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UK Corporate Tax Reform Update

View Media While the UK Government's blue-print for corporation tax reform was put forward in June 2010, key elements of the reform programme have become much clearer during the course of the Summer of 2011. The long awaited detailed and extensive consultation documents on the reform...

The Volcker Rule's Significant Impact on a Foreign Banking Organization's Proprietary Trading Activities

View Media This week, the three federal banking agencies and the SEC approved for comment a proposed regulation implementing Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act, more generally known as the 'Volcker Rule.' The 298-page proposal has yet to be published in the Federal Register, but the...

Proposals for a European Union Financial Transactions Tax

View Media The proposals made by the EU Commission on 28 September 2011 regarding an EU directive on a common system of financial transaction taxation in the 27 Member States of the EU have been debated widely in the three weeks since they were presented. The presentation of the proposed...

European Commission Unveils Plans to Boost Energy Networks in Europe

View Media On 19 October 2011, the European Commission (the "Commission") published a proposal to fund €50 billion worth of investment in the European Union's ("EU") transport, energy, and digital networks for the period from 2014 to 2020, with a view to strengthening...

European Commission Announces Revisions to the Transparency Directive

View Media Under the headline "More responsible businesses can foster more growth in Europe", the European Commission (the "Commission") unveiled proposals for directives to amend several legislative measures on 25 October 2011, including a directive to amend the Transparency...