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Jul 07, 2016

Will Amsterdam be the new London for European headquarters of US multinationals?

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

Jun 27, 2016

BREXIT = BEXIT? Will Global Business based in London Exit and Move Base Operations to Paris or Frankfurt – a “BEXIT?”

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

May 20, 2015

USCIS announces imminent suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B extension applications

Starting May 26, 2015, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will temporarily suspend premium processing for all H-1B Extension of Stay petitions until July 27, 2015. During this time frame, petitioners will not be able to file Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service, for a Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, requesting an extension of the stay for an H-1B nonimmigrant.  » Read More

Dec 29, 2014

Increased Federal Scrutiny Warrants Another Look at I-9 Compliance

Last month, we talked about 1-9 requirements here.

This month, I was interviewed by The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel regarding I-9 Compliance.

Below is a more detailed description of I-9 requirements and steps a company can take to avoid inadvertent errors:

The I-9 form is required for every employee of the company, including its officers, executives or partners. It is important to remember that the review and certification of an employee’s documents must be done in person with the original documents.» Read More

Dec 04, 2014

Start-up Visas Lure Entrepreneurs to Spain

If United States business owners start closing up shop and relocating to Spain, don’t be too surprised.  In 2013, the country passed a law that granted a visa for foreign entrepreneurs as long as they had a government-vetted business plan, health insurance, and money to support themselves.  This along with lower costs, fewer competitors, and an abundance of talent that comes at a much cheaper price than the United States, is luring business owners overseas.  » Read More

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