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By Tyson Harper, Jeffrey Coopersmith
Last week a former executive of the Swiss bank Julius Baer, who worked for years in the Cayman Islands, handed over detailed financial information for 2,000 individuals and corporations to the controversial whistleblower organization WikiLeaks.
By Neil Gerrard, Jonathan Pickworth, Mike Pullen
US companies and their subsidiaries with operations in Europe need to take note of two recent landmark developments in corruption and anti-trust law.
By Peter Zeidenberg
The Department of Justice has announced the creation of an interagency task force designed to investigate and prosecute financial crimes of the type believed to play a role in causing the current financial crisis.
By Joseph Finnerty III, Anthony Coles, Barbara Seniawski
Two US appellate courts have addressed whether corporations may be named as defendants under the Alien Tort Statute and the Torture Victims Protection Act.
By Jonathan Pickworth, Simon Airey, Robert Hartley
In 2009 the High Court heard a judicial review application by Prudential plc and rejected its claim that legal advice given by an accountant in a tax investigation was protected by legal professional privilege ("LPP") and, in particular, legal advice privilege. Prudential appealed this decision.
By Luis Mejia, Patrick Smith
The US Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed new rules to implement the whistleblower provisions of the recently passed Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010.
By Brian Robinson, Jayne Risk
The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently confirmed that attorneys appearing in Pennsylvania state court must always be wary that their communications with testifying experts could wind up in the hands of their adversaries.
By Neil Gerrard, Jonathan Pickworth, Mike Pullen
US companies and their subsidiaries with operations in Europe need to take note of two recent landmark developments in corruption and anti-trust law.
By Robert Hartley, Stephen Hoyle
The Supreme Court of Amsterdam has recently referred a case to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the legitimacy of tax exit charges.
By John Hillebrecht, Kiera Gans
One of the most thoroughly reported trends of the past five years has been the increasingly aggressive enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission, resulting in steadily climbing numbers of prosecutions and record-breaking monetary sanctions.
By Neil Gerrard, Jonathan Pickworth
On 14 September 2010 the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) opened a consultation on its draft adequate procedures guidance.
By Mike Pullen, Duncan Gillespie, Andrij Jurkiw, Alexandra Kamerling, Martin Rees
On 14 September 2010, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) confirmed in a landmark case that the concept of privilege under EU law does not extend to communications with in-house counsel.
By Simon Airey, Aileen Barry, Alan Granwell
The US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA") is an extraordinarily complex piece of legislation that will be extremely burdensome for affected entities in the UK to comply with.
By Daren Allen, Elisabeth Bremner, Michael McKee
On 12 September 2010 the Bank for International Settlements announced that the Group of Governors and Heads of Supervision, the oversight body of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision ("BCBS"), had reached agreement on Basel III.
By Amanda Ashworth
We are delighted to invite you to attend the first in a series of free lunchtime seminars on key tax issues.