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Australia's business-based 457 visas abolished

2nd May 2017

The Prime Minister indicated (on Tuesday 18 April 2017) that the Federal Government will get rid of 457 visas. The purpose for which the subclass 457 visa was initially established was to prevent short term skill shortages in Australia. In more recent years it has been increasingly been used as an avenue to permanent residency in Australia. MSI's Melbourne law member Aitken Partners explains further.

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Canada: The front-loading of arbitral procedures

28th April 2017

Partner John Campion at MSI's Canadian law member Gardiner Roberts LLP, recently presented a paper on the laws and practice of international arbitration at The Commonwealth Law Association in Melbourne, Australia.

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USA: A handy checklist for hard money loan monitoring

27th April 2017

So you took out a high-risk loan…now what? The actions a lender takes during the term of a loan can make or break the return. MSI’s Illinois law member Levenfeld Pearlstein provides a best-practice checklist to help increase the likelihood of full recovery.

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Tax alert: Norway no longer grants exemption from corporate tax return filing

19th April 2017

This tax alert is relevant for non-Norwegian corporations with business activities in Norway in 2016. MSI's Norwegian legal member Magnus Legal provides further information on recent tax changes.

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