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England and Wales: Major changes to creditor participation under the new insolvency rules

27th June 2017

The long-awaited modernisation of the rules applicable to insolvency cases took place on 6 April 2017 resulting in a major overhaul of the law governing insolvencies in England and Wales. The new insolvency rules, under The insolvency (England and Wales) rules 2016 have now replaced the old rules applying to insolvency cases under the insolvency rules 1986 (subject to some very limited exceptions and transitional provisions). The old rules were considered out of line with modern business practice with the original version of the rules having been introduced over 30 years ago. MSI's UK South Coast law member Lester Aldridge explains further.

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Australia: Thomas Davis & Co publishes 2017/2018 Tax Guide

21st June 2017

Stay abreast of changes and developments in taxation in Australia. MSI’s Australian accounting member Thomas Davis & Co has put together a useful 2017/2018 tax guide providing you with an overview of the most important tax developments.

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USA: Tax consequences LLCs need to consider

26th June 2017

To remain competitive in the business world, companies must hire, retain and incentivize productive employees. For some time now employers have been turning to “equity” compensation – stock options, restricted stock, etc. – to meet these needs. However, if the employer is a limited liability company that is taxed as a partnership (an “LLC,” and almost all limited liability companies with more than one member are taxed as partnerships), granting equity compensation to employees creates tax problems that don’t arise for corporate employees. MSI's Massachusetts law member Ruberto Israel & Weiner explains further.

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Trust / Foundation Hybrid Structure: An asset protection structure for internationally mobile individuals

20th June 2017

Asset protection and wealth preservation continues to be a primary focus for high net worth individuals. However, the ever increasing international mobility of individuals and their families means that the traditional common law jurisdiction solution of a trust, or civil law jurisdiction solution of a foundation may not, in isolation, prove to be optimum solutions for an individual’s needs as they find themselves moving between common and civil law jurisdictions.

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