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AOC and all the other Amazon haters are dead wrong; this deal is good for New York

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

By Sam Natapoff| President |  Empire Global Ventures LLC State & local governments have pressing social, economic fiscal challenges so why pay rich corporations? Here’s why After a 14-month competition among 238 North American cities for the richest economic development prize in a generation, on November 13, 2018 Amazon announced it would locate two new “headquarters” in Long Island […]

The impact of Brexit on medicinal product marketing authorisations

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

By Evelyn Schulz & Susann Jahn | Noerr  Following our article “Brexit with or without a deal: Consequences for pharmaceutical companies”, which provided a general overview of the challenges facing pharmaceutical companies, this article deals specifically with the impact of Brexit on medicinal product marketing authorisations. Whether there will be a Brexit with or without a deal is […]

The Qualified Opportunity Zone: A Limited Opportunity for Investors to Defer Capital Gains

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

By: Giev Justin Askari, Senior Wealth Planner, HSBC Private Banking What are Qualified Opportunity Zones?  The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) created a new tax incentive surrounding investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs).  By investing in a business or fund that is eligible to take advantage of this limited opportunity, taxpayers can defer […]

Trepp’s 10 Most-Read Research Reports of 2018

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

By Sean Barrie | Trepp  Much like last year, the retail sector generated a large number of headlines in 2018. However, the multifamily space was the subject of Trepp’s most-read research piece from this year. This isn’t much of a surprise for us as more issuance is being devoted to apartments (whether it be from private-label and […]

Guess what, online branding restrictions are on the EU Commission’s radar

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

By Floris ten Have | Partner Amsterdam | Stibbe Companies are probably aware of the Commission’s eagerness to clamp down on online resale price maintenance and geo-blocking restrictions. The recent fine for vertical restraints by clothing company Guess marks a new dot on the Commission’s radar. Restrictions on retailers using a supplier’s brand names for online search advertising […]

The most common questions businesses are asking about Brexit

Monday, January 7th, 2019

By Kevin Butler| Managing Director Ireland and the United Kingdom | TMF Group  We’re fielding three common questions about Brexit from concerned businesses in the UK and Europe. But it’s the questions they’re not asking that are most pressing. A no-deal Brexit is firming up as a real possibility as political wrangling over the UK’s exit […]

New LLC Legislation Set to Attract Further U.S. Investment to Jersey

Monday, January 7th, 2019

By  Claire Le Brocq, Lauren Salkeld, Natacha Kay and Nicolas van Heule| OCORIAN In a bid to attract further US investment and enhance the Island of Jersey’s pan-Atlantic relationship with the US, Jersey’s new Limited Liability Company (LLC) Law will enable investors to establish LLCs on the Island for the first time. The Liability Companies (Jersey) Law (the “Law“) […]

2018 Highlights of New York State Personal Income Tax Changes

Monday, January 7th, 2019

New York State has decided to decouple from the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) certain personal income tax changes for tax years 2018 and after.  This will allow you to still treat these items the same as prior to the TCJA.  They consist of the following:New York State Itemized Deductions:You will be allowed […]

Former Corporate Counsel Strengthens FaegreBD’s D.C. Labor and Employment Group

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

Faegre Baker Daniels is pleased to announce that Jim Philbin has joined the law firm as counsel in the labor and employment group in Washington, D.C. Jim is a labor lawyer, litigator and corporate counsel who leverages 25 years of experience as a partner in a global law firm and over a decade of experience […]

TD Bank Group Advances the Transition to Low-Carbon Economy, Reaching CAD $22 Billion in First Year

Friday, December 21st, 2018

TD Bank Group (TD) today issued a progress report on advancing towards a transition to a low-carbon economy in North America, a component of its corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment. In December 2017, TD set a target of a total of CAD $100 billion in low-carbon lending, financing, asset management and internal corporate programs by 2030. TD recognizes that a […]