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Labor obligations: Severance Fund (Panama)

Panama - January 24 2013 The Severance or Unemployment Fund is a legal Institution introduced in our labor legislation in order to ensure or guarantee workers the effective

Panama sings treaty with UK and Canada

Canada, Panama, United Kingdom - November 28 2013 Panama's National Assembly has ratified two (2) new tax treaties, namely, a Double Taxation Avoidance Treaty (DTA) with the United Kingdom, and a Tax

Company mergers in Panama

Panama - September 27 2013 A merger is a corporate structural modification transaction. Mergers essentially modify the composition and legal relationships among participating

Bahamas International Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2013

Bahamas, Panama - December 24 2013 An amendment to the Bahamas International Business Companies Act was recently published. Below you will find a summary of said amendment for your

The future of arbitration in Panama

Panama - March 27 2013 Arbitration is a procedure by which parties to a dispute agree to submit same to an arbitrator or arbitral tribunal who renders a decision on the

Panama: Law 120 officially repealed

Panama - January 12 2014 We hereby inform you that on January 10th 2014, the Executive Branch ratified Law 1 of January 8, 2014, which officially repeals Law 120 of December

Bahamas International Business Companies (Amendment) Act, 2013

Bahamas, Panama - December 24 2013 An amendment to the Bahamas International Business Companies Act was recently published. Below you will find a summary of said amendment for your

U.S. signs two new IGAs with the Cayman Islands and Costa Rica

Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, USA - December 20 2013 In its expansive efforts to curb offshore tax evasion, the U.S. Treasury Department has signed intergovernmental agreements with both the Cayman

Malta and the Ukraine sign Double Taxation Avoidance Treaty

Malta, Ukraine - December 20 2013 Malta and the Ukraine signed a Double Taxation Avoidance Treaty (DTA) on September 4, 2013, which has yet to be ratified by both countries before

Highlights of Malta's 2014 budget

Malta - December 20 2013 Malta's Finance Minister, Edward Scicluna has delivered his Budget Speech for the year 2014. The following are the main highlights from his speech: