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UKCanada double taxation treaty in force

Canada, United Kingdom - January 12 2015 The Protocol and Interpretative Protocol between the UK and Canada, which were signed in London on 21 July 2014, entered into force on 18 December

EU court rejects Ezz appeal against Egypt sanctions listing

European Union - March 12 2015 On 5 March 2015 the CJEU handed down its judgment in the appeal brought by Ezz following the General Court's refusal to annul his sanctions listing

Energy companies bring arbitration claim against Spain

Spain - January 12 2015 The first case for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) of 2015 is between a number of major European energy

EU-Ukraine Association Agenda - Council decision proposal

European Union, Ukraine - February 24 2015 On 20 February 2015 the EU Council issued a joint proposal for a Decision on the EU position regarding an EU-Ukraine Association Agenda. The proposal

EU plans to renew Tunisia sanctions

European Union, Tunisia - January 12 2015 On 10 January 2015 the EU published a Notice in the Official Journal to the effect that the Council intends to renew the restrictive measures against

EU Commission Tax Transparency Package against corporate tax avoidance

European Union - March 24 2015 On 18 March 2015 the European Commission presented a package of tax transparency measures as part of its agenda to tackle corporate tax avoidance and

Supreme Court sets standard of review of contractual decisions

United Kingdom - March 23 2015 On 18 March 2015 the Supreme Court handed down judgment in Braganza v. BP Shipping, holding that contractual decisions affecting both parties would

Chagos Marine Protected Area Arbitration (Mauritius v. United Kingdom)

Mauritius, United Kingdom - March 20 2015 On 18 March 2015 the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague (PCA) handed down its award in the matter of the Chagos Marine Protected Area

Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill passed in the Lords

United Kingdom - March 19 2015 On 17 March 2015 the House of Lords passed the Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill 2014-15. The government aims to pass the law before the

Update - Budget 2015 - Diverted Profits Tax

United Kingdom - March 18 2015 In the 2015 Budget, George Osborne confirmed that legislation will be introduced in the Finance Bill 2015 for a new tax on diverted profits coming