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Update on the EU's Proposed Financial Transactions Tax

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently issued a decision rejecting the UK government’s initial legal challenge against the proposed introduction of a financial transactions tax (FTT) in Europe. The...more

UK’s financial transaction tax challenge – mission accomplished

The UK was challenging the legality of the decision taken by the Council of the European Union to authorise the enhanced cooperation procedure (ECP) to establish an FTT for a subgroup of willing Member States. The UK, and a...more

Key issues for asset managers in 2014

In this newsletter - U.S.: - Dodd-Frank Act – Designation of asset managers as systemically important financial institutions - Volcker Rule finalised with a more limited application to covered fund activities...more

EU Institutions in Public Disagreement over the Legality of the Financial Transaction Tax

Lawyers for the European Commission and EU member states are in public disagreement over the legality of the FTT. A leaked legal opinion produced by the EU Council’s legal service alleged that the FTT was both incompatible...more

"European Council’s Lawyers Opine That Proposed EU Financial Transaction Tax Is Unlawful"

The European Council Legal Service has issued an opinion that seriously questions the legal validity of the European Commission’s proposals for a financial transaction tax (FTT). The opinion finds that the extraterritorial...more

Financial Regulatory Update - June 2013

This newsletter provides an overview of some of the main financial services regulatory developments in the UK and EU from the period 1 January 2013 to 1 June 2013. Banking and Prudential Supervision Basel 3/Capital...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - First Quarter 2013: The European Financial Transactions Tax

The European Commission on 14 February 2013 adopted a proposal for a Directive1 authorising eleven countries – Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia and Slovakia (the “FTT Zone”)...more

A European Financial Transaction Tax

In September 2011, the European Commission initially proposed that a financial transaction tax (“FTT”) be implemented by all 27 EU Member States, although it soon became clear that a significant proportion of the Member...more

European Financial Transaction Tax Proposal

On February 14, the European Commission released draft text for a proposed financial transaction tax directive. If the text is implemented into law a financial transaction tax (FTT) will be payable to the tax authorities in...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - February 15, 2013

In this issue: - FINRA Proposes Rule Change that Would Require Reporting OTC Equity Transactions Within 10 Seconds - FINRA Offers Changes to Proposed Rules Governing Markups, Commissions and Fees - CFTC Permits...more

The European Financial Transaction Tax Proposal Returns

On 14 February 2013, the European Commission (the “Commission”) released draft text for a proposed financial transaction tax Directive (the “Draft Proposal”). If the text is implemented into law a financial transaction tax...more

Financial Services Tax - UK Update from Dechert's Tax Group - February 2013: Adoption of the European FTT

On 22 January 2013, the Council of the European Union adopted a decision authorising eleven countries - Belgium, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia and Slovakia — to proceed with the...more

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