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EMPLOYMENT LAW
◊◊ European Union Labor and Employment Law Outlook 2016
The “European Union Labor and Employment Law Outlook 2016” summarizes EU labor market developments, the Agenda of the EU Commission and new legislation in 2016.

Published at BNA Bloomberg, read this publication by CMS Hasche Sigle, by clicking here

M&A
◊◊ M&A Market Update: It’s like Déjà vu all over again
As we reflect upon the current state of the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market, we can’t help but feel as if we’ve been here before. Was it 1999? 2007? Or maybe even 24 months ago? But the confluence of frothy markets, easy access to capital, and sky-high valuations should make us nervous… but yet, this time feels different.

Read this  publication by Stout, Risius, Ross by clicking here

◊◊ CMS European M&A Study 2015
Executives cautious as M&A deal value rises but the number of deals decreases • Deal value has risen by 17% for the first half of the year while the volume of deals for the first half of 2015 dropped by 14% compared to last year • European M&A market remains attractive to foreign acquirers • Respondents believe private equity is now the most available source of financing • The TMC sector has overtaken Industrials and Chemicals as the most sought after this year

M&A deal value is at its highest level since 2007, but Europe’s executives are adopting a more cautious outlook on European M&A, according to research carried out by the top 10 international law firm CMS, in partnership with Mergermarket.

Download the report:  PR CMS European M&A Outlook 2015

FCPA
◊◊ CMS International Guide to Anti-bribery & Corruption Laws Bribery and corruption is a growing concern for businesses in all sectors and jurisdictions, although some involve greater inherent risks than others
This guide offers a broad overview of the anti-corruption laws across 26 countries (including: United Kingdom, Ukraine, Switzerland, Spain, Slovenia, Slovakia, Serbia, Russia, Romania, Poland, The Netherlands, Italy, Hungary, Germany, France, Czech Republic, China, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belgium, Austria, Albania and more).

Read the Guide here.

Also refer to Complying with bribery laws in key European jurisdictions (provided by De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek).

TAX
◊◊ PwC: Tax & Investment in the US  2015
For the first time in five years, more global business leaders rate the United States as their most important market for overseas investment and growth ahead of all others, including China’s, in PwC’s 18th Annual Global CEO Survey. The United States has a complex system of federal, state, and local levels of taxation that significantly affects business decisions and business operations. Current debates, highlighted in the Quarterly Newletter, regarding tax policy and reform and ever-evolving legislative activity combine to create a challenging environment for companies doing business in the United States—but also unique opportunities.

PwC’s Doing business in the United States leverages PwC’s extensive experience regarding US operations of global businesses to provide a broad understanding of the basic tax implications of business operations in the United States, as well as to offer helpful observations, concerning the tax consequences for global companies.

Some of the highlights of this publication include:
• Proposed changes to US model income tax treaty
• Senate Finance Committee tax reform working groups issue
• A new edition of  Doing business in the US.

Read the publication here.

◊◊ Eurostat recently released a report on Taxation trends in the European Union
The report contains a detailed statistical and economic analysis of the tax systems of the Member States of the European Union, plus Iceland and Norway, which are Members of the European Economic Area.
Download the report here.

STARTING A BUSINESS
◊◊ Legal Considerations For Establishing Operations in The United States: A Guide to the Business And Legal Climate In The United States
The business climate in the United States, though subject to business cycles, is the largest, most dynamic and durable in the world. The freedom to compete gives would-be entrants the greatest opportunity to succeed and entrenched players the greatest risk of failure. Central to the business climate is the virtual absence of political risk and the stability and predictability of the legal system.

Read A Guide to the Business and Legal Climate in the United States by Pepper Hamilton LLP here.

INVESTMENT
◊◊ The International Comparative Legal Guide to Alternative Investment Funds, published by Global Legal Group Ltd, London
EACC New York member Dillon Eustace was delighted to contribute the Irish chapter to the 2015 International Comparative Legal Guide.

Read the guide here.

EDUCATION

◊◊ Funding for United States Study 2016 Guide
The Institute of International Education (IIE), a member of the EACCNY, has published the 2016 edition of its annual print directory Funding for United States Study: A Guide for International Students and Professionals, the print companion to IIE’s online search engine www.fundingusstudy.org. With more than 800 grant and scholarship listings, Funding for United States Study is the most comprehensive directory on finding funding for study in the United States, making it an invaluable resource for advisers and international students worldwide. It features detailed descriptions of grants, fellowships, and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study, and doctoral and postdoctoral research in the United States. Purchase print directory | Also available as electronic flipbook