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Netherlands’ Tax Plan 2020

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

By Sylvia Dikmans, Rob Havenga, Paulus Merks & Alexander van der Voort Maarschalk | Houthoff On Budget Day (Prinsjesdag), traditionally the third Tuesday of September, the Dutch government proposes its Tax Plan (Belastingplan) for the coming year to parliament. The list of legislative proposals is extensive this year and is likely to have a significant […]

An article in English legalese, but shouldn’t we say Franco-English legalese?

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

By Mathieu Legendre A small fiction (or essay) that illustrates the French roots of legal English: Let’s talk about your client.  His organization recently became a victim of espionage. As usual, you give him good direction and advise him about the procedures he must follow. You will do your best, as you have never been […]

IMF: Sluggish Global Growth Calls for Supportive Policies

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

By Gita Gopinath IMF In our July update of the World Economic Outlook we are revising downward our projection for global growth to 3.2 percent in 2019 and 3.5 percent in 2020. While this is a modest revision of 0.1 percentage points for both years relative to our projections in April, it comes on top […]

Remarks by Mário Centeno following the Eurogroup meeting

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Good afternoon, let me start by thanking our Finnish friends for hosting us here in Helsinki. Today we welcomed two newcomers in our group. Christos Staikouras from Greece and Roberto Gualtieri from Italy. We heard their policy priorities for the near future and their commitment with policies that contribute to preserving the stability of the […]

Tradewind Appoints Jose E. Roca as Senior Vice President

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

Tradewind today announced that Jose Roca has joined the team as Senior Vice President in the firm’s New York office. Jose will be responsible for expanding the company’s sales base and program offerings. Jose has over 20 years’ experience as a senior banking executive on the asset-based lending side along with experience providing working capital […]

Deal or No Deal, How Will Brexit Affect Employee Work Authorizations in the UK?

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

By Darren Isaacs and Dónall Breen As the current Brexit deadline of October 31, 2019 looms, employers with operations in the United Kingdom must prepare for various possible outcomes, including the potential for a no-deal break with the European Union. Given the frequent movement of workers of all nationalities across the EU, many UK employers […]

New IRS Procedure Provides Favorable Path for Non-Compliant Expatriates to Become Tax Compliant

Monday, September 16th, 2019

In the “Relief Procedures for Certain Former Citizens” and accompanying FAQs, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provides a simplified pathway for certain non-compliant U.S. citizens who expatriated after March 18, 2010, to become U.S. tax and reporting compliant. In short, under this new procedure, U.S. citizens who expatriated, were non-willful in their failure to file […]

How Safe Is That Harbor? The Impact of the Defend Trade Secrets Act’s Whistleblower Immunity Provision on a Trade Secret Owner’s Ability to Protect Its Trade Secrets

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Imagine that your company has just commenced an internal compliance investigation in response to an allegation that the company is violating various federal laws. The next day, a longtime employee with access to the company’s crucial trade secrets is seen removing duffle bags of documents. Moreover, the IT department examines his network activity and reports […]

World Bank Group Debars Ingeniería Especializada Obra Civil e Industrial S.A.U.

Friday, September 13th, 2019

The World Bank today announced the 28-month debarment of Spanish engineering company Ingeniería Especializada Obra Civil e Industrial S.A.U. in connection with corrupt, collusive and fraudulent practices in the World Bank-financed National Roads and Airport Infrastructure Project in Bolivia. At the time of the misconduct, the firm’s name was Acciona Ingeniería S.A., and it operated […]

Vulcan Insight Analysis of the latest EU Developments 9-13 September 2019

Friday, September 13th, 2019

New College of European Commissioners announced On 10 September European Commission President-elect Ursula Von der Leyen presented her new team of Commissioners-designate, as well as a revamped structure for the institution. The key issues the Von der Leyen Commission will seek to address include changes in climate, technology and demographics. Von der Leyen was keen […]