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What progress has been made by France as regards the fight against corruption?

by Bryan Cave on

The Group of States against Corruption of the Council of Europe (GRECO) released a report on 28 September 2017 of its assessment of the measures adopted by France to fight against corruption following the recommendations it...more

Nevada Legislature Reinforces Internal Affairs Doctrine and Emphasizes Transparency in 2017 Business Law Amendments

The 79th Session of the Nevada Legislature enacted several meaningful amendments to Title 7 of the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS), which governs business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies and...more

5 Essential Facts about Closing Debate

If there’s one reason people hate meetings, it’s because they drag on forever with needless discussion. According to Robert’s Rules, closing debate and moving directly to a vote on a motion – via a specific motion called...more

Section 2704 Regulations to be Withdrawn

by Williams Mullen on

On August 2, 2016, the Treasury Department issued proposed regulations under Internal Revenue Code Section 2704. The proposed regulations, through a web of dense rules and definitions, would have narrowed longstanding...more

Amendments to the Real Estate Specified Joint Enterprise Act of Japan

by DLA Piper on

The Real Estate Specified Joint Enterprise Act of Japan (Act No. 77 of 1994, as amended, the Act) regulates fund investments in real estate using partnerships and other vehicles. If a person or entity (i) receives investments...more

Framework for Tax Reform Released

by Williams Mullen on

On September 27, 2017, the Trump Administration, the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Senate Committee on Finance released a unified framework (the Framework) with the stated goal of achieving pro-American,...more

Bipartisan Congressional Legislation Introduced Aimed at Increasing IPO Activity

On October 2, 2017, Congressmen Ted Budd (R-NC) and Gregory Meeks (D-NY) introduced a bipartisan bill, H.R. 3903, in the U.S. House of Representatives....more

Quick Guide: The Lifecycle of a Motion

Remember that previous post on the parliamentary procedure basics for how to make a motion? Here’s “Making Motions – Round 2,” a more detailed guide on the specific language* you should use both for making a motion and, if...more

Tax Reform Update: A Call for Committee Action

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

On September 27, 2017, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Director of the National Economic Council, the Chair of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, the Chair of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, the Speaker of the...more

Latest CFIUS Annual Report Shows Start of Withdraw and Refile Trend

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) recently released the unclassified version of its annual report to Congress for transactions notified to CFIUS during calendar year 2015. While the data...more

Beltway Buzz - September, 2017 #5

Rep. Steve Scalise’s (R-LA) triumphant return to Congress on Thursday capped another busy week in Washington, D.C.: Graham-Cassidy Crashes, but Some in GOP Still Looking Down the Road. On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, the...more

Tax Law Alert: “Big Six” Release Tax Reform Framework Supported by President Trump

by Stoel Rives LLP on

After months of speculation a group of Republican leaders referred to as the “Big Six” (House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, Senate Finance...more

Lawmakers May Not Spend Political Capital on Stand-Alone EB-5 Bill

The chances of a stand-alone EB-5 bill gaining consensus with lawmakers on Capitol Hill are low. With the GOP failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, lawmakers may be spending time readjusting priorities in unexpected ways...more

An Overview of the Unified Republican Framework on Tax Reform

On September 27, 2017, President Trump and the Republicans unveiled the elements of their tax reform framework. Here’s a quick overview of some of the proposed changes...more

Some Quick Thoughts on the “Big Six” Unified Framework

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

Yesterday, the Trump Administration, the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Senate Finance Committee proposed a “unified framework” for tax reform. The members of the working group are House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI),...more

The proposed US tax reform: repatriation alternatives for multinationals operating in Latin America

by DLA Piper on

The proposed US tax reform may incentivize multinational companies that have made investments in Latin America to pursue repatriation alternatives such as dividend distributions and capital reduction. However, the...more

Big 6 framework: main points of the tax reform effort

by DLA Piper on

As anticipated, the Joint Statement on Tax Reform – the document released by the Big 6 tax negotiators, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, Senators Mitch McConnell and Finance...more

Trump Administration and Congressional Leaders Release Tax Reform Framework

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On September 27, 2017, the Trump Administration, the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance released their much-anticipated framework for tax reform (the “Framework”). The Framework generally...more

Republicans release new tax reform framework

by Dentons on

On September 27, 2017, the Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress released their "Unified Framework for Fixing our Broken Tax Code." This nine-page document is the result of months of meetings on tax reform...more

Tax Reform Update: Administration and Congressional Officials Unveil Framework

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The proposal would significantly change US taxation of businesses, setting the stage for legislative negotiations, but omits some key details. On September 27, a group of Trump Administration and Congressional leaders...more

President Releases Tax Reform Framework

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On September 27, 2017, the White House and a group of congressional leaders, commonly referred to as the “Big Six”, released a joint framework for proposed tax reform. The framework sets out five goals: middle-class tax...more

Republicans Announce Tax Reform Framework

After months of speculation, President Trump and the Republicans have finally announced their framework for tax reform. While specific details are not known, the key elements of the framework include: - Reducing the...more

Big Six Releases Tax Framework: It’s Time to Get Dynamic

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady and Senate Finance...more

Tax Law Uncertainty Should Not Delay Farming Business Succession Planning

by Downey Brand LLP on

President Trump promised and will pursue tax reform, but Congress must agree to any proposal. For the most part, a majority vote in both houses would allow tax reform for about a decade, and at least sixty Senate votes would...more

Antitrust Bills Seek to Thwart Mega Mergers and Expand Antitrust Enforcement

by Jones Day on

In Short - The Situation: Democrats have proposed legislation that would make it easier for antitrust agencies to challenge mergers. - The Background: This announcement followed a proposal made in August, known as the "Better...more

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