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Privacy Shield open for self-certification on Aug 1

On August 1 US organisations can finally begin to submit self-certification requests to the Department of Commerce under the new EU-US “Privacy Shield.” This opens a new era for the lawful transfer of personal data from the European Union westward across the Atlantic. The Commerce Department has published a practical guide, “How to Join Privacy Shield: Guide to Self-Certification,” […]

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Tax Issues around Brexit

Our European tax team recentlydelivered a breakfast seminar exploring the tax issues and challenges posed by the result of the EU Referendum. The team covered a range of issues, including: the European framework, including overview of the EU, EEA, Eurozone and other European groupings; the process of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU; and the […]

India shuts down Mauritius route

Time to rethink investment structures On May 10 the Indian government issued a press release announcing the signing of a protocol to amend the India-Mauritius tax treaty.1 As a result of these amendments, Mauritius tax residents will no longer be exempt from Indian capital gains tax on sales of shares of Indian resident companies that […]

Insurance: new assessment method for GSIIs

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (“IAIS”) has published its updated assessment methodology for designating global systemically important insurers (“G-SIIs”) (the “Revised Methodology”). As part of the review cycle of the IAIS and following consultations in 2015 the Revised Methodology now comprises five phases and adopts absolute reference values for certain indicators. Additionally, the Revised Methodology incorporates a […]

Market abuse regulation: significant new obligations

By James C Scoville, Vera Losonci, Dominic Blaxill, Thomas Matthews A newMarket Abuse Regulation1 (“MAR”) will apply throughout the European Union as of 3 July 2016. The Regulation imposes new obligations on share, debt and depositary receipts (ADR and GDR) issuers listed on the London Stock Exchange (“LSE”) or another EU-regulated market, and also those with securities trading on unregulated exchanges (such […]

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Turnaround Management Association (TMA) Europe held its ninth annual conference in Rome on 9 and 10 June. Partner at Karanović & Nikolić, Maja Jovančević Šetka, attended the conference as a board member of TMA Serbia. The conference, entitled “Increasing performance through turnaround culture and values”, gathered over 130 turnaround practitioners, investors and other professionals that are […]

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