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Think Twice: Costs Associated with Regulatory Approval for Corporate Transactions May Be Deductible

Although the cost of obtaining regulatory approval for a corporate transaction is identified as facilitative, a recent Chief Counsel Advice (CCA 2017-13-010, March 31, 2017) (the CCA) issued by the Internal Revenue Service...more

Delaware Supreme Court Affirms Energy Transfer’s Termination of Merger Agreement for Lack of Tax Opinion

by White & Case LLP on

Resolving a dispute surrounding one of the largest M&A deals of 2015, the Delaware Supreme Court affirmed the Delaware Chancery Court's decision allowing Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. to terminate its proposed acquisition of...more

Tax support of M&A transactions

by Dentons on

Tax issues are major aspects of complex investment transactions involving the acquisition of an active business to expand one's own business, portfolio investments intended to grow shareholder value, granting/raising project...more

Key Takeaways: Prospects for US Business Tax Reform — What You Need to Know

On February 16, 2017, Skadden hosted a webinar titled “Prospects for U.S. Business Tax Reform: What You Need to Know.” The Skadden panelists were M&A partner Stephen Arcano; global tax co-head Eric Sensenbrenner; and tax...more

Distressed M&A faces new tax challenge - German supreme tax court judged tax relief for recapitalization gain illegal

by DLA Piper on

The German Tax Authorities' common instrument to grant relief from an taxable recapitalization gain - the Recapitalization Decree (Sanierungserlass) - violates constitutional rights according to a recent decision of the...more

Watch out for Fraud in Family-Business Purchase Agreements

by Murtha Cullina on

In business purchase agreements, including agreements between family members, the seller often retains pre-sale liabilities, such as tax liabilities, while the buyer assumes post-closing liabilities related to the business’...more

"Business Tax Reform All but Certain in US, Europe"

United States - The prospects for business tax reform in the United States were greatly enhanced by the 2016 election results. Reform under Republicans, who control both the White House and Congress, could dramatically...more

Rolling Over Target Equity Into A PE Fund: Part II

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Roll-Over: Tax Issue - Picking up on yesterday’s discussion, how can a PEF reconcile its preference to acquire a depreciable or amortizable basis for its target’s assets while, at the same time, affording the target’s...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Winter 2017 Edition: President Trump: The Outlook for Private Equity

by Dechert LLP on

All eyes are on Washington—or should we say Manhattan—these days, searching for clues about where our ship is heading with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at the helm. Recently, there have been cabinet appointments to...more

RESTRUCTURING A MULTINATIONAL CORPORATION TO OPTIMIZE EFFICIENCY AND PROFITABILITY

by Owen Kurtin on

Attached is a free, downloadable case study (with diagrams) on the strategic, legal, tax and regulatory aspects of the implementation of a "Swiss Principal" model global restructuring for a U.S.-based industrial and...more

Tax Considerations for BDC Consolidation Transactions [Video]

by Dechert LLP on

In this video, Dechert tax partner Jeffrey S. Sion examines several important tax considerations related to business development company (BDC) consolidation transactions, including the pros and cons of taxable and tax-free...more

Private Letter Ruling 201633009

by Alston & Bird on

This recent ruling by the IRS is significant for what it does not say. It does not say much of anything. It is a “significant issue” ruling, which is a type of limited ruling issued by the Corporate Division of Chief...more

IRS Updates Ruling Policy on Corporate Business Purpose and Device Requirements under Section 355

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released Revenue Procedure 2016-45 (the “Revenue Procedure”) on August 26, 2016, permitting taxpayers once again to seek private letter rulings on issues of “corporate business...more

Blog: Court Gives Energy Transfer the Right to Walk Based on its Counsel’s Inability to Deliver the Required Tax Opinion

by Cooley LLP on

In a rare decision involving unusual facts, the Delaware Court of Chancery held that a buyer (Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.) had the right to terminate a signed merger agreement with its target (The Williams Companies, Inc.)...more

OECD BEPS Working Groups issue three discussion drafts

by DLA Piper on

The Committee of Fiscal Affairs of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released three documents: its proposed updated guidelines on the application of the transactional profit split, draft...more

"IRS Offers Limited Safe Harbors for Recapitalizations Before Spin-Offs"

On July 15, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a new revenue procedure, Rev. Proc. 2016-40, providing safe harbors for transactions in which a corporation (Distributing) obtains the requisite control of a...more

Tax Court Allows Deduction for Advisory Fees in M&A Transaction

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The Tax Court of Canada has recognized in a recent case that “oversight expenses” – notably investment banking and other professional advisory fees for services rendered to boards of directors in their discharge of oversight...more

Safe Harbor Acquisition of Control for Spin-Offs

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

Code Section 355, and related Code provisions, when applicable, will allow a corporation to spin-off or split-off a subsidiary corporation to its shareholders without triggering gain to the corporation or its stockholders....more

Proposed Regulations Would Block Some Spinoffs

Proposed regulations issued on July 14, 2016 generally would prevent tax-free spinoffs involving companies with less than 5% active business assets and spinoffs where one company holds a substantial amount of nonbusiness...more

A Blueprint for Maintaining an Individually Designed Qualified Plan after the IRS’s Determination Letter Program Cutback

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In Depth - On June 29, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officially sounded the death knell for the five-year remedial amendment cycle with its release of Revenue Procedure 2016-37. Effective January 1, 2017,...more

Revised listings due diligence guidelines issued by the Association of Banks in Singapore

by Dentons on

The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) introduced its revised due diligence guidelines (Enhanced Guidelines) in respect of listings on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX-ST) on 13 May 2016. These...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Summer 2016 Edition: LBO & Management Packages In France: Are Recent Developments In The...

by Dechert LLP on

The management packages offered to managers in LBOs can sometimes be differentiating factors for financial sponsors enabling them to win a competitive process for the acquisition of a target company. However, although...more

"Proposed Treasury Regulations Revolutionize Tax Rules Governing Intercompany Financing Transactions"

Recently proposed Treasury regulations, which will likely be finalized this year, promise to alter the tax treatment of a wide range of intercompany financing transactions dramatically, upending nearly a century of law...more

Deductibility of Transaction Costs for a Target Company: No Safe Harbor in Deemed Asset Deals

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

On June 10, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service released a Chief Counsel Memorandum dated July 8, 2015, addressing the issue of whether a target S-corporation, which participated in a transaction in which the parties made a...more

Taking the LLC or Partnership Public [Video]

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In this short video, Pepper partner Howard Goldberg discusses a tax-advantaged structure for taking an LLC or partnership public, the "Up-C" structure. ...more

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