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Human rights and democracy in the world: 2018 EU annual report adopted

Monday, May 13th, 2019

On 13 May 2019, the Council adopted the EU annual report on human rights and democracy in the world for 2018. The report noted that in 2018 the EU remained at the forefront of the protection and promotion of human rights in a rapidly changing geopolitical landscape. The EU engaged in activities across the globe […]

Health Care Cos. Should Beware DOJ’s Use Of Travel Act

Monday, May 13th, 2019

By Jonathan Halpern, Jenna Bigornia & Ilenna Stein | Holland & Knight LLP Doctors, hospitals and others in the health care space should take to heart the increasingly aggressive position the U.S. Department of Justice is taking, including through an expansive application of state bribery laws under the Travel Act, in bringing federal health care prosecutions. […]

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 […]

Spring 2019 Economic Forecast: Growth continues at a more moderate pace

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Brussels, 7 May 2019 The European economy is forecast to continue expanding for the seventh year in a row in 2019, with real GDP expected to grow in all EU Member States. As global uncertainties continue to weigh, domestic dynamics are set to support the European economy. Growth is expected to gather pace again next […]

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 […]