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UK: Automation reduces risk of the Pre-action Protocol (PAP)

5th June 2017

TThe latest revision to the Pre-action Protocol for debt claims (PAP) will come into force on 1st October 2017. The PAP applies to any business (including sole traders and public bodies) in the UK claiming payment of a debt from an individual and describes the conduct that the court will expect from those parties prior to issuing a claim form. MSI's UK South Coast law member Lester Aldridge explains further.

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USA: Beware how you share client data

5th June 2017

In the recent case of Harleysville Insurance Co. v. Holding Funeral Home, Inc., 2017 WL 1041600 (W.D. Va. 2/9/2017), a federal district court in Virginia issued a ruling that should make you think twice about how you share confidential and privileged information across the Internet. MSI's Louisiana law member Taylor Porter provides further insight into this legal case.

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China: Audit of Foreign Invested Enterprises

16th May 2017

Foreign Invested Enterprises (FIE) refer to enterprises founded in China by foreign enterprises, economic organisations or individuals, the registered capital of which is subscribed and contributed by a foreign investor(s). MSI's Chinese accounting member LehmanBrown provides insights into audit of FIEs in China.

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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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