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ANNOUNCING THE LATEST EDITION OF OUR GUIDE TO GOING GLOBAL – EMPLOYMENT

As business grows more global, the challenge for in-house counsel and HR professionals responsible for workforce issues and employment law compliance is intensifying. We designed our complimentary Guide to Going Global to help you meet that challenge head-on.

Click to read the Guide.

And don’t forget to register here for our upcoming Labour & Employment Global Law Forum on Monday, September 18th.  The program will provide crucial insights into employment law issues in Israel and around the globe. to register.  Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions by emailing Jacob Katz (Jacob.Katz@dlapiper.com).

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ANNOUNCING THE LATEST EDITION OF OUR GUIDE TO GOING GLOBAL – TAX

Many companies today aim to scale their businesses globally and into multiple countries simultaneously.  Successful expansion depends, in part, on strategic and effective tax planning and compliance.

We designed our complimentary Guide to Going Global – Tax to help you meet that challenge head on. This guide, brought to you by DLA Piper’s Tax group, summarizes the key features of tax laws in over 26 popular jurisdictions around the world.

We address common tax questions, by jurisdiction, including:

Taxation of resident companies and nonresident companies
Availability of tax holidays, rulings and favorable tax regimes
Ability to use losses to offset income
Anti-deferral (ie, CFC) rules
Withholding taxes
Employment tax issues

 

Whether you are moving into new jurisdiction or managing your business across numerous borders, our guide helps to give you confidence that your organization has access to current information wherever you do business. We hope it will become an invaluable resource for you.

To access the 2017 edition of the Guide to Going Global – Tax, please visit this page.

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India to Bid for Israeli Offshore Oil-and-Gas Exploration Rights

India’s bid for Israeli offshore oil-and-gas exploration blocks could be the first major deal since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic trip in July.  The deal emphasizes how Israel and India are expanding beyond their deep defense ties into sectors such as energy and technology.  To read more, read the recent article in Haaretz.

And don’t forget to save the date for our upcoming Israel-India Summit in collaboration with PwC, scheduled for Wednesday, November 8th in Herzliya.  The program will feature a number of Indian companies and investors alongside Israeli entrepreneurs looking to explore and expand the business opportunities between the India and Israel.  Please register here.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if you are interested in getting involved in the Summit by emailing Jacob Katz (Jacob.Katz@dlapiper.com).

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Global Employment Law: August 2017 Roundup

Please see our global roundup of employment developments for August 2017 to learn about the latest advancements in employment law around the world. Highlights include: New Zealand: Pay Equity and Equal Pay Bill introducedAustria:  New quota for female board members from January 2018Kuwait: Reform to end of service gratuity increases cost to employers, and Romania: Key changes to labor laws in force now, as well as developments throughout Asia Pacific, EMEA, and the Americas.

And don’t forget to register here for our upcoming Labour & Employment Global Law Forum which will take place on September 18th in Tel Aviv!

 

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A to-do list for the fourth quarter – three key topics for public companies, plus action items

As summer winds down, we want to highlight three key deadlines and actions items topics public companies need to keep in mind as they head into fall. The first relates to certain amendments adopted by the SEC that require hyperlinks to exhibits in exhibit indexes beginning September 1, 2017. The second relates to the annual global benchmark policy formulation process of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). The third relates to certain rules adopted by the SEC in 2015, concerning CEO-to-median-employee pay ratio disclosure (the Pay Ratio Rule). Sanjay M. Shirodkar,Greg HayesRita M. PatelBrooke R. Kerendian, and BrittanyAnn McCants break down these developments in their corporate governance alert. If you have any questions following the report feel free to find out more by  contacting any of the authors.

 

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The data protection officer is a complex puzzle under the GDPR

The role of the data protection officer (DPO)  is is one of the most controversial changes introduced by the EU Privacy Regulation.  While this role was already provided by the privacy legislation of some countries, recently it has become compulsory in some circumstances.  In his article, our colleague Giulio Coraggio breaks down the liabilities and obligations of the DPO through three fundamental questions: When is the appointment of a DPO compulsory? Who shall be the data protection officer?  What is the role of the DPO?  To learn the answer to these questions and much more about the DPO, please read the full article.

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Initial Coin Offerings: The Next Killer App on the Blockchain?

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) – essentially, crowdfunding the sale of a digital bearer instrument whose sole record is on a blockchain – threaten to disrupt traditional funding methods, including public offerings and venture funding. Their popularity is blossoming along with the spread of blockchain technology and budding global investor interest in digital currencies such as Bitcoin and Ether.

Louis Lehot and Mark Radcliffe, partners at DLA Piper in Silicon Valley, recently hosted an event and panel discussion on the topic “Is the ICO the Next Killer App on Blockchain?” Special guests included Spencer Bogart, managing director of Blockchain Capital; Juan Benet, founder and CEO at Protocol Labs that makes Coinlist, and just completed an initial SAFT offering for Filecoin; Vinny Lingham, co-founder and CEO at Civic Technologies; Natalia Karayaneva, CEO at Propy; and Matt Chwierut, head of research at Smith and Crown.

Following the standing-room only event, regulatory agencies have intervened and provided some clarifications related to ICOs. First, on July 25, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a press releasedetailed statement and full investigative report that certain tokens would be considered securities. You can learn more about what the ruling means in The Venture Alley blog.

Then, on August 1, 2017, the Monetary Authority of Singapore issued a statement clarifying that not only were certain tokens likely securities, but that issuers must also take precautions to comply with anti-money laundering and terrorist financing regulations.

To Learn more about ICOs and read highlights of the panel hosted by DLA Piper, please click here.

 

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Indo-Israeli Innovation Accelerator Launched in India

Collaborative Intelligence (CI), an Indian Tech company, partnered with Israel Tal Catran from TC Holdings, to launch the first ever Indo-Israeli Innovation Accelerator. The accelerator that was formerly launched this past Tuesday plans to differentiate itself by fast tracking the monetization of products and technology. To learn more about this exciting new Indo-israeli accelerator, read the recent article in The Economic Times.

And don’t forget to save the date for our upcoming Israel-India Summit in collaboration with PwC, scheduled for Wednesday, November 8th in Herzliya.  The program will feature a number of Indian companies and investors alongside Israeli entrepreneurs looking to explore and expand the business opportunities between the India and Israel.  Please register here.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or if you are interested in getting involved in the Summit by emailing Jacob Katz (Jacob.Katz@dlapiper.com).

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The Financial Report

Please read “The Financial Report”, Vol. 6, No. 16, by DLA Piper. This issue discusses:

News from the Americas
US Securities and Exchange Commission Developments

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Developments
US Banking Developments
US Judicial Developments
US Exchanges and Self-Regulatory Organizations
News from Asia and the Pacific

News from Europe
Global Regulators
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