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Valuation of Illiquid Portfolio Investments - Avoiding Regulatory Risks with Form and Substance
  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2017

For private fund managers, the valuation of privately-held securities has been subject to heightened regulatory scrutiny. As the IPO on-ramp for

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

Disregarded Entity Regs Confirm Global Transparency Push
  • Akerman LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2017

Last year, the Treasury Department proposed new reporting requirements for domestic disregarded entities with one foreign owner. The proposed

Ignored Employee Turns Key Source in Proceedings Brought Against Former Hedge Fund Bosses
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2017

Former Visium Asset Management LP trader, Jason Thorell's cooperation with the SEC Whistleblower Program and other US federal agencies has supported

Final Regulations Impose Reporting Obligations on Foreign-Owned Domestic Disregarded Entities
  • Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2016

Amid the Panama Papers leak and international concern that foreign persons were concealing assets through U.S. entities that are disregarded for U.S

Tax Evasion - Nowhere Left to Hide
  • K&L Gates
  • Global, Singapore, USA
  • October 27 2016

Global tax evasion remains a major problem for governments around the world. At a time when virtually all of the governments from the world’s major

Recent Tax Court Case Rules on Treatment of Madoff Account
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2016

In a recent Tax Court decision, Harry H. Falk, and Steven P. Heller, Co-Executors, v. Commissioner of the Internal Revenue, the United States Tax

How to protect against 'trust busting' by the US authorities - lessons learned from the Wyly case
  • Taylor Wessing
  • USA
  • September 30 2016

Texas investors, Sam and Charles Wyly amassed vast wealth from various investments and business ventures including those in technology, restaurant

Judge Batts: Investors in Madoff Feeder Fund Lack Standing to Sue Fund Managers and Auditors
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2016

In an opinion yesterday, Judge Batts dismissed claims by investors in a Madoff feeder fund against the fund’s managers and auditors because, under

Greenfield': Act of Production Doctrine Is Alive and Well
  • Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC
  • USA
  • September 15 2016

In their ongoing pursuit of taxpayers who use undisclosed offshore accounts to conceal assets and evade taxation, the Internal Revenue Service and the