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The Netherlands - Budget 2018 - Dividend withholding tax and non-resident taxation

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On 19 September 2017, the Dutch government released the State’s Budget for the year 2018. The Budget includes a draft bill to expand the dividend withholding tax exemption to tax treaty countries, to introduce a withholding...more

Potential regulatory and transactional impacts for financial institutions

by Dentons on

On 29 March 2017 the UK Government triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, giving notice to European Council of the EU of its intention to leave the EU and triggering a two year period of withdrawal...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XII, Issue 35

SEC/CORPORATE - SEC Commissioners Announce Search for First-Ever Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation - On September 13, the Commissioners of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the launch of...more

Have you started auditing your contracts with your service providers that handle EU personal data? UK Information Commissioner’s...

Many companies have started the potentially lengthy process of auditing their service provider contracts to make sure that they comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force on...more

Regulation Round Up - August 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

2 August - The UK Competition and Markets Authority announced a consultation on proposed revisions to its published guidance on penalty setting in Competition Act 1998 cases....more

UK Government Publishes Its Position on UK-EU Data Transfers Post-Brexit

by Reed Smith on

The UK Government has published a position paper (“the Paper”), which will form part of a series of papers setting out key issues forming the Government’s vision for their partnership with the EU post-Brexit. The Paper...more

UK Government sets out its preferred post-Brexit landscape for data protection

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Her Majesty’s Government last week published a position paper outlining its preferred post-Brexit landscape for data protection. The high-level takeaways are hardly surprising: the government stresses that it intends to...more

Brussels Regulatory Brief: August

by K&L Gates LLP on

On 6 July 2017, the European Commission (“Commission”) announced it had opened three investigations against companies which have allegedly breached the European Union (“EU”) merger procedural rules. Two of the cases...more

Hungary proposes introducing national security vetting of non-EEA purchasers in sensitive sectors

by Allen & Overy LLP on

A new draft bill proposes that certain foreign direct investments into Hungary will require the approval of the Interior Ministry. The new rules are proposed to take effect from 29 June 2018, and should be considered in all...more

European Parliament Committee Publishes Study on the Legal Implications of Brexit

On August 9, 2017, a policy department of the European Parliament (“EP“) published a Study requested by the EP’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (“IMCP“) on the “Legal Implications of Brexit: Customs...more

UK Implementation of MiFID II (for Hong Kong and Other Asian Managers)

The release by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on 3 July 2017 of its final rules on the implementation of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive 2014/65/EU and the new Markets in Financial Instruments...more

Boardroom Brexit: The latest information business needs to know

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There has been a lot going on in recent months; the UK general election, the start of formal Brexit negotiations, and the unofficial launch of Britain's independent trade policy at the World Trade Organisation in Geneva....more

EBA Publishes Discussion Paper on Approach to Fintech

On August 4, 2017, the European Banking Authority (“EBA“) published its discussion paper (EBA/DP/2017/02) on its approach to fintech. During the spring of this year, the EBA undertook a fintech mapping exercise in order to...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XII, Issue 30

BROKER-DEALER - FINRA and SIPC Agree To Streamline the Annual Report Filing Process for Broker-Dealers - On August 1, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC)...more

Brexit - Legal Implications

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In our latest memorandum, we have briefly outlined some of the main legal implications of Brexit according to different models, including the EEA model. In light of recent comments made by Theresa May, it is unlikely that...more

UK Implementation of MiFID II

The release by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on 3 July 2017 of its final rules on the implementation of the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive 2014/65/EU and the new Markets in Financial Instruments...more

European Competition Law Newsletter – August 2017

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Restrictions on Resellers’ Use of Third-Party Internet Platforms - On 26 July 2017, Advocate General (AG) Nils Wahl of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down his opinion in the seminal Coty case concerning...more

The Extended UK PSC Regime

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The UK’s beneficial ownership disclosure rules for persons with significant control (PSCs) over certain UK entities, introduced in April 2016, have been extended as part of the UK’s implementation of the EU’s Fourth Anti...more

House of Commons Publishes Briefing Paper on Brexit and Data Protection

by Reed Smith on

The House of Commons Library, which aims to provide impartial research and analysis to MPs and their staff, has published a briefing paper on the impact of Brexit on data protection law in the UK (“the Paper”). The Paper...more

Queens Speech: UK company law Brexit and beyond

by Dentons on

As widely expected, Brexit-focused legislation dominates the legislative programme outlined in the Queen's Speech on 21 June....more

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update - 7 July 2017 – 13 July 2017

by Allen & Overy LLP on

BREXIT - Brexit - EU (Withdrawal) Bill published - On 13 July, the DExEU published the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (Bill), which: (i) repeals the ECA 1972; (ii) converts EU law into UK law where appropriate; and...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - July 2017 - Issue 1

by Dechert LLP on

A compact summary of the most recent regulatory developments relevant to the UK asset management industry. In this issue we look at the extension of the PSC regime to Scottish limited partnerships and AIM listed companies,...more

Registration of Beneficial Owners – Changes to the UK PSC Regime

by Reed Smith on

The UK government has published legislation to implement changes to the UK ‘people with significant control’ (PSC) regime to bring it into line with the Fourth Money Laundering Directive ((EU) 2015/849). The new law came into...more

EU Commission Exposes Automotive Lighting Cartel

by Bryan Cave on

On 21st June 2017 the European Commission announced that it had fined Automotive Lighting and Hella over €26 million for participating in an automotive lighting cartel, in breach of Article 101 of the Treaty for the...more

UK Implements Changes to Beneficial Ownership Register Regime

by K&L Gates LLP on

On 26 June 2017 the Information about People with Significant Control (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (the "2017 Regulations") were brought into force. Key changes brought about by the 2017 Regulations include the...more

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