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Mayer Brown fills tax gap with new partner hire

Mayer Brown has added former Nabarro partner Simon Rose to its tax practice in London, nearly a year after the departure of its lead City partner to Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. Rose joins Mayer Brown as its third tax partner in London. He started his career at SJ Berwin in 1994, working there until leaving to […]

HMRC appoints interim GC after Aitken’s departure

HMRC has named in-house lawyer David Bunting to replace Gill Aitken as director general of the solicitor’s office and legal services group on an interim basis. Bunting will report to HMRC chief executive Jon Thompson from 1 July while an open recruitment process is conducted to find Aitken’s permanent replacement. Bunting is expected to step […]

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Green QC, David – Serious Fraud Office

A tumultuous 2017 for the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) provided new opportunities to shine for director David Green QC. In his last full year in charge of the body, critics and admirers alike have cited his more “muscular” approach to litigation as a sign of the body’s ongoing success. Securing the future of the SFO […]

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The speed read: what you need to know about the market this week

When Wayne Rooney landed at Manchester United in 2004, the story went that it wasn’t because Sir Alex Ferguson needed another striker, but because Newcastle had put in a bid for the young Evertonian and he couldn’t countenance seeing such an exciting talent anywhere else. That brings us to this week’s news that former SFO […]

Featured Briefings

Prinsjesdag- Tax plan 2019

The government submitted the Tax Plan 2019 and related legislative proposals to the House of Representatives. A number of parts of these legislative proposals that may be relevant include: 1. Change of rates in corporation tax, income tax and VAT 2. Limiting depreciation possibilities buildings in own use 3. Limitation periods for loss settlement in corporation […]

Prinsjesdag 2018- Indirect taxes

The government submitted the Tax Plan 2019 and related legislative proposals to the House of Representatives. A number of elements of these legislative proposals that may be relevant include: 1. Increased VAT rate reduced from 6% to 9% 2. Extension of VAT sports exemption 3. Implementation E-commerce Directive 4. Modernization small entrepreneur scheme

2019 Dutch budget

The 2019 Dutch Budget (the Budget) includes a proposal to abolish the existing dividend withholding tax, replacing it with a withholding tax on dividend payments to related entities in low-tax jurisdictions and in cases of abuse as of 1 January 2020. In a separate proposal, implementing the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD1) new rules are […]

Developments in the Swiss securitisation market in 2017-18

By Lukas Wyss In July 2017, BMW (Schweiz) AG closed a new public Swiss auto lease ABS transaction. The transaction features the issuance of €325m Class A Floating Rate Notes via BMW’s Luxembourg platform Bavarian Sky Europe S.A. (acting in respect of its Compartment Swiss Auto Leases 2). This was one of the first Swiss public […]

GST- Highlights of recommendations made in 28th GST Council

By Rashmi Deshpande, Ankit A. Shah, Pranay Sahay, Divya Gupta The GST Council recommended amendments in the Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) Act 2017, Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) Act 2017, Union Territory Goods and Services Tax (UTGST) Act 2017 and the GST (Compensation to States) Act. The aforesaid recommendations will be placed before […]

CRA provides tax relief for losses from fraudulent investment schemes

By Josiah Edwards Davis Taxpayers victimized by fraudulent investment schemes (“Fraudulent Investment Schemes”) may find some relief by deducting their losses. Recent Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) administrative statements provide welcome guidance to taxpayers whose investments have been defrauded in a financial scam. The CRA has ruled consistently that losses incurred from Fraudulent Investment Schemes may be […]

Restriction of CRA fishing expeditions by Federal Court

By Stevan Novoselac, Aliana Dhanani In Canada (National Revenue) v. Hydro-Québec (2018 FC 62) (“Hydro-Québec”), the Federal Court (“FC”) restricted the Canada Revenue Agency’s (“CRA”) authority to force businesses to provide information about their customers pursuant to section 231.2 of the Income Tax Act (“Act”). In rejecting the CRA’s request for permission to obtain the information, the […]

OTS’ proposal for simplification of reliefs for owner-managed business

By Aidan Grant Peter Daniel and Dominic Cole provide a keen insight into the Office for Tax Simplification’s proposal that the reliefs available to owner-managed business be simplified. I found one point particularly interesting. The authors highlight that there is an uneven playing field between 10% Entrepreneur’s Relief for those who establish their own business (and […]

Policies for streamlining operations of PSCs

On 18 July 2018, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved policy framework for streamlining operations of production sharing contracts (PSCs) for increased domestic production of hydrocarbon resources (Policy). By way of background, the Government of India had awarded 28 exploration blocks (13 offshore and 15 onshore) to private companies between 1980. This was prior […]

Wide range of tax reforms

By Dominic Cole Vince Cable has suggested the creation of a ‘citizen fund’ to help the wider population benefit from investment returns. Of particular interest is the suggestion to abolish inheritance tax and instead tax gifts during people’s lifetimes. Lifetime giving can still be a very efficient form of estate planning in the right circumstances but […]

Taxation in Guernsey- A summary

A company incorporated in Guernsey is treated as tax resident in Guernsey in any year of charge. Companies resident in Guernsey are subject to income tax on their worldwide income (foreign tax relief is available). A standard rate of 0% applies to most companies that are tax resident in Guernsey. However, income arising from certain activities […]

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