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If you are a startup based in California, you may be thinking about incorporating where you are physically located. It is true that, in the short term, incorporating in California will save a few dollars. Founders of investor-funded emerging companies should know that the investors prefer Delaware by a long shot. This is largely due to Delaware’s well-developed body of corporate law, sophisticated judiciary and business-friendly environment. Is this a case of one size fits…
By: Tom Geraghty, Michael Greenberg and Zachary Nolan On October 31, 2018, the US Treasury and the IRS released proposed regulations under Section 956 (the Proposed Regulations), which substantially limit the application of Section 956’s “deemed dividend” rules to US corporations.1 This limitation on the application of Section 956 potentially increases the ability for US corporate borrowers to provide credit support in the form of guarantees by, and pledges of stock and assets of,…
By: Richard BonnarPaul Hardy and Jeroen Jansen We’ve been holding back on the next edition of Boardroom Brexit until there were concrete developments in the negotiations to report on. After a long wait, the UK and EU published the draft Withdrawal Agreement on 14 November 2018. At 585 pages long, the draft Withdrawal Agreement is a detailed and complex read. The political reaction in the UK has been as divided as the country…
Amid a period of strong economic growth, most compliance professionals say their resources and access to their organization’s governing board are sufficient. So, why has their concern over their own and their CEO’s liability increased over the past year? DLA Piper’s 2018 Compliance & Risk Report points to two potential and complementary explanations. First, the corporate world has been on a hot streak of late, closing a tremendous number of transactions over the past year. The pace…
By Andrew Dyson and James Clark The UK government and the EU Commission have jointly published an agreement on the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The Withdrawal Agreement is in draft form and subject to approval by the UK Parliament and EU member states (which is far from certain to be forthcoming, in the UK at least). However, it does set out a helpful roadmap of how the current EU/UK data protection regime…
DLA Piper has completed a global compliance survey of initial coin offerings (ICOs) and securities token offerings (STOs), identifying how governments and agencies in more than 70 jurisdictions define, regulate and tax tokens and associated transactions. Regulatory concerns, the survey shows, can range from an outright ban on ICOs and STOs (or any token generation event) to whether such offerings will be permitted, and if safeguards and regulatory compliance issues are properly addressed. Please email …
On November 13, 2018, in collaboration with PwC Israel, we hosted the sixth installment of our roundtable series, “Doing Business Globally,” with a breakfast discussion on the legal and tax issues that arise when investing in the Netherlands. This exclusive event was geared towards companies and investors that are already doing business in the Netherlands or are considering doing so, and featured Joris WillemsSander Wiggers and Michiel Coenraads, partners in our Amsterdam…
By Jennifer Kashatus Effective January 1, 2020, a new game-changing privacy law will go into effect in California:  the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). The law will have profound implications for companies that collect personal information, as that term is broadly defined, about California consumers, even if the Company is not based in California. For many companies, compliance with the law will require substantial implementation time, not only to address the legal issues…
The Guide to Going Global – Corporate has been created based on our research, our experience and feedback we have received from clients in both established and emerging businesses that have expanded internationally. We hope it will be a helpful resource for you. The Guide to Going Global – Corporate covers corporate basics in 48 key jurisdictions across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. We touch on a wide range of corporate…