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Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project implementation in Mauritius

by Dentons on

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an economic organisation made up of 35 member countries, with the aim of encouraging economic progress and world trade. In 2015, the OECD developed the Base...more

The Financial Report, Vol. 6, No. 18

by DLA Piper on

Discussion and Analysis - The SEC’s recent disclosure that its Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval (EDGAR) system was hacked in 2016 has been receiving a lot of attention in the press. After several years of...more

Subsidies and Overcapacity: Recent Developments at the G20 and the WTO

by Dentons on

Overcapacity occurs when industrial capacity exceeds production levels, so that the supply of the good in question exceeds its demand. By lowering incentives for research and development, high levels of unutilized capacity...more

G20 Advances Climate and Energy Action Plan for Growth

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On 8 July 2017, the G20 summit in Hamburg issued a Climate and Energy Action Plan for Growth (the Plan). The Plan reaffirms the commitment of the countries (excluding the United States (US) — which announced its intended...more

Bank of England’s Response to Financial Risks Arising from Climate Change

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On 16 June 2017, the Bank of England (BoE) published an article setting out its response to climate change, explaining that climate change and society’s response to it presents certain financial risks. These risks arise...more

More than 60 countries sign OECD multilateral convention to counter base erosion and profit shifting

by DLA Piper on

This week's signing ceremony for the OECD Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent BEPS marks a new and important milestone in the international tax agenda to tackle perceived abusive...more

The Financial Report, Volume 6, Number 6

by DLA Piper on

Discussion and Analysis - This week, DLA Piper has been proud to once again be a sponsor of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Compliance and Legal Society’s Annual Seminar. Perhaps the...more

Turkish Sovereign Wealth Fund: what you need to know

by White & Case LLP on

In August 2016, Turkey joined the rest of the G20 countries and met the concept of sovereign wealth funds when it passed a law establishing the Turkey Wealth Fund Management Joint Stock Corporation (the “Corporation”) and...more

G20 Leaders Publish Communique 

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The G20 Leaders have published a Communique from the Summit held in Germany. The G20 Leaders reiterated their commitment to finalizing the remaining elements of the financial sector reform agenda and to conducting a...more

Financial Stability Board Targets Fund Finance

by Dechert LLP on

In marked contrast to the emerging U.S. deregulatory climate, the G-20’s Financial Stability Board (FSB) has issued Policy Recommendations for the regulation of four “structural vulnerabilities” in the asset management...more

Base erosion and profit shifting - new regulations

by Hogan Lovells on

International tax issues have never been more prevalent than in today's integrated economic environment and international markets. As the world becomes increasingly globalised and cross-border activities become the norm, the...more

Financial Stability Board Publishes 2017 Plan to Address Decline in Correspondent Banking

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Stability Board published an updated progress report outlining its action plan to assess and address the decline in correspondent banking. Correspondent banking relationships enable banks to access financial...more

G20 Priorities for 2017

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The G20 Leaders published the Priorities for the 2017 G20 Summit in Hamburg on July 7 and 8, 2017. The document sets out the areas in which the G20 will build on previous work and further areas...more

Phasing out of fossil fuel subsidies: Will G20 leaders agree on deadline?

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

At the G20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, in September 2016, the G20 leaders reaffirmed their commitment to rationalise and phase-out inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption over the medium term,...more

Financial Stability Board Publishes Assessment Methodology for the Key Attributes of Effective Resolution

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Stability Board published methodology for assessing the implementation of the Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes for financial institutions in the banking sector...more

International Bodies Publish Second Consultation on Harmonization of Key OTC Derivatives Data Elements

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures and the International Organization of Securities Commissions published a joint consultative report on the harmonization of a second batch of key OTC derivatives data...more

Tax Uncertainty Hinders Global Growth: Business Survey Launched

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Businesses are invited to participate in an international survey from the OECD to measure the impact of tax uncertainty on their investment decisions. Companies have until December 16 to participate in a confidential...more

Report to G20 on Beneficial Ownership

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Action Task Force published a report to the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors updating them on the steps being taken by the FATF on implementation of international standards on transparency and...more

G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan 2017-2018 Published

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The G20 published its Anti-Corruption Action Plan for 2017-2018 and called on countries to implement the United Nations Convention against Corruption. The G20 established the Anti-Corruption Working Group in 2010, a body...more

Financial Services Regulation Exchange – International Newsletter Issue 30 – September 2016

by DLA Piper on

DLA Piper’s Financial Services International Regulatory team welcomes you to the thirtieth edition of ‘Exchange – International’ – our international newsletter designed to keep you informed of regulatory developments in...more

G20 Leaders Publish Communiqué

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The G20 Leaders published the Communiqué from the Hangzhou Summit. The G20 Leaders reiterated their commitment to finalizing the remaining elements of the financial sector reform agenda, including, for example, finalization...more

Financial Stability Board Reports on Implementation of Over-the-Counter Derivatives Reforms 

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Financial Stability Board published its eleventh progress report on the implementation of reforms by standard-setting bodies, national and regional authorities and market participants to the over-the-counter derivatives...more

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Progress Report on Basel III Implementation

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision published a report to the G20 leaders, providing an update on implementation of the Basel III regulatory reforms since the Basel Committee’s last progress report in November 2015....more

China Policy for Lender Liability in Green Finance Guidelines

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

In April 2015, the Final Report of the People’s Bank of China’s Green Finance Task Force made 14 recommendations to facilitate the establishment of China’s green finance system. Recommendation 13 proposed the imposition of...more

Senators Urge President Obama To Raise Cybersecurity During G20 Summit

by King & Spalding on

In advance of the 2016 Group of 20 (“G20”) Summit, which convened in Hangzhou, China, on September 4 and 5, several Democratic Senators sent a letter to President Obama urging him to make cybersecurity a priority. The...more

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