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October 2017
LAW Newsletter

Chairman's Corner

By Kathleen Deutsch
Chairman, Lawyers Associated Worldwide

This fall (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) we will hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Miami, Florida with not only new members, but new information. The LAW Meeting Planning Committee has worked hard to create an AGM that is rich with new speakers.  They will address, among other topics, a new outlook on the future of the business of law and what we can do to keep pace, new approaches to leadership in law firms, including the management of organizational change, and the important but often undiscussed issue of attorney mental health and addiction.  As busy lawyers who take time to travel great distances, we want you to have valuable information to take back to your firms.  In addition to our main conference sessions, we will offer break-out sessions covering subjects such as time management, creating an effective profile on LinkedIn, and advising clients given the uncertainties associated with Brexit. Read More »


Legal Topics

The following articles are provided for information on current legal topics. Because laws change constantly, the content of the articles may not reflect the changes or the complete aspects of the law. Any of the content should not be construed as legal advice from Lawyers Associated Worldwide or its LAW member firms.

Will the Taxmen's POEM Deter Foreign Investors?
By Nishit Dhruva and Khushboo Shah
MDP & Partners
Mumbai, India

In January 2017, the Central Board of Direct Taxes issued final guidelines to determine the Place of Effective Management (POEM) of a company. The guidelines came nearly two years after the government, in the 2015 budget, amended the provisions for tax residency of foreign companies. Read More »


Global trade: Impending Change to Australian Importing Laws
By Andrew Hudson
Rigby Cooke Lawyers
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Do your clients export goods to Australia or are they involved in the supply chain? An upcoming change to legislation will see physical goods exported to Australia under $1,000 AUD subject to Goods & Services Tax (GST). Read More »


DACA Rescinded by Trump Administration: What Employers Need to Know
By Roxanne Levine
Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP
New York City, New York, USA

On September 5, 2017, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program, which was created by Executive Action in June 2012 will be terminated in six months. To date, DACA has served to provide protection from deportation and employment authorization for approximately 800,000 individuals brought to the United States as children who otherwise lack legal status in this country. Facing a potential legal challenge from several states over the program, the administration chose to phase out the program, permitting some recipients to seek renewals of employment authorization for a limited period of time. Read More »

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