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|Latest Swiss Cross-Border Tax Investigation Reflects Wider US Enforcement Agenda|
Ryan Dennis Junck, Sean P. Shecter; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014Authorities in the U.S. continue to crack down on foreign financial institutions that have allegedly aided U.S. taxpayers in evading their tax obligations. On May 19, 2014, Credit Suisse AG pled guilty to conspiracy to aid and assist U.S. taxpayers in filing false income tax returns and other...
|New “Anti-Crises” Measures by National Bank of Ukraine|
Dentons Canada LLP;
July 2, 2014, previously published on June 4, 2014The Resolution prolongs the effect of many temporary restrictions on currency exchange transactions and other transactions in the currency market, already introduced earlier by the NBU, as well as introduces several new restrictions.
|US Banking Regulators Issue Additional Guidance Regarding Tax Allocation Agreements in Holding Company Structures|
Scott A. Anenberg, Hayden D. Brown, J. Paul Forrester; Mayer Brown LLP;
June 30, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014US banking regulators (the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) have issued final joint supplemental guidance (Guidance) regarding tax allocation agreements involving holding companies and...
|PCAOB Auditing Standards: PCAOB Adopts New Auditing Standard for Related Party Transactions and Amendments Regarding Transactions and Relationships with Executive Officers and Significant Unusual Transactions|
Sullivan Cromwell LLP;
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has adopted Auditing Standard No. 18, Related Parties, addressing audit procedures used to evaluate transactions and relationships between a company and its related parties. Under the new standard, the auditors must (i) perform specific procedures to...
|Agencies Issue Guidance on Tax Allocation Agreements|
Scott A. Brown, Scott A. Brown, Joel E. Rappoport, Joel E. Rappoport, Kevin M. Toomey, Kevin M. Toomey; Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton LLP;
June 25, 2014, previously published on June 20, 1014On June 13, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency issued written guidance, which included an addendum to the current interagency policy statement governing tax allocation agreements between...
|Licence and Registration, Please! - The New Registration and Licensing Regime for Directors of Cayman Companies|
Daniel Loeb, Gary Smith; Loeb Smith & Brady;
June 24, 2014, previously published by www.loebsmith.com on June 2014On 4th June 2014, the Directors Registration and Licensing Law, 2014 (the “Law”) came into force in the Cayman Islands. The Law requires all directors (wherever they reside in the world) of “Covered Entities” to register with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority...
|Expanded Guidelines for Work Permits for Intra-Company Transferees with Specialized Knowledge|
Erin B. Crosley; McLennan Ross LLP;
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014A primary objective of the Federal Government’s 2012-2013 Economic Action Plan is ensuring that employers first look to the domestic labour force prior to seeking Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) to fill temporary labour shortages. The TFW program features a LMO-exempt component, which allows...
|CFPB Begins to Study Mobile Banking|
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph, J. Scott Sheehan; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
June 24, 2014, previously published on June 16, 2014On June 11th, the CFPB announced the initiation of an inquiry into consumer issues presented by the use of mobile financial services. The CFPB issued a request for information (RFI) in order to aid its exploration of “how mobile technologies are impacting unbanked and underserved consumers...
|Montana Coop Set to Emerge from Bankruptcy|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
June 23, 2014, previously published on June 17, 2014A federal bankruptcy judge tentatively approved a reorganization plan for Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative last week, pending receipt of a proposed order and other supplemental plan documents and agreements. As the Sutherland Coop Team reported on March 29, 2014,...
|FIRREA Protects Purchasing Banks Against Some Claims Disguised as Affirmative Defenses|
Adam Keith Butman Brandon, Scott Jonathan Kennelly; Rogers Towers, P.A.;
June 20, 2014, previously published on June 10, 2014As previously discussed on this blog, the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (“FIRREA”) creates a mandatory administrative claims process for claims against the assets of failed financial institutions. If a party with a claim against a failed bank does not...