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Cairn threatens Indian asset seizures abroad in tax case
UK-based Cairn Energy Plc has threatened that it may be forced to begin attaching Indian assets including bank accounts in different world capitals, unless the government resolves the issue.
Cairn Energy’s major investors ask India to honour arbitration
Investors have written to the Indian government as well as the governments of the US and UK seeking adherence to the award of a tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague
Analysis: How rich oil firms are using secretive court to fight capital gains tax in developing world
The battle between ConocoPhillips and Vietnam result could mark a significant shift in the way huge multinationals fight off the threat of taxes from desperate revenue authorities in developing countries.
US attacks Australia’s ’extraordinary’ plan to make Google and Facebook pay for news
The US has said the proposed legislation could run counter to the US-Australia free trade agreement.
UK to start talks with EU on finance cooperation this week
The UK will begin talks with the European Union this week on how regulators will cooperate over financial services now Brexit has been completed.
UK-EU trade agreement: What’s next for financial services?
The EU and the UK committed in the agreement to establishing a Memorandum of Understanding, by March 2021, for establishing a framework for regulatory cooperation on financial services.
Seoul rejects Lone Star’s out-of-court ISD settlement offer
The South Korean government has opted for an international arbitration over its longstanding dispute with Lone Star Funds after it turned down the US fund’s final $870-million out-of-court settlement proposal.
South Korean government likely to reject Lone Star’s offer
Lone Star Funds, which is in litigation against the South Korean government at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, suggested US$870 million as a concession.
Vodafone arbitration award: Centre to challenge telco’s Rs 22,100 crore tax case win
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta has advised the government that the decision of an arbitration tribunal cannot contradict the law passed by a sovereign parliament.
Why India should challenge the Vodafone-India BIT award
The scope of consent to arbitration is an important issue that needs to be finally settled - not least because it could have multi-billion dollar implications for India in respect of other cases involving challenges to India’s taxation measures by foreign investors.
Finance not fish: The trade deal with Japan focuses on what matters for the City
Trade talks with the EU remain uncertain, with negotiations focused on issues like fishing that have little bearing for the City. But in the meantime, Japan has given “global Britain” — and particularly the City — something to celebrate.
Hungary’s OTP sues Croatia for loan conversion damages
OTP Bank has sued the Croatian government to recover about $34.60 million it lost during a mandatory conversion of Swiss franc-denominated loans to euro-based loans in 2015.
India to contest Vodafone arbitration judgement: Report
The Indian government plans to contest the judgement on the Vodafone arbitration award in Hague.
Cairn seeks $1.4 bn damages from govt
Cairn is seeking full restitution for losses resulting from the expropriation of its investments in India in 2014.
New bilateral treaties to keep tax disputes out of arbitration
India will try and keep its taxation laws out of the ambit of all Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) and comprehensive economic pacts that it negotiates.
US seeks to stop Kenya’s digital taxation plans in FTA deal
Kenya’s plans to tax digital services could hit a brick wall following its negotiations for a free trade deal with the US.
Vodafone  ruling may set precedent  for other cases
Vodafone Group Plc’s big win against the Indian government could set a precedent for similar arbitration cases, including the one initiated by Cairn Energy Plc.
Vodafone wins international arbitration against India in $2 billion tax case
Vodafone won an international arbitration case against the Indian government, ending one of the most high-profile disputes in the country involving a $2 billion tax claim.
Indonesia: IA-CEPA - Impact on data localization and offshore data transfers in Indonesia
This article focuses on the treatment of electronic systems and data, such as data localization and personal data protection In Indonesia due to the IA-CEPA.
US-Kenya trade and tax developments
The negotiation of a US-Kenya Free Trade Agreement has spurred interest by prospective US investors, exporters, and importers.The final GILTI, FDII, and BEAT regulations provide the US tax framework for US C corporate investors.