Topic: Tax Evasion

It’s Getting Harder And Harder To Find A Good Tax Haven These Days. Because FATCA…

Used to be, if you wanted to hide assets from US tax authorities, you’d open a Swiss bank account and be done with it. Not anymore: last year, more than 100 of Switzerland’s banks agreed to disclose all American-held accounts to the IRS last year to avoid accusations of aiding tax evaders (and the hefty… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Compensation Committees & Fees, Volcker Rule & Godzilla, Tax Havens & France, Board Chairman & CEO

A different way to “ring” in the new year: 30 years ago today, the AT&T Bell System was broken up by the US government. Should you separate the CEO and Chairman of the Board roles at your company? (Akin Gump) Good news for compensation committee members of NASDAQ companies… (Goodwin Procter) If the Volcker Rule… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Child Labor, Whistleblower Protections, Swiss Banks, FATCA Compliance

Turns out that when he wasn’t developing the general theory of relativity, Albert Einstein also invented … a refrigerator. Here’s the patent to prove it, granted November 11, 1930. Complying with child and forced labor laws around the world is more than good business sense – it’s also the right thing to do… (Cheryl Behymer… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Iran Notices, Health FSAs, Corporate Boards, FATCA Implementation

Voters across the country agree: the JD Supra Corporate Brief is a great way to start the day! Are the days when Chief Compliance Officers are held accountable a thing of the past? (Bettina Eckerle of Eckerle Law) Over the past eight months, companies have filed more than 400 Iran notices with the SEC… (Shearman… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Tax Transparency, Foreign Official, CEO Fraud, Financial Disaster

It’s Wednesday and the government is still shut down: you’re gonna need more coffee. And the JD Supra Corporate Brief: The G20 want greater tax transparency across the globe – but can their recommendations be put into practice? (Skadden Arps) For the first time in history, an appeals court will consider whether an employee of… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: SEC Enforcement, ADR Clauses, Russian Deals, Swiss Banks

Picture this: on this day in 1884, George Eastman received a US patent on paper-strip photographic film. No violation is too small to attract the attention of the SEC’s Enforcement Division… (Morrison & Foerster) Looks like Wells Fargo will have to face the DOJ’s False Claims Act lawsuit after all… (BuckleySandler) Here’s a good question:… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Automakers Strike Back, China Opens Up, Governor Vetoes Bill, NY Continues Moratorium

So far, no good: The government shutdown is one week old today. Hang in there, America! A group of automakers just flattened a patent troll… (Foley & Lardner) How the Shanghai FTZ makes It easier for foreign companies to invest in China… (Corporate Law Report) The feds want government contractors to update their anti-human trafficking… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: China Trademarks, Offshore Wind, Mandatory Arbitration, Butterfly Effect

It’s Wednesday, and that means an extra cup of coffee for all of us here at the JD Supra Corporate Brief. Care to join us? Good news: the G20 finally agree on something. Too bad it’s about sharing tax records around the world… (BakerHostetler) China just revised its trademark law again… (Sheppard Mullin) It’s time… Read more »