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Learning from Lone Star: What the company’s second win in Korean court can teach MNCs

10 December 2014

Meredith McBride

Lone Star emerged as a winner for the second time in a case against the Korean tax authorities in the Seoul district court in late November. The court ruled that the Namdaemun District tax office owes the American-owned private equity firm $159 million (177.2 billion won) of previously collected capital gains tax on the company’s sale of its 51% stake in Korea Exchange Bank (KEB) in 2011.

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