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Investment Services Regulatory Update - November 2017

by Vedder Price on

New Rules, Proposed Rules, Guidance and Alerts - SEC STAFF GUIDANCE AND ALERTS - SEC Staff Issues No-Action Letters to Facilitate Cross-Border Compliance with the Research “Unbundling” Provisions of the European...more

The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

by DLA Piper on

On Wednesday 18 October 2017, the UK Government introduced the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill (the "Sanctions Bill") into Parliament. The Sanctions Bill received its second reading in the House of Lords on 1...more

House Passes Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: How the Senate Proposal Compares

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On November 2, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee (the “House Committee”) released its plan for comprehensive tax reform: the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” (H.R. 1) (the “House Bill”). Following a week of hearings,...more

Latest tax legislation makes for interesting reading

by DLA Piper on

The final Taxation Laws Amendment Bill 2017 (the TLAB) was introduced in the National Assembly on 25 October 2017 for ratification and signature by the President which is expected by early January 2018....more

Changes Possibly Coming to CFIUS

by Bryan Cave on

Change may be coming to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), but any changes to the jurisdiction or process used by the multi-agency committee that reviews foreign investments in U.S. business for...more

U.S. Congress Introduces Legislation to Change Foreign Direct Investment Review

by Jones Day on

Congress recently introduced two pieces of legislation that could significantly change foreign direct investment review in the United States. The Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2017 ("FIRRMA") seeks to...more

How US Tax Reform Proposals Will Affect Private Investment Funds and Asset Managers

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Aspects of the current proposals could significantly alter the US taxation of investment funds, sponsors, and investors. Key Points: ..Major changes to US tax laws on business tax rates, interest deductibility, and...more

Do You Need a Risk Factor for Proposed U.S. Federal Income Tax Reform?

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Tax reform efforts by Congress are ongoing, and the substance of the tax bills remains fluid. However, for foreign corporations with U.S. operations, there are some specific potential risks to consider, such as additional...more

Kyiv Tax Newsletter (Ukrainian) - November 2017 #2

by Dentons on

On 9 October 2017, the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland signed the Protocol for introduction of amendments into the Convention between the Government of...more

Kyiv Tax Newsletter - November 2017 #2

by Dentons on

Increased withholding tax rates in the instances of application of the Convention between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for the Avoidance of Double...more

The Senate Finance Committee’s proposal for tax reform, and how it compares with the bill passed by the House Committee on Ways &...

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

UPDATE: The Senate Finance Committee last night released a revised version of the Chairman’s Mark of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. We are reviewing these changes and will release an update soon... On Thursday, November 9, the...more

Congress Introduces Bill to Expand CFIUS’s Review Authority

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers introduced identical bills in the House and Senate on Wednesday to broaden the authority of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS” or the “Committee”), an...more

The State and Local Tax Implications of Federal Tax Reform

On November 2, 2017, Republicans in the House of Representatives released their much-anticipated tax reform bill (the House Plan). The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) proposes numerous changes to the Internal Revenue Code,...more

Possible Favorable Impacts on Inbound U.S. Real Property Investments under the Proposed Tax Act

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

The proposed Act has provisions that will provide benefits to non-U.S. persons making investments into U.S. real property. For foreign persons investing individually (or through pass-through entities) in U.S. partnership...more

Senate Finance Committee releases tax reform bill

by Dentons on

On November 9, Orrin Hatch, Chairman of the US Senate Finance Committee, unveiled the Senate's version of comprehensive tax reform. Chairman Hatch released the Senate proposal following approval of the US House of...more

Washington Seeks New Regulation of Technology Investments: What You Need to Know Now About the Proposed CFIUS Legislation

On November 8, 2017, a bipartisan coalition in Congress introduced the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA), which would greatly expand the reach and consequence of the Committee on Foreign Investment in...more

House of Representatives Releases First Draft of Tax Reform Bill

by Jones Day on

The Situation: On November 2, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee released its first draft of much-anticipated comprehensive U.S. tax reform legislation as the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." Chairman Brady’s markup of the bill...more

House Committee on Ways and Means Releases Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

On November 2, 2017, the House Committee on Ways and Means, led by Republican Chairman Kevin Brady, released H.R. 1, the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act." The House Committee is expected to mark up the bill beginning on November 6,...more

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

Today, the Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives released their long-anticipated tax reform bill, entitled the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”. While there have been multiple statements from the Republican majority in the...more

President Trump Blocks Sale of U.S. Company to Chinese Buyers Under CFIUS

by Williams Mullen on

On September 13, 2017 President Trump ordered that the acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation by Chinese purchasers be “prohibited” under CFIUS. While this is the first publically announced blocking of an...more

EU to Establish a Framework for Screening Foreign Direct Investment

by WilmerHale on

On September 13, 2017, the European Commission issued a proposal for a Regulation establishing a framework for screening foreign direct investment (“FDI”) in the European Union (the “Proposal” or “Proposed Regulation”). The...more

Latest CFIUS Annual Report Shows Start of Withdraw and Refile Trend

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) recently released the unclassified version of its annual report to Congress for transactions notified to CFIUS during calendar year 2015. While the data...more

The proposed US tax reform: repatriation alternatives for multinationals operating in Latin America

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The proposed US tax reform may incentivize multinational companies that have made investments in Latin America to pursue repatriation alternatives such as dividend distributions and capital reduction. However, the...more

Republicans release new tax reform framework

by Dentons on

On September 27, 2017, the Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress released their "Unified Framework for Fixing our Broken Tax Code." This nine-page document is the result of months of meetings on tax reform...more

Tax Reform Update: Administration and Congressional Officials Unveil Framework

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The proposal would significantly change US taxation of businesses, setting the stage for legislative negotiations, but omits some key details. On September 27, a group of Trump Administration and Congressional leaders...more

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