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Life Sciences Quarterly: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Implications for Life Science Business

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

What is the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and what provisions of the legislation are relevant to the life sciences industry? In this recap of our first quarter presentation of 2018, which includes video and an...more

U.S. Department of Commerce Provides Further Guidance Regarding the Process for Submitting Exclusion Requests to the Section 232...

by WilmerHale on

This morning, the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued an interim final rule establishing the process by which organizations may submit requests for exclusions from the 25% duties on steel...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Colombia

1 .What role does the government of Colombia play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Colombia is subject to registration with the Colombian Central Bank (Banco de la...more

Presidential Proclamations Impose Tariffs on Aluminum and Steel Imports

by Jones Day on

On March 8, 2018, President Trump signed proclamations imposing tariffs on aluminum and steel imports. The tariffs are being imposed pursuant to Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 following reports from the...more

5 Steps to Obtaining an Exemption under President Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

If your company is a U.S. consumer of imported steel or aluminum, the new tariffs announced by President Trump on March 8, 2018 are bad news. The good news is that you can petition the government for exclusions of certain...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Chile

1 .What role does the government of Chile play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? No governmental prior approval is needed in Chile to initiate or continue an investment from abroad. Foreign...more

Italy, Draft Regulation On Transfer Pricing And Corresponding Adjustments

by DLA Piper on

In April 2017, the Italian government issued a Decree with the aim, among the other, to: (1) amend the Italian transfer pricing legislation, in order to better align it with OECD’s arm’s length principle; and (2) provide the...more

Saudi Arabia VAT Guide

by DLA Piper on

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (the "KSA") has introduced Value Added Tax (VAT) with effect from 1 January 2018, in accordance with the framework agreement among Gulf Cooperation Council (the "GCC") Member States, known as the...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Brazil

1 .What role does the government of Brazil play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? Brazil is a Federation composed by 27 States, 1 Federal District and more than 5,500 Municipalities. Although each...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Bermuda

1. What role does the government of Bermuda play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The government of Bermuda welcomes foreign investment in Bermuda and is committed to working with industries and...more

Dentons laws of fashion - Major trends in the development of Russian fashion law and court practice in 2017

by Dentons on

Major Russian legislation changes - Total chipping - Russian Government Resolution No. 7871 (the “Resolution”), which provides for mandatory labeling of fur products with control (identification) tags (“identification...more

Norway's Ministry of Finance releases guidance on seeking mutual agreement procedure assistance

by DLA Piper on

Norway's Ministry of Finance has released a guide for taxpayers on the mutual agreement procedure (MAP). The new guide, the first of its kind, contains general information on the use of MAP in individual cases, as well as...more

EU Retail News - February 2018

by Bryan Cave on

Do You Need to Appoint a Data Protection Officer in Your Organisation? Under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), any company that monitors individuals on a "large scale" or has "large scale" collections of...more

UK Tax Round Up - February 2018

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Case law developments - Settlement payment not deductible as an expense of a trade (Vaines v HMRC) - Mr. Vaines was a solicitor. In the 2007/08 tax year he paid a settlement amount to a third party that had made a...more

EU: “Hard” Brexit Would Come with Border Friction and Costs

The European Union has published a technical note warning of dire consequences for businesses if the UK leaves the EU with no deal in place. The European Commission has warned companies across Europe to prepare for...more

Impact of Recent Tax Legislation on M&A Transactions

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

This post outlines at a high-level certain provisions under the recently enacted 2017 tax legislation (Pub. L. 115-97, the “Tax Act”) that may affect M&A Transactions. Some of these rules are very complex, particularly in...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

CFTC Files Eight Anti-Spoofing Enforcement Actions against Three Banks (Deutsche Bank, HSBC & UBS) & Six Individuals - On January 29, 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC"), along with the Department of...more

Federal Tax Reform and Minnesota Tax Policy: A Preliminary Guide to Conformity

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Since the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), Minnesota’s Department of Revenue (DOR) has been analyzing what the TCJA will mean for Minnesota. The TCJA marks the most significant changes to the Internal Revenue...more

Expansion of Subpart F under the Tax Reform Act

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Under Subpart F, certain types of income and investments of earnings of a foreign corporation controlled by US shareholders (controlled foreign corporation, or CFC) are deemed distributed to the US shareholders and subject to...more

U.S. 10% Shareholder Taxpayers have a new Mandatory “Transition Tax”

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act") has a provision requiring U.S. Shareholder Taxpayers that own 10% or more of a Controlled Foreign Corporation (CFC) and other “Specified Foreign Corporations” to pay a “transition tax”....more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

Interagency Statement on Accounting and Reporting Implications of the New Tax Law - On January 18, 2018, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal...more

Funds Talk: February 2018

Global Regulators Increasingly Shifting Focus to Cryptocurrency - After years of allowing cryptocurrency transactions to fly under the radar, financial market regulators are beginning to turn their attention to virtual...more

U.S. Court Favors Aircraft Financier in Non-Citizen Trust Case

District court case shines a light on the extent and limits of a lender’s duties in both structuring loan transactions and exercising remedies. Borrowers need to be mindful in structuring the tax and cross-border aspects...more

Tried and trusted: US M&A in 2017: Peaks, valleys and plateaus: The US M&A landscape in 2017

by White & Case LLP on

Overall deal value declined in 2017, yet it was higher than all other post-crisis years from 2008 to 2013. HEADLINES - Overall M&A fell 14.3 percent by value compared to 2016, while the number of deals edged ahead by...more

Tried and trusted: US M&A in 2017: US M&A survey: Drivers, dilemmas and destinations

by White & Case LLP on

Our exclusive survey identifies impacts from tax reforms and the repatriation of offshore capital as key areas to watch in 2018. Digital innovation remains a major driver for transactions, while effective due diligence poses...more

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