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May 18, 2018

Here Comes The GDPR – US Companies, Make Sure You’ve Got It Covered

Way back on August 17, 2017 (seems like a lifetime ago), we brought you information regarding the European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and its impact on those doing business in the EU*.

And now, guess what–the GDPR goes live on May 25, a week from today. » Read More

Feb 26, 2018

Brazilian Corporations and Limited Liability Companies Must Host Shareholders/Quotaholders Annual Meeting By The End Of April

The below post is authored by our friends at Azevedo Sette Advogados.

UNITED STATES BUSINESS ENTITIES OWNING BRAZILIAN CORPORATIONS AND LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES MUST CAUSE THEIR BRAZILIAN SUBSIDIARIES TO PERFORM SHAREHOLDERS/ QUOTAHOLDERS ANNUAL MEETING BY THE END OF APRIL

All Brazilian Corporations and Limited Liability Companies must hold a Shareholders Annual Meeting (AGO) or a Quotaholders Meeting (RQ), respectively, for discussion and approval of the four items noted below as required by Article 132 of Brazil Federal Law 6.404/76 and Article 1.078 of the Brazilian Civil Code; those meetings must be held within the four months following the end of the previous fiscal year (April 30 for most companies):

• management’s report, exam, discuss and vote the company financial statements;

• approval of the destination of the net profit and distribution of dividends;

• appointment of directors and the members of the board of auditors, if the case may be; and

• approval of the inflation adjustment of the capital of the company (art.» Read More

Feb 12, 2018

EB-5 Update: Congress Extends EB-5 Investor Visa, Again.

Yet again, the House and Senate have passed and sent to the White House a continuing resolution that prevented a government shutdown and extended the EB-5 Regional Center Program until March 23, 2018.  Invest in the USA (IIUSA), the national membership-based industry trade association for the EB-5 Regional Center Program, noted in a statement that the continuing resolution provides much-needed time to reach an agreement on a permanent EB-5 program fix:

We believe that this new deadline on March 23rd will be the first time since December of 2015 that EB-5 reform could realistically
have a legislative vehicle for reform and a long-term reauthorization.» Read More

Jan 29, 2018

Changes at the Fed – Janet Yellen’s Swan Song As Chair – Who’s Watching the Store and the Fed’s Policy?

January 30 and 31 will mark the first meeting of 2018 for the Fed Open Market Committee as well as the last meeting for Janet Yellen as Chair.  As we move into the second full year of Trump’s presidency, the composition of the voting members of Board of Governors will change. » Read More

Jan 20, 2018

IRS Issues Guidance for New Repatriation Tax

Many U.S. owners of foreign companies are surprised to hear that the new repatriation tax not only applies to “repatriated” foreign earnings, but also to foreign earnings that are not repatriated into the U.S.   They are even more surprised to learn that the deemed repatriation tax may be due as early as the 2018 tax season.» Read More

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