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Digital Single Market: the European Commission Takes Stock and Defines Future Priorities

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The Commission’s mid-term review assesses the progress of DSM initiatives and sets new goals for on data economy, cybersecurity and online platforms. On 10 May 2017, the European Commission published its mid-term review...more

Key Takeaways: Inside the White House and Capitol Hill — The Impact of a New Administration on Global Markets

On January 25, 2017, Skadden hosted a panel discussion at the London Stock Exchange on the potential policy direction of the Trump administration. The panel touched on tax reform, trade agreements, inbound and outbound U.S....more

Doing Business in the UAE

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Country Background - Formed on 2 December 1971, the UAE is a federal state of seven emirates comprising Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah and Umm Al Quwain. The UAE federal constitution...more

Corporate E-Note - January 2017

by Burr & Forman on

The IRS has announced it will begin treating certain syndicated conservation easement transactions and “substantially similar” transactions as “listed transactions.” Notice 2017-20 published on December 23, 2016 (the...more

Health Update - November 2016

Post-Election Analysis: Healthcare Antitrust in a Trump Administration - In a Republican sweep of all the elected branches of the federal government, Donald Trump won the presidential election and Republicans retained...more

Defending parallel proceedings: key considerations and best practices

by DLA Piper on

Parallel proceedings refer to two or more concurrent investigations or litigations arising out of a common set of facts. These proceedings can involve any combination of criminal, civil, or administrative authorities, as well...more

Dawn raids: How to prepare for, manage, and mitigate the increasing risk to multinational tech companies

by White & Case LLP on

Dawn raids and enforcement actions throughout Europe are becoming more and more prevalent. And increasingly, the targets of these raids are multinational tech companies with foreign headquarters, which through their global...more

Massachusetts Gaming Update: Commission Rejects Application for Resort Casino in Brockton

by Goodwin on

The wait is over and the decision is in. On Thursday, April 28, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted 4-1 against awarding a commercial license to Mass Gaming & Entertainment, LLC to build a resort casino in Brockton....more

There Was a Panel on What?? Notes on the ABA Antitrust Spring Meeting Panel on Marijuana Law

by BakerHostetler on

Attendees at this year’s Spring Meeting may have been surprised by an unexpected panel: an overview of the status of the law related to the legalization of marijuana and antitrust issues facing the nascent industry. However,...more

Threatened US trade action targeting global imports could significantly disrupt the US steel market

by Dentons on

By many accounts, the US steel industry is in a significant downturn, which by some measures is nearly as bad as that suffered during the last recession. In response to this downturn, the US steel industry has filed a series...more

Trade & Manufacturing - News of Note - February 2016

by King & Spalding on

USTR Issues Report on China’s Implementation of WTO Agreements - The office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently issued an annual report on China’s implementation of its obligations under the World...more

Tax State Aid: The European Commission concludes Belgian ‘excess profit’ rulings illegal

by King & Spalding on

On January 11 2016, the European Commission (the Commission) again used Tax State Aid arguments to combat tax planning by multinationals when it announced its final decision in the formal state aid investigation into the...more

Tax Update: Tax Ruling Transparency in the EU - What You Need to Know

by DLA Piper on

In the wake of the final OECD BEPS reports issued in October, the European Council adopted amendments to Directive 2011/16/EU providing for the automatic exchange of information concerning advance cross border rulings (ACBR)...more

Competition and Regulation Update: Storage in the National Electricity Market - Is the Grid Moving In?

by DLA Piper on

Electricity storage at or above household scale will likely become economic within the next few years, as the cost of batteries come down and generous feed in tariffs slowly expire. Australia could be one of the world's...more

European Competition Law Newsletter – November 2015

by McGuireWoods LLP on

A company that helps with or facilitates a cartel is at just as much risk of sanctions and penalties as are the actual cartelists. This was confirmed by the EU’s highest court (the European Court of Justice (ECJ)) on 22...more

US China Trade War — TPP, Three False Trade Arguments, China President Trip, Trade, Customs, IP/Patent Securities

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

As indicated in more detail below, the Import Alliance will have meetings on November 17th and 18th in Washington DC. On the afternoon of November 17th, we will meet in our Washington DC office and then on November 18th meet...more

European Commission adopts first two decisions in EU tax probe in push for corporate tax reform

by White & Case LLP on

On 21 October, the European Commission (“EC”) adopted its first decisions in its investigation into Member States’ tax rulings. The investigation, which began in June 2013, has also targeted tax rulings given to Apple and...more

The European Commission’s New Pandora’s Box – Reopening Final Tax Rulings as a Form of “State Aid”

In Short - The European Commission (Commission) has adopted a decision on 21 October 2015 on the tax rulings – also referred to as “comfort letters” – granted by Luxembourg to Fiat Finance and Trade (FFT) and by The...more

European Competition Law Newsletter – July 2015

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On 24 June 2015, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) was defeated in its first attempt at convincing a jury to convict individuals for the UK criminal “cartel offence”. The jury was not persuaded that the two...more

Focus on Tax Controversy and Litigation - Supreme Court Decides Maryland v. Wynne and Rules that Maryland Tax Scheme Is...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

In This Issue: - Maryland’s Tax Scheme Ruled Unconstitutional - “FTC Generator” Case Update - FSA Rules that Equitable Disgorgement May be Deductible Expense - District Court Upholds Attorney Client...more

The Netherlands: resistance against different gambling taxes; complaint EC lodged

by DLA Piper on

Yesterday, Dutch media reported that the proposed Remote Gambling Act (“RGA”) is subject to a complaint filed with the European Commission. The sector organization of slot machines, VAN, submitted the complaint stating that...more

TurboTax’s software maker Intuit on the hot seat for lax security measures to prevent tax fraud

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Intuit, Inc., the maker of the software used by TurboTax customers to file electronic tax returns stopped its e-filing return program in February after receiving notices from multiple states that thousands of fraudulent tax...more

Focus on Regulatory Law - March 2015

by McDermott Will & Emery on

REGULATORY AUTHORITIES - FRENCH COMPETITION AUTHORITY – TDF fined for anti-competitive practices: In a 2009 opinion issued at the request of the French regulator for electronic and postal communications (ARCEP)...more

European Competition Law Newsletter – April 2015

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On 19 March 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down a significant judgment on the application of EU competition law to information exchange between competitors. ...more

European Competition Law Newsletter – March 2015

by McGuireWoods LLP on

A recent European Commission (EC) fining decision against UK-based broker ICAP confirms that companies which merely facilitate a cartel will be tarred with the same brush as those which actually engage in the cartel. The...more

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