A proposed new data protection law will strengthen information privacy rules in the UK and bring the country in line with EU law, ensuring the free flow of information between Europe and the UK post-Brexit.
This month’s transfer of Brazilian soccer player Neymar from the Spanish super club Barcelona to the French super club Paris St-Germain included a transfer fee of over $250 million, putting it on a par with some of the year’s biggest cross-border M&A deals. The transaction speaks to the changing nature of global super clubs and to the global economy itself.
Brazil has passed a new law that amends over 100 provisions of the country’s Consolidated Labor Laws, which haven’t substantially changed since the 1940s. The law provides greater flexibility to employers and workers and could lead to millions of new jobs in the next two years.
DPAs are agreements between prosecutors and companies that essentially say authorities won’t prosecute fraudulent activity if a company agrees to pay a fine and get its regulatory house in order. Corporate leaders should know that the US and UK have different DPA systems in place.
European officials have issued strict new guidelines directing employers to notify job applicants before viewing their social media profiles, even if applicants have made their profiles public.
For years, China’s government encouraged privately-owned companies to engage in cross-border acquisitions, and enabled them with cheap debt. This led to the rise of “gray rhinos,” free-spending companies that have dramatically changed the global M&A landscape. Beijing is now looking to rein them in.
China wants to become a global “green” leader, even as it copes with its own colossal air pollution crisis. This post explores the likely effects of China's green ambitions on international businesses seeking to compete in Chinese markets.
Last week, the US Trade Representative Office released a summary of objectives for NAFTA renegotiation, which will likely begin next month. We explain the Trump administration's change in strategy and why the renegotiation is so important.
Brazil has applied to become a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a move that if successful will be a giant step in commanding respect and drawing investment to the country, the world’s fifth-largest in population with a GDP of over $1.9 billion.
President Trump’s visit to Warsaw highlighted Poland’s steady rise to economic prominence over the last two decades. The Eastern European nation is now poised to join the ranks of IMF advanced economies. The last country to make that leap was South Korea 20 years ago.
China’s new cybersecurity law went into effect last month and many companies are concerned about whether or not they must comply. This post gives a summary of the law for foreign organizations operating in China.
In the second part of this two-part post, Rory Shedden talks about his expat experiences in Boston and asks about the ramifications of short-term expat assignments. His colleague Katie Davies provides more expert commentary and recommendations.