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How to Structure Global Mobility Assignments, Expatriate Postings and Cross-Border Secondments

by Littler on

Because multinationals by definition operate internationally, they often post staff overseas. In structuring overseas postings, multinationals inevitably struggle with the interplay between expatriate assignment strategy and...more

Watch out if you are an Expatriate US Passport Holder with Tax Debt and receive Notice CP-508C!

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

According to the US Department of State, there are approximately nine (9) Million US passport holders living overseas. There continues to be a misimpression by certain US Taxpayers living overseas that they are not required...more

China and Spain Signed Bilateral Social Security Agreement

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Bilateral social security agreements between countries play an important role in facilitating the cross-border movement of employees, as they reduce exposure to the simultaneous application of the relevant...more

AFRICA - A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion: Zimbabwe

1 .What role does the government of Zimbabwe play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The Government established the Zimbabwe Investment Authority (ZIA) to promote, coordinate and approve investment...more

AFRICA - A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion: Tunisia

1. What role does the government of Tunisia play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The Tunisian government places a priority on attracting foreign direct investment. The Tunisian government...more

AFRICA - A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion: Tanzania

1 .What role does the government of the United Republic of Tanzania play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The government plays an active role in approving and regulating foreign direct investment....more

AFRICA - A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion: South Africa

1 .What role does the government of South Africa play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? South Africa is a constitutional democracy and an active member of the international investment community. It...more

AFRICA - A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion: Nigeria

1 .What role does the government of nigeria play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? Due to the economic benefits that accompany Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), the Nigerian government strives to...more

AFRICA - A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion: Kenya

1. What role does the government of Kenya play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? There is no regulation on foreign direct investment in Kenya except in specific sectors where state corporations have a...more

AFRICA - A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion: Ghana

1. What role does the government of Ghana play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The Government of Ghana continues to promote foreign direct investment in Ghana. In 2013, the Ghana Investment Promotion...more

Saudi Arabia Update - July 2017

by Dentons on

Legal Developments - Saudization in the Kingdom - Saudization is a colloquial term used to refer to the Kingdom’s official government policy of ensuring the hiring, training, and development of Saudi Arabian nationals...more

AFRICA - A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion: Egypt

1 .What role does the government of Egypt play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? Egypt has traditionally been a leader in the Arab world in the political, cultural, and economic spheres. Due to recent...more

AFRICA - A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion: Angola

1. What role does the government of Angola play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? Foreign direct investment is a highly-regulated sector in Angola. In August 2015, the Angolan Government enacted Law...more

Amnesty for unlawful employees

by DLA Piper on

The Ministry of Interior (MOI) has recently announced that a new security campaign has been launched to correct the expatriate status of all individuals who live and work in Saudi Arabia unlawfully in breach of Saudi Labour...more

Italy introduces a 'New Resident' regime to attract high net worth individuals

by DLA Piper on

On March 8, 2017, Italian tax authorities released the implementation rules to the newly introduced Italian “new resident” regime to attract high net worth individuals to Italy. The primary benefit of the regime is an annual...more

Saudi Arabia Update - February 2017

by Dentons on

Legal developments - Fines and penalties for employers - This month witnessed increased pressure on employers in Saudi Arabia in the form of fines and penalties, including...more

New electronic labour contracts – What you need to know

by Dentons on

The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs (the Ministry) has introduced a new system to administer the employment relationships of expatriate workers in Qatar following implementation of Law 21 of...more

Trump Administration's Perception in the UK

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

It’s fair to say that Donald Trump’s surprise victory in the US Election in November was not universally welcomed. In the UK, it was widely reported that as the result unfolded, the Canadian immigration website crashed...more

Saudi Arabia Update - January 2017

by Dentons on

Legal developments - Government's payments of the remaining dues to the private sector - As a result of the crash in oil prices in mid-2014, the Saudi government was forced to cancel projects and delay payments to...more

The High Cost of Being Noncompliant with the Internal Revenue Code

by Holland & Knight LLP on

The IRS currently offers the following five programs for noncompliant taxpayers: (i) the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), (ii) Streamlined Domestic Offshore Procedures, (iii) Streamlined Foreign Offshore...more

Saudi Arabia Update - October 2016

by Dentons on

Legal developments - Nitaqat counts 60-year-old expats as two employees - Saudization is the colloquial term used to refer to Saudi Arabia’s official government policy of encouraging the employment of Saudi Arabian...more

2017 Inflation Adjustments

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

Rev. Proc. 2016-55 has provided adjusted figures for 2017 for tax items subject to inflation adjustments....more

UK Tribunal Allows Expatriate to Bring Claims in the UK

In Jeffrey v. The British Council 2016, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) ruled that an employee who had an “exceptional degree of connection” with the United Kingdom could bring claims in the UK even though he had been...more

Singapore Ranks #1 in Recent Survey of Expats

by Planet Depos, LLC on

A most interesting report showing results of a survey was just released by HSBC. In the Expat Explorer Survey, created to measure which countries are the most enjoyable to expats, HSBC shares results in three categories –...more

US Citizenship Renunciation Procedures in Canada

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

The US constitution protects a US citizen from automatic loss of citizenship. Expatriation can only occur through the voluntary, intentional commission of an expatriating act that is stipulated by statute. A person who...more

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