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The DOJ’s Swiss Bank Program - Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Switzerland, USA
  • August 18 2016

Earlier this year, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) entered into its 80th, and final, non-prosecution agreement with a Swiss bank as part of its


Singapore and United States Affirm Efforts to Strengthen Sharing of Tax Information
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • OECD, Singapore, USA
  • August 15 2016

A joint statement issued by the United States and Singapore suggests that US authorities are seeking to accelerate off-shore tax enforcement aimed at


Singapore’s Banking Secrets - Not So Secret Anymore
  • K&L Gates
  • Singapore, USA
  • July 4 2016

Since 2008, the U.S. Government has largely focused its enforcement actions against Swiss banks that may have assisted U.S. taxpayers in evading


Beyond Switzerland: Managing Tax-Related Risks to Global Institutions Arising Out of US Person Accounts
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • USA, Switzerland
  • May 11 2016

For nearly a decade, the Tax Division of the US Department of Justice ("DOJ") and the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") have been focused on


Trade Alert - April 2016, Issue 28 - Ukraine
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • Iceland, Ukraine, USA
  • April 28 2016

Ukraine is seeking to strengthen its ties with the EU, its largest trading partner. Ukraine’s main exports to the EU are raw materials, including iron


In Wake of “Panama Papers” Disclosures, FinCEN Moves to Finalize Anti-Money-Laundering Rules Affecting Shell Companies
  • Dykema Gossett PLLC
  • USA
  • April 11 2016

The U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN") has stated that it is taking the last steps in the process to finalize


Release of “Panama Papers” May Encourage New Wave of OVDP Submissions
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Global, Panama, USA
  • April 8 2016

On April 3, 2016, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) indicated that it acquired sensitive documents that belonged to


Treasury Requests Comments on Amendments to the Bank Secrecy Act Regulations
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • March 9 2016

The Department of Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network today issued a notice of proposed rulemaking revising the Bank Secrecy Act


FBAR Reporting Requirements for Foreign Financial Accounts
  • Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
  • USA
  • March 7 2016

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the Department of the Treasury (“FinCEN”) released a notice of proposed rulemaking (the “NPRM”) on March


FinCEN announces proposed rule to amend FBAR regulations
  • BuckleySandler LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2016

On March 1, FinCEN announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise certain provisions in the rules related to the filing of Reports of Foreign