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Obtain a French Passport Through Your Ancestral Links

Obtain a French Passport Through Your Ancestral Links

Published: 07 Dec 2022

A PATHWAY TO FRENCH CITIZENSHIP As COVID-19 disrupts tourism and business travels globally, the immigration industry has seen a newfound demand for immigration pathway to the European Union (“EU”). IMMIGRATION DESTINATION France, which is traditionally an attractive immigration destination to affluent individuals, has in particular gained popularity as a destination for securing an additional citi...

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David Rotfleisch on Tax Planning to Reduce the Effects of the FTX Collapse

David Rotfleisch on Tax Planning to Reduce the Effects of the FTX Collapse

Published: 07 Dec 2022

Introduction: Global Investors Have Been Affected by Major Cryptocurrency Crashes On Friday, November 11, 2022, the cryptocurrency derivatives exchange FTX Trading Ltd., a corporation that had previously been valued at over USD $32 billion, declared that it had applied for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States. This signified the conclusion of FTX. The collapse of FTX came just a w...

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David Rotfleisch on Employee Stock Options: An Analysis of the Tax Consequences for Canadian Employees

David Rotfleisch on Employee Stock Options: An Analysis of the Tax Consequences for Canadian Employees

Published: 07 Dec 2022

Introduction – Canada Employee Stock Option Some companies choose to provide their employees the opportunity to buy shares of the company at a reduced price as a form of compensation, particularly for high-tech start-ups and, more lately, marijuana start-ups. An employee has the right to purchase shares of the employer organization at a specified price for a particular period of time under the ter...

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David Rotfleisch on Shareholder Loan Taxation: A Canadian Tax Lawyer's Analysis

David Rotfleisch on Shareholder Loan Taxation: A Canadian Tax Lawyer's Analysis

Published: 07 Dec 2022

Introduction: Loans to Shareholders In order to legally extract money from their organization, shareholders of a company may do so in a number of ways, including through salaries, dividends, management fees, capital returns, and, if they meet the requirements for independent contractors, business income. Additionally, shareholders may borrow money from their organization through shareholder loans....

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GDPR & The Case of the Non-Functioning Kidney

GDPR & The Case of the Non-Functioning Kidney

Published: 06 Dec 2022

A 62-year-old gentleman had a CT scan of his abdomen because of acute abdominal pain. His condition settled quickly, but on the scan it was noted that he had a small left kidney. A renal scan was carried out, which confirmed there was no function on the left side. In looking into his past, some 14 years ago he had a major resection for carcinoma of his pancreas and therefore went to seek legal adv...

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ESG Series – COP27: Achievements and Deficiencies

ESG Series – COP27: Achievements and Deficiencies

Published: 06 Dec 2022

By Rossana Chu and Jacky Chan: After days of intense negotiations in Egypt, countries at COP27 reached an agreement on an outcome that established a funding mechanism to compensate vulnerable nations for “loss and damage” from climate-induced disasters. In this article, we will discuss the key decisions and responses from COP27. Background of COP27 The “Conference of the Parties” (or commonly know...

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A Guide to Global Immigration Pathways for Hong Kong Residents

A Guide to Global Immigration Pathways for Hong Kong Residents

Published: 05 Dec 2022

Since the implementation of the National Security Law in Hong Kong, countries around the world have introduced immigration schemes to attract and retain highly-skilled Hong Kong talents. With a new array of immigration options to choose from, some may find it difficult navigating migration processes and finding an immigration pathway that best fits their needs and profiles. In this article, we wil...

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What's the Best Way for a South African to get a USA Green Card?

What's the Best Way for a South African to get a USA Green Card?

Published: 02 Dec 2022

UNITED STATES GREEN CARD, THE AMERICAN DREAM IN 2022 According to the United Nations Department of Economic Affairs, 117,000 South Africans have gained legalresidence in the United Statesup to 2020, at an average rate of 5 to 10,000 a year. In 2021, slightly over 2,000 more emigrated to the USA, or about 2% of those leaving the country. The reduction was partly due to COVID and partly due to it be...

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