With increased in Chinese investment to all parts of the world, KPMG China’s John Gu, partner, Michael Wong, partner, Alan O’Connor, director, and Karen Lin, director, take a look at the tax challenges for businesses and best practices to ensure Chinese investors’ offshore structures are efficient.
Little has changed in Irish domestic tax law to affect M&A transactions in 2016. Nevertheless, international developments, both political and fiscal, have made for a very different landscape, impacting the type of deals being done and indeed the appetite for dealmaking, write Aisling Burke and Caroline Devlin of Arthur Cox.
Frank Buitenwerf and Roos Jongeneel of Taxand Netherlands explore the main considerations of the tax clauses in a share purchase agreement that are governed by Dutch law.
Switzerland has been known for a long time as a popular location for international trading companies. Due to its business-friendly environment it has hosted all types of trading companies, from headquarters of multinationals to small trading offices with only one employee, for decades. Such companies may face a serious withholding tax risk, write Rolf Wüthrich and Noëmi Kunz-Schenk of burckhardt.
Asters’ Constantin Solyar, partner, Alexey Khomyakov, partner, and Pavlo Shovak, associate, provide a breakdown of the tax work included in structuring Ukraine transactions and the influence of external regulations on deals.
Steve Edge and James Hume of Slaughter and May face down the biggest issues facing UK taxpayers. Since the article they wrote last year was published, two things have loomed large on the UK M&A horizon.
There has been a large number of US developments in the M&A area, particularly due to a series of regulations and other guidance issued by the Obama Administration in its final two months in office. Jim Fuller and David Forst of Fenwick & West explore what these developments mean for taxpayers.
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