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Digital Single Market: the European Commission Takes Stock and Defines Future Priorities

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The Commission’s mid-term review assesses the progress of DSM initiatives and sets new goals for on data economy, cybersecurity and online platforms. On 10 May 2017, the European Commission published its mid-term review...more

Corporate E-Note - January 2017

by Burr & Forman on

The IRS has announced it will begin treating certain syndicated conservation easement transactions and “substantially similar” transactions as “listed transactions.” Notice 2017-20 published on December 23, 2016 (the...more

Dawn raids: How to prepare for, manage, and mitigate the increasing risk to multinational tech companies

by White & Case LLP on

Dawn raids and enforcement actions throughout Europe are becoming more and more prevalent. And increasingly, the targets of these raids are multinational tech companies with foreign headquarters, which through their global...more

There Was a Panel on What?? Notes on the ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting Panel on Marijuana Law

by BakerHostetler on

Attendees at this year’s Spring Meeting may have been surprised by an unexpected panel: an overview of the status of the law related to the legalization of marijuana and antitrust issues facing the nascent industry. However,...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - February 2016

by King & Spalding on

USTR Issues Report on China’s Implementation of WTO Agreements - The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently issued an annual report on China’s implementation of its obligations under the World...more

Tax Update: Tax Ruling Transparency in the EU - What You Need to Know

by DLA Piper on

In the wake of the final OECD BEPS reports issued in October, the European Council adopted amendments to Directive 2011/16/EU providing for the automatic exchange of information concerning advance cross border rulings (ACBR)...more

European Competition Law Newsletter – November 2015

by McGuireWoods LLP on

A company that helps with or facilitates a cartel is at just as much risk of sanctions and penalties as are the actual cartelists. This was confirmed by the EU’s highest court (the European Court of Justice (ECJ)) on 22...more

US China Trade War — TPP, Three False Trade Arguments, China President Trip, Trade, Customs, IP/Patent Securities

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

As indicated in more detail below, the Import Alliance will have meetings on November 17th and 18th in Washington DC. On the afternoon of November 17th, we will meet in our Washington DC office and then on November 18th meet...more

European Commission adopts first two decisions in EU tax probe in push for corporate tax reform

by White & Case LLP on

On 21 October, the European Commission (“EC”) adopted its first decisions in its investigation into Member States’ tax rulings. The investigation, which began in June 2013, has also targeted tax rulings given to Apple and...more

The European Commission’s New Pandora’s Box – Reopening Final Tax Rulings as a Form of “State Aid”

In Short - The European Commission (Commission) has adopted a decision on 21 October 2015 on the tax rulings – also referred to as “comfort letters” – granted by Luxembourg to Fiat Finance and Trade (FFT) and by The...more

European Competition Law Newsletter – July 2015

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On 24 June 2015, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) was defeated in its first attempt at convincing a jury to convict individuals for the UK criminal “cartel offence”. The jury was not persuaded that the two...more

European Competition Law Newsletter – April 2015

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On 19 March 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down a significant judgment on the application of EU competition law to information exchange between competitors. ...more

European Competition Law Newsletter – March 2015

by McGuireWoods LLP on

A recent European Commission (EC) fining decision against UK-based broker ICAP confirms that companies which merely facilitate a cartel will be tarred with the same brush as those which actually engage in the cartel. The...more

EU patent box regimes - The way ahead

by DLA Piper on

EU WITHDRAWS INVESTIGATION - Many countries in Europe, including the UK, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, France and Hungary have special tax regimes for profits derived from specific types of intellectual...more

European Commission extends State aid probe into Belgian tax scheme

by White & Case LLP on

The European Commission (“Commission”) has opened a fifth formal State aid investigation into national tax rulings. This investigation concerns the Belgian “excess profit” provision, which allows multinational groups to...more

Seventh Circuit to Motorola: No Rehearing En Banc

On December 1, 2014, we wrote about the Seventh Circuit’s decision in Motorola Mobility LLC v. AU Optronics Corp., which affirmed dismissal of the vast majority of Motorola’s claims regarding LCD panels....more

Cross-Border Investigations Update - October 2014

In This Issue: Cross–Border Enforcement Trends: - Market Abuse - Economic Sanctions - Cross-Border Tax Enforcement - Anti-Corruption - Antitrust - A New Enforcement Environment in...more

For goodness sake! Taking cause-related marketing rules to heart

by McAfee & Taft on

Whether it’s an organization that is close to the CEO’s heart, a response to a local tragedy, or a PR move to distract from some unpleasant news, there are times when extending a helping hand can also help a company’s bottom...more

Focus on Private Equity - July 2014

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In This Issue: - Latin American Private Equity on the Rise - Tax Considerations When Acquiring Non-U.S. Portfolio Companies—Mitigating Subpart F Inclusions - Private Equity Funds at Higher Risk of...more

Department of Commerce Announces Preliminary Decision to Impose Tariff on Solar Panels Imported From China

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

Some U.S. solar equipment manufacturers have lauded the Department of Commerce’s recent decision to impose high tariffs on solar panels imported from China as the end of China’s unfair market advantage; however, from the...more

Tax authorities updated their interpretation of certain transfer pricing issues

by DLA Piper on

On 1 July 2014, the Ministry of Revenues and Levies of Ukraine has issued Order #368 "On amendment of Generalized tax consultation on transfer pricing related issues, adopted by the order #699" (hereinafter - the Order) which...more

European Commission probes into national tax rulings on transfer pricing

by White & Case LLP on

The European Commission (“EC”) has long sought to eliminate so-called harmful tax competition, which it sees as undermining the integrity of the internal market, fair competition and the fiscal sustainability of the Member...more

2014 Transfer Pricing Resolutions

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Happy New Year! It’s time to make your 2014 transfer pricing resolutions: read a good book, learn a new language and, of course, exercise, exercise, exercise. 2013 was a very active year from a transfer pricing...more

White Collar Watch - November 2013

by Saul Ewing LLP on

In This Issue: - The true cost of fines: Bills would address tax break for corporate fines - Senate approves new protection for criminal antitrust whistleblowers - Justice Department sinks ex-Navy...more

Doing Business in Japan

by DLA Piper on

I am pleased to present to you DLA Piper’s “Doing Business in Japan” Guide. Japan is the world’s third largest economy and remains cutting-edge in business. In 2012, 68 Global 500 Companies were headquartered in...more

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