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Clients & Friends Newsletter- February 2016
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Belgium, China, European Union, India, Morocco, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, USA
  • February 9 2016

Effective 1 January 2016, the Belgian government adopted new legislation that imposes a 33 capital gains tax (referenced locally as the "speculation


Audit committee and auditor oversight update (January 2016)
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • January 28 2016

This Update summarizes recent developments relating to public company audit committees and their oversight of financial reporting and of the


Audit committee and auditor oversight update - December 2015
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • December 21 2015

On December 15, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board voted unanimously to require that Accounting firms make a public filing with the PCAOB


Audit committee and auditor oversight update : October-November 2015
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • November 6 2015

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has issued two new reports, both aimed, at least in part, at helping audit committees understand the


Audit committee and auditor oversight update : August-September 2015
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • September 11 2015

In a speech to the American Accounting Association on August 8, PCAOB Board Member Jeanette Franzel said that the PCAOB continues “to see significant


Audit committee and auditor oversight update - July 2015
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • July 10 2015

On July 1, the SEC issued a concept release inviting public comment on revisions to the Commission’s audit committee reporting requirements. While


Audit committee and auditor oversight update - June 2015
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • June 8 2015

On May 7, 2015, the PCAOB issued a paper entitled Audit Committee Dialogue aimed at assisting audit committees in their “ongoing dialogue with and


Audit committee and auditor oversight update
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • April 11 2015

This Update summarizes recent developments relating to public company audit committees and their oversight of financial reporting and of the company’s


SEC settlement with big four China affiliates removes cloud over future audits
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • February 24 2015

As discussed in the February 2014 Update, on January 22, 2014, an SEC Administrative Law Judge issued an initial decision suspending the Chinese


Shareholder proposal seeks to preclude audit committee service by directors who served on bankruptcy filer board
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • USA
  • February 24 2015

On January 22, 2015, the SEC staff issued a letter advising a company that the staff did not agree with the company's view that a shareholder