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UK Spring Statement - Updated position paper on taxation of the digital economy

by Dentons on

The UK government's Spring Statement, delivered March 13, 2018, includes an updated position paper on corporate tax and the digital economy, to address feedback provided during public consultation. Please see full Article...more

Russian Legislation Update: January – February 2018

by White & Case LLP on

Welcome to the most recent issue of our Russian Legislation Update, covering the period of January – February 2018. In this issue: - Banking - Currency Control - Anti-Money Laundering - Disclosure of Information -...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

Peru and Argentina: New Bribe Regimes Put Companies at Risk

by Jones Day on

In reaction to fallout from the recent Odebrecht scandal, and aided by shifting political winds, Peru and Argentina have enacted significant corporate anticorruption legislation. Both countries have implemented laws...more

2018 EU Trade, Regulatory and Competition Trends

Our “trends for 2018” are only a selection of interesting developments to watch for in 2018. Within the political and legislative cycle of the European Union, 2018 promises to be an eventful year, given that it is the last...more

Hong Kong: ground-breaking transfer pricing legislation – key features

by DLA Piper on

The Hong Kong government has gazetted an unprecedented tax legislative amendment – the Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No.6) Bill (Amendment Bill), on December 29, 2017, to meet the international standards promulgated by the...more

International Taxation in the Digital Era: The Rapidly Evolving European Perspective

Europe’s politicians worry that international tax rules have not kept pace with the digital economy and too easily allow multinationals to organize their global operations to minimize net taxable profits in high-tax European...more

EU Tax Haven Blacklist Update

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

The unveiling of the EU tax haven blacklist was covered in our Alert dated 12 December, 2017. While the consequences of a jurisdiction being on the blacklist remain largely unclear, clients may wish to review whether they...more

European Court of Justice: Intercompany Pricing Cannot Be Used For EU Import/Customs Purposes If Subject to Adjustments

• A recent judgment of the European Court of Justice for bars the use of intercompany transfer prices for EU imports and EU customs duty purposes if (as is commonly the case) these are subject to retroactive adjustments. ...more

EIA report projects fossil and nuclear fuels will provide 83% of total global energy in 2040.

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2017 projects that world energy consumption will increase by 28% from 2015 through 2040.  The report provides energy consumption projections for 16 world regions, divided according to...more

Kyiv Tax Newsletter (Ukrainian) - January 2018

by Dentons on

On 11 December 2017, the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine introduced its Road Map for the implementation of international standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes....more

Kyiv Tax Newsletter - January 2018

by Dentons on

The Ministry of Finance of Ukraine elaborated its Road Map for the implementation of international standards of transparency and exchange of information for tax purposes - On 11 December 2017, the Ministry of Finance of...more

Australian Government releases hybrid mismatch rules to counteract entities exploiting differences in the taxation treatment of an...

by DLA Piper on

Introduction and overview - The Australian Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, on Friday 24 November, released exposure draft legislation to prevent entities that are liable to Australian income tax from avoiding income...more

UK Tax Round Up - December 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017-19 - The first version of the Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017-19 was published on 1 December 2017. The majority of the Bill's content had been previously announced at the Autumn 2017 Budget (see...more

Lunione europea ha pubblicato la black list dei paradisi fiscali

Il Consiglio Europeo dei ministri dell'economia ha approvato e pubblicato una lista di 17 Paesi considerati paradisi fiscali (c.d. "Black List") e una lista di 47 Paesi che si sono impegnati ad allinearsi e rispettare i...more

"Absolute Liability" for a Failure to Prevent Foreign Bribery: Significant Change Ahead in Australia?

by Jones Day on

On 6 December 2017, Australia's Federal Government tabled the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate Crime) Bill 2017 ("Bill"), which contains various amendments to Australia's foreign bribery regime, including...more

2017 in review and what to watch for in 2018

by DLA Piper on

2017 has been a year in which the new Financial Markets Conduct Act (FMCA) regime has started to bed in, following the rush to transition by 1 December 2016. The industry is coming to grips with a "new normal" of statutory...more

China to Encourage Even More Steel Exports

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Late last week, the Government of China announced that it would be removing export taxes on many steel products, including wire, rods, bars, billets, and stainless steel plate, as of January 1, 2018. The move is part of a...more

The Securitisation Regulation – the final text

by Dentons on

On 26 October 2017, the European Parliament approved the Securitisation Regulation, which contains significant changes to the current securitisation regulatory framework....more

EU Blacklisting of Tax Havens

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

After months of screening global tax policies by the European Council’s Code of Conduct Group, the EU has finalised its tax-haven blacklist – a list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes, which currently comprises...more

What Multinational Companies in Argentina Need to Know About Anti-Corruption Now

by Kobre & Kim on

Underscored by the recent contentious presidential and congressional elections, during which corruption was — as it is throughout the region — a hot-button issue, anti-corruption enforcement in Argentina is on the rise....more

Bonn Climate Talks Discuss Litigation Trend Linking Climate Change and Human Rights

by King & Spalding on

Climate change has been in the news recently in the wake of the Bonn Climate Talks, which took place between November 6 and 17, 2017. One key take away from the Talks: energy companies must seriously consider potential...more

Global Legal Insights: Bribery & Corruption, 2018 - China

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

China has had strong anti-corruption laws for many years. On 1 January 1980, the Criminal Law of the People’s Republic of China (the “PRC Criminal Law”), containing the criminal offences of bribery and corruption, came into...more

Global Legal Insights: Bribery & Corruption, 2018 - Japan

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Japan is widely perceived to be one of the least corrupt countries in the world. Transparency International ranked Japan as the 20th least corrupt country out of 176 in the most recent Corruption Perceptions Index. The World...more

Significant Reform Signalled for Australia's Foreign Bribery Regime

by Jones Day on

On 6 December 2017, the Commonwealth Government announced its intention to significantly reform Australia's existing anti-foreign bribery regime. The Crimes Legislation Amendment (Combatting Corporate Crime) Bill 2017, now...more

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