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Portugal: Moneris publishes 2019 Tourism Yearbook

28th August 2020

MSI's Portuguese accounting member Moneris has published the 3rd edition of its 'Tourism Yearbook', which provides a complete analysis of Portugal's tourist accommodations. The yearbook also includes information on international mobility, technology and the impact of the pandemic on the present and future of the tourism sector.

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Reduced 'Negative List 2020' - New investment openings in China

28th August 2020

China is opening it’s market as the Negative list is reduced to 33 from 40. The Special Administrative Measures for Foreign Investment Access or better known as the “Negative List” in China is a list of industries where foreign investment is prohibited or heavily regulated. However, foreign investors can access regulated industries through joint ventures or cooperative structures. MSI's Chinese accounting member Lehman Brown provides further insight.

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UAE: Does your business meet the requirements of the Economic Substance Regulations (ESR)?

7th July 2020

The UAE implemented the economic substance law on 30 April 2019. The objective of this law is to ensure that businesses are carrying out activities within the state that meet the economic substance interest and is to discourage the set up of companies purely to avoid paying taxes in other high tax jurisdictions.

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USA: A vastly changed regulatory landscape greets non-US Investors

6th July 2020

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has adopted significant changes affecting the review of investments in US businesses by non-US persons. The new regulations, which came into effect in February 2020, affect both control transactions and non-control investments when certain access rights (such as a board observer seat) are given to the investor. This article by MSI’s NYC law member firm Moses & Singer LLP provides an overview of the current state of CFIUS regulations as a starting point for non-US persons considering investment in a US business.

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