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Update on the EU Commission's and UK government's plans to tackle tax evasion
  • Taylor Wessing
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 28 2016

Earlier this month, the European Commission (the “Commission”) published a Fact Sheet setting out a series of questions and answers on the measures

A new UK corporate criminal offence: failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion
  • Cooley LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 21 2016

The UK’s tax authority, Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), has just closed its consultation on a new corporate criminal offence: failure to take

Private Fund ReportSummary of Key DevelopmentsSpring 2016
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • July 14 2016

This continues to be a time of rapid change for the private fund industry, as the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), the Commodity

Acceleration of the new criminal offence for corporates failing to prevent tax evasion
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • United Kingdom
  • July 14 2016

On 11 April 2016, David Cameron announced that the government "will legislate this year to hold companies who fail to stop their employees

International Trade Compliance Update - July 2016
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • July 14 2016

On 29 June 2016, the WTO announced that Afghanistan notified the WTO that its Parliament has ratified its Protocol of Accession, clearing the final

White Collar Defense & Investigations - July 2016
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • Australia, United Kingdom, USA
  • July 13 2016

This round-up contains a summary by sector of certain key global regulatory developments which occurred during the second quarter of 2016. The

Australia considers introducing Deferred Prosecution Agreements
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • Australia, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • July 4 2016

In March this year, the Australian Government released a public consultation paper on whether Australia should introduce Deferred Prosecution

Corporate Crime & Investigation Update - 1 July 2016
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • Chile, China, European Union, France, South Africa, United Kingdom, USA
  • July 1 2016

Chinese state media has reported that Chinese prosecutors accused Zhang Lijun, a former deputy environment minister, of taking 2.4 million yuan ($361

Cross-Border Investigations Update
  • Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP
  • China, France, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 27 2016

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) hired a dedicated compliance expert, Hui Chen, to assist its attorneys in evaluating companies’ Foreign Corrupt

Panama and the corporate failure to prevent tax evasion
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 20 2016

It has always been difficult to attribute criminal liability to a corporation for the criminal acts of its representatives because of the high burden