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Earlier this month, UK Chancellor George Osborne announced his Summer Budget to Parliament. The Budget made news in the UK and beyond primarily for its plan to raise the UK’s National Living Wage at the same time that it cuts welfare benefits. While the new minimum wage requirement is noteworthy for multinationals operating in the UK, there are other aspects of the Budget that will more seriously affect those businesses, for better and worse.

Last week's webinar Doing Business in Germany: Avoiding Common Pitfalls encouraged a lot of discussion.  There were several interesting questions from attendees for HSP's Germany experts; here are some of the highlights, and answers:

Does hiring an employee as a NRE create a permanent establishment in Germany?

Last week’s webinar Employment Law in France: Avoiding Common Pitfalls encouraged a lot of discussion. There were several interesting questions from attendees for HSP's advisory services expert Dafydd Williams; here are some of the highlights, and answers...

By Guilherme Cruz, In-Country Expert on Brazil

Did you know that more than a third of Fortune 500 companies directly invest in Brazil? With the world’s seventh-largest economy, an average GDP growth rate of more than 5 percent annually and the 11th largest export market for U.S. goods, it’s no surprise that companies planning an international expansion have the Latin American powerhouse in their crosshairs.