Mark Stapleton

Mark Stapleton

Dechert LLP

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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

3/26/2013 - EU European Commission Financial Transaction Tax

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

3/19/2013 - EU Investment Adviser Investment Management Risk Management VAT Exemptions

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

2/14/2013 - Accountants EU HMRC Legal Advice Privilege Prudential

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 The Finance Bill 2013

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

2/8/2013 - EU FATCA HMRC Intergovernmental Agreements Investment Funds Investment Management IRS Partnerships

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