OP-ED: Why Europe is Ill-Suited For The Business of Blacklisting So-Called ‘Non-Cooperative’ Jurisdictions.

I AM  NOT  A FAN OF THE  USE  OF UNILATERAL MEASURES IN international  diplomacy;  including the use of tax haven or other types of blacklists related  to  compliance  with global  norms   on   transparency  and information   exchange.  Although   we often think of this kind of state action in the context of armed conflict where there are … More OP-ED: Why Europe is Ill-Suited For The Business of Blacklisting So-Called ‘Non-Cooperative’ Jurisdictions.

Now That The ‘Koala Kuddles’ Are Over, Here’s What The G20 Agreed On Beneficial Ownership

(Aussie PM Tom Abbott and US President Obama) Don’t expect much by way of surprises because the October 22-24 Financial Action Task Force (FATF) meeting and the OECD Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Tax Information Berlin plenary, also held this past October, provided some useful sign-posts to what G20Brisbane would be minded to … More Now That The ‘Koala Kuddles’ Are Over, Here’s What The G20 Agreed On Beneficial Ownership

franhendy’s OFFSHORE WEEKLY

Your summary of the biggest tax, trade and investment headlines affecting International Business and Financial Services. France Attacks US Tech Firms. U.S and Listed Multinationals in Mexico Tax Avoidance Probe. Obama Rhetoric on Offshore Profits Criticised. Ethical Fund Manager Pulls Amazon Investment. New Pay-Up First Tax Avoidance Plan Criticised. EU Parliament Urged to Ban Shell … More franhendy’s OFFSHORE WEEKLY

Going Public: UK, EU and US to Unmask Real Owners of Companies….Will Trusts Be Next?

Today in London at the Open Government Partnership Summit, Prime Minister Cameron announced his government’s plans to make public, national registers of the ‘true’ , ‘shell’, ‘real’ or ‘beneficial’ owners of companies. In the company of the Presidents of Tanzania and Liberia, Cameron said that “a list of the owners of “shell” companies where firms keep … More Going Public: UK, EU and US to Unmask Real Owners of Companies….Will Trusts Be Next?

What’s Driving Hong Kong’s Fear and Why OFCs Should Take Note.

Do you know why Hong Kong has now enacted legislation to allow it to start negotiating Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEAs)? Fear. I think Hong Kong is fearful that its OECD Phase 2 Assessment, which looked at the adequacy of its administrative machinery to exchange information (EOI) to current standards and its response to shortcomings … More What’s Driving Hong Kong’s Fear and Why OFCs Should Take Note.