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Bit Coins: Decrypting the Currency (Updated)
  • STA Law Firm Ltd
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • May 30 2016

Historically, finance has always been international in character; capital has rarely been mobile. Money has moved freely across Borders for all of

Foreign Bribery Update - May 2016
  • Johnson Winter & Slattery
  • Australia, Canada, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • May 23 2016

This Update covers a range of important developments in Australia and overseas in the area of foreign bribery policy, investigations and regulation

FinCEN's Beneficial Ownership Rules Also Up the Risk-Based Ante
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2016

On Wednesday, May 11, 2016, the U.S. Treasury's (Treasury) Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published its long-awaited rule requiring

Panama Papers Fallout: A Push for Transparency and Regulatory Reform
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • May 19 2016

After the release of the "Panama Papers," the White House has announced efforts to seek regulatory reform aimed at financial transparency and

The Panama Papers and the U.S. Response: New Risks for Financial Institutions, Clients and Advisors
  • Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered
  • Panama, USA
  • May 18 2016

The massive Panama Papers leak from the law firm Mossack Fonseca has exposed a variety of suspicious and possibly illegal activity and drawn the

US Treasury Announces Measures to Enhance Anti-Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy Act Compliance and Tax Evasion Rule Compliance
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2016

On May 6, 2016, the US Treasury Department put forth several measures to combat money laundering, corruption and tax evasion, in the wake of the

In Wake of the Panama Papers, Treasury Proposes New Reporting Requirements for Foreign-Owned Legal Entities
  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2016

On May 10, 2016, the Treasury Department issued proposed regulations that, if approved, will require business entities formed in the United States

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

US targets the use of LLCs to disguise foreign beneficial owners
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2016

The United States Department of Treasury issued proposed regulations that, if promulgated, would impose new disclosure obligations on domestic

Digital Currencies
  • Aird & Berlis LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2016

I’ve been writing a lot lately on blockchains and how blockchain technology intersects with the law. It’s interesting stuff. Now I want to write a bit