International

  • July 02, 2024

    Saudi Arabia Extends COVID-19 Tax Penalty Exemptions

    Saudi Arabia's tax authority extended pandemic-inspired broad exemptions from certain tax-related penalties and fines, such as those for late filings and payments, through the end of the year.

  • July 02, 2024

    Financial Crime Body Updating Risk Assessment Guidance

    An intergovernmental task force announced it is seeking public input on ways it could improve guidance for its process for countries to determine their risks of bad actors using their financial systems for money laundering.

  • July 02, 2024

    Belgium Delays Pillar 2 Reporting For Some Groups

    Belgium's finance ministry on Tuesday pushed back the deadline to Sept. 16 for some entities in scope of its implementation of the OECD's Pillar Two global 15% minimum tax to comply with the country's mandatory notification system.

  • July 02, 2024

    Netherlands Still A Conduit For Tax Evasion, Report Says

    The Netherlands remains a conduit for multinational companies channeling their profits to countries with low tax rates despite some tax measures introduced by the Dutch government, a study sent to Law360 on Tuesday said.

  • July 02, 2024

    Hungary Envoy Praises Its Low Taxes After PM Slams Min. Tax

    Hungary's representative to the European Union said Tuesday that Budapest's low tax rate was instrumental in bolstering the business environment in the country as he responded to a question about his prime minister slamming the global minimum tax.

  • July 02, 2024

    New Dutch Government Sworn In, Plans Tax Reform

    The new four-party conservative Dutch government took office Tuesday on a program that includes tax reform for companies and individuals.

  • July 01, 2024

    Womble Bond Adds Int'l Tax Partner In Houston Office

    Womble Bond Dickinson has added a partner to its corporate and securities group in Houston who will focus on tax law and cross-border transactions, the firm announced.

  • July 01, 2024

    US-Taiwan Biz Groups Push For True Double-Tax Treaty

    Top-ranking Senate members should push for the start of consultations on a bilateral tax treaty to avoid double taxation between the U.S. and Taiwan as opposed to measures already included in a stalled larger bill, two groups focused on business relations between the countries said.

  • July 01, 2024

    Judge Acquits Firm Co-Founder, 27 Others Over Panama Papers

    When authorities raided the now defunct Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca as part of their investigation into the international money laundering case known as the Panama Papers, they didn't follow the chain of custody for evidence they seized, so 28 people accused in the conspiracy must be acquitted, a Panamanian judge has ruled.

  • July 01, 2024

    Nelson Mullins Adds 9-Attorney Tax Team In Houston

    Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP announced Monday that five partners and four other tax attorneys have joined its new Houston office from Chamberlain Hrdlicka White Williams & Aughtry, including a former Texas Supreme Court justice.

  • July 01, 2024

    Firm Can't Cast Off $1.5M Tax Levy In Alter Ego Case

    A Baltimore law firm can't stop a $1.5 million tax levy that allowed the IRS to freeze its bank account, a Maryland federal judge ruled, saying the firm failed to prove at this point in its suit that one of its clients lacked an interest in the money.

  • July 01, 2024

    3 More Indicted In €54M VAT Fraud Involving Car Sales

    Authorities indicted three more suspects for their roles in a value-added tax fraud scheme involving the international trade of more than 10,000 cars that caused over €53.7 million ($57.6 million) in VAT losses, the European Public Prosecutor's Office said Monday.

  • July 01, 2024

    OECD Tax Chief Affirms Pillar 1 Progress As Deadline Passes

    Negotiations continue on Pillar One at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development even after a deadline passed to release the final text of a multilateral convention to establish the project's taxing right known as Amount A, the director of the OECD's tax policy office said Monday.

  • July 01, 2024

    New EU Chair Hungary Aims To Discuss VAT At Fall Meeting

    Hungary, the new chair of European Union member states, plans to discuss at a fall meeting a proposed change to value-added tax law that would require platform companies such as Airbnb and Uber to collect VAT for service providers.

  • July 01, 2024

    EU Bans Giving Tax Consulting Services To Belarus

    The European Union has introduced a ban on providing tax consulting and many other professional services to Belarus in a wide-ranging package of measures largely aimed at preventing the circumvention of the bloc's sanctions against Russia, a statement said.

  • June 28, 2024

    Chevron's End Is Just The Start For Energized Agency Foes

    By knocking down a powerful precedent that has towered over administrative law for 40 years, the U.S. Supreme Court's right wing Friday gave a crowning achievement to anti-agency attorneys. But for those attorneys, the achievement is merely a means to an end, and experts expect a litigation blitzkrieg to materialize quickly in the aftermath.

  • June 28, 2024

    In Chevron Case, Justices Trade One Unknown For Another

    The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overrule a decades-old judicial deference doctrine may cause the "eternal fog of uncertainty" surrounding federal agency actions to dissipate and level the playing field in challenges of government policies, but lawyers warn it raises new questions over what rules courts must follow and how judges will implement them.

  • June 28, 2024

    IRS Finalizes Broker Rules For Digital Asset Sales

    Brokers of digital assets such as cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens will face tax reporting requirements for the first time similar to those for brokers of securities and other financial instruments under final regulations issued Friday by the Internal Revenue Service.

  • June 28, 2024

    UK Appeals Court Rules Businesses Can't Claim Allowances

    Two U.K. businesses may not claim capital allowances from a transaction that was carried out as part of a marketed tax avoidance scheme, a British appeals court ruled Friday, overturning a lower court's decision.

  • June 28, 2024

    Chevron Ruling No Sea Change For Tax Court, Judge Says

    The U.S. Tax Court will continue to rely on the IRS and Treasury's expertise in the tax code following the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision to overturn the 40-year-old Chevron doctrine that directed courts to defer to federal agencies' interpretations of ambiguous law, a judge said Friday.

  • June 28, 2024

    Taxation With Representation: Kirkland, Vinson, Skadden

    In this week's Taxation with Representation, Aareal Bank AG and Advent International sell a property management and maintenance software company, Webtoon Entertainment Inc. and Tamboran Resources Corp. price initial public offerings, SM Energy Company acquires oil and gas assets, and Nokia sells Alcatel Submarine Networks to the French state.

  • June 28, 2024

    Australia Seeks Feedback On Renewable Energy Tax Credits

    Australia's government is looking for public input on plans to offer tax breaks tied to renewable hydrogen and critical mineral production as part of the country's push to boost its green energy industry, the country's Treasury announced Friday.

  • June 28, 2024

    Jamaica, Turkey Taken Off Financial Crime Watch List

    An intergovernmental task force on money laundering and other forms of financial crime said Friday that Jamaica and Turkey have been taken off the list of jurisdictions it monitors for compliance with international security standards.

  • June 28, 2024

    Estate Owes $4.9M For Son-Of-Boss Scheme, US Says

    An estate owes $4.9 million in tax liabilities for a couple's scheme to artificially cancel out their capital gains, the federal government said in a complaint in Michigan federal court, arguing that the Son-of-Boss scheme constitutes fraud and its proceeds aren't entitled to bankruptcy protection.

  • June 28, 2024

    EU Leaders Nominate President Von Der Leyen For 2nd Term

    European Union leaders nominated European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen for a second term and named their picks for two other top jobs in the bloc that will steer European policy for the next five years, including tax policy and economic sanctions.

Expert Analysis

  • The Pop Culture Docket: Judge Djerassi On Super Bowl 52

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    Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Ramy Djerassi discusses how Super Bowl 52, in which the Philadelphia Eagles prevailed over the New England Patriots, provides an apt metaphor for alternative dispute resolution processes in commercial business cases.

  • Employee Experience Strategy Can Boost Law Firm Success

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    Amid continuing business uncertainty, law firms should consider adopting a holistic employee experience strategy — prioritizing consistency, targeting signature moments and leveraging measurement tools — to maximize productivity and profitability, says Haley Revel at Calibrate Consulting.

  • 6 Practice Pointers For Pro Bono Immigration Practice

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    An attorney taking on their first pro bono immigration matter may find the law and procedures beguiling, but understanding key deadlines, the significance of individual immigration judges' rules and specialized aspects of the practice can help avoid common missteps, says Steven Malm at Haynes Boone.

  • Lessons From Country Singer's Personal Service Saga

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    Recent reports that country singer Luke Combs won a judgment against a Florida woman who didn’t receive notice of the counterfeit suit against her should serve as a reminder for attorneys on best practices for effectuating service by electronic means, say attorneys at Jenner & Block.

  • 7 E-Discovery Predictions For 2024 And Beyond

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    The legal and technical issues of e-discovery now affect virtually every lawsuit, and in the year to come, practitioners can expect practices and policies to evolve in a number of ways, from the expanded use of relevancy redactions to mandated information security provisions in protective orders, say attorneys at Littler.

  • 5 Litigation Funding Trends To Note In 2024

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    Over the next year and beyond, litigation funding will continue to evolve in ways that affect attorneys and the larger litigation landscape, from the growth of a secondary market for funded claims, to rising interest rates restricting the availability of capital, says Jeffery Lula at GLS Capital.

  • 4 Legal Ethics Considerations For The New Year

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    As attorneys and clients reset for a new year, now is a good time to take a step back and review some core ethical issues that attorneys should keep front of mind in 2024, including approaching generative artificial intelligence with caution and care, and avoiding pitfalls in outside counsel guidelines, say attorneys at HWG.

  • What The Law Firm Of The Future Will Look Like

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    As the legal landscape shifts, it’s become increasingly clear that the BigLaw business model must adapt in four key ways to remain viable, from fostering workplace flexibility to embracing technology, say Kevin Henderson and Eric Pacifici at SMB Law Group.

  • 4 PR Pointers When Your Case Is In The News

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    Media coverage of new lawsuits exploded last year, demonstrating why defense attorneys should devise a public relations plan that complements their legal strategy, incorporating several objectives to balance ethical obligations and advocacy, say Nathan Burchfiel at Pinkston and Ryan June at Castañeda + Heidelman.

  • Unpacking The Proposed Production Tax Credit Regulations

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    Recently proposed tax regulations for claiming the U.S. clean-energy manufacturers' production credit under Internal Revenue Code Section 45X are less stringent than many had feared but fail to define a fundamental eligibility requirement, say Casey August and Jared Sanders at Morgan Lewis.

  • 10 Considerations For Litigating A New York Tax Case

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    While some of New York’s recently adopted corporate tax regulations are likely to face legal challenges, aggrieved taxpayers should answer certain questions before deciding to embark on the tax litigation process, say Cyavash Ahmadi and Jeffrey Friedman at Eversheds Sutherland.

  • Law Firm Strategies For Successfully Navigating 2024 Trends

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    Though law firms face the dual challenge of external and internal pressures as they enter 2024, firms willing to pivot will be able to stand out by adapting to stakeholder needs and reimagining their infrastructure, says Shireen Hilal at Maior Consultants.

  • Attorneys' Busiest Times Can Be Business Opportunities

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    Attorneys who resolve to grow their revenue and client base in 2024 should be careful not to abandon their goals when they get too busy with client work, because these periods of zero bandwidth can actually be a catalyst for future growth, says Amy Drysdale at Alchemy Consulting.

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