The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (15 U.S.C. § 78dd-1, et seq.), more popularly known as the “FCPA,” is a powerful tool that the U.S. Department of Justice uses to police international bribery in the business context. Under the FCPA, U.S. companies and their officers, employees, agents, or stockholders are prohibited from offering to pay, paying, promising to pay, or authorizing the payment of money or anything of value to a foreign official in order to influence any act or decision of the foreign official in his or her official capacity or to secure any other improper advantage in order to obtain or retain business. » Read More
The introduction of a Goods and Services Tax “GST” in India is quickly approaching and will have an impact on all global businesses. Our friends at Khaitan & Co., one of the oldest and largest Indian law firms, recently put out an alert on GST implications. Read their alert below and register to attend one of their webinars to learn more about the implications!» Read More
The below post is authored by Wouter Vosse, Esq. from Hamelink & Van den Tooren, a leading tax law firm in the Netherlands.
The upcoming ‘Brexit’ is the talk of the town all over Europe. Other EU countries, such as France, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands are already competing for the business that is expected to leave the UK. The NY Times published an interesting article on the ‘battle for the British business’.» Read More
With UK’s surprise vote last Thursday to leave the EU, politicians, businessmen and women and pundits are scrambling to understand and predict the ramifications of the UK withdrawal, and there will be many. Of particular interest will be the response of global business with EU base operations in London. Financial, pharma and technology companies are especially concerned.
United States, Chinese and other global businesses have over the years established a base of operations in London to access the EU market. » Read More
Bob Mahoney of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, along with Mario Aieta of Satterlee Stephens, Jennifer Stone of McGuireWoods, and Russell Glazer of TroyGould, discussed international business litigation this afternoon at the Legal Network International‘s Spring Conference held at the historic New York City Bar Association. They discussed insightful ways to structure and present your case for jury trials.
To learn more about the session, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.» Read More