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In a two-part analysis, Withers compared how different jurisdictions dealt with spousal maintenance.
‘Deoffshorisation’ of Russian economy: draft law on controlled foreign company legislation and other measures
In this briefing, Withers sets out the key provisions of the draft law on anti-offshore measures and summary comments.
On 6 April, a long-standing feature of the law prohibiting discrimination at work will change, when discrimination questionnaires are ‘abolished’.
Despite the usual rumours, the UK Budget was, at least in tax terms, one of the more uneventful Budgets in recent years.
The EU Parliament has voted to introduce a trust registry as part of new anti-money laundering provisions.
In his state-of-the-nation address in December 2013, the Russian president stressed the need for urgent measures to ‘de-offshorise’ the economy.
The European Parliament is due to vote on the fourth Money Laundering Directive. An important feature is the suggestion to establish a public register for all trusts held in the EU.
The European Commission has published a legislative proposal for a regulation introducing structural reforms to the EU banking sector.
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has issued new risk management guidelines relating to antimoney laundering and terrorist financing.
The First-tier Tribunal has decided that certain students of further education colleges are treated as receiving their tuition ‘free of charge’, and thus not giving rise to a business activity.
The European Banking Authority has approved the draft regulatory technical standard on the definition of material risk takers.
Under the new annual return regime, registered charities will be obliged to provide additional key information to the European Commission.
ESMA has published a discussion paper setting out its initial views on the implementing measures it is required to develop under the Market Abuse Regulation.