Member Insights & White Papers

Member Insights

Resources Provided by EACC Members & Partners

This section is not only a showcase of the knowledge represented within the EACC network but also a one stop resource to access a selection of Whitepapers & Best Practice Articles produced by EACC members.

They include insights on subjects such as: M&A, FCPA, Tax, Trade & Tariffs, Starting a Business, Investment, Education, Privacy, Private Equity, Financial Services and more.

If you are an EACC member and would like to include insights not currently listed we encourage you to reach out to membership[at] so that we can include it.

Employment Law and Immigration

  • A Comprehensive U.S. Non-Immigrant Visa Overview by OGLETREE DEAKINS
    • This chart provides detailed information on the various U.S. Visa types and their: purpose for entry, requirements & restrictions, permissible activities, where to file a petition or application, visa stamp period of validity, max allowable period of stay for each entry, max total allowable period for U.S. stay.
  • What You Need to Know About Returning to Work During COVID-19: A Guide for U.S. Employers and Employees by REAVIS PAGE JUMP
    • As businesses reopen and employees continue to return to workplaces this summer and fall, employers are rightfully concerned with how to best manage workplace safety and their legal and other obligations to employees—their most valuable assets. Below, we provide a general overview of the guidance and laws that are implicated.
  • What to do about “Global COVID Nomads” and Other Wandering Workers Who Telecommute from Abroad for Personal Reasons

    • Our discussion here unpacks the legal issues around global covid nomads and international wandering workers, with the goal of devising strategies for structuring these relationships legally.
    • Our discussion breaks into four parts: (A) a taxonomy of international telecommuters; (B) legal issues and risk assessment; (C) five compliant structures for long-term or indefinite-term international telecommuting, and (D) strategies for keeping short-term international telecommuting short.
  • CMS Expert Guide to Government Support for Employers & Workers by C’M’S’ Law. Tax.
    • This expert guide explores the ways different governments have attempted to alleviate the stress the pandemic has imposed on both employers and workers and ensure business continuity. The guide answers these six questions for each jurisdiction.
  • CMS Expert Guide to Mobile Working by C’M’S’ Law. Tax.
    • There is a push towards normalising remote work, which many experts believe will not just be a temporary solution. But there are many aspects to consider regarding remote work and this guide should help you find answers to essential questions.

Mergers & Acquisitions

  •  CMS Expert Guide to the Transparency Register in AML Directive by C’M’S’ Law. Tax.
    • To provide an initial overview, CMS has summarised the current regulations in selected EU member states. Of particular relevance to shareholders are the countries where direct and indirect shareholders have an obligation to act.
  •  Webinar | How to Prepare for Cross Border M&A Deals by VISTRA
    • In this webinar, Saul Howerton, VP of Advisory at Vistra, addressed what your organization needs to consider when vetting a cross-border M&A deal. Saul presented a general overview of carve-out challenges, such as those related to transition services agreements (TSAs), legal entity requirements and tax obligations. Also covered a deep dive into HR considerations, including acquired employee protections, insurance considerations, retaining intellectual property and fulfilling local employee-communications requirements. In addition, he presented a checklist of immigration considerations, including work permit obligations. Finally, Saul covered operational considerations, such as those related to procurement and setting up target-country payrolls and bank accounts.

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

  • FCPA/Anti-Corruption Developments: 2020 Year in Review by STEPTOE & JOHNSON LLP
    • Despite the challenges presented by the global COVID-19 pandemic, US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement authorities announced several high-profile individual and corporate enforcement matters throughout 2020, including several coordinated resolutions with foreign authorities as well as new domestic players.


  • Taxation trends in the European Union: 2020 Edition by THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
    • The report contains a detailed statistical and economic analysis of the tax systems of the Member States of the European Union, plus Iceland and Norway, which are Members of the European Economic Area.
  • Top Ten Business Income Tax Planning Ideas During the Age of COVID-19 by BERKOWITZ POLLACK BRANT
    • By leveraging these strategies, companies can improve their cash position and create refund opportunities. While technically focused, this white paper offers practice advice for business owners and in-house accounting staff. Reconsidering the approach to inventory, tax planning, equipment, stock and debt, and foreign operations, can unlock cash flow and positively impact a company’s financial position.
  • EU Tax Law Highlights of 2020 by LOYENS & LOEFF
    • In the course of 2020 there were several developments in EU tax law. This annual edition of EU Tax Alert provides an overview of those developments.

Trade & Tariffs

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Starting a Business / “Doing Business in” Guides

  • Legal Considerations For Establishing Operations in The United States: A Guide to the Business And Legal Climate In The United States by TROUTMAN PEPPER LLP
    • The business climate in the United States, though subject to business cycles, is the largest, most dynamic and durable in the world. The freedom to compete gives would-be entrants the greatest opportunity to succeed and entrenched players the greatest risk of failure. Central to the business climate is the virtual absence of political risk and the stability and predictability of the legal system.
  • ONE-STOP SHOP, A Top – Level Service to provide support to Investments in the Paris Region by BUSINESS FRANCE
    • A one-stop shop is being introduced to promote investment by foreign companies in Ile de France (Paris region). It has been formed by pooling resources from the Ile de France Regional Council (working through the Paris Région Entreprises body) and Paris City Hall, as well as Paris&Co, the French capital’s economic development and innovation agency, the Métropole du Greater Paris, the Paris Ile de France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Business France, the government agency supporting the international development of the French economy.
  • e-Book | How You Can Profitably Enter the US Market: 10 Legal Myths Debunked by GLOBAL COMMERCE EDUCATION
    • We have observed that there are a lot of myths and untruths in what people believe about doing business in the US and it often stops companies from moving toward their US market expansion goals.The biggest source of misconceptions seems to be the legal field so we are happy to bring you this compendium of 10 common legal myths about US Market Entry and why they are incorrect. It is authored by Marc Friedman, Director of Professional Relations at Global Commerce Education and previously Senior Partner at the global law firm Dentons. Over his 48-year career, Marc has assisted numerous companies in the execution of their US expansion plans.
    • Here is what the CEO of a French client company said about the book: “Following the principles in this ebook, Marc helped us have a very successful landing in the United States. The ebook is a solid roadmap for any non-US company considering the American market and I wholeheartedly recommend it.”


  • CFIUS Assessment Tool by ORRICK
    • To help U.S. companies and non-U.S. investors navigate these increasingly complex and restrictive rules, this tool guides parties through the regulations governing foreign investment in the United States to determine:
      • whether CFIUS may have authority to review a transaction; and
      • if so, whether the transaction may trigger a mandatory filing.


  • Funding for United States Study 2016 Guide by the IIE
    • The Institute of International Education (IIE), a member of the EACCNY, has published the 2016 edition of its annual print directory Funding for United States Study: A Guide for International Students and Professionals, the print companion to IIE’s online search engine With more than 800 grant and scholarship listings, Funding for United States Study is the most comprehensive directory on finding funding for study in the United States, making it an invaluable resource for advisers and international students worldwide. It features detailed descriptions of grants, fellowships, and scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study, and doctoral and postdoctoral research in the United States.
    • Purchase print directory | Also available as electronic flipbook


  • Practical Insights: “What companies should know about Privacy Shield” by ORRICK
    • This post gives a high level summary of what companies should consider with the Privacy Shield
  • Highlights of DPC’s First Annual Report under GDPR by MASON HAYES CURRAN
    • This post highlights the key issues on the First Annual Report under GDPR

Private Equity

  • A two-speed industry – How do private equity investors create value? A study of 2015 European exits” by ERNST & YOUNG
    • This is the 11th in our series of studies examining how European private equity (PE) investors create value in their portfolio companies. Over more than a decade, our studies have tracked PE activity, the industry’s value creation record and key trends. Our findings have consistently demonstrated PE’s ability to generate outperformance through strategic and operational improvement in the companies it backs through both good and more challenging times. Set against a backdrop of record exit numbers and values, this year’s research hones in on one of the key determinants of success for PE investments — length of holding period — and demonstrates the value of agility and importance of consistent activity levels to PE firms’ long-term health.

Financial Services

    • The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive AIFMD creates a single pan-European Economic Area EEA regulatory framework for the managers of alternative investment funds AIFs. This overview considers the potential availability of the pan-EEA AIFMD passport AIFMD passportin the post-Brexit world for both UK and non-EEA AIFs and Managers currently operating from the UK.
    • A significant part of the UK’s financial services industry relies on the passport under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive MiFID to provide its services in other Member States of the European Economic Area EEA. The loss of the passport would therefore have a profound effect on financial institutions based in the UK.
  • EY survey on foreign investment decisions in Europe and the prospect of Brexit by ERNST & YOUNG
    • This report is part of a series by EY on the attractiveness of Europe and European countries for cross-border investments


  • Expat Explorer Survey – How markets compare in 2020 by HSBC
    • This provides unique insight into how expat lives differ across the globe. It is conducted by a third party research company YouGov, that reviewed 18,059 expats based in over 30 countries or territories in 2019.
    • This survey was commissioned by HSBC Expat. For access to the Expat Explorer Survey, READ MORE
    • For more information about HSBC’s international services please contact Jamey.schroder[at]
  • Summer 2020 Life Sciences Report by WILSON SONSINI GOORICH & ROSATI
    • This issue features an interview with Matthew J. Meyer, the firm’s chief client corporate development officer, who has broad management experience in the life sciences sector; a piece authored by Paul Grand and Kathryn Zavala of MedTech Innovator outlining 10 reasons why health care start-ups fail; an interview with Ryan Phelan, co-founder and executive director of Revive & Restore, a 501(c)(3) foundation using 21st century biotechnology to address urgent conservation challenges; and an article by Paul P. Campbell of W. L. Gore & Associates on life sciences innovation culture and deconstruction. In addition, the publication includes articles covering life sciences venture financings in which firm clients participated during 2019, the FDA’s recent issuance of a MAPP on the conversion of ANDA approval to tentative approval, and a sampling of COVID-19-related client activity in which the firm has been involved, as well as a summary of other select recent life sciences client highlights.
  • Closing the Racial Inequality Gaps | The Economic Cost of Black Inequality in the U.S. by HSBC
    • Citi GPS: Global Perspectives & Solutions released this report in September, 2020
    • Key Contributors include: Dana M Peterson, Former Director at CITI RESEARCH and now the Chief Economist at THE CONFERENCE BOARD and Catherine L Mann, Global Chief Economist at CITIGROUP