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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


Asia Tax Bulletin - Summer 2016
  • Mayer Brown JSM
  • Asia-Pacific, OECD
  • July 18 2016

On 31 March 2016, the State Administration of Taxation (SAT) issued provisional measures (Public Notice 2016 No.14, released on 8 April 2016


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


Asia Region Funds Passport will facilitate the cross-border offering of managed funds
  • Chapman Tripp
  • Asia-Pacific, New Zealand
  • July 4 2016

The Asia Region Funds Passport will provide a multilaterally agreed framework for offering high quality regulated managed funds across participating


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


Criminal Conviction of Attorney for Property Gives Rise to Important Lessons for Financial Institutions and Advisors
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • May 4 2016

Financial institutions and advisors are often asked whether it is proper for an attorney for property to make substantial gifts of property to


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


Panama Paper Leak - the implications for financial compliance
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2016

The leak of confidential files by the Panamanian law firm, Mossack Fonseca, two weeks ago has highlighted the reputational risks of engaging in


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