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CHINA - PERSONAL TAXATION AND SOCIAL SECURITY : CHINESE AND FOREIGN NATIONALS ON AN EQUAL FOOTING

January 2012 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Lefèvre Pelletier & associés .

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The People's Republic of China has initiated an overhaul of its social security system, reformed the personal taxation regime and has extended the scope of these laws to foreigners residing in China.

MOROCCO TO BECOME THE LEADING FINANCIAL PLACE IN AFRICA

January 2012 - Finance. Legal Developments by Lefèvre Pelletier & associés .

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The Kingdom of Morocco is supporting the ambition of becoming the leading financial place for Africa. In this context, a wave of draft laws is to be passed and implemented within the following months, amongst which, the Law No. 53.08, setting up a new financial authority, and the Law No. 54.08, reforming public offering rules, are of paramount importance to Moroccan and foreign issuers, and financial institutions.

ACQUISITIONS IN CHINA : ASSET OR SHARE DEAL?

January 2012 - Finance. Legal Developments by Lefèvre Pelletier & associés .

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The opportunities offered to foreign investors by the Chinese mergers and acquisitions market are increasing every year: in 2010, transactions involving foreign companies came to 60.1 billion euros, an increase of 21.2% compared with 2009. Seen from the West, where markets are declining, all sectors of the Chinese economy seem to be undergoing promising development and the statistics indicate that the Middle Empire will be a lasting springboard for growth.

THE STRENGTHENING OF CHINA's FOREIGN INVESTMENT TAX SYSTEM

November 2010 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Lefèvre Pelletier & associés .

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In the early 80s, the Chinese government, eager to attract foreign investors, offered them tax incentives, took measures to facilitate their expansion and encouraged trade relations.

Characteristics of asset acquisitions in China

November 2010 - Finance. Legal Developments by Lefèvre Pelletier & associés .

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In order to enter the Chinese market or rapidly develop there, it is becoming more and more common for companies to acquire a Chinese competitor or take over a subcontractor in China.

THE TAX AUTHORITIES COMMENT ON THE 3% TAX REFORMED IN 2008

February 2009 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Lefèvre Pelletier & associés .

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The 3% tax payable annually on the market value of real estate located in France that is held, directly or indirectly, by entities holding the majority of their assets in real estate, whether or not they have a legal personality, represents a difficulty as regards the structuring of French and foreign real estate investments...

INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL RISK NEWS

February 2009 - Finance. Legal Developments by Lefèvre Pelletier & associés .

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Following the summer holiday period, the Insurance Department of Lefèvre Pelletier & Associés has prepared a review of legal developments in second-half 2008 featuring decisions that were rendered during the summer. We hope you enjoy it.

News in China

February 2009 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Lefèvre Pelletier & associés .

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Structuring investment in China: optimizing financial flows between China, Hong Kong and France    |    Current overview of distribution law in China or how to succeed in a market you can no longer ignore

The return of the SIIC III regime for leasing operations?

February 2009 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Lefèvre Pelletier & associés .

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The regime set out in Article 210 E of the General Tax Code (SIIC III ‚Äď reduced taxation on capital gains arising on disposals of real estate assets to a property company making a public issue, or approved by the AMF [the French markets authority]) is to be modified by the amending Finance Law for 2009, currently being debated, in order to include operations financed through leasing.

LABOUR LAW NEWS

September 2008 - Employment. Legal Developments by Lefèvre Pelletier & associés .

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The Court of cassation continued its work of clarification, initiated last year, regarding the sensitive issue of the definition of and link between the concepts of formal acknowledgment, resignation, cancellation by the courts and dismissal.

DOING BUSINESS IN FRANCE - May 2008

September 2008 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Lefèvre Pelletier & associés .

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With increased globalisation, and the opening of additional foreign offices in Asia and North Africa over the last two years, the clientele of Lefèvre Pelletier & associés has never been more international.

2007 COMPETITION LAW OVERVIEW

September 2008 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Lefèvre Pelletier & associés .

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2007 overview of competition law has been particularly interesting, bringing with it a few surprises as well as its share of controversy.