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5 Essential Questions About Hong Kong Offshore Companies

  Hong Kong is one of the leading financial and business centres in Asia and the world.  Are you looking at setting up a Hong Kong offshore company but do not know where to start? Below are 5 common questions that new entrants should ask!       Why use a Hong Kong offshore company? Hong Kong is deemed a world-class financial off ...

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6 Tips On Legally Protecting Yourself As A Fly-In Fly-Out Worker

  All workers in every field of employment need some form of legal protection. This also applies to fly-in fly-out workers. Fly-in fly-out workers are people employed in remote areas by flying them temporarily to the work site instead of relocating them and their families permanently. It is a really common mode of employment in large mining regions of Canada and Australia.     It wo ...

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Life after a Foreign Divorce

  Where there has been a divorce in another country, there are many reasons why spouses may need to apply to the courts in England and Wales.  Jenny Arnold, senior associate solicitor at JMW Solicitors, sets out the approach of the courts to a foreign divorce.       The doors of the English and Welsh family courts are not just open to those people who have been divorced here. I ...

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Help, I’m Divorced – How Did That Happen?

As anyone who’s been through it can tell you, divorce is a big deal – not just emotionally, but also practically. It changes your legal status (for tax and sometimes immigration purposes, for example) and, at least in Scotland, it permanently ends your right to make any financial claim as a result of the separation. This is very different from English law where it is usually still poss ...

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Sponsored: Three Top Tips For Expats Facing Divorce

Relationship breakdown is always stressful, but if your marriage has run into trouble after moving overseas, the thought of sorting out finances and child issues in a less familiar setting can feel overwhelming. Based on our experience advising expats at Morton Fraser, these are our top three tips for dealing with a separation when you live abroad.  Tip 1 − Act Fast Even if you are both living ove ...

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Divorce in Dubai or England – What Are Your Options?

Based in UAE and heading for divorce? Know your legal options.     Written for Expat Network By Michael Rowlands, Partner and Head of London Family Law, JMW Solicitors LLP   London is regarded as ‘divorce capital of the world’ largely for its generous treatment of wives in the event of marriage breakdown. Dubai, on the other hand, has developed a reputation as ‘divorce capital of th ...

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Expat Children And Custody In UAE

For divorcing or already divorced parents who are expats in UAE, disputes involving custody of children, relocation or travel with children are not straightforward.     Written for Expat Network By Michael Rowlands, Partner and Head of London Family Law, JMW Solicitors LLP   Unlike in many other countries there is no possibility of enforcing English Vourt Orders concerning children ...

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Briton Working Abroad? What Are Your UK Employment Law Rights?

Employment lawyer, Philip Landau from Landau Law Solicitors looks at the legal position. If you are working outside the UK, the extent to which you are protected by UK employment law is a complex issue. The legislation does not say anything about the legislative reach of UK employment tribunals and courts if you work abroad.  It has therefore been largely left to the courts to determine the issue ...

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Your Employment Contract

There are a few key points to consider when signing a contract. For those who have recently become expatriates or for many of us who would like a gentle reminder, here are some of the more pertinent points. ...

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