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UK-Based Businesses Investing Abroad May Benefit from Brexit

European Union, Global, United Kingdom - August 12 2016 This memo provides practical guidance on the potential benefits of the UK's decision to leave the EU in the area of UK-based foreign direct

German Federal Tax Court: Assignment of rights under a purchase agreement to acquire 95 percent or more of companies owning German real estate is not subject to German real estate transfer tax

Germany - August 22 2016 The assignment of rights under a share purchase agreement (SPA) between signing and closing in M&A transactions was impeded if a target company held

CFTC Proposes to Amend Annual Report Requirements for Commodity Pool Operators

USA - August 15 2016 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the "Commission" or "CFTC") recently published certain proposed amendments to its rules governing the

OFAC announces settlements in significant sanctions enforcement cases

USA - November 13 2015 In the last month, the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") has announced two significant settlements related to

UK Taxation of Carried Interest as Income - Final Rules Revealed

United Kingdom - March 24 2016 With the publication on 24th March of the UK's Finance (No.2) Bill 2016, we now know the final details of the new "Income Based Carried Interest"

Nasdaq Adopts Rule on Disclosure of Third-Party Payments to Directors

USA - August 23 2016 Recently, the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC ("Nasdaq") adopted a new rule requiring each Nasdaq-listed company to disclose the material terms of all

German Federal Tax Court: Assignment of rights under a purchase agreement to acquire 95 percent or more of companies owning German real estate is not subject to German real estate transfer tax

Germany - August 22 2016 The assignment of rights under a share purchase agreement (SPA) between signing and closing in M&A transactions was impeded if a target company held

CFTC Proposes to Amend Annual Report Requirements for Commodity Pool Operators

USA - August 15 2016 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the "Commission" or "CFTC") recently published certain proposed amendments to its rules governing the

UK-Based Businesses Investing Abroad May Benefit from Brexit

European Union, Global, United Kingdom - August 12 2016 This memo provides practical guidance on the potential benefits of the UK's decision to leave the EU in the area of UK-based foreign direct

CFTC Update: CFTC Proposes Amendments to Rules on Exemption from Registration for Certain Foreign Intermediaries

USA - August 8 2016 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “Commission” or “CFTC”) is proposing to adopt certain amendments to Commission Regulation 3.10(c) (the