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The OECD is focused on maintaining the integrity of the CRS

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

As of August 2017, 102 international Jurisdictions are committed to the implementation timelines of the Common Reporting Standard (CRS). There are 49 Jurisdictions that are committed to the first exchange during 2017 and 53...more

UK Tax Round Up - September 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

UK Tax News and Developments - Finance (No 2) Bill 2017 - The second Finance Bill of 2017, known as Finance (No 2) Bill 2017, has now been published. As expected, this contains most of the provisions which were dropped from...more

Information Exchange Under the OECD’s Common Reporting Standard Begins Early in Select Countries

by Alston & Bird on

Modeled after the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) – the U.S.’s information reporting regime for U.S. holders of foreign accounts – the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) approved the...more

New EU regulation on conflict minerals

by DLA Piper on

New EU regulation on conflict minerals Corporate social responsibility is an important matter in relation to mining and mineral trading. The EU has adopted a new regulation to enhance social responsible mining and trading...more

Revised Data Requirements for China New Chemical Notification Released

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The Ministry of Environmental Protection of China (MEP) released on August 31, 2017, the Amendment on Data Requirements to the “Guidance for New Chemical Substance Notification and Registration.” The revisions are expected...more

Google Ireland Limited does not have permanent establishment in France

The Paris administrative court ruled on July 12th, 2017, that Google Ireland Limited did not have to pay $1.3 billion in back taxes in France for the period 2005-2010. The Irish company Google Ireland Limited sells digital...more

The EU Conflict Minerals Regulation – Frequently Asked Questions and Take-Aways for Downstream Companies (or Why Should I Care...

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

In late May, the European Union published the final text of its recently adopted conflict minerals regulation (the “Regulation”), which was more than seven years in the making. On almost a daily basis, we are asked by clients...more

Introduction of new tax incentives for intellectual property

by Allen & Overy LLP on

The Luxembourg Government has, on 4 August 2017, submitted a bill1 to Parliament for the reintroduction of a regime of taxation of intellectual property (IP) rights in Luxembourg. The new regime is intended to replace the...more

UK Tax Round Up - August 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

UK Tax News and Developments - Latest on the Finance (No 2) Bill 2017 - On 20 July 2017 the government announced in Hansard that the House of Commons will, on Wednesday 6 September 2017, be asked to approve the Ways and Means...more

FATCA, FCPA, AML and OFAC allow the US to regulate the world. But what does it really mean?

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

In the current environment of increased regulation, transparency, reporting and heightened compliance standards, the US and its Government Agencies have an arsenal of tools with extraterritorial application. ...more

Ireland's Revenue releases guidelines on requesting Mutual Agreement Procedure assistance

by DLA Piper on

Ireland has published guidelines for requesting Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP) assistance. The guidelines, issued in early August, set out the legal basis for requesting MAP assistance as well as...more

Luxembourg announces new IP tax regime

by DLA Piper on

Luxembourg has announced a new regime that offers a special tax incentive for certain income from intellectual property rights. The bill containing the new IP regime, which is expected to come into effect as of the 2018 tax...more

Branch Report: The Future of Transfer Pricing

by DLA Piper on

The prepared Branch Report is dedicated to Subject 2 of the Congress 'The Future of Transfer Pricing'. It outlines Ukrainian transfer pricing regulations and practices as of the end of 2016, as well as analyses impact of the...more

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.’s Comments on New Category Documents under the New Chemicals Program

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) appreciates the efforts being made by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to upgrade and update several of the category documents in the New Chemicals Program, encourage EPA’s...more

Japan Legal Update - Volume 27 | July 2017

by Jones Day on

On June 7, 2017, Japan signed the "Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty-Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting" ("MLI"). The MLI is a part of the OECD/G20 base erosion and profit-shifting...more

UPDATE: New UK Offences of Failure to Prevent Facilitation of Tax Evasion – looming deadline

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

In May 2016, we published an Alert about UK proposals to introduce new strict liability corporate criminal offences aimed at preventing the facilitation of tax evasion. Andy Howard, Tax partner in the Ropes & Gray London...more

UK Tax Round Up - July 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

UK Tax News and Developments - Conservative legislative agenda set out in Queen's Speech - Following the UK general election on 8 June 2017, at which the Conservative party won the largest number of seats but lost its...more

Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for June 2017

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments from the past month, with links to primary...more

Three Fund Issues That Can Unexpectedly Impact Portfolio Company Investments

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Increasingly complex fund structures and documentation mean that analysing how potential portfolio acquisitions interact with the fund at the top of any deal structure is more important now than ever. Investor Excuse...more

Conflict Minerals – The European Drive for Greater Supply-Chain Transparency Continues

by Allen & Overy LLP on

The EU has finally adopted new transparency rules regarding so-called conflicts minerals being imported into the EU. This follows a series of policy initiatives from the European Commission to drive for greater transparency...more

Impact of the Multilateral Instrument on U.S. Taxpayers

by Alston & Bird on

Nearly 70 countries have signed the OECD’s multilateral instrument – but the U.S. isn’t one of them. Our International Tax Group takes stock of how the MLI will prevent base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) and what it all...more

The British Virgin Islands’ Beneficial Owners Secure System Act of 2017

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

The British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) is a small chain of islands in the Caribbean situated between Puerto Rico and St. Maarten. The BVI has been a top sailing destination since the days of Sir Francis Drake. The BVI is a...more

The Mutual Agreement Procedure: A Taxpayers' Tool Reinvented

by DLA Piper on

Tax risks of multinational enterprises are expected to continue to increase post-BEPS as tax authorities globally increase their scrutiny on their cross-border tax transactions. This trend is anticipated in the OECD/G20...more

DOJ Releases Useful Corporate Compliance Resource

by Baker Donelson on

The Criminal Division’s Fraud Section of the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) published an “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” (the “Compliance Manual”) which offers guidance on the common questions contemplated by...more

Real Estate Investment in Africa: Is the Honeymoon Over?

by DLA Piper on

The environment for real estate investment in Africa contains a perplexing mix of positive and negative factors. This is quite apart from the obvious fact that, in a continent of 54 countries and wide variations in levels...more

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