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New Zealand: Foreign Trusts and Cross-Border Planning for Individuals

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John Hart of John W Hart Limited explores New Zealand's foreign trust regime and its use in international wealth planning.

Buying a Piece of France


Jean-Marc Tirard and Leigh-Alexandra Basha of McDermott Will & Emery highlight the importance of seeking tax, legal and accounting advice for Americans looking to take advantage of the attractive opportunities in the French real estate market.

Fair’s Fair: Balancing the Interests of the State and of Wealthy Migrants


Clare Maurice, Arabella Murphy and Sophie Mazzier of Maurice Turnor Gardner take a look at the policies of the UK government that attempt to balance the interests of the state and those of individual taxpayers.

An Introduction to the Canadian Legal Marketplace

Since June, the price of oil has dropped by over 50 per cent, and is set to become Canada’s biggest problem of 2015. The drop in oil prices has helped to trigger a recession throughout the country, as although the production of crude oil only represents 3 per cent of Canada’s GDP, the drop in oil prices has had a detrimental effect on the economy at large. On 15 July 2015, the central bank slashed its forecast for the Canadian economy, predicting growth for the full year to be just 1.1 per cent. In response to the news, the Canadian dollar fell by more than a cent, to end at 77.40 cents, its lowest level since the depth of the recession in 2009.

Litigation – The Road Ahead?


Liam Kennedy of A&L Goodbody looks back over the significant changes that litigators have experienced over the last decade and examines what may lie on the road ahead.

Commercial Litigation in State Courts – Why Arbitration is Not Always the Better Choice in Swiss Domestic Disputes


Daniel Hochstrasser and Nadja Jaisli of Bär & Karrer AG argue that despite certain criticisms levelled against litigation, there are significant advantages to litigating domestic disputes in national courts that should not be overlooked.

Litigation 2015: Roundtable

Who’s Who Legal brings together Bettina Knoetzl of Wolf Theiss, Edward Davis Jr of Astigarraga Davis and Martin Bernet of Schellenberg Wittmer to discuss issues facing litigators and their clients in the industry today.

No Specific Franchise Law… But An Obligation To Disclose


Michael Brennan and Philip Zeidman of DLA Piper provide insight into the important issues franchisors face when coming to terms with disclosure requirements in juridictions without a franchise statute.

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