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USA: Tenth Circuit Finds Arbitration Prohibitively Expensive

USA - April 25 2016 In Nesbitt v. FCNH, Inc., No. 14-1502 (10th Cir. Jan. 5, 2016), the Tenth Circuit upheld the denial of a motion to compel arbitration, finding

International guide to contaminated land 2015

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam - October 21 2015 There is no Commonwealth law that deals directly with contaminated sites, although there are a number of policy documents and guidelines that have

Joining the BYOD party? Have fun, but be safe!

Canada - May 11 2016 Almost everyone in Canada is using a smart phone. Recent statistics tell us that more than 80 of 18-34 year olds are using smart phones. For each

What every multinational company should know about the WP29 EU-U.S. Privacy Shield

European Union, USA - May 16 2016 The Working Party of European Union Data Protection Authorities (“WP29”) recently issued its opinion on the draft EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Adequacy

New fund vehicles are coming to Australia

Australia - May 16 2016 New corporate and limited partnership fund vehicles are coming to Australia. The Australian Government intends to introduce a tax and regulatory

Striker Provides Guidance Relevant to Structuring International Employee Secondments

USA - May 26 2016 When one hears the words "worker misclassification," images of employees being incorrectly treated as independent contractors immediately spring to

The Netherlands - Ahead of Exponential Change? Discussion of Recent Changes in Dutch Tax Law

European Union, Netherlands - May 26 2016 In the past year, the Netherlands has introduced various changes in Dutch tax laws in light of various international tax developments. Consider the

Financing structures inevitably impacted by proposed EU changes: How fast can you adapt?

European Union, OECD, USA - May 26 2016 Local tax authorities have always struggled to successfully tackle long-existing (and by now somewhat commoditized) financing structures, such as

BEPS action 6: Preventing treaty abuse - a threat to holding structures?

Global, OECD - May 26 2016 In the OECD's Final Report on BEPS action 6, countries have committed, among others measures, to adopting a minimum standard in tax treaties to

Country by Country Reporting and Value Creation: Are you ready?

European Union, Netherlands, OECD - May 26 2016 Starting from January 1, 2016, the Dutch government has introduced specific transfer pricing documentation requirements for Multinational Enterprises