Legal & Advocacy
Our interview with KNUT OLSEN, CEO of Dr K Olsen Global Tax, charts the mitigation and efficiency strategies deployed by one of Europe’s pre-eminent companies providing effective tax advisory services to institutional and private clients. We sit down to talk all things taxation with one of the world’s leading tax advisors.
What is the primacy of European Union law? The concept of the EU’s legal supremacy is a principle dictating that in the case of conflict between the supranational law of the European Union and the local law of its constituent nations, the former prevails over the latter. Even the constitutions of Member States must bend to accommodate European law if there is a disagreement between the two, writes Rachel Smith
Financial services firms have increasingly come under scrutiny for anti-corruption compliance. In 2011, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sent written inquiries to almost a dozen financial services, private equity, and hedge fund companies about their Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance. Now, just a few short years later (the time needed to investigate the answers), major enforcement actions have started to drop.
The EU’s rejection last week of the our proposed solution to the Irish border issue only confirms how delusional the Government’s continued attempts to negotiate a mutually beneficial agreement with the European Union really are. Instead, we should abandon the stalled negotiations and fall back upon our WTO ‘next favoured nation’
It is no secret that the European Union has reserved itself the right to primacy over the legal systems of its individual member states, however it is known to a much lesser extent that the EU’s Corpus Juris plan was to be implemented in a manner that would eventually overthrow
the UK’s common law system and consequently sabotage the rights and freedoms of British citizens, states Oliver Taylor.
The unpleasant reality of inheritance tax in the UK has been around a while and no longer comes as a surprise to most. Useful snippets of information can help clarify the tax’s implications, as well as identify a few legal routes to minimise what gets paid over upon inheritance, writes Thomas Hughes.