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“Too Legit to Quit”: When a Board Executive Resigns, Sort Of

Canada - February 8 2017 The mass resignation of the Executive Committee of the Board of the Ontario Medical Association is not ‘abandoning ship’: the individual members are

Common reporting standard: protecting privacy in a new global network of tax reporting

European Union, Global, OECD, USA - February 14 2017 In 2014, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) established the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), laying the groundwork for

Is 12-1 Possible?

Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, USA, Vietnam - February 13 2017 Two significant and recent developments indicate that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could survive the US withdrawal. First, it was recently

Another Travel Ban to Worry About: Employees Can Lose Their US Passports for Unpaid Federal Taxes

USA - February 8 2017 But wait there's more. While President Trump's Executive Order temporarily banning certain foreign nationals from entry into the United States is

Key changes under the revised Companies Bill

Malaysia - April 7 2016 The new Companies Bill 2015 (“Bill”), which will replace the current Companies Act 1965 (“Act”) as a whole, was passed in Dewan Rakyat (Lower House

Electronic filing of annual accounts will soon be mandatory

European Union - March 30 2017 As you may have read in our October 2015 client alert, it will no longer be possible for certain companies to file annual accounts with the Trade

Audit committee and auditor oversight update No. 35 (JanuaryFebruary 2017)

USA - February 17 2017 This Update summarizes recent developments relating to public company audit committees and their oversight of financial reporting and of the company’s

New disclosure requirements for native advertising to take effect 1 March

Australia - February 16 2017 From 1 March 2017, the Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) Code of Ethics (Code) will include a new provision that requires

New Demands for the Drafting of ICC Arbitration Agreements as from 1 March 2017

Global - February 16 2017 On 1 March 2017, the new Arbitration Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC-Rules) come into force. In Art. 30 and Annex VI, they contain

Mergers & acquisitions in Europe and Latin America 2016 regional overview

Central & South America, European Union - February 16 2017 European and Latin American dealmakers continue to weather economic and political challenges that are reshaping markets. In Europe, uncertainty