Manfred Bergmann, director for Indirect Taxation and Tax Administration at the European Commission, nicknamed Mr FTT in EU circles, is the man behind the EU’s proposed financial transaction tax. In an exclusive interview, he explains why critics are wrong to claim it will harm growth, why the UK has nothing to fear and why France decided to implement the tax unilaterally.
Markus Hammer of PwC runs through the proposed changes to the German Investment Tax Act and what they mean for the country’s investment, hedge and real estate funds.
In 2011, the Securities and Exchange Board of India released new acquisition and takeover regulations. Amit Maru of Ernst & Young analyses these regulations one year on and explains why the capital markets sector should expect more changes in the months to come.
Ireland is a favourable location for finance and acquisition vehicles. Conor Hurley and Jonathan Sheehan of Arthur Cox explain how to take advantage of the regime and what the benefits are of a section 110 Special Purpose Vehicle and the Irish Qualified Investor Fund.
In early 2012, the Swedish Ministry of Finance issued radical proposals to change the corporate tax regime for intra-group debt. Nils Schmid of KPMG analyses the proposal and explains that, if implemented, the main change will be that all intra-group debt becomes in principle non-deductible.
Roger Dall’O and Monika Gammeter Utzinger of Tax Partner – Taxand investigate proposed tax changes to the Swiss bond market that aim to avoid the repeat of the collapse of banks that were thought to be too big to fail.