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G20 publishes Antalya communiqué

G20 has published a communiqué following the meeting of G20 Leaders in Antalya. This summit focused on financial regulation, international tax, anti-corruption, reform of the International Monetary Fund, climate change,...more

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - November 2015 #3

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

Basel Committee reports on finalising reforms

The Basel Committee has published two reports in advance of the G20 summit. The reports cover: - finalising post-crisis reforms: an update reviews the Basel Committee’s work since the global financial crisis to...more

FATF updates on terrorist finance

FATF has updated G20 on its members’ laws to prevent terrorist finance. It conducted a survey of 194 jurisdictions to assess the extent to which their laws made it a criminal offence to finance terrorism, and whether they use...more

FSB reports on misconduct risk

FSB has published a report to G20 on FSB’s work to address misconduct risks in the financial sector and the timeline for these actions. FSB wishes to tackle the following areas...more

FSB reports on correspondent banking

FSB has published a report to G20 on actions taken to assess and address the decline in correspondent banking. It claims correspondent banking is essential for individuals, businesses and banks themselves. The report updates...more

FSB writes to G20 on financial reforms progress

FSB has published a letter to G20 reporting on the progress being made in financial regulatory reforms in advance of the Antalya Summit. It sets out four key points...more

FSB reports on G20 financial regulatory reforms

FSB has published its first annual report to G20 on the implementation and effects of the G20 financial regulatory reforms. It describes progress by FSB member jurisdictions in implementing the financial reforms agreed in the...more

FSB proposes disclosure task force on climate-related risks

FSB has published a proposal to G20 for the creation of an industry-led disclosure task force on climate-related risks. G20 asked FSB for ideas on how to help lenders...more

ODRG reports on cross-border implementation

ESMA has published the OTC Derivatives Regulators Group (ODRG) report updating G20 on further progress in identifying and resolving OTC derivatives cross-border implementation issues....more

OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project — Final Reports Released

On October 5, 2015, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (“OECD”) published final reports outlining the “actions” to be undertaken by OECD members as part of the base erosion and profit shifting (“BEPS”)...more

BEPS Projects Final Report: Issues for the Investment Funds Sector

We have considered the final reports from the perspective of a typical private investment fund that focuses on illiquid assets such as private equity, infrastructure or real estate. Some of the reports contain proposals that,...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition, October 2015

This newsletter provides a snapshot of the principal US and selected global governance and securities law developments during the third quarter of 2015 that may be of interest to Latin American corporations and financial...more

OECD Publishes Final BEPS Project Reports

A focus on hybrid arrangements, interest deductions, treaty abuse and permanent establishment structures. On 5 October 2015, the OECD published its highly anticipated final reports in relation to Base Erosion and Profit...more

Basel Committee updates on priorities

Stefan Ingves has spoken on the Basel Committee’s priorities for the next year. He focused on: - finalising the post-crisis regulatory reforms: he looked particularly at the framework now in place for liquidity, leverage...more

IOSCO reinforces position in markets regulation

IOSCO has reinforced its position as the key global reference point for financial services and markets regulation at its meeting in Toronto. The meeting focused on the following activities:...more

Putting the Final BEPS Reports into Perspective: from Recommendations to Implementation

The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its final reports on the G20/OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project on Monday October 5th, 2015. ...more

Tax Policy Update

After Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s dramatic exit from the race last week, the House GOP conference is taking the week-long Columbus Day recess to do a bit of soul searching and reflect on the future of a party left in...more

OECD Releases Final BEPS Recommendations – Now What?

On Oct. 5, 2015, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released a set of final reports on its 15 point action plan to address Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS). In an accompanying explanatory...more

FSB discusses ongoing workplan progress

FSB has met to discuss progress in its ongoing workplan. Its key priorities include: - market liquidity and asset management: encouraging the appropriate stress testing by funds to assess their ability to meet...more

Tax Policy Update

The number of “Action Items” detailed in the OECD’s report released yesterday to combat base erosion and profit shifting strategies among multinational corporations. The recommendations have drawn criticism from some GOP...more

FSB reports to central bank governors

FSB has released its three reports to G20, which it provided ahead of the G20 meeting in early September. The reports cover: - corporate funding structures and incentives...more

FMLC presents feedback on regulation reform

FMLC has issued an interim feedback statement following responses to its discussion paper on coordination in the reform of international financial regulation. The statement highlights both the comments critiquing FMLC’s...more

Australian Tax Alert: Australia Pursues Multinational Tax Avoidance

In the context of the imminent release of the OECD report to G20 finance ministers (in October 2015) dealing with its final recommendations on the Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan, Australia has introduced...more

G20 publishes meeting communiqué

G20 has published a communiqué following the meeting of finance ministers and central bank governors in Ankara. G20: - endorsed the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) revised principles on...more

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