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Launch of 2015 BEPS reports

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Clifford Chance LLP

As part of the OECD's Base Erosion and Profit Shifting ("BEPS") project, final proposals have been published to address cross-border hybrid… More like this

Only time will tell over Oct. Immigration Visa Bulletin


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EU political update 5 - 9 October 2015

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On 1 October 2015, the Council of the European Union approved a new Regulation ending roaming charges across the European Union as of mid-2017, and… More like this

A new securitisation regulation for Europe

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

On 30 September 2015 the European Commission published its proposal for a new EU Regulation establishing common rules on securitisation and creating… More like this

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