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Bulletin 18

UK: Banks could handle ‘disorderly Brexit’. For the first time since the financial crisis, all of the UK’s biggest lenders have passed the Bank’s stress …

Bulletin 17

SWISS BANKING: The Geneva private banking subsidiary of HSBC has paid the French authorities EUR300 million to settle allegations that it assisted French …

Malta’s tax debacle

Doubts being aired internationally about Malta’s tax regime will not go away. Although our critics do not have any moral high ground to stand on, the …

Bulletin 16

CORPORATE TAXATION: A progress report on the OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project has identified 20 jurisdictions that operate ‘harmful’..

Bulletin 15

IRELAND: The Irish government has launched a public consultation on corporate tax policy. It follows the publication in September of the government…

Bulletin 14

SWITZERLAND: The Swiss government has re-launched its proposals for business tax reform, the so-called Tax Proposal 17, which aims to attract …

Bulletin 13

GUERNSEY: The Beneficial Ownership of Legal Persons (Guernsey) Law 2017 came into force on 15 August, and the associated limited-access electronic …

Bulletin 12

MONEY LAUNDERING: The European Commission has written to 17 member states criticising their failure to transpose the Fourth EU Money Laundering Directive …

Bulletin 11

CORPORATE TAXATION: The EU’s Maltese presidency has offered a compromise on plans for public country-by-country (CbC) tax reporting by multinational …

Bulletin 10

OECD: The OECD is asking for input for its peer reviews on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) treaty dispute resolution. Focus countries are …

Bulletin 9

GERMANY: The latest, and close to final, version of Germany’s legislation creating a registry of company and trust beneficial ownership implies that the…

Bulletin 8

MALTA: In its role as rotating president of the European Union, Malta is proposing changes to the pending EU Double Taxation Dispute Resolution Mechanisms..

Bulletin 7

UK: The U.K. is gaining allure as a head-office location for international companies as government plans to lower corporation tax outweigh Brexit concern…

Why BREXIT

On the 23 June 2016 the British people voted to leave the European Union in an exemplary manifestation of the democratic process. Why Brexit? This did no…