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Common Reporting Standard: are firms and clients ready?
  • Guernsey Finance
  • Guernsey, United Kingdom, USA
  • January 23 2017

A decade ago it would have been difficult to envisage the amount of compliance and reporting now required of the offshore financial services industry


UK Proposal for Register of Foreign Beneficial Ownership of Real Estate Continues Global Trend Toward Transparency
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • Global, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 20 2017

On 5 April 2017, the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (the “Department”) issued a call for evidence (the “proposal”) for a


Private Wealth Newsletter - March 2017
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA, Argentina, Colombia, European Union, France, Italy, Malaysia
  • March 31 2017

On 12 January 2017, the 32nd Criminal Chamber of the Civil Court of Paris rendered a decision in a highly publicized case discharging defendants who


The Common Reporting Standards - new global tax information exchange regime begins January 2016
  • Dechert LLP
  • OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • November 11 2015

The Common Reporting Standard ("CRS") will impose new investor due diligence and reporting obligations on funds and other financial institutions


Cayman Islands and BVI Financial and Economic Sanctions Update
  • Maples and Calder
  • British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, China, European Union, France, Germany, Iran, Russia, United Kingdom, USA
  • February 3 2016

On 14 July 2015, the E3EU3 (China, France, Germany, Russia, UK, USA, EU) and Iran reached an agreement on a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the


The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) potential implications for UK pension schemes
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • July 31 2012

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2009 ("FATCA") was enacted by the US to prevent offshore tax evasion by "US persons"


Wealth & estate planning - Indian & international perspectives
  • Nishith Desai Associates
  • India, United Kingdom, USA
  • August 12 2014

In everyday usage, ‘residence’ and ‘domicile’ are often mistaken to mean the same thing. However, they are two separate connecting factors on the


It’s the year of the rooster - what are we cock-a-doodle-doing in pensions?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • January 12 2017

After a busy 2016 in the pensions world it looks likely that 2017 will be just as eventful. The UK government will be following up on various


BVI US and UK FATCA implementation - entity classification and registration
  • Maples and Calder
  • British Virgin Islands, United Kingdom, USA
  • September 17 2014

On 30 June 2014, the British Virgin Islands ("BVI") government signed a Model 1B (i.e. non-reciprocal) intergovernmental agreement with the United


Are family funds a threat to private equity funds?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • November 28 2012

For most of the past two decades, private equity funds have had only two types of competition: strategic investors and each other