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GDPR Enforcement Begins Friday: 4 Things You Need to Know

by Lathrop Gage on

What is the GDPR? The GDPR is the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, a comprehensive set of strict privacy laws and regulations. The EU passed GDPR in 2016, but granted a two-year grace period which ends...more

New Justice Department policy necessitates a strategic global approach to internal investigations

by Dentons on

On May 9, 2018, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) took another step towards encouraging enforcement authorities to structure their corporate investigations in a more global and comprehensive fashion from day one. Coming on...more

Are You Ready for the General Data Protection Regulation?

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

The scope and scale of Equifax’s recent data breach and Facebook’s ongoing data-sharing travails have forced companies around the world to consider, perhaps more than ever before, the legality of how they obtain and process...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Panama

1. What role does the government of Panama play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The government of Panama plays an important role in attracting foreign direct investment to the country. In addition to...more

How will the GDPR impact international investigations?

by Epiq on

GDPR: A Snapshot - The GDPR updates the EU’s 1995 framework data privacy law—which is outdated due to the technological advances that have occurred since the mid-1990s. The European Commission proposed the GDPR in 2012,...more

The European Commission Investigates U.K. Tax Rules

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On October 26, 2017, the European Commission (EC) announced a formal State aid investigation into a U.K. exemption from U.K. anti-tax avoidance rules for certain transactions by multinational groups, the so-called Group...more

Maryland enacts legislation adopting single sales factor apportionment

On April 24, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed Senate Bill 1090 and House Bill 1794 (collectively, the Bills), which adds Maryland to the growing list of states that are moving towards a single sales factor formula to...more

Canada Releases New Data Breach Regulations

by Murtha Cullina on

In a recent post, we discussed the Canadian Cabinet’s announcement that Canada’s new data breach regulations go into effect on November 1, 2018. Despite announcing the effective date, Canada had not yet finalized these...more

Multinationals take note: tax changes in Oman and considerations for foreign investors

by DLA Piper on

Last year, the Omani government amended its withholding tax regime to bring within its scope payments of (i) dividends, (ii) interest and (iii) fees for the provision of services. As of February 27, 2017, a 10 percent...more

BEA’s BE-12 Benchmark Survey of Foreign Direct Investments in the United States: Implications for US Asset Managers

by Dechert LLP on

Financial services providers that are subsidiaries of a non-U.S. parent (or that have received substantial direct investment from abroad) should evaluate whether they are required to file the Benchmark Survey of Foreign...more

Top 10 issues to consider when employing people in the Netherlands

Pursuant to the guide “Doing Business in the Netherlands 2018” of the Dutch tax firm PwC there are many advantages of doing business in the Netherlands, such as a pro-business climate, its strategic location, attractive tax...more

"Going International – A Primer for the Global Economy in Ten Questions"

The global economy has created an increasingly challenging phenomenon of cross-border enforcement. By way of recent example, how does Brazil fine US-based Facebook $33 million for supposed failure to produce documents from...more

How to Generate, File, Retain and Execute Electronic HR Documents While Complying with Employee Records Laws and Electronic...

by Littler on

Every minute of every workday, multinational employers rely on sophisticated HR information technologies to manage their global workforces. Laws worldwide regulate information technology, and so multinationals must comply,...more

China Announces New Initiatives to Level the Playing Field for Innovative and Generic Drugs

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

China’s Government will launch several incentives to enhance accessibility of innovative drugs, especially imported oncology drugs. The State Council, China’s cabinet, has decided not to apply any tariff on imported drugs,...more

What Role For Fairness in EU Competition Policy and Enforcement?

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Is this perception well-founded? And does it represent a new policy trend towards ‘social justice’ objectives or simply a continuation of a policy driver that has underpinned EU competition enforcement for some time?...more

What is the MLI and why is it important in the context of the South African tax system

by Hogan Lovells on

The Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project of the OECD was launched with the publication of the OECD BEPS Action Plan in 2013. The BEPS Project comprised various "Actions" aiming to fight tax avoidance strategies...more

Australia's Proposed Modern Slavery Act May Impact American Companies

by FordHarrison on

U.S. companies with operations in Australia may soon be impacted by the establishment of a new Modern Slavery Act (the MSA) in Australia....more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Winter/Spring 2018 Edition: Snapshot of Tax Act Changes for PE Funds and their Portfolio...

by Dechert LLP on

President Trump signed into law tax legislation commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”) on December 22, 2017. The Tax Act implemented the most far-reaching changes to the Internal Revenue Code (the...more

Multinational Financial Groups After the U.S. Tax Reform: Selected Inbound and Outbound Issues

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Introduction and Overview - The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) resulted in the most sweeping changes to the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) in decades and will result in countless articles and commentary to address the...more

The GDPR Covers Employee/HR Data and It's Tricky, Tricky (Tricky) Tricky: What HR Needs to Know

by Dickinson Wright on

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25, 2018, so in less than 60 days. While many companies have been working to ensure compliance with respect to their customer and...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - First Quarter 2018: Hong Kong SFC Publishes Consultation Proposals on Public Fund...

by Dechert LLP on

Following an initial “soft” consultation with industry participants and relevant stakeholders, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) launched a three-month consultation on proposed amendments to the Code on Unit Trusts...more

An introduction to UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting – A Brave New World

Large employers in the UK (with 250 or more employees) are now under an obligation to publish an annual report containing data on their gender pay gap by April 2018 under section 78 of the Equality Act 2010. This mandatory...more

Spotlight on Korea

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Although historically U.S. regulators have not focused FCPA enforcement efforts in Korea to the same extent as other Asian jurisdictions such as China and India, multinational companies doing business in Korea, particularly...more

Corporate Responsibility to Migrant Workers: Preventing Exploitation in Your Supply Chain

The exploitation of migrant workers continues to be a problem across the globe as reports surface of forced labor for little to no compensation. The role multinational corporations play – or should avoid playing – in this...more

Pratt, Jon Vaughan Merrick and Barclays Capital Asia Limited: the fight for the unvested bonuses continues

by DLA Piper on

The Tadjudin ruling in 2015 highlighted the willingness of the courts to imply an 'anti-avoidance' term into contracts to protect against terminations aimed at depriving executives of bonuses or vesting of benefits. Employers...more

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