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"Banker Bonuses: UK and EU Remain on Collision Course"

Since 1 January 2014, the EU’s Capital Requirements Directive (CRD)1 has required EU-regulated banks (EU Banks) to limit variable compensation paid to key bank staff to 100 percent of their fixed compensation (or 200 percent...more

10/22/2014 - Bonuses C-Suite Executives EU European Banking Authority Remuneration

"EU Debate on Enforcement of the 'Banker Bonus Cap' Approaches End Game"

Michel Barnier, vice president of the European Commission, recently wrote to the chairman of the European Banking Authority (the EBA), asking the EBA to report by the end of this month on whether allowances paid by EU banks...more

9/15/2014 - Banks Bonuses EU European Commission

"UCITS V Gets EU Political Backing, Foreshadowing New Limitations on Manager Remuneration"

European lawmakers have reached agreement on amendments to the Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) Directive, which regulates the management and marketing of EU mutual funds. These...more

3/11/2014 - EU Financial Regulatory Reform Remuneration Transfers UCITS

"Taxpayer Naming – The Future of UK Tax Compliance?"

As part of Autumn Statement 2013, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has today publicly named the banks that have newly adopted or readopted the Code of Practice on Taxation for Banks (the Code)....more

12/5/2013 - Banks EU HMRC Naming-and-Shaming UK

"European Union Banking Reform Update"

By the end of this year, the European Commission will present its legislative proposals for EU banking structural reform. Once the proposals are implemented, EU banks will have to separate their “investment” business from...more

11/22/2013 - Banking Sector Capital Requirements EU European Commission Segregation Requirements UK Vickers Report Volcker Rule

"European Council’s Lawyers Opine That Proposed EU Financial Transaction Tax Is Unlawful"

The European Council Legal Service has issued an opinion that seriously questions the legal validity of the European Commission’s proposals for a financial transaction tax (FTT). The opinion finds that the extraterritorial...more

9/10/2013 - EU European Commission Financial Transaction Tax

"UK Provides Marketing Grace Period for Alternative Fund Managers"

The U.K. Treasury recently published its response to its January 2013 consultation on transposing the EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). A revised draft version of the Alternative Investment Fund...more

6/25/2013 - AIFM AIFMD Disclosure Requirements EEA ESMA EU Financial Conduct Authority Marketing Private Equity Reporting Requirements

"HMRC Turns Up the Pressure on UK LLPs"

Following the announcement in Budget 2013, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) issued a consultation document on May 20, 2013 that focuses on two areas of partnership taxation where HMRC perceive “unintended inconsistencies”...more

5/22/2013 - AIFMD EU HMRC LLPs Lost Profits Partnerships Profits Tax Planning

"Shares for Rights: Over-Sold or Under-Appreciated?"

In this article we consider some alternative approaches to the proposed U.K. status of “employee shareholders,” who receive capital gains tax-exempt shares in their employer (or its parent) in return for waiving certain...more

5/14/2013 - Capital Gains Corporate Taxes Employee Shareholders EU Tax Exemptions Valuation

"UK Supreme Court: Legal Advice Privilege Relates to Lawyers’ Advice Only"

Summary - In an eagerly awaited decision of the U.K. Supreme Court in the case of R (on the Application of Prudential plc and Another) v. Special Commissioner of Income Tax and Another, [2013] UKSC 1, legal advice...more

1/25/2013 - Accountants Appeals EU Legal Advice Privilege

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