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Hallie J. Mann
Executive Director

Lawyers Associated Worldwide
2823 McKenzie Point Road
Minneapolis, MN 55391 USA

Phone: +1 952-404-1546
Fax: +1 952-404-1796
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March 2016
LAW Newsletter

LAW 2016 Regional Meetings

Regional meetings for Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) always herald the beginning of a busy first quarter of the year for Chairman Brian Everett and Vice Chair Kathy Deutsch, Executive Director Hallie Mann, LAW staff and the host firms. The well thought out agendas, dinners and tours are the results of careful planning that started more than six months before the meeting. Read More »


Legal Topics Crossing Borders

Protocol Closes Loopholes in Slovak DTT
By Janusz Fiszer
GESSEL Law Office
Warsaw, Poland

In recent years Poland has introduced a large number of changes to its bilateral tax treaties, inter alia, either concluding new treaties that replace the existing ones, or modifying the existing treaties by newly signed protocols. The most common modifications apply to the methods for avoidance of double taxation, mainly for the purpose of eliminating the possibilities of effective double non-taxation in the cases where the other contracting state does not tax a particular item of income, and Poland must in turn apply the exemption method to such income. Read More »

U.S. Visa Waiver Program Requirements (ESTA)
By Andrew Koerner and Roxanne Levine
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP
New York City, New York, USA

On January 21, 2016, the U.S. implemented a long expected change to the Visa Waiver Program. The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) permits visitors of certain countries to enter the U.S. without having to first obtain a B-1/B-2 visitor visa at a U.S. consular post abroad. Currently, 38 countries participate in the program. Read More »

Purchasing Australian property – Don't Forget FIRB!
By Min Hur
Koffels, Solicitors & Barristers
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

There may be restrictions imposed on foreigners purchasing properties in Australia however this does not mean they are stopped from buying any properties at all.

There are still many options available to the investors as long as they meet the criteria. Read More »


Recent Cases

Appellate Court Dismisses Employment Discrimination Claim in Unanimous Decision

UBC Ordered to Release Admissions Criteria

Other Potential Grounds for Refusal by Public Bodies to Disclose Documents

AirAsia Berhad in a Competition Law Appeal

 

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