International

  • April 17, 2024

    Swedish Tax Investigations Add $90M To Crypto Miners' Bills

    Investigations revealed that a number of cryptocurrency mining centers in Sweden misrepresented their business dealings, which led to the Swedish Tax Agency doling out a total of 990 million Swedish krona ($90 million) in increased tax liabilities, the agency said Wednesday.

  • April 17, 2024

    Consensus Key To UN Tax Progress, Developing Nations Say

    Achieving consensus is important to ensure progress on the United Nations framework convention on tax, the top group for developing countries to coordinate on financial policy said in a formal statement.

  • April 17, 2024

    Aussie Tax Office Misses Transfer Pricing Review Goals

    In each of the past two years, the Australian Taxation Office came up short of its goal to review every use of transfer pricing for related party debt made by entities included in two major economic categories, a government audit revealed Wednesday.

  • April 17, 2024

    Johnston Carmichael Adds Ex-Alvarez Tax Pro In Glasgow

    U.K. accounting and business advisory firm Johnston Carmichael has recruited an accountant from Alvarez & Marsal to work as a financial services tax partner in its Glasgow office.

  • April 17, 2024

    Canada Proposes Top-End Tier To Boost Capital Gains Tax

    Canada's government is seeking to introduce a new tier to its capital gains tax regime, increasing the portion of gains on which tax is paid to two-thirds from the current 50% for any capital gains more than CA$250,000 ($182,000).

  • April 17, 2024

    Judge Delays Trial Over $20M Allegedly Hidden From IRS

    A Florida federal judge agreed Wednesday to delay the trial of a Brazilian-American businessman accused of hiding $20 million from the Internal Revenue Service by using Swiss bank accounts, but told the defendant the new deadlines are firm.

  • April 17, 2024

    Loeb & Loeb Adds 2 Corporate Partners From Morrison Cohen

    Loeb & Loeb LLP has announced the latest in a string of corporate hires from Morrison Cohen LLP's ranks, touting two new partners with domestic and international experience with strategic transactions.

  • April 17, 2024

    Tax Incentives Needed To Boost EU Investments, Adviser Says

    European Union countries must give tax incentives to boost long-term savings plans for individuals and institutions in an effort to gather capital for investment in businesses, a top adviser said Wednesday.

  • April 17, 2024

    EU To Start Review Of Disclosure Laws In May, Official Says

    The European Commission plans to launch a review of some parts of its landmark tax disclosure legislation in May, a senior tax official said Wednesday, suggesting the body is open to simplifying the law.

  • April 17, 2024

    Swedish Bank Tax Not A State Aid Violation, EU Court Affirms

    A Swedish banking tax does not run afoul of the European Union's rules on state aid, the EU's lower court said Wednesday, dismissing a bid by the country's banking lobby to annul the European Commission's approval of the measure.

  • April 16, 2024

    Corp. Transparency Act A Valid Use Of Powers, 11th Circ. Told

    The U.S. Department of Treasury told the Eleventh Circuit that a federal district court erred in finding the Corporate Transparency Act unconstitutional, saying the lower court misunderstood the law's scope and relation to efforts to curb financial crime.

  • April 16, 2024

    Canada Expects Digital Tax To Increase Revenue By CA$5.9B

    Canada's proposed digital services tax is estimated to bring in CA$5.9 billion ($4.3 billion) over five years, according to the country's 2024 budget, which was released Tuesday and cited continued international delays in implementing a worldwide profit reallocation agreement.

  • April 16, 2024

    Veteran's Signature On IRS Doc Not Forged, Tax Court Finds

    U.S. Air Force veteran and his wife failed to convince the U.S. Tax Court on Tuesday that their signatures were forged on an agreement to pay federal income taxes while working in Australia for defense contractor Raytheon.

  • April 16, 2024

    3 Key Takeaways From The IRS' Latest Pricing Pact Snapshot

    The IRS finalized a record number of advance pricing agreements in 2023, signaling the agency's increased effectiveness at completing accords at a time when its approach to transfer pricing litigation could fuel corporate taxpayers' urgency for seeking APAs. Here, Law360 breaks down three key takeaways from the agency’s latest APA report.

  • April 16, 2024

    Orrick Adds Former Hogan Lovells Atty To German Tax Group

    Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP added a former Hogan Lovells counsel to its German tax group, the firm announced.

  • April 16, 2024

    McDermott Hires 2 Partners For Global Tax Practice In Paris

    McDermott Will & Emery is expanding its global tax practice group with two partners in Paris who have a track record of advising on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and tax controversies before France's tax authority, the firm announced. 

  • April 16, 2024

    Finland's Boost In Financial Crimes Led To $156M In Damage

    A record nearly 2,400 financial crimes reported to Finland's authorities in 2023 — with 54% of them debtor crimes and tax and accounting crimes — resulted in €147 million ($156 million) in criminal damage, the Finnish Tax Administration said Tuesday.

  • April 16, 2024

    Global Economic Growth To Remain Slow, Steady, IMF Says

    The global economy has been "surprisingly resilient" in its bounce back from widespread troubles, leading to projections of a slow but steady 3.2% growth continuing through this year and the next, the International Monetary Fund said in its annual report Tuesday.

  • April 16, 2024

    Treasury Gains £12B Fiscal Headroom In New Tax Year

    HM Treasury may have an extra £12 billion ($14.9 billion) to spend this financial year started April 6 thanks to the government's fiscal rule to cut national debt by 2029, the Institute for Fiscal Studies said in a report Tuesday.

  • April 16, 2024

    Taylor Wessing Launches Ireland Tax Practice With New Hire

    Taylor Wessing LLP has recruited its first tax partner in Ireland from Simmons & Simmons LLP to launch a new tax group in the country, continuing its expansion after initially setting up shop in Dublin three years ago.

  • April 16, 2024

    EU Leaders Expected To Clash Over Corp. Tax Harmonization

    European Union leaders are expected to clash at their summit Wednesday and Thursday over whether national corporate taxes should be harmonized to promote equity investments, an official from the bloc said Tuesday.

  • April 15, 2024

    Exxon Seeks $1.8B Tax Refund As Qatar Deal Trial Opens

    Exxon Mobil Corp. argued Monday in Texas federal court that its deal with Qatar to extract natural gas from the country's coast was a partnership, rather than a lease agreement, saying at the start of a trial that it's entitled to get $1.8 billion in tax benefits back from the IRS.

  • April 15, 2024

    House OKs Ending Exemption For Terrorist-Supporting Orgs

    The House passed legislation Monday that would authorize the Internal Revenue Service to suspend the tax-exempt status of any nonprofit organization found by the U.S. Treasury secretary to support foreign terrorism.

  • April 15, 2024

    8th Circ. Urged To Revive IRS' Pricing For Medtronic

    The U.S. government urged the Eighth Circuit on Monday to side with the IRS' method for pricing the intangible property that medical device maker Medtronic licensed to a Puerto Rican affiliate, arguing it's the only way to determine arm's-length royalty rates.

  • April 15, 2024

    EU Seeking Input On Tax Cooperation Program's Progress

    The European Commission is looking for input from the tax administrations of the European Union and cooperating countries on the efficacy of a program meant to aid in the fight against tax fraud, tax evasion and aggressive tax planning, it said Monday.

Expert Analysis

  • Reimagining Law Firm Culture To Break The Cycle Of Burnout

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    While attorney burnout remains a perennial issue in the legal profession, shifting post-pandemic expectations mean that law firms must adapt their office cultures to retain talent, say Kevin Henderson and Eric Pacifici at SMB Law Group.

  • Cayman Islands Off AML Risk Lists, Signaling Robust Controls

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    As a world-leading jurisdiction for securitization special purpose entities, the removal of the Cayman Islands from increased anti-money laundering monitoring lists is a significant milestone that will benefit new and existing financial services customers conducting business in the territory, say lawyers at Walkers Global.

  • The Legal Industry Needs A Cybersecurity Paradigm Shift

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    As law firms face ever-increasing risks of cyberattacks and ransomware incidents, the legal industry must implement robust cybersecurity measures and privacy-centric practices to preserve attorney-client privilege, safeguard client trust and uphold the profession’s integrity, says Ryan Paterson at Unplugged.

  • As Promised, IRS Is Coming For Crypto Tax Evaders

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    The IRS is fulfilling its promise to crack down on those who have neglected to pay taxes on cryptocurrency earnings, as demonstrated by recently imposed prison sentences, enforcement initiatives and meetings with international counterparts — suggesting a few key takeaways for taxpayer compliance, say attorneys at BakerHostetler.

  • 5 Reasons Associates Shouldn't Take A Job Just For Money

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    As a number of BigLaw firms increase salary scales for early-career attorneys, law students and lateral associates considering new job offers should weigh several key factors that may matter more than financial compensation, say Albert Tawil at Lateral Hub and Ruvin Levavi at Power Forward.

  • The Pop Culture Docket: Judge Djerassi On Super Bowl 52

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    Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Ramy Djerassi discusses how Super Bowl 52, in which the Philadelphia Eagles prevailed over the New England Patriots, provides an apt metaphor for alternative dispute resolution processes in commercial business cases.

  • Employee Experience Strategy Can Boost Law Firm Success

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    Amid continuing business uncertainty, law firms should consider adopting a holistic employee experience strategy — prioritizing consistency, targeting signature moments and leveraging measurement tools — to maximize productivity and profitability, says Haley Revel at Calibrate Consulting.

  • 6 Practice Pointers For Pro Bono Immigration Practice

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    An attorney taking on their first pro bono immigration matter may find the law and procedures beguiling, but understanding key deadlines, the significance of individual immigration judges' rules and specialized aspects of the practice can help avoid common missteps, says Steven Malm at Haynes Boone.

  • Lessons From Country Singer's Personal Service Saga

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    Recent reports that country singer Luke Combs won a judgment against a Florida woman who didn’t receive notice of the counterfeit suit against her should serve as a reminder for attorneys on best practices for effectuating service by electronic means, say attorneys at Jenner & Block.

  • 7 E-Discovery Predictions For 2024 And Beyond

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    The legal and technical issues of e-discovery now affect virtually every lawsuit, and in the year to come, practitioners can expect practices and policies to evolve in a number of ways, from the expanded use of relevancy redactions to mandated information security provisions in protective orders, say attorneys at Littler.

  • 5 Litigation Funding Trends To Note In 2024

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    Over the next year and beyond, litigation funding will continue to evolve in ways that affect attorneys and the larger litigation landscape, from the growth of a secondary market for funded claims, to rising interest rates restricting the availability of capital, says Jeffery Lula at GLS Capital.

  • 4 Legal Ethics Considerations For The New Year

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    As attorneys and clients reset for a new year, now is a good time to take a step back and review some core ethical issues that attorneys should keep front of mind in 2024, including approaching generative artificial intelligence with caution and care, and avoiding pitfalls in outside counsel guidelines, say attorneys at HWG.

  • What The Law Firm Of The Future Will Look Like

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    As the legal landscape shifts, it’s become increasingly clear that the BigLaw business model must adapt in four key ways to remain viable, from fostering workplace flexibility to embracing technology, say Kevin Henderson and Eric Pacifici at SMB Law Group.

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