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Navigating Volkswagen through the smog: a legal risk analysis

European Union, United Kingdom - September 28 2015 Volkswagen recently admitted using software in the US to "fool" emission tests and thereby give a better test result than is justified. Five days…

Georgia Henderson-Cleland, Graham Shear.

Criminal Finances Bill 2016: Corporate offences of failure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion

United Kingdom - October 20 2016 Earlier this year, we commented on the proposed new criminal offence for corporates who fail to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion. The initial…

Kate Ison, Andrew Tuson.

FX Global Code: Voluntary by name, less so by nature

United Kingdom - May 26 2017 The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) has now published the completed FX Global Code (having initially published phase 1 in May 2016). A global…

Oran Gelb.

HMRC to impose penalties on enablers of tax avoidance

United Kingdom - August 18 2016 The UK government is proposing to introduce sanctions for enablers of tax avoidance schemes and arrangements. Its consultation document…

Kate Ison, Andrew Tuson.

Facilitation of tax evasion corporate criminal offences go live date

United Kingdom - July 12 2017 The new corporate criminal offences of failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion will come into force on 30 September 2017. This is as a…

Kate Ison, Andrew Tuson.