Tax

  • FINANCIAL ENGINEERING

    Bakers sued for alleged aggressive tax avoidance

    Baker & McKenzie is being sued for £11.7m over an allegedly 'aggressive financial engineering' arrangement which was put in place through a Luxembourg shell company.

  • TAX SECRECY

    Lawyers prepare for defence to HSBC tax leaks

    Lawyers have already begun defending clients accused of questionable tax practices in Switzerland as revelations begin to be made in the international media about HSBC and 30,000 of its Swiss customer accounts between 2005 and 2007.

  • TAX SCHEMES

    PwC controversy could lead to code of conduct for tax advisers

    The UK government is being urged to drop accountancy giant PwC from its public procurement work and to sanction firms which break a proposed code of conduct - in a report which accuses PwC of promoting tax avoidance 'on an industrial scale'.

  • DATA PROTECTION

    Companies still vulnerable to tax data leaks, warns A&O

    Three months after the tax affairs of various PwC clients were leaked to the newspapers, Allen & Overy is warning that the same thing could happen again.


 

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