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Has corporate management grown more brazen in abusing creditors?

A pair of recent commentaries on high-profile battles between management and large financial creditors reveals two things: Such battles might be heating up, and...

KRyS Global

Boutique insolvency, fraud investigations and asset recovery firm KRyS Global expands into Europe with an office in Guernsey.  The firm also launches Ferret, a new product line of technology-based forensic and fraud investigations tools.   

 

EU blacklist: The real story is demographic decline and a panicked search for revenue

It used to be that a country would be blacklisted by the international community for genocide, aggressive warfare and other atrocities. No more. The European...

What is tax avoidance?

There seems to be a fair amount of confusion in the public discourse between the idea of tax avoidance and that of tax evasion....
Dubai

A review of the world’s offshore financial centers: Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

In this first article in a series about the world’s premier offshore financial centers we look at the city and emirate of Dubai in...

US tax reform, border adjustment taxes, and international trade law

With the Republicans now in control of the U.S. Congress and the White House, tax reform is high on the agenda. One of the...

OECD-led tax reforms: A prescription for a less competitive economy

On 28 May, 2019, Paris-based international quango, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, or the OECD, has published the latest agreement between the...

Will proposed tax changes make the Netherlands a less attractive tax haven?

On Oct. 17, 2017 our article for the Cayman Financial Review on the use of the Netherlands as a tax haven was published. Among...

Now that it is clear the U.S. will not ‘reciprocate’ on FATCA, will ‘partner’...

As I have warned for several years now, “partner” governments signing legally defective Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) intergovernmental agreements under promises from...
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OECD’s tax initiatives thwart US policy goals

International tax bureaucrats at the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and elsewhere have waged a decades-long campaign to promote a one-size-fits-all approach...

Brexit and Trump – a reboot for global tax policy?

What do the electoral shake-ups of 2016 mean for Cayman and other offshore centers? With Trump now inaugurated and in command of the White House,...

Blacklists, unilateral action test the credibility of the OECD

If you read any new tax policy reports produced by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), or listen to its public communications,...

PFS Cayman – the client-focused directorship model

See our Profiles in the CFR eversion CLIENT FOCUSED  Independent directors have taken some flak recently. Following the financial crisis and the Weavering judgment, questions...

Economic impact of US tax reform

On Dec. 22, 2017, the president signed into law major tax reform legislation. This legislation had been known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs...

The two behind-the-scenes fights over America’s status as a tax haven

Two very important international tax battles are taking place in Washington, largely behind closed doors. The lack of attention is surprising since the outcome...

Three lessons in international taxation

It was “one of these days” at the office. I was writing a transfer pricing memo for defending one of my clients against a...

Are markets predictable enough for a border-adjusted tax to be revenue neutral?

The first shot of the modern “Showdown at Gucci Gulch” was fired on June 24, 2016. That’s the day Republicans in the U.S. House...

Tax morality and elections for the European Parliament

In the early months of 2019, tax and transfer pricing professionals were captivated by the debate on digital taxation – and rightly so. As...

BDO Cayman Islands celebrates 10 years in business

See our Profiles in the CFR eversion Since its establishment in the Cayman Islands in October 2002, the office of BDO Cayman has evolved in...
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