If The Labour Party Wins…

…the next UK general election, according to the Shadow Chancellor John McDowell MP and Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rebecca Long-Bailey MP: 1. Tax-doging companies will be banned from winning public sector contracts 2. CDOTS (Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories) will be forced to introduce public registers. 3.Tax policy would focus making taxation fairer … More If The Labour Party Wins…

Who Needs Beneficial Ownership Registers When We Have the ICIJ

  According to its website The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is a global network of more than 190 investigative journalists in more than 65 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories. Founded in 1997 by the respected American journalist Chuck Lewis, ICIJ was launched as a project of theCenter for Public Integrity to extend the Center’s style of watchdog … More Who Needs Beneficial Ownership Registers When We Have the ICIJ

28 – 1 = 0? It Just Doesn’t Quite Add Up

  by Sade N. Jemmott, LL.B , LEC, TEP, Consulting Legal Researcher, FRANHENDY ATTORNEYS A few days ago  Reuters  reported that the EU is in crisis under the headline “Divided European Leaders Struggle with Post-Brexit Vision”. Not only as a result of the UK’s historic referendum in June but also because they continue to struggle with … More 28 – 1 = 0? It Just Doesn’t Quite Add Up

Exchange of Confidential Tax-Payer Information: No Name? No Problem

  The Swiss Supreme Court has provided some guidance on the ambit of a ‘fishing expedition’ under OECD provisions related to exchange of information; and set out in Article 26 of the OECD Model Tax Agreement. Since 2012, when the OECD Model was amended to reflect the current formulation of Article 26 on Exchange of … More Exchange of Confidential Tax-Payer Information: No Name? No Problem

Post Rio: : Can Small State Olympic Success Translate into Accelerated Economic Growth?

  By: Alicia Nicholls, B.Sc., M.Sc., LL.B, Consulting Legal Researcher, FRANHENDYATTORNEYS.   The Brazil-hosted XXXI Summer Olympiad has come to an end with all of the panache one would expect from “a cidade maravilhosa” (the marvelous city) of Rio de Janeiro. I would be the first to admit that unlike most persons, I was not glued … More Post Rio: : Can Small State Olympic Success Translate into Accelerated Economic Growth?

4 Answers to the 4 Key Questions About the EU Initial List of Jurisdictions Highly Likely to Facilitate Tax Avoidance

  Q: Who is Excluded from the EU Blacklisting Exercise? A: A differentiated approach was followed according to the status of the jurisdictions. First, the 28 member states and the territories considered to be European Commission – DG Taxation and Customs Union – 13/09/2016 part of a Member State such as those covered by Article 355(1) … More 4 Answers to the 4 Key Questions About the EU Initial List of Jurisdictions Highly Likely to Facilitate Tax Avoidance