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‘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.
Despite the usual rumours, the UK Budget was, at least in tax terms, one of the more uneventful Budgets in recent years.
FATCA will apply to all financial institutions in the UK and will require all financial institutions to file reports.
The EU Parliament has voted to introduce a trust registry as part of new anti-money laundering provisions.
From 6 April 2014, LLP members will be taxed as employed if less than 20 per cent of their remuneration is linked to the overall profitability of the LLP.
The judgment of the Lord Chief Justice gives a clear indication that appeals against fines will be difficult to win.
The recent unseasonal weather has put into question organisations’ accident and incident investigation procedures and their ability to proactively assess incidents.
The importance of risk assessments — first publicity order in corporate manslaughter case and general case update
These cases highlight one point over and over again: risk assessments. They are either not in place at all or are undertaken but not followed.
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 DPA regime is a half-way house between a prosecution and non-prosecution outcome to a criminal investigation, but without any of the reputational stigma of a successful prosecution.
The Sentencing Council recently issued useful guidelines regarding sentencing in relation to fraud, bribery and money-laundering corporate offences.
The FCA has fined JLT Speciality £1,876,000 for failing to manage bribery and corruption risks created by overseas payments, in breach of Principle 3 of PRIN.
The construction sector has recently come under the spotlight following comments made by the Director of the Serious Fraud Office.
The FCA has published a ‘Dear CEO’ letter sent by Clive Adamson, FCA director of supervision, to the chief executive officers of mortgage lenders relating to changes to mortgage contracts.
BIS is set to introduce measures to reduce the list of sensitive names that new businesses and charities must get approval for prior to incorporation at Companies House.
How to avoid the bonus cap — FCA update for investment firms that may qualify to remain under BIRPU rules from 1 January 2014
The FCA has published a webpage for investment firms that may qualify to remain under BIRPU rules from 1 January 2014.
The FCA has published a Consultation Paper (CP13/17) on the use of dealing commission rules for investment managers.