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USAM Group Celebrates Five Years and Announces Sales Slicer™ a Major Innovation in Sales Forecasting

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Sales Slicer™ adds a new dimension to sales management with peer-sourced benchmarks of actual time invested working sales opportunities. Salespeople benefit from practical guidance, while executives and investors benefit from dramatically improved forecasting. USAM Group Inc. is proud to announce that today marks the 5th anniversary of the company’s founding. Over that period, USAM’s global […]

The Weekly Vulcan View | Analysis of Latest EU Developments May 6th – May 10th

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Key Events This Week UK to contest EU elections on May 23rd This week Cabinet Office minister and de facto deputy prime minister David Lidington formally announced what we already knew – that the UK would go to the polls on May 23rd to elect Members of the European Parliament. Britain’s new MEPs will keep […]

The Future of Europe: What Comes Next?

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

As Europe prepares to go to the polls from 23rd May, the European Council, representing the Heads of State and Government of each of the Members of the Europe Union, meets in Romania for one of its last meetings of the current mandate. Top of the agenda for discussion will be the key findings of […]

Doing business between the UK and France – your VAT questions answered

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Operating between the United Kingdom and France, and wondering how Brexit changes your VAT obligations? Here are answers to some of the most frequently-asked questions. When the United Kingdom leaves the European Union (EU) it will become a third country, that is, a jurisdiction outside the EU and also the European Economic Area (EEA). We’ve […]

Structuring U.S. Debt Facilities in Light of New IRS Rules

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

By J. Bradley Boericke & Joan C. Arnold | Pepper Hamilton  Until recently, the structuring of debt facilities for U.S. borrowers with foreign subsidiaries has been largely driven by IRS interpretations of section 956 of the Internal Revenue Code, which gave rise to significant tax inefficiencies if foreign subsidiaries were to guarantee or provide other […]

Data Protection Authority publishes Annual Activity Report for 2018

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

By Stephanie De Smedt | Loyens & Loeff On 25 April 2019, the Data Protection Authority (DPA) published its Annual Activity Report for 2018, highlighting the main developments and accomplishments of the past year. 2018 in numbers: The Annual Report notes that the number of cases the DPA received in 2018 increased significantly. In total, 7,182 cases […]

Is Dating a Good Idea While Abroad?

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

By Justin Velten | Go Culture International  Adjusting to a new culture presents romantic opportunities for single people. Is dating a good or bad idea? What are the potential pitfalls? Are there cultural barriers or expectations to consider? To date or not to date? The answer to this question is complex and begins by asking […]

A New Government in Alberta: What it means for businesses and investors

Monday, May 6th, 2019

A new provincial government was elected in Alberta on April 16, 2019. The United Conservative Party (UCP) won a strong majority led by Jason Kenney, Alberta’s new Premier. The UCP has declared Alberta as open for business. Members of Bennett Jones’ Energy and Finance Industry practice groups have prepared the following summary of what this […]

Demystifying Energy Investment Disputes in Mexico Through the New USMCA

Monday, May 6th, 2019

By Carlos Vejar & Juan Pablo Moyano | Holland & Knight LLP HIGHLIGHTS: Each of the three participating countries in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is about to submit the new free trade agreement for its respective Congress’ approval. Some stakeholders have interpreted Chapter 8 of the agreement as having no obligations for Mexico in the […]

Resolving Communication Problems Within The Office

Monday, May 6th, 2019

Communication, or the lack thereof, within a company can lead to many issues. Lack of communication causes frustration with the team and causes the company to be less effective as a whole. Here are a few ways to better manage communication in the work place: Have Regular Meetings to Discuss Happenings Meeting with staff regularly […]