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This Week in FCPA-Episode 56

by Thomas Fox on

This week, Jay and I have a wide-ranging discussion on some of the week’s top compliance related stories. We discuss: 1. The Kokesh case at the US Supreme Court is significant for SEC enforcement of the FCPA around profit...more

News Round Up - May 2017

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Reviving the U.S. IPO Market - A recent study based on work undertaken by the University of Florida found that the median age of companies going public in the United States in 1999 was 5 years. Between 20042016, the...more

Illinois Senate passes "privilege tax" – deadline for final action is today

by DLA Piper on

The Illinois Senate has passed SB 1719, which would impose a 20 percent "privilege tax" on fees earned by partnerships and S corporations engaged in the business of conducting "investment management services."...more

MoFo Tax Talk: Volume 10, Issue 1

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

EDITOR’S NOTE - We held up Tax Talk this quarter in order to bring you the latest on the Trump administration’s tax reform plans. Unfortunately, the one-page plan and transcript of the press conference released on April 26...more

Australian Federal Budget 2017 - 2018

by DLA Piper on

The Australian Government introduces a new major bank levy, increases the costs for foreign owners of Australian real estate and extends Managed Investment Trust concessions to investment in Affordable Housing from 1 July...more

The Impact of Tax Reform on Private Equity

If the past 12 months have taught us anything, it’s that the future is hard to predict. One need only look at the ascendancy of Brexit, President Donald Trump, or even the New England Patriots in the second half of the Super...more

French Legal and Regulatory Update – March 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

The Paris office of Hogan Lovells is pleased to provide this English language edition of our monthly e-newsletter, which offers a legal and regulatory update covering France and Europe for March 2017. Please see full...more

Stamp duty changes for all share transfers - including listed companies?

by Dentons on

On 10 March 2017, an urgent bill was passed, with all three readings done in a single Parliament sitting on the same day. A joint press release (the Press Release) was released on the same day by the Ministry of National...more

Availability of Tribal Economic Development Bond Allocations

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Based on a recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announcement, the Published Value Cap Limit for Tribal Economic Development Bonds (TEDBs) is steadily shrinking...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 8, Issue 3

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

ALJ Finds CEO Changed Domicile from New York City to Texas - A New York State Administrative Law Judge has held that the CEO of Match.com (“Match”) changed his domicile from New York to Texas for New York State and City...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XII, Issue 6

SEC/CORPORATE - Acting SEC Chair Directs Staff to Reconsider Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule - On February 6, the acting Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman, Michael Piwowar, issued a statement soliciting public...more

Transfer pricing rules to change in Ukraine from 2017

by DLA Piper on

On December 21, 2016, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine approved in the second reading the Draft Law "On Amending the Tax Code of Ukraine (on the Improvement of Investment Climate in Ukraine )" No. 5368. The law has been sent to...more

U.K. Autumn Statement 2016: Key Implications for Investment Funds

On Wednesday 23 November 2016, Philip Hammond delivered the U.K. Autumn Statement, which included a number of announcements of relevance to the financial services industry. While relatively few new tax measures were...more

Examining the Impact of the 2016 US Elections on Executive Compensation

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Will it soon be time to chart a new course in executive compensation? As a result of the November 8, 2016 election, Republicans will control the Presidency, the Senate and the House of Representatives beginning on...more

The annulment of the CIT exemption for closed-end investment funds

by Dentons on

On 31 October 2016, a Bill on the amendment to the Personal Income Tax Act and the Corporate Income tax Act was submitted to the Sejm. The Bill provides, among others, for modified principles of taxation for investment funds,...more

Lower taxes on Italian new-residents | Insights | DLA Piper Global Law Firm

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The Italian Government has released a number of proposals in the Draft Budget Law aimed at encouraging international High Net worth individuals to live and invest in Italy. These include easier entry visas for foreign...more

Proposed Investment Tax Credit for Small Tech/Tourism Businesses in Alberta

by Bennett Jones LLP on

On September 29, 2016, Alberta’s Minister for Economic Development and Trade was in Calgary to announce a plan to introduce a 30-percent tax credit program for investments in small businesses during the fall sitting of the...more

Implications of the UK’s Brexit Referendum

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

As autumn approaches and preparation for the next round of Brexit discussions begins, this note summarises the current position and analysis following the UK’s vote to leave the EU on the 23rd June (the “Referendum”). Whilst...more

Senator Warren Leads Coalition to Expand Scope of Limitations on Executive Compensation Tax Deductions

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code generally limits the deductibility of compensation paid in excess of $1 million to the chief executive officer and the three other highest compensated officers (other than the chief...more

Court Holds Drafting Contracts Violates Sarbanes-Oxley

Section 802 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act added the following provision to 18 U.S.C. § 1519: “Sec. 1519. Destruction, alteration, or falsification of records in Federal investigations and bankruptcy - Whoever knowingly...more

What does Brexit mean for the European CLO Market?

In its referendum held on 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union (“Brexit”). On the following day, David Cameron announced that he will resign as Prime Minister on the election of a new Conservative Party...more

Global Tax News: US Treasury's proposed §385 regulations under extreme scrutiny on Capitol Hill, in corporate tax departments: top...

by DLA Piper on

As part of its ongoing effort to try to curb inversion transactions, the Treasury Department has issued proposed regulations under section 385. Section 385(a) authorizes the Treasury Department to issue regulations that may...more

UK Financial Regulatory Developments - May 2016 #9

by Dentons on

Chancellor responds on tax deductibility of regulatory fines - The Chancellor has responded to a letter from Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the Treasury Committee, to confirm that payments made by banks to regulators are...more

New York State Bill Would Alter Taxation of Carried Interest

A bill recently introduced in the New York State Assembly would impose additional tax on carried interest. The taxation of carried interest has been widely discussed over the last decade, with a number of bills introduced...more

Obama's Budget Proposals Expand Application of Net Investment Income Tax and Address Carried Interest

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On February 9th, President Obama released his Budget Proposals for 2017 (the "Budget Proposals"). The Budget Proposals include the following proposals that may affect private investment fund managers...more

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