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  • Mind your own business: The importance of knowing what we really do

    October 29, 2015

    Steven Ouwerkerk, global head of tax at APM Terminals, argues that to deal with the corporate challenges of operating in an increasingly borderless world, multinationals must learn to operate in a department-less manner, sharing experiences across functions and understanding issues from a variety of perspectives. He also brings a new meaning to the phrase ‘mind your own business’.

  • The CRS and its impact on the financial services industry

    October 27, 2015

    The combatting of cross-border tax evasion is a priority for governments and the automatic exchange of taxpayer information between countries is now seen as fundamental to addressing it. It is out of this objective that the Common Reporting Standard (CRS), which facilitates the automatic exchange of information (AEoI) at a global level, has evolved. Mariano Giralt, Chris Mitchell and Bronwen Noble of BNY Mellon assess the impact of these initiatives on the financial services industry.

  • Americas Tax Awards 2015

    September 29, 2015

    Top honours at this year's Americas Tax Awards went to Deloitte, Baker & McKenzie and Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.

  • Talking tax and telecoms with Telefônica in Brazil

    September 29, 2015

    Vasco Gruber Franco, head of tax for the Telefônica group in Brazil, talks to Matthew Gilleard about tax transparency, troublesome laws, and technological trials and tribulations.

  • Winds of change: Energy taxation evolving as oil price slips further

    August 21, 2015

    A turbulent year for the energy sector has seen oil prices decreasing by more than half from June 2014 to the beginning of 2015 and brent crude oil dipping below $50 a barrel for the first time since May 2009. This volatility has caused longer term, widespread repercussions across the industry. Jimmie van der Zwaan from Taxand Netherlands looks at some of the consequences impacting the sector, including an increase in M&A activity, tax concessions instigated by governments and major oil companies announcing ravaged profits - and this is before considering the gathering momentum of the OECD's initiatives to tackle base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) in international tax planning.

  • Behind the scenes with China’s tax minister: Writing on the wall spells harmonisation

    August 21, 2015

    With the government fast-tracking economic and fiscal development, Wang Jun, China’s Tax Commissioner (ministerial level) provides insights into how he is bringing Chinese tax policy into line with global standards, and the importance of taking care of the pond if you want good quality fish.

  • Indian tax clarity key to attracting investment

    October 27, 2015

    Vitthal Dehadray of Franklin Templeton Asset Management and Rajeshree Sabnavis of BMR & Associates look at the emerging direct tax debates impacting the asset management industry in India.

  • BEPS: A developing country perspective

    September 29, 2015

    As the final recommendations of the 15 action plans that comprise the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project approach, Pramila Shrivastav, former Chief Commissioner of Income Tax at the Indian Ministry of Finance, looks at the associated issues from a developing country perspective, arguing that convergence of interests will hold the key to countering complex BEPS challenges.

  • BEPS implementation: The role of a multilateral instrument

    October 27, 2015

    Jeffrey Owens, director of the Global Tax Policy Centre at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law (IAITL) and former OECD tax chief, and Nathalie Bravo, research associate at the IAITL, explore the role of a multilateral tax instrument in implementing BEPS Project measures, and analyse the treaty issues and technical challenges to be overcome.

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    August 24, 2015 has an exciting new feature. Live-chat or leave us a message now!

  • The new Italian Patent Box regime

    August 21, 2015

    As governments around the world assess the best way to attract – and tax – R&D and intellectual property investment, Giulia Cipollini and Bianca Macrina of Withers in Milan look at the incentives taxpayers can avail in Italy, tracking the nuances of the Italian Patent Box regime from introduction to operation.

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  • International updates - November 2015

    November 24, 2015

    The latest international updates from our correspondents around the world.

  • Special features - November 2015

    October 29, 2015

    Read this month's special features for Intangibles and Mexico

  • Tax transparency and the Swiss financial centre

    October 29, 2015

    Urs Kapalle, head of tax and fiscal policy at the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) in Basel, and Dominic Gubler, tax counsel at the SBA, look at tax transparency and information sharing initiatives involving Switzerland, assessing FATCA and automatic exchange of information from the Swiss perspective and highlighting the past, present and future activities relating to implementation of the country’s tax transparency strategy.

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  • Swiss firm snags Mónika Molnár

    November 26, 2015

    MME Legal has appointed Dr Monika Molnár as a tax partner, handling VAT and customs issues in Switzerland for clients. The move will take effect from February 2016.

  • Weil Gotshal & Manges promotes two in London

    November 26, 2015

    International law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges has promoted both David Irvine and Oliver Walker from counsel to partner in the firm’s tax practice.

  • Praxity appoints new chairman

    November 26, 2015

    Hilton Saven will be made chairman of Praxity, the world’s largest alliance of independent accounting firms, from January 1 2016.

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.@ato_gov_au reveals how it will apply Combating Multinational Tax Avoidance Bill 2015 when it becomes law

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RT @BelTel: Four tax partners at KPMG in Belfast investigated by HMRC

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New agreement on application of #arbitration in Canada-UK #tax treaty

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