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In cases where a US investment adviser appoints an EEA sub-adviser, the parties concerned will need to analyse which entity will be the AIFM. Whether such arrangements relate to group entities or third parties, the parties...more
The banking world is littered with institutions that have paid astronomical fines for their failures around anti-money laundering (AML) legislation....more
Effective July 1, 2013, President Obama's Executive Order 13645 implements certain provisions of the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 20121 (IFCA) and expands the Iranian sanctions regime to new sectors of Iran’s...more
On June 6, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service issued Revenue Ruling 2013-14, which concludes that a Fideicomiso or a Mexican Land Trust (MLT) is not taxed as a “trust” for U.S. income tax purposes. While most practitioners...more
Setting the correct salary is never easy and is more an art than a science. In the current economic climate the market fluctuates according to industry, geographical location, budgetary constraints and a whole host of other...more
In This Issue:
UK’s FCA Restricts Marketing of Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes and Similar Products to Retail Investors; Electronic Structured Note Systems and U.S. Securities Regulation; and Reminders from...more
In This Issue:
Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Agriculture; Department of Energy; Department of Homeland Security; Department of State; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission;...more
On June 20, 2013, Formula One’s internal judicial system will convene in Paris to decide whether Mercedes and Pirelli violated the racing body’s governing agreements by conducting secretive tire testing last month....more
In This Issue: Rating Agency Development; Second Circuit Rules That Payments Made to Purchase Notes Are Exempt from Avoidance Under Section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code; Lehman Derivative Litigation Still Looms Large;...more
U.S. citizens or residents who owned, directly or indirectly through an entity, or who had power of attorney/signature authority over one or more foreign financial accounts with an aggregate value exceeding $10,000 at ANY...more
Last week, INTERPOL issued a press release confirming that it had modified the Red Notice against Sayed Abdel Latif, and that the modification was made at the request of Egypt's National Central Bureau ("NCB") in Cairo. The...more
The European Commission has given regulators at the European Securities and Markets Authority more time to analyze United States and Japanese credit swaps....more
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued an amended order that expands the list of acceptable legal entity identifiers (LEIs) for purposes of swap data reporting and recordkeeping obligations under Parts 45 and 46 of...more
In This Issue:
*EU CUSTOMS POLICY
- UCC – provisional agreement
- Update on duty suspensions/tariff quotas
- Proposal on suspensions for flat screens
- Impact study of EU Suspensions...more
Italy is a popular destination for tourists and those seeking connection with their Italian roots. (I confess—I married a beautiful and wonderful woman from Sicily, so I am a little biased). ...more
The Netherlands and China signed a new Tax Treaty for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion on 31 May. Once in effect (no earlier than 1 January 2014), it will replace the current tax treaty, which...more
Last week Barry attended and presented on a (large) at the St. Petersburg International Law Forum about corruption....more
Allowing Canadian investors to participate in a global rights offering is easier than you think. There are two relatively simple approaches....more
Following the Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum a number of questions remain as to whether corporations may be held liable under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”) for serious violations of human rights....more
US sanctions restrictions have traditionally exempted exchanges of information and informational materials. However, because the prohibitions on exports of software and services are sufficiently broad to...more
In a recent position (n. 12/E dated May 3, 2013) Tax Authorities dealt again with the amendments made by Law Decree n. 179/2012 with reference to the international transports taxation.
In particular, art. 38 par. 1 of...more
As a business operating across Asia Pacific for 50 years, Baker & McKenzie welcomed the Australia in the Asian Century White Paper, and welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the Department of Foreign...more
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; and Upcoming Hearings.
Excerpt from Leading the Past Week -
Once again, the markets and Congress came together to offer an...more
The European Commission introduced far-reaching proposals to amend Europe's data protection laws on 25 January 2012. We first reported on those proposals, which stretched to some 119 pages, in our initial Alert the same day...more
The European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) introduces requirements aimed at improving transparency and the reduction of risks associated with the derivatives market. EMIR also establishes organisational, conduct of...more
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