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GDPR to come into effect on May 25, 2018

EEA business society is putting lots of time and effort in preparations for the GDPR to come into effect in the EEA soon.
  • 15 May 2018
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Roparunning for a cause

Our general manager will be participating as a runner in the Roparun, from Paris to Rotterdam from May 19-21, 2018; Roparun is a charity event and is organized for a cause, to generate money to enable cancer patients enjoying a better life for as long as possible.
  • 15 May 2018
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Hong Kong and Significant Controllers Register; similar registers in Singapore and the UK

A so-called Significant Controllers Register (SCR), somewhat comparable to the UK and Singaporean system, was introduced recently.
  • 15 May 2018
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Travel to Japan

Normally, travel to Japan for business meetings or tourism can be done on a visa waiver, when for a limited number of days.
  • 15 May 2018
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Postings to Switzerland, making use of independent contractors and new VAT requirements

With some exceptions, postings need to be registered 8 days prior to execution. An exception to general posting regulations applies to self-employed people / independent contractors. The threshold for mandatory Swiss VAT-registration has gone.
  • 15 May 2018
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Postings in the EEA

After a slow start in 2017, filing and enforcement systems in the EEA have come to full operability in 2018
  • 15 May 2018
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Physical space required when setting up a branch or subsidiary company in Belgium

In practice, Belgium no longer allows the use of virtual offices when starting operations in that country.
  • 15 May 2018
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Surf-by lawsuits in the USA

The USA added a new phenomenon to their range of legal abnormalities, so-called ADA-based surf-by lawsuits. In short, a visually impaired person, or his or her lawyer, starts surfing the Internet randomly; when entering a website that is not enabling screen-reading (auditory or braille), a copy-paste summons leaves for the website operator, claiming lots of damages.
  • 15 May 2018
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Appointment of a reseller in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

It sounds appealing, appointment of a well-established distributor who will serve one or more gulf states, say all Emirates. First see, than believe; if it doesn’t work out, we’ll terminate the agreement. A distributor must account for its efforts. Sounds good, however practice shows a different outcome …
  • 15 May 2018
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Posting of workers in Europe, as of January 1, 2017

Free movement of people and services is one of the essential principles of the European Union (EU)
  • 08 May 2017
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Working in the EU; posting requirements

The European Union currently consists of 28 member states. One of the characteristics of the Union, is freedom to provide services within all of the EU, including freedom of movement of workers to provide such services, also called ‘posting’. However, that freedom is restricted. In general, this means pre-posting registration requirements.
  • 17 November 2016
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Travel to the EU; prior authorization required

On November 16, 2016, the European Commission presented a plan applying prior registration requirements to non-EU visa waiver travelers
  • 17 November 2016
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Hong Kong as Asia hub

Hong Kong as a jurisdiction is used more and more to act as a hub in Asia.
  • 21 October 2016
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Employment of foreign specialists in Turkey

Turkey will implement new rules that will facilitate the deployment of foreign specialists and investors
  • 21 October 2016
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Start-Up Companies scheme in Singapore

Singapore applies a so-called Start-Up Companies scheme
  • 21 October 2016
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Travel to Iran and the US

Iran is slowly getting out of the embargo sphere, trade with and investments in the country are on a steady way up.
  • 21 October 2016
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No local presence; employee leasing

In heavy red-tape countries, it can be favorable to ‘’lease’’ employees, instead of hiring them.
  • 21 October 2016
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New policy in regard to foreign directors and owners of Russian companies

Russia has imposed new barriers to foreign directed investment.
  • 21 October 2016
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Physical space required when setting up a subsidiary company in India

India does no longer allow the use of virtual offices when starting operations in the country.
  • 21 October 2016
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Changes in employment legislation in the USA; higher salary costs

As of December 1, 2016, a new set of rules shall apply to overtime payment in the US.
  • 21 October 2016
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