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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


Bank's Discretionary Probate Policy Approved by the Court
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • April 24 2016

The Supreme Court of British Columbia recently held that a financial institution may require an executor to obtain a grant of probate before the bank


Cayman Bank liquidators denied common law and statutory recognition in the Bahamas
  • Lennox Paton
  • Cayman Islands, Global
  • March 31 2016

In a "jurisprudentially unattractive" decision, the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas has refused the liquidators of Caledonian Bank


DOJ Tax Division Today: Interview With Acting Assistant Attorney General
  • Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC
  • Switzerland, USA
  • March 23 2016

On Aug. 29, 2013, the Department of Justice announced the Program for Non-Prosecution Agreements or Non-Target Letters for Swiss Banks. Between March


IRSDOJ Summons Seeks to Break Singapore Bank Secrecy on Non-Resident's Account
  • Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
  • USA
  • March 7 2016

In late February 2016, the Justice Department filed an action in federal court to compel UBS's branch in Miami to produce bank records of a Singapore


Trade Alert - February 2016
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • Cayman Islands, Iceland, Italy
  • March 3 2016

We are currently advising clients regarding the Cayman Islands liquidation proceedings concerning Saad Investments Company Limited (“SICL”), a complex


Transcontinental trusts conference
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Bermuda, Jersey, New Zealand, United Kingdom
  • February 24 2016

When we came together at Herbert Smith Freehills to plan the next 12 months for our contentious trusts practice earlier this year, it became apparent


Talking Tax - Issue 20
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia
  • January 21 2016

The Federal Court has affirmed a decision of the AAT, holding that a pre-1998 loan was not statute barred from being a debt that could be considered


IRS and DOJ Use a New Method to Defeat Taxpayers’ Fifth Amendment Argument Against Turning Over Foreign Account Records
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • January 4 2016

At virtually every turn, courts have ruled against taxpayers who have asserted their Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination to avoid


Bank insolvency, trusts and depositor protection in the Cayman Islands
  • Maples and Calder
  • Cayman Islands
  • November 20 2015

The Grand Court of the Cayman Islands has held that depositor protection provisions in Cayman Islands law only apply in respect of depositors with