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The CFTC’S Cross-Border Application of the Dodd-Frank Act

After years of anticipation, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission in July 2013 issued more than 300 pages of “guidance” ostensibly to assist market participants in understanding the breadth of the extraterritorial...more

OTC Derivatives Regulators Group Issues Report to G20

On March 31, the OTC Derivatives Regulators Group (ODRG) issued a report that identifies remaining over the counter (OTC) derivatives cross-border implementation issues...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume IX, Issue 14

In this issue: - SEC Requests Comment on FINRA Rules - CFTC Issues Interpretation Regarding Auditor Independence Standards - OTC Derivatives Regulators Group Issues Report to G20 - NFA...more

"Base Erosion and Profit Shifting: Key UK Issues"

Six months have elapsed since the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released its 15-point action plan to address Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS). During this time, OECD has been working...more

Jersey, Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands now included to the list of Non-Cooperative States

The list of Non-Cooperative States has been expanded to include Jersey, Bermuda and the British Virgin Islands. As from 1 January 2014, sums paid into these states are subject to a withholding at the source of 75% and are no...more

Swiss Agree to Multinational Tax Information Exchange Agreement

On October 15, 2013 the Swiss signed the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters. As provided in the press reports....more

"G20 Leaders Endorse Greater International Tax Transparency"

At last month’s summit in St. Petersburg, Russia, G20 leaders backed two ambitious proposals issued by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), including the establishment of a global model for the...more

FBAR Non-filers Beware of Global Information Exchange Agreements

At the most recent meeting of the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on July 19 & 20, 2013 they said “We are committed to automatic exchange of information as the new, global standard and we fully support the OECD...more

Offshore Account Secrecy Is History

The recent meeting of the G-20 countries, produced an agreement titled “Exchange of information: Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters”. One of the key provisions calls for a global exchange of banking...more

The Financial Report - Volume 2, No. 16 • September 12, 2013

Discussion and Analysis - No doubt about it. The machines have taken over. Wednesday’s issue of The Wall Street Journal reports that automakers are focusing their efforts on developing self-driving automobiles....more

Capital Thinking: International

Executive and Legislative Branch Activity - Syria - Interrupting the congressional recess one week early and after two days of debate, last Wednesday, September 4, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee passed...more

G20 Representatives Strike Historic Agreement on Automatic Tax Information Exchange

Tax records will be shared around the world by 2015 as part of a G20 pledge to crack down on international tax evasion. China was the sole holdout until it agreed to the plan just days before the summit in St. Petersburg....more

First steps on the path forward: As US swap execution facilities go live, the EU’s move to mandatory exchange trading continues....

At their September 2009 summit in Pittsburgh, G20 leaders agreed that by no later than December 2012, all standardised over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives should be traded on exchanges or electronic trading platforms ‘where...more

CFTC Issues Final Guidance on Cross-Border Application of Swap Regulations

On July 12, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CTFC") approved final guidance addressing the extent to which the swap provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act ("CEA") added by Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall...more

International Tax News - July 2013

OECD RELEASES “BEPS” ACTION PLAN – A SWEEPING INTERNATIONAL TAX EFFORT TO COMBAT BASE EROSION AND PROFIT SHIFTING - The OECD’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs has published its Action Plan to address Base Erosion and...more

OECD releases “BEPS” Action Plan – a sweeping international tax effort to combat base erosion and profit shifting

The OECD’s Committee on Fiscal Affairs (CFA) has published its Action Plan to address Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS). This sweeping international effort aims to combat a comprehensive range of international tax...more

OECD Sets Out Ambitious Global Plan to Tackle Tax Fairness Issues

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued an “Action Plan” to tackle “Base Erosion and Profit Shifting” (“BEPS”) on 19 July 2013. The concept of BEPS covers a range of international tax...more

OECD Launches Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting

The OECD released its Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) on Friday. The BEPS initiative was launched earlier this year at the request of the G20 to counter alleged abuses by multinational corporations to...more

OECD/G20 International Tax Reform: Potential Impact on Canadian Companies

Earlier today the OECD provided its Action Plan on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting to the G20, which contains 15 specific recommendations for international tax reform. The OECD expects the Action Plan to be largely completed...more

G20 Communiqué and FSB Progress Report

The G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors have published a communiqué following their meeting in Moscow on February 15 and 16. The communiqué sets out the G20's policy agenda for reforming financial regulation,...more

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