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IPG connects independent professionals in the field of tax advice, law and accountancy on a global level. Our members can therefore help you with all your national and/or cross border questions. Find your nearest advisor here
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The members of IPG organise more than two conferences per year. Inbetween conferences members regularly meetup or discuss juridical matters, ideas and opportunities via the IPG linkedin groups. In addition, IPG issues newsletters on a regular basis: find the latest issue here.
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News

Keep up with the latest news about IPG and our members and find our bimonthly newsletters and relevant publications on this page. For your convenience, we have listed a variety of useful links per member country on our links page.

06 July 2017
At the Lisbon Conference, the group reassessed its title and, consistent with the recommendations of Jan Willem Alpenaar, eliminated the reference to “IPG Q&A.”  Much discussion was focused on how to consistently generate valuable content.  Group members Alina Obrizanova (Moscow)...
06 July 2017
At the Lisbon Conference, the group reassessed its title and, consistent with the recommendations of Jan Willem Alpenaar, eliminated the reference to “IPG Q&A.”  Much discussion was focused on how to consistently generate valuable content.  Group members Alina Obrizanova (Moscow)...
06 July 2017
At the Lisbon Conference, the group reassessed its title and, consistent with the recommendations of Jan Willem Alpenaar, eliminated the reference to “IPG Q&A.”  Much discussion was focused on how to consistently generate valuable content.  Group members Alina Obrizanova (Moscow)...
04 July 2017
For the Spring IPG conference 94 delegates plus guests and spouses gathered in the beautiful city of Lisbon. One of the most ancient cities in the world offering rich heritage, a mild climate and an abundance of history and culture. The conference was held at the Dom Pedro Palace...
04 May 2017
Although the conference will officially start on Thursday evening to last until Sunday 7 May 2017, many have already arrived a day earlier for the informal dinner or to take part in the golf or tennis tournament, or to join the Thursday afternoon course “how to use LinkedIn for y...
21 April 2017
    Beyond Brexit - a Jersey view Article by Mark Hucker   Mark Hucker joined Volaw Group as its new Managing Director in January 2017. He reflects on his new position within Jersey’s fiduciary services industry, and the changes within the sector.   I left...
30 January 2017
    German speaking members met in AustriaArticle by Jochen Hey   It has already become a tradition for the German speaking IPG members to meet for a regional IPG conference, which – also out of tradition – is held in German language. After Dortmund, Maastri...
30 January 2017
    IPG 2016 Autumn Conference in New Delhi, IndiaArticle by Layne Simmons   On November 17-20, 50 IPG delegates, attending spouses (significant others), and guests ventured far away from our normal meeting location in Western Europe to New Delhi, India to att...
13 October 2016
Please click on this link to open the article in pdf: What Should we Expect from China? China Integrated Nicolas Musy 15-C No. 1078 Jiang Ning Road 200060 Shanghai China T +86 21 6266 0844 n.musy@ch-ina.com WEBSITE
22 September 2016
Malaysia is a South East Asian democratic country with a population of 31 million. It comprises various ethnic groups with the largest being Malays followed by Chinese, Indians and other indigenous groups. The official religion is Islam and by the constitution of the country othe...
22 September 2016
Singapore is a vibrant and dynamic, well developed, modern city-state, strategically located at a major global crossroads in the heart of Asia. Asia-Pacific recorded robust HNWI population and wealth growth rates for the period 2009 – 2015, highest across the globe, and in this t...
22 September 2016
Perhaps you are considering or have already registered for IPG’s Autumn Conference 2016 in New Delhi. For ages, India has been viewed as a symbol of the mystical and exotic East. Dismissing India as a cliché runs the serious risk of placing India in a timeless zone outside of th...
09 June 2016
On May 5-8, the Island of Albion hosted 107 IPG delegates, 30 of their significant others and 4 candidates for membership at the Spring Conference. 141 attendees, representing 29 jurisdictions from four continents, converged on the City of London, once again demonstrating IPG’s g...
09 June 2016
As one of the original five founder members of IPG started over a quarter of a century ago my vision was that of a worldwide association of lawyers, accountants and tax consultants and happily this is well on the way to being achieved. The aim was worldwide not merely European. ...
09 June 2016
The impending referendum in the UK on whether to leave or remain within the EU will affect not just the mainland UK, but also the 14 Overseas Territories and 3 Crown Dependencies. The Isle of Man is one of the 3 Crown Dependencies, and Turnstone, which is a trust and corporate se...
09 June 2016
Brexit: a shake-up not an apocalypseAcrticle by Melanie Debono - Capital Economics In the latest of our series of guest articles, we are delighted to present an article by Melanie Debono of Capital Economics in London about the implications of Britain leaving the European Union,...
18 February 2016
    MIT Global Startup Workshop in India Article by Tripti Shinghal   Dear Members, I would like to give you some details on the "Massachusetts Institute of Technology Global Startup Workshop (MIT GSW)". We KGS Advisiors LLP, nurturing MSME’s in India, ar...
18 February 2016
    Next London ConferenceArticle by Nicholas C. J. Lakeland   Dear fellow IPG members,   'When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life' Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)   As proud Londoners we are looking forward to welcoming you to our fabulous city...
18 February 2016
MIT GSW 2016 - Brochure
18 February 2016
Click here to read the article in pdf: IMPLEMENTATION of the JCPOA
15 February 2016
    A business approach to the secession of Catalonia Article by Jordi Capelleras   In past times, Spanish professionals working internationally, used to be asked about legal and tax questions around the hypothetical secession of Catalonia from Spain. Obviou...
22 December 2015
    Update on Rome Conference Article by Irving David   “Rome is the City of all time, and of all the world” so it was appropriate that in October 2015, 141 delegates, spouses and candidates from 29 countries joined their hosts, Silvano Spito, Lisa Rosen and...
10 December 2015
    Cross Border Debt Collection – Five reasons why you should consider debt enforcement in Germany Article by Schuffels Rechtsanwa¨lte und Partner mbB     Cross Border Debt Collection – Five reasons why you should consider debt enforcement in Germany. You ha...
22 September 2015
This article explores the ‘Belt’ and ‘Road’ initiative which is currently being put into motion across Asia, Europe and Africa. The main considerations are what the initiative is, the key qualities and fundamental aims which are proposed to ensure its success and how it is being ...
22 September 2015
The discord in legal tax practices has never been more evident than in the international tax practices of big multinationals. In an ongoing game of Tic-Tac-Toe between governments and big corps, it is glaringly obvious that the current score leaves regulatory bodies frustrated, a...
22 September 2015
On April 21st 2015 the Italian Government issued a package of measures (International Tax Decree and Certainty Decree) which significantly changes the tax rules applicable to cross-border operations and gives a specific definition to the concept of abuse of law and tax avoidance....
19 June 2015
Each of the IPG conferences is hosted by a designated member/s of the Group in the city or area where they operate. The string of pearls was complemented this May by a rare gem: Paris. The conference was hosted by law firm Aston Société d´Advocats and audit and accounting firm Gr...
19 June 2015
DWFM Beckman advises a fellow IPG member as to the procedure of enforcing an Austrian Judgment in the UK High Court.  This was the first European Enforcement Order for Payment claim in 2015. Prior to Regulation (EC) no. 1896/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council com...
19 June 2015
1. Why you should consider investments in Poland? Poland, located in the heart of Europe, complete with a 38 million strong customer market – is one of the fastest developing economics in Europe. Human capital not only represents varied demand for products and services but is a ...
16 April 2015
    Facts about the new German Minimum Wage Act Article by SCHUFFELS RECHTSANWAELTE     1. What is new? As of January 2015, a nationwide minimum wage has been introduced in Germany with the new Minimum Wage Act (Mindestlohngesetz).   2. What is the scope...
16 April 2015
    Real estate investments in Germany by foreign (institutional) investors – Tax Aspects Article by Stefan Strobl and Steffen Rapp   1. Possible structure of the acquirer of real estate in Germany Foreign institutional investors usually acquire real esta...
03 February 2015
Based on years of experience, Jonathan Silverman outlines the crucial aspects of preparing clients for the sale of their business. More often than not, clients only approach their lawyers once a deal has been struck, yet it can be hugely beneficial to a client if the lawyer has ...
03 February 2015
The most basic – and most important decision that a U.S. partner in an International Joint Venture (IJV) will need to make is whether the foreign business entity is a partnership or corporation. As difficult as this decision often is, with respect to domestic businesses, it is in...
03 February 2015
On Friday September 26, 2014 Canada and the European Union signed a historic free trade agreement. The 1600-page text of the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) was released in both Canada and Europe on the same day. The faltering of World Tra...
03 February 2015
China has reached the limits of its current “business model” and must reform in order to continue to grow in ways that are sustainable in the long term. A change of model, as business leaders know, necessitates far reaching changes in an organization. In China’s case, this calls ...
28 October 2014
  Article by Jonathan Silverman, Adam Powell and Paul Collins   1. Are directors liable for management decisions?   Directors Duties under the Companies Act 2006 (the Act) Directors must comply with the general duties for directors under the Act (s.170...
28 October 2014
  Article by Sozos Papakyriacou   1) Yes they are. They are liable if they are found to have acted in a manner inconsistent with their common law duty of care, or in breach of fiduciary duty or if they have acted against the best interests of the company. The D...
28 October 2014
  Article by Rodolfo Fernandez     The purpose of this workshop is comparing the applicable law in different jurisdictions related to the liability of the directors and board members of the companies. We have prepared some key questions that we consider are...
28 October 2014
  Article by Alina Yakhlakova     1) Are directors liable for management decisions? Yes, directors of the company bear material responsibility for direct damages and loss of expected profit caused to the company. Director(s) may be liable accordingly for b...
28 October 2014
  Article by Ákos Menyhei   Although Hungary has not yet ratified The Hague Convention on Trust, the Hungarian International Private Law Act recognizes trusts as a foreign legal solution and directs one to apply the foreign regulation in legal disputes in the c...
28 October 2014
        1. Are directors liable for management decision? In our legal system the director can be liable for his/her conduct towards the company, the members and the creditors.   The article 2392 of the Italian Civil Code, with respect to the liability tow...
28 October 2014
   Article by Jannick Everaerdt     1. Are directors liable for management decisions? 1. Article 262-527 Belgian Company Code (“BCC”): internal liability •  = directors and daily managers are according to common law liable for the fulfilment of mandates...
28 October 2014
PORTUGAL   1)      Are directors liable for management decisions?   Directors may be held liable for losses and damages sustained by the company, the creditors, the shareholders or third parties as a consequence of the breach of his/her legal or contractual duties as a Direct...
27 October 2014
  Principles of directors liability   a)    No specific supervisory body As distinguished from other Law Systems, Swiss Law does not provide a specific supervisory body. Although the members of the board of directors have supervisory tasks, they also are charged with exec...
27 October 2014
1)    Are directors liable for management decisions   Under Polish law, the management board members bear the liability on the basis of the Code of Commercial Companies (hereinafter referred to as ‘the CCC’). The CCC deals with the following basis of the liability: towards a ...
27 October 2014
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27 October 2014
    Directors Liability In Corporate Law: Cross Jurisdictional Comparative Discussion Article by Olivier Sanviti   Questions:  1) Are directors liable for management decisions?   The responsibility of directors in France is laid down in the Commercial Cod...
27 October 2014
  Workshop Track BDirectors Liability In Corporate Law:Cross Jurisdictional Comparative Discussion. Article by Lars Engström The purpose of this workshop is comparing the applicable law in different jurisdictions related to the liability of the di...
07 October 2014
    Immigration to New Zealand Article by Michael Robinson   New Zealand represents a very attractive destination for migrants and investors looking for a safe haven in a world that seems to be increasingly headed towards division, conflict and economic instab...
07 October 2014
    The new brazilian anti-corruption law Article by Luiz Augusto   Law 12,846, in force since 2014, provides for the administrative and civil liability of legal persons for the commission of acts against the public, national or foreign administration, giving ...
07 October 2014
    China: Swiss Survey Reveals Confidence of SMEs. Article by Anthony De Orsey   Despite the oft-cited dominance of state-owned industry and preference toward local players, new information indicates that small-to-medium foreign enterprises are more confident...
07 October 2014
    Meaning of Anti-Dumping Article by Anuj Somani   A standard technical definition of dumping is the act of charging a lower price for similar goods in a foreign market than one charges for the same goods in a domestic market for consumption in the home mark...
07 October 2014
    IPG Autumn Dubai Conference 6 to 9 November 2014 Article by Tansy Green   We are delighted to announce the IPG Autumn Conference in Dubai and look forward to hosting you all. We have been planning and organizing the conference for a year and now the time h...
07 October 2014
    Partnering-Up Overseas A Due Diligence Checklist Article by Jacob Stein   In a previous issue, we reviewed the foreign country due diligence that every U.S. investor should make before investing in or conducting business overseas. Once you have determined ...
07 October 2014
    Expo 2015 milano unique opportunity to re-launch the european economy on the background of a current theme Article by Karolina Simerkova   Everyday it is getting closer to the opening date of the next Universal Exposition Expo 2015 in Milan. From May 1st t...
07 July 2014
    China Legal Changes Far-reaching Reforms Liberalize the Economy and Regulate Government! Article by Nicolas Musy   As we mentioned in our January Analysis, China is at a turning point. In the wake of growing societal unrest, public disillusionment wit...
07 July 2014
    Brazil: Provisional Measure Nr. 627 – Important Changes In Brazilian Tax Legislation Article by Maria Flavia Junqueira   After the publication of Normative Ruling nr. 1.397, by the Brazilian IRS, on September 19, 2013, it was highly anticipated the public...
07 July 2014
    NEW ZEALAND FOREIGN TRUSTS Article by Michael Robinson     The New Zealand Foreign Trust (“NZ Foreign Trust”) is an entity which provides non-resident persons an opportunity to utilise the economic and political stability and trusted reputation of New Zealan...
07 July 2014
      Canada’s 2014 Federal Budget Proposes Elimination of the 60-Month Residency Exemption for Immigration Trusts   Article by Robert A. Rastorp       Canada’s February 11, 2014 federal budget eliminated the tax benefits of immigration trusts for ne...
07 July 2014
Article by Arnaud Jouanjan (Introduction by K.M) In the current issue of our Newsletter we have great pleasure to present the success of Arnaud Jouanjan and his team of Jouanjan & Partners, that in March, acting on behalf of their client, won a case at the European Court of Ju...
18 March 2014
    The Dutch 30% ruling: good for expats, better for the wealthy Article by John Graham     For many years the Netherlands has had a special arrangement for expats on the basis of which part of the remuneration from employment can be exempted from Dutch tax...
18 March 2014
    India - A new legal landscape unfolds Article by Rahul Chadha   2013 was an interesting year in India. While the economy slowed down due to internal and external issues, inflation and interest rates remained high, and policy and political uncertainty led ...
18 March 2014
    Intellectual Property Article by Maria Flavia Junqueira   Intellectual property, as defined by the World Intellectual Property Organization, is understood as every creation of the mind. The intellectual property rights protect the interests of creators by...
18 March 2014
    The New Zealand Economy – A Shining Star Down Under Article by Michael Robinson   CNBC has recently reported that the HSBC Chief Economist for Australia and New Zealand, Paul Bloxham, has stated that New Zealand’s growth is set to outpace most of its deve...
18 March 2014
    Horizon 2020: Why it’s time to come to Dubai Article by Victor Garcia Bragado     Dubai will be hosting the World Expo in 2020, bringing business, trade, and tourism to the Emirate. The November 2014 IPG Conference will be a great opportunity to see and e...
18 March 2014
    Investment in Canada and the Impact of Bill C-60 Article by Robert A. Rastorp   Canada has the second largest landmass in world and is rich in natural resources, from oil and minerals to freshwater and lumber. Its workforce is highly educated and skilled,...
18 March 2014
    China’s Economy is Not Slowing for Businesses Article by Nicolas Musy   Dear Friends, Partners and Readers,   The Chinese New Year has just begun. As described in our previous analysis we are confident that China is taking a turn for the best in addressi...
20 December 2013
After six years of good and loyal services, it is time to refresh both our website and our logo. This is now done, and we have the pleasure to share with you a new tool which we have designed to be more complete and modern in its outlook. The purpose of this new site is also to...
10 December 2013
  Article by Katarzyna Malinowska The text below is not just about insurance, although it is so suggested by the title. This is also meant to demonstrate how useful our IPG network can be in our daily professional practice, apart from just for making contacts an...
06 May 2013
Major Litigation Success for Voisin Voisin has recently recorded a significant success in the case of Pirrwitz -v- AI Airports International Limited (“AI”) and PI Power International Limited (“PI”). The action concerned a claim for non-payment of contractual exit fees on behalf ...
06 May 2013
Expropriation of health insurance companies in Slovakia The Government of the Slovak Republic has decided to institute a unitary health insurancesystem; this comes in the wake of its approval on 31 October 2012 of the Project for Instituting a Unitary Health Insurance System (th...
06 May 2013
Welcome to our April/May Ewire We like to keep you up to date with ideas and information that will help you gain the maximum advantage from working with us. Our Ewires will be sent to you regularly to keep you in touch with the latest legal news and we hope you will find these ...