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Release of new book on the 'Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act"
Lessons Learned from the Parker Drilling DPA and Ralph Lauren NPA
Lessons Learned from the BizJet Executives FCPA Enforcement Actions
Sullivan & Cromwell's M&A Hotline is Ringing
Weekly Brief: $350K in Wine Leads to $14M Lawsuit
Buchheit: Cyprus Could Need a Second Bailout
Consultant: BigLaw Growth is NOT Dead!
Bill on Bankruptcy: How Purchasers of AMR Stock Made a Killing
SEC News - Five Year Enforcement Limitation, FCPA Charges for Foreign Nationals, More...
Could A US-EU Free Trade Deal Harm The WTO?
Weekly Brief: New DOJ Tact Pushes Bank Subsidiaries To Admit Guilt
Aquila: M&A Looking Up in 2013; "The Negatives Are Built In"
Next Step in Airline M&A: Cross-Border Deals
More Law Firm Mergers in 2013
Transaction Monitoring Under the FCPA
The Corporate Law Report: First-to-File Patents, Hiring for Cultural Fit, Roth Conversions Post-Fiscal Cliff, and Global Corporate Insights
Federal Economic Espionage Act Overview
The Eli Lilly FCPA Enforcement Action-Lessons Learned
Italian Law No. 228 dated December 24, 2012, which approved the 2013 budget, contemplates, among others, a new tax applicable to certain financial transactions (the “Tobin Tax”).
The Tobin Tax will apply to transactions,...more
Lowenstein Sandler’s Investment Management Group is pleased to provide you with (i) a summary of recent legislative and regulatory developments that impact the investment management community; and (ii) checklists of year-end...more
This is the eleventh year in which the CRA has issued such a report, which is generally intended to enhance taxpayer awareness of the APA program and to describe (i) current operational status, (ii) relevant changes, and...more
Although the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (“Fiscal Cliff Legislation”) passed last week does not contain any sweeping changes targeted at U.S. taxpayers living abroad, a number of provisions are relevant to such U.S....more
On December 26, FinCEN issued Notice 2012-2 to extend the deadline for certain filers to submit the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR). FinCEN has extended this deadline several times in the past and the...more
In This Issue:
- DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS -
The Fiscal Cliff Compromise. With Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) stepping in over the weekend to lead negotiations, a...more
Recently proposed changes in UK law could affect private investment funds that operate or have partners, employees or investments in the UK. Many of the proposed changes are included in the draft Finance Bill 2013, which was...more
Certain individuals having only signature authority over foreign financial accounts now have until June 30, 2014, to file the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts.
For those U.S. taxpayers who are married to non-residents there is a new form of marriage penalty if the spouses filed joint returns. To be eligible to file joint returns an election must be made with the first joint return...more
On December 31, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“Bureau”) published in the Federal Register revisions (“Proposal”) to rules on international remittance transfers that the agency published in February 2012 and...more
In This Issue:
- DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS -
The Fiscal Cliff Debate. On Monday evening, the White House proposed a compromise of raising taxes only on income earners above $400,000 and increasing the amount of...more
A tax on equity derivatives transactions grew more likely in Italy this week, as the Italian Senate approved a budget containing the seeds of a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT)....more
This update summarises current regulatory developments impacting the
asset management sector in the UK and throughout the European Union.
In this issue:
- Part A – Regulation of Financial Markets
- Part B –...more
Tax lawyer Stuart Schabes co-presented “FATCA – 2013 and Beyond” at The Perfect Storm: US Tax Legislation and IRS Compliance 2013, a program hosted by Philip Stein & Associates and ERM.
The discussion included:
Proposed regulations on swap payments sound like bad news for foreign taxpayers who have used them to avoid paying U.S. withholding taxes. But there are ways to structure a swap and still take advantage of the favorable tax...more
In This Issue:
* EU CUSTOMS POLICY
- MCC/UCC recast proposal
- Update on duty suspensions/tariff quotas
- EU preferences adopted for Pakistan
- FTA update
Recently the Acting IRS Commissioner said:
“While successful implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act will assist the IRS in pursuing tax evaders, it is not the government’s sole answer to the long-term...more
The U.S. Department of Treasury ("Treasury") recently released its second model agreement (the "Model II Agreement") for countries to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA"). FATCA requires foreign...more
The United States has entered into its second and third bilateral agreements regarding the implementation of FATCA with Denmark and Mexico, respectively. FATCA was enacted in 2010 as part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore...more
In late October PE Manager brought together four industry professionals (Joan Arnold, Pepper Hamilton; Kristy Trieste, Corsair Capital; Lori Evans, Birch Hill Equity Partners; and Jay Bakst, EisnerAmper) who must all in their...more
The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) was enacted in 2010 as part of an effort to combat tax evasion by U.S. taxpayers holding investments in offshore accounts and through offshore intermediaries. FATCA creates a...more
On November 8, 2012 the Treasury announced that it was in the process of formalizing inter-governmental agreements with 50 countries to secure compliance with the disclosure provisions of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance...more
In the evolving world of international transfer pricing, it can be risky to assume that planning strategies to achieve the lowest possible effective tax rates, as encouraged by the operative provisions of the Organisation for...more
On October 24, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") and the Department of Treasury ("Treasury") issued an announcement that extends certain timelines for the implementation of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)....more
In the last 10 years, South Korea has seen an incredible surge in economic expansion. The country now represents the fourth largest economy in Asia, and the capital city of Seoul - particularly its Gangnam neighborhood - has...more
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