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The Netherlands Issues Proposed Beneficial Ownership Register Legislation

The Netherlands Issues Proposed Beneficial Ownership Register Legislation

On March 31, 2017, the Dutch Ministry of Finance issued a public consultation (and explanatory report) on draft legislation that would introduce a beneficial ownership register (registratie uiteindelijk belanghebbenden) in the Trade Register Act 2007 via the Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive (2015/849) (the "Directive" or AMLD4) of May 20, 2015. … Read More

How FTAs Affect the Pharmaceutical Industry: A Discussion About TRIPS

How FTAs Affect the Pharmaceutical Industry: A Discussion About TRIPS

The purpose of a free trade agreement (FTA) is to increase access to international economies. FTAs reduce barriers associated with importing goods — generally, these agreements reduce import taxes on individual items, which allow goods to be competitive with domestically produced products. Pharmaceuticals, however, are a unique kind of good with regards to trade. According … Read More

U.K. Issues Draft Updated Guidance on Corporate Interest Restriction

U.K. Issues Draft Updated Guidance on Corporate Interest Restriction

On March 31, 2017, the U.K. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) issued draft updated guidance on corporate interest restriction. The rules are contained within Part 10 of Taxation (International and Other Provisions) Act 2010. The corporate interest restriction will have effect from April 1, 2017, and all periods of account of … Read More