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Economic Substance Requirements and Tax Haven Jurisdictions

Not receiving much attention are new economic substance requirements that have recently been enacted in several tax haven jurisdictions, including the Cayman Islands, Bermuda, and the British Virgin Islands. Tax planning structures often involve the use of corporations and other … Continue reading

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GDP Report Shows Rebound In U.S. Economic Growth : NPR

The Commerce Department says the U.S. economy picked up steam in the first three months of the year, after a rocky finish to 2018. Gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 3.2% in the first quarter, up from … Continue reading

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U.S. extends economic sanctions on Venezuela to its Central Bank

On April 17, 2019, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that it had designated Banco Central de Venezuela (Banco Central), the country’s Central Bank, as subject to U.S. economic sanctions. A current director also was sanctioned; … Continue reading

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Allegedly defamatory claims in e-recycling report weren't commercial speech despite some economic incentive

Electronic Recycling Ass’n v. Basel Action Network, 2019 WL 1453575, No. C18-1601-MJP (W.D. Wash. Apr. 2, 2019)Plaintiff ERA is a Canadian non-profit corporation that specializes in recovering, refurbishing, and reusing discarded electronic equipment or “e-waste.” When it determines that equipment … Continue reading

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‘Substantive economic dealings’ in advance of procedural protections necessitates further review

By Amy Leisinger, J.D. The Delaware Supreme Court has affirmed in part and reversed in part the Chancery Court’s dismissal of a complaint alleging that certain oil and gas companies and their executives caused stockholders to approve an unfair transaction … Continue reading

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