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  • July 05, 2024

    How Reshaped Circuit Courts Are Faring At The High Court

    Seminal rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court's latest term will reshape many facets of American society in the coming years. Already, however, the rulings offer glimpses of how the justices view specific circuit courts, which have themselves been reshaped by an abundance of new judges.

  • July 05, 2024

    Breaking Down The Vote: The High Court Term In Review

    The U.S. Supreme Court's lethargic pace of decision-making this term left the justices to issue a slew of highly anticipated and controversial rulings during the term's final week — rulings that put the court's ideological divisions on vivid display. Here, Law360 takes a data dive into the numbers behind this court term.

  • July 05, 2024

    The Sharpest Dissents From The Supreme Court Term

    The U.S. Supreme Court's session ended with a series of blockbuster cases that granted the president broad immunity, changed federal gun policy and kneecapped administrative agencies. And many of the biggest decisions fell along partisan lines.

  • July 05, 2024

    The Firms That Won Big At The Supreme Court

    This U.S. Supreme Court term featured high-stakes oral arguments on issues including gerrymandering, abortion and federal agency authority, and a hot bench ever more willing to engage in a lengthy back-and-forth with advocates. Here's a look at the law firms that argued the most cases and how they fared.

  • July 05, 2024

    Top Federal Tax Cases To Watch In The 2nd Half Of 2024

    In the coming months, the U.S. Treasury and the IRS will defend rules designed to go after what they consider as abusive tax practices, including the economic substance doctrine, the Corporate Transparency Act and the moratorium on employee retention tax credits. Here, Law360 looks at key federal tax cases to watch in the rest of 2024.

  • July 05, 2024

    Starmer Picks Reeves For Treasury To Steer Growth Aims

    Prime Minister Keir Starmer has handed the reins of the U.K.'s fiscal and economic policy to Rachel Reeves, formally naming her as the next chancellor of the exchequer in the first of a round of cabinet appointments on Friday.

  • July 05, 2024

    EU Imposes Anti-Subsidy Duties On Chinese EVs

    The European Commission imposed provisional import duties of 17.4% to 37.6% on electric vehicles made in China to compensate for what it said were unfair state subsidies throughout the manufacturing and sales process.

  • July 05, 2024

    EU Official Says Members Blind To Cross-Border Business

    A senior European Union tax official has criticized EU member states for failing to adjust their tax systems to help particularly smaller businesses wanting to carry out activities in multiple countries within the bloc.

  • July 04, 2024

    Labour's Big UK Election Win Clears Way For Tax Reform

    Labour's victory in the U.K. general election clears the way for plans to raise taxes on the rich to close a widening spending gap, but it could also mean wider fiscal reform in the new government's first budget later this year.

  • July 04, 2024

    Labour Sweeps Tories From Power In UK Election Rout

    Keir Starmer was poised to become Britain's next prime minister on Friday after his Labour Party ousted Rishi Sunak's Conservatives in a landslide general election victory, ending 14 years of Tory government with a pledge of "national renewal."

  • July 04, 2024

    EU Should Tighten Fiscal Policies In 2025, Advisers Say

    European countries using the euro should tighten their fiscal policies "sizably" next year, combining raising taxes with cuts to spending, depending on national circumstances, an advisory board has said.

  • July 03, 2024

    Ex-Defense Contractor Evaded Taxes On $350 Million, US Says

    A former defense contractor and his wife face a 30-count indictment alleging they were involved in a decadeslong scheme to defraud the U.S. government and avoid taxes on more than $350 million in income, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

  • July 03, 2024

    Warren, Other Pols Push Yellen For Corp. Minimum Tax Rules

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren and three other lawmakers urged Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen for the department to quickly release regulations to implement the corporate alternative minimum tax in a letter released Wednesday.

  • July 03, 2024

    Australia Clarifies Hybrid Mismatch Tax Rules

    The Australian Taxation Office issued guidance Wednesday further clarifying two aspects of its hybrid mismatch rules designed to prevent multinational corporations from exploiting differences in tax treatment between jurisdictions.

  • July 03, 2024

    Former OECD Deputy Tax Director Joining KPMG Australia

    A former deputy tax director for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is joining KPMG Australia as a partner starting next month, the firm said Wednesday.

  • July 03, 2024

    Fox Rothschild Hires Pryor Cashman Nonprofit Leads

    Fox Rothschild LLP announced Wednesday the hiring of two Pryor Cashman LLP partners for its corporate department in New York.

  • July 03, 2024

    Slovenia Tax Incentives Impair Decarbonization, OECD Says

    Slovenia's reduced tax rates for certain harmful fossil fuels have hurt the country's efforts to limit its carbon emissions, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Wednesday.

  • July 03, 2024

    Gibraltar Expects Draft Top-Up Tax Legislation In September

    Gibraltar is planning to have legislation ready for consideration in September that would enact the domestic top-up tax portion of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Pillar Two standards to fight tax base erosion and profit shifting, a government official said Wednesday.

  • July 03, 2024

    11 Arrested In €30M VAT Fraud Involving Olive Oil, Sugar

    An investigation into a €30 million ($32 million) value-added tax fraud scheme based in Portugal involving essential food products such as olive oil and sugar resulted in 11 arrests, the European Public Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday.

  • July 03, 2024

    Shifting Taxes From Labor Helps Growth, EU Report Says

    Well-designed tax systems can support socially inclusive and sustainable growth in the European Union, such as by shifting taxes from labor to environmental and property taxes, the European Commission said.

  • July 03, 2024

    Tax Pros Want To Ensure Cooperation Between UN, OECD

    A group representing more than half a million tax advisers across three continents said Wednesday that governments and stakeholders should ensure that the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the United Nations work closely in forming global tax policy.

  • July 03, 2024

    Federal Tax Policy To Watch In The 2nd Half Of 2024

    Congressional lawmakers are grappling with the looming 2025 expiration of the 2017 GOP tax overhaul, a situation made more difficult by the coming elections in November that could define what, if any, tax legislation is eventually signed into law this year. Here, Law360 examines federal tax policy to watch in the second half of 2024.

  • July 02, 2024

    NJ Couple Ordered To Pay $2.5M In FBAR Penalties

    A New Jersey couple were ordered to pay $2.5 million in penalties and interest for failing to report their foreign bank accounts in Switzerland, according to court documents.

  • July 02, 2024

    Eaton Needs To Cough Up Docs In IRS Probe, US Says

    The U.S. government urged an Ohio federal judge to order power management multinational Eaton to produce records on certain European employees in response to an IRS investigation, arguing the company's contention the court lacks jurisdiction is "pure sophistry."

  • July 02, 2024

    Saudi Arabia Extends COVID-19 Tax Penalty Exemptions

    Saudi Arabia's tax authority extended pandemic-inspired broad exemptions from certain tax-related penalties and fines, such as those for late filings and payments, through the end of the year.

Expert Analysis

  • E-Discovery Quarterly: Recent Rulings On Text Message Data

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    Electronically stored information on cellphones, and in particular text messages, can present unique litigation challenges, and recent court decisions demonstrate that counsel must carefully balance what data should be preserved, collected, reviewed and produced, say attorneys at Sidley.

  • Don't Use The Same Template For Every Client Alert

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    As the old marketing adage goes, consistency is key, but law firm style guides need consistency that contemplates variety when it comes to client alert formats, allowing attorneys to tailor alerts to best fit the audience and subject matter, says Jessica Kaplan at Legally Penned.

  • Think Like A Lawyer: Follow The Iron Rule Of Trial Logic

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    Many diligent and eager attorneys include every good fact, point and rule in their trial narratives — spurred by the gnawing fear they’ll be second-guessed for leaving something out — but this approach ignores a fundamental principle of successful trial lawyering, says Luke Andrews at Poole Huffman.

  • The Art Of Asking: Leveraging Your Contacts For Referrals

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    Though attorneys may hesitate to ask for referral recommendations to generate new business, research shows that people want to help others they know, like and trust, so consider who in your network you should approach and how to make the ask, says Rebecca Hnatowski at Edwards Advisory.

  • Unpacking The Bill To Extend TCJA's Biz-Friendly Tax Breaks

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    Attorneys at Skadden examine how a bipartisan bill currently being considered by the U.S. Senate to save the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act's tax breaks for research and development costs, and other expiring business-friendly provisions, would affect taxpayers.

  • Deciding What Comes At The End Of WTO's Digital Tariff Ban

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    Companies that feel empowered by the World Trade Organization’s recent two-year extension of the ban on e-commerce tariffs should pay attention to current negotiations over what comes after the moratorium expires, as these agreements will define standards in international e-commerce for years to come, say Jan Walter, Hannes Sigurgeirsson and Kulsum Gulamhusein at Akin Gump.

  • 4 Ways To Refresh Your Law Firm's Marketing Strategy

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    With many BigLaw firms relying on an increasingly obsolete marketing approach that prioritizes stiff professionalism over authentic connection, adopting a few key communications strategies to better connect with today's clients and prospects can make all the difference, say Eric Pacifici and Kevin Henderson at SMB Law.

  • This Earth Day, Consider How Your Firm Can Go Greener

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    As Earth Day approaches, law firms and attorneys should consider adopting more sustainable practices to reduce their carbon footprint — from minimizing single-use plastics to purchasing carbon offsets for air travel — which ultimately can also reduce costs for clients, say M’Lynn Phillips and Lisa Walters at IMS Legal Strategies.

  • Cum-Ex Prosecutions Storm Shows No Sign Of Abating

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    The ongoing trial of Sanjay Shah in Denmark is a clear indicator that efforts remain focused on holding to account the alleged architects and beneficiaries of cum-ex trading, and with these prosecutions making their way across Europe, it is a more turbulent time now than ever, says Niall Hearty at Rahman Ravelli.

  • Practicing Law With Parkinson's Disease

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    This Parkinson’s Awareness Month, Adam Siegler at Greenberg Traurig discusses his experience working as a lawyer with Parkinson’s disease, sharing both lessons on how to cope with a diagnosis and advice for supporting colleagues who live with the disease.

  • Why Supreme Court Should Allow Repatriation Tax To Stand

    If the U.S. Supreme Court doesn't reject the taxpayers' misguided claims in Moore v. U.S. that the mandatory repatriation tax is unconstitutional, it could wreak havoc on our system of taxation and result in a catastrophic loss of revenue for the government, say Christina Mason and Theresa Balducci at Herrick Feinstein.

  • For Lawyers, Pessimism Should Be A Job Skill, Not A Life Skill

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    A pessimistic mindset allows attorneys to be effective advocates for their clients, but it can come with serious costs for their personal well-being, so it’s crucial to exercise strategies that produce flexible optimism and connect lawyers with their core values, says Krista Larson at Stinson.

  • Requiring Leave To File Amicus Briefs Is A Bad Idea

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    A proposal to amend the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure that would require parties to get court permission before filing federal amicus briefs would eliminate the long-standing practice of consent filing and thereby make the process less open and democratic, says Lawrence Ebner at the Atlantic Legal Foundation and DRI Center.

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