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TPP-11 Moving Forward

by Jones Day on

Steven Okun, Governor and Chair of the TPP Task Force of the American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore ("AmCham") and Senior Advisor to McLarty Associates, discusses with Jones Day partner Darren Murphy the progress of the...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

Japan Legal Update - Volume 27 | July 2017

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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

Taiwan: Cross-border opportunities amid global change: A tale of two trade agreements, Trump and Taiwan

by White & Case LLP on

Recent international developments could impact Taiwan's global competitiveness while opening opportunities for new trade negotiations in the Asia-Pacific region...more

BEPS Update: OECD Multilateral Instrument Signed

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

On June 7, 2017, ministers and high-level officials of 68 jurisdictions convened to formally sign the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS),...more

Blog: Legislating for #Brexit: the EU’s external agreements

by Cooley LLP on

The House of Commons Library has published a new report: “Legislating for Brexit: EU external agreements“. The EU has entered into 890 bilateral and 259 multilateral international treaties and agreements. In most cases,...more

U.S., China ratify Paris climate agreement

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The U.S. has formally ratified the global climate change agreement reached in Paris last year, as has China. This moves the Paris climate agreement closer to legal effectiveness -- but more nations must accept the pact...more

EU Market Abuse Regulation—Implications for Non-EU Issuers with Securities Traded on an EU Market

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The EU’s revamped market abuse rules—the Market Abuse Regulation (“MAR”)—come into direct effect in all EU Member States on July 3, 2016. MAR expands the scope of certain EU rules to EU markets that were previously not...more

Important Decisions Reached in Nairobi at the WTO’s 10th Ministerial Conference

by King & Spalding on

On December 19, the World Trade Organization (WTO) concluded its 10th Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. The Ministerial Conference, which typically is held every two years, is a meeting of the decision-making body of...more

Investment in the Power Sector in Emerging Markets

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Power generation financing comes with risks, but finding ways to mitigate these risks provides opportunities for rewards. As the world's energy dynamic is changing in response to powerful economic, security of supply,...more

The Rise in Arbitration Claims Filed by Renewable Energy Investors Under the Energy Charter Treaty

In the past three years, the number of claims filed by renewable energy investors under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) has risen significantly. In particular, Spain, who had been the subject of only a handful of...more

ICSID Claim Against Austria Puts Bilateral Investment Treaties Under Spotlight

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On 30 July 2015, the secretary general of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) registered a request to begin arbitration proceedings against the Republic of Austria. . The request was...more

How to protect investments in Indonesia despite the termination of its Bilateral Investment Treaties

by Dechert LLP on

Various nationalistic measures have been taken by states in Asia against foreign investors in recent times. Investment treaties provide investors with protection against such incursions and, if necessary, a means by which...more

A Week of Trade: Congress Advances Numerous Trade Bills

This past week saw more congressional activity on trade legislation than has been seen in some time. Both houses of US Congress marked up and advanced badly needed and long-overdue legislation in a number of areas relevant to...more

Automatic Exchange of Information: End to banking secrecy or flight of fancy? Common Reporting Standard

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THE COMMON REPORTING STANDARD - On the 29 October 2014, a total of 51 jurisdictions signed a multilateral agreement to participate in the automatic exchange of information under the Common Reporting Standard ("CRS"). A...more

International Tax News - October 2014

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AUSTRALIA TO REFORM TAX TREATMENT OF EMPLOYEE STOCK AWARDS: 5 TAKEAWAYS FOR US-BASED COMPANIES - The Australian government has committed to reform the tax treatment of employee stock awards as part of its Industry...more

New Developments on International Automatic Financial Information Exchange and Disclosure

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We last updated our clients and friends in February 2014 (Feb 2014 Memorandum) on issues related to the disclosure and automatic exchange of financial information on an international basis. Since then, the pressure...more

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