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ECJ Ruling Opens Door To Withholding Tax Refunds

The European Court of Justice (ECJ), in the case of Brisal, has determined on 13 July 2016 that national law which prohibits a non-resident taxpayer from deducting financing/operating costs from interest withholding tax...more

Brexit – The UK and International Tax Consequences

The political, economic and constitutional fallout of the UK’s referendum decision to leave the European Union (Brexit) will continue for some time. In addition to considering some of the possible domestic UK tax implications...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Third Quarter 2015: Letter from Amsterdam: Dechert and European Private Equity CFOs and COOs...

Dechert was again pleased to support the SuperReturn CFO/COO Forum, held in Amsterdam in September. Nearly 200 GPs, LPs and key individuals from the private equity and venture capital industry came together for three days of...more

Update on the EU's Proposed Financial Transactions Tax

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently issued a decision rejecting the UK government’s initial legal challenge against the proposed introduction of a financial transactions tax (FTT) in Europe. The...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - First Quarter 2013: The European Financial Transactions Tax

The European Commission on 14 February 2013 adopted a proposal for a Directive1 authorising eleven countries – Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia and Slovakia (the “FTT Zone”)...more

Recent ECJ VAT Decisions on Investment Management

Two recent decisions of the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) on the VAT treatment of investment management services illustrate that this is still an area of some uncertainty that is continuing to evolve. The first decision,...more

Financial Services Tax - UK Update from Dechert's Tax Group - February 2013: Adoption of the European FTT

On 22 January 2013, the Council of the European Union adopted a decision authorising eleven countries - Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia and Slovakia — to proceed with the...more

2/15/2013  /  EU , Financial Transaction Tax

Financial Services Tax – UK Update from Dechert’s Tax Group - February 2013: Privilege and Prudence

Legal advice privilege has seized the focus of attention yet again, as a result of the UK Supreme Court’s decision in Prudential delivered on 23 January 2013. In overview, Prudential sought to withhold documents including...more

Financial Services Tax – UK Update from Dechert’s Tax Group - February 2013: Get Ready for the GAAR

Draft clauses to introduce a new general anti-abuse rule (GAAR) into the UK tax code were published as part of the Finance Bill 2013 on 11 December 2012. Some form of general anti avoidance rule was first seriously canvassed...more

2/12/2013  /  Anti-Abuse Rule , EU , GAAR , Tax Avoidance

Financial Services Tax – UK Update from Dechert’s Tax Group - February 2013: FATCA Update – No Duplicate Reporting for Investment...

Following the execution of an inter-governmental agreement (or “IGA”) with the United States in September 2012 and a consultation exercise which closed in late 2012, HM Revenue & Customs (“HMRC”) recently published draft...more

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