Webinars

7/30/2019

The global economy is evolving quickly, and tech and other startups are looking beyond traditional expansion targets like the UK and China. Popular targets now include relatively low cost, talent-rich countries like Israel, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Poland, which recently joined the ranks of FTSE Russell advanced economies, the first country to do so in nearly ten years

7/9/2019

Keeping track of your employees’ international business trips is a critical, often overlooked component of operating a multinational organization. The size of your business doesn’t matter: to minimize risk, you need to understand and record where your employees are traveling and for how long. Business trips — also known as short-term expat assignments — pose a particular problem. They are often wrongly dismissed as low- or no-risk, which can prove costly. Many companies, for example, unknowingly trigger a taxable presence in another country by sending an employee on multiple business trips there, which can lead to fines and reputational damage.

6/27/2019

In an effort to address concerns about transparency and improve tax governance globally, European Union member states have produced a Code of Conduct for Business Taxation as well as a blacklist of non-cooperative jurisdictions in relation to harmful tax practices. Appearing on the list has the potential to significantly hurt a country’s reputation and limit its ability to engage in financial transactions with EU member states and beyond.

6/25/2019

Many workers, perhaps especially those raised in the U.S., would balk at the idea of taking compulsory medical exams as a condition of work. U.S. employers are not even permitted to ask a job applicant to answer medical questions or take a medical exam before making a job offer. Outside the U.S., however, employers are often required to give their employees medical exams. For example, Japan requires employers to give their workers a medical exam upon employment, and then to require additional exams at least once a year.

6/18/2019

The list of countries implementing BEPS-related guidance now tops 125 and is growing. The hard truth is that virtually any business with cross-border activities — including those that engage in cross-border digital commerce — must throw away outmoded notions of creating local taxable presences solely through physical presences and of easily and legally moving profits to low-tax jurisdictions.

6/11/2019

Few laws have had greater reach than the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, which went into effect last May. Any business that collects the data of EU citizens must comply, and in today’s digital world that includes virtually any multinational organisation, whether or not it has a physical presence in an EU country.

5/30/2019

Many multinationals offer stock-related incentives to their employees. These equity rewards give workers a stake in the company and can be an invaluable tool in the quest for maximizing employee retention. Recently, we’ve seen employers in most jurisdictions move towards equity rewards that focus on short-term benefits rather than long-term ones, in part to attract a new generation of talent.

5/21/2019

Malaysia is Southeast Asia’s third-largest economy and one of the most open economies in the world according to the World Bank. The country has an average growth rate of over 5 percent this decade and is expected to move from an upper middle-income economy to a high income one in just five years. Its government is now actively pursuing foreign direct investment, offering incentives to tech companies and capital investors in an effort to lure them away from the traditional regional hubs of Singapore and Hong Kong.

5/14/2019

If you’re a business looking to expand internationally, you’ll need to comply with a host of unfamiliar regulations, from immigration rules to permanent establishment laws to employer obligations. You’ll also face myriad new challenges and unfamiliar requirements specifically related to finance and accounting.

4/30/2019

If your organization sends employees abroad, you need to understand what a shadow payroll is and how it works. The basic concept is relatively simple, and shadow payrolls are great for lowering employer and employee risks. Properly establishing and maintaining a shadow payroll is, however, far from simple.

4/23/2019

In a global economy characterized by trade wars, data protection regulations and tightening foreign direct investment standards the rules governing M&A deals have changed and continue to evolve. Amid these changes, however, M&A deals continue to be closed at an unprecedented pace.

3/19/2019

Multinational corporations need to understand the U.S.’s evolving tax rules within the context of the changing global tax landscape, including new and tighter restrictions on profit-shifting. The combination of these factors seriously affects what multinationals need to consider from a tax perspective, and how frequently they need to review their existing structures. We have gathered some of our top experts to discuss changes to the U.S. corporate and individual tax regime and how they may affect your organization’s expansion plans