumer tokens - With the rapid growth in the development of blockchain technology, virtual currencies and token sales (sometimes referred to as initial coin offerings, or ICOs) in 2017 and...more

Dentons

Key Regulatory Developments in Ukraine

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Parliament of Ukraine 21/07/2018 The Ukrainian Parliament adopted Law of Ukraine “On Currency and Currency Transactions” (the “Currency Law”). ...more

Sanford Millar

Cryptocurrency and Asset Protection: Is Cryptocurrency the new Swiss Bank Account?

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Perhaps the most popular feature of cryptocurrency is a promise of anonymity (read secrecy). Cryptocurrency in many respects has replace the “numbered” Swiss bank account but without the protections of the bank secrecy laws...more

White & Case LLP

Russian Legislation Update: March – April 2018

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Welcome to the most recent issue of our Russian Legislation Update, covering the period of March – April 2018. In this issue: - Currency Control - Banking...more

Dentons

Loan repatriation – key points

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New amendments to Russian currency controls entered into force on 14 April 2018 (the Law), extending currency repatriation requirements to loans issued by residents to foreign borrowers. The changes are meant to reduce the...more

Cozen O'Connor

US and South Korea Reach Trade Deal

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On March 28, 2018 the White House formally announced that a trade deal with South Korea had been reached. President Trump is claiming a major victory with this one-on-one deal, the first of its kind since he took office, as...more

White & Case LLP

Russian Legislation Update: January – February 2018

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Welcome to the most recent issue of our Russian Legislation Update, covering the period of January – February 2018. In this issue: - Banking - Currency Control - Anti-Money Laundering - Disclosure of Information -...more

Dentons

The National Bank of Ukraine further relaxes FX restrictions (Ukrainian)

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The National Bank of Ukraine (the NBU) continues to liberalize currency control rules by adopting Resolution No. 12 dated 15 February 2018 (effective from 16 February 2018) and Resolution No.19 dated 1 March 2018 (effective...more

Dentons

The National Bank of Ukraine further relaxes FX restrictions

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The National Bank of Ukraine (the NBU) continues to liberalize currency control rules by adopting Resolution No. 12 dated 15 February 2018 (effective from 16 February 2018) and Resolution No.19 dated 1 March 2018 (effective...more

Sanford Millar

Investor Risks of Direct Foreign Investment in the U.S.

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs ACT of 2017 (TCJA) may have made direct foreign investment in the U.S. more attractive for foreign investment. The reduction of the corporate tax rate, favorable tax treatment of pass-through entities...more

Sanford Millar

Tax Evasion in the Age of Bitcoin

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The 21st Century could well become known as the “Age of Anonymity”. Why, because of crypto-currencies. Crypto-currency uses blockchain technology which is a fancy way of saying without that without the password it is forever...more

White & Case LLP

Russian Legislation Update: September – December 2017

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Welcome to the most recent issue of our Russian Legislation Update, covering the period of September – December 2017. In this issue: - Civil Law - Banking - Currency Control - Corporate - Mass Media / Foreign...more

Dentons

Certain changes in the currency legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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By the RK Law No. 86-VI dated 3 July 2017, a number of amendments were made to some legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the redistribution of powers between branches of state power (enacted on July 25, 2017)...more

Sanford Millar

Cash Purchasers of Real Property Face Renewed Focus

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In the course of our practice we represent foreign investors in real property. In addition to providing tax advice on how to best structure a real property investment we focus on advising our clients on how comply with...more

Proskauer - Law and the Workplace

Immigration Fact and Fiction for the U.S. Employer: Customs and Border Protection (CBP) When You Depart the United States – Cash...

Moving forward in our series of separating fact from fiction, we address the question whether Customs and Border Protection (CBP) plays any role when a passenger, even a United States citizen departs the United States....more

Pepper Hamilton LLP

Modi's Demonetization Policy: Is the Cure Worse than the Disease? U.S.-India Newsletter Volume 2017, Issue 1

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In the short term, demonetization has completely dampened the Indian economy. On November 8, 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that the two highest denomination currency notes, INR 500 notes (USD 7.3)...more

Ballard Spahr LLP

China's Stringent New Rules on Yuan Transfers Could Hinder EB-5 Fundraising

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The Chinese government has enacted new rules severely limiting foreign currency transfers out of China. The scope of the limitations are not clear but the Xinhua News Agency reported that Chinese banks advised their customers...more

White & Case LLP

Countries at a Glance: Russia: Employee Stock Purchase Plans

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EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLANS - EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLANS: EMPLOYMENT - Labor Concerns - Russian labor laws should not generally impact purchase plans so long as participation in the Plan is not considered...more

White & Case LLP

Russian Legislation Update: 9 May - 17 July 2016

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Welcome to the most recent issue of our Russian Legislation Update, covering the period of 9 May - 17 July 2016. In this issue: - Civil relations - Currency Control - Anti-Money Laundering - Banking -...more

White & Case LLP

Russian Legislation Update: May 2016

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Currency Control - On 13 April the Government adopted Resolution No. 300 regarding, among other things, currency control bodies. Due to the abolishment of the Federal Service for Fiscal and Budgetary Supervision,...more

White & Case LLP

Russian Legislation Update

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Currency Control - On 5 April 2016 the President signed Federal Law No. 89-FZ amending the Administrative Offences Code. The limitation period for bringing administrative action for a breach of currency legislation...more

White & Case LLP

Russian Legislation Update

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Corporate - On 29 December 2015 the President signed Federal Law No. 391-FZ amending the Basic Principles of Notary Activities, the LLC Law and a number of other laws. The amendments provide, among others, the...more

White & Case LLP

Russian Legislation Update - February 2016

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Banking - On 30 December 2015 the President signed Federal Law No. 426-FZ amending the Law on the Central Bank (Bank of Russia). As a rule, regulations of the Bank of Russia enter into force 10 days after the date...more

Dentons

Tax Review, January 2016

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We are proud to present the next edition of our Tax Review which contains a selection of rulings and interpretations that were issued or published in November and December 2015. We hope that you will find in it information...more

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