Entries by leadersinlaw

Saudi Arabia announces reforms protecting migrant workers

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (HRSD) in Saudi Arabia launched today a Labor Reform Initiative (LRI) Wednesday aimed at improving job mobility for migrant workers by lifting “kafala” restrictions that have historically left workers vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. The LRI seeks to regulate employee exit and re-entry visa issuance, allowing workers to move […]

US Election 2020: Americans choose between Trump and Biden

Americans are voting in one of the most divisive presidential polls in decades, Republican Donald Trump against Democrat Joe Biden. Polls have opened in the east of the country after a long and bitter campaign amid the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly 100 million people have already cast their ballots in early voting, putting the country on […]

Baker McKenzie Announces Global Carbon Emissions Reduction Targets

Today Baker McKenzie announces a plan to significantly reduce its global carbon emissions over the next decade.  The reductions are part of the Firm’s wider sustainability strategy and support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Firm commits: To reduce its emissions from energy consumption* by 92% by 2030 (from a 2019 baseline) To develop a […]

White & Case Advises on Aeroflot’s US$1 Billion Capital Increase

Global law firm White & Case LLP has acted as the sole international legal adviser on the more than US$1 billion equity fundraise by PJSC Aeroflot, Russia’s largest airline group. “The White & Case team, acting as sole international legal counsel, has successfully advised on this strategically important transaction for Aeroflot,” said White & Case partner […]

Personal Income Tax: COVID-19 Telecommuting Addressed – NYC

Last week, New York announced that for a nonresident whose primary office is in the state, days telecommuting during the pandemic are considered days worked in New York, unless the employer has established a bona fide employer office at the employee’s telecommuting location. Generally, unless the employer specifically acted to establish a bona fide employer office at […]

Hogan Lovells to Cut 43 Business Services Roles in Mexico and US

Hogan Lovells is shedding 43 staff roles in the United States and Mexico as part of a business services restructuring. The cuts, announced Friday, amount to 4% of the firms business services workforce in the Americas. The firm’s restructuring will also include a voluntary redundancy program for business services and secretarial staff in the U.K.

Why Vietnam Has Become Appealing for US Businesses in Asia

Vietnam and the United States celebrated 25 years of diplomatic relations in July this year – a testament to improving bilateral and economic ties since the Vietnam War. Vietnam has emerged as an ideal alternative manufacturing destination to China for US businesses, in part due to the US-China trade war and disrupted supply chains due […]

Recent Interview with BW Legal World

Ms. Seema Jhingan, Partner of the Firm recently spoke with Ashima Ohri of BW Legal World in an exclusive interview to shed light on the New Education Policy 2020 announced by the Government of India to initiate the long overdue reforms in the Indian school and higher education sector; franchise-model businesses in India; the advent […]