Press Room: Andersen in the News

November 30, 2018

Best Lawyers Recognizes 33 Lawyers from Andersen Tax & Legal

Source: Andersen Global

The prestigious American publication Best Lawyers has selected 27 Andersen Tax & Legal professionals as the most outstanding in Spain with a total of 44 distinctions in the ranking it prepares annually. The publication also recognizes one individual from Andersen Tax & Legal in Germany and five professionals from Andersen Tax & Legal in Portugal.

November 1, 2018

Davari Authors Article for The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Source: Simon Davari, Andersen Tax in Canada, a member firm of Andersen Global

Simon Davari, a Partner at Andersen Tax in Canada, a member firm of Andersen Global, has written an article for ACCLR Business Services. In his article titled SMEs: 4 Things to Know About Taxes Before Starting a Project Abroad, Simon discusses key information on expanding a business internationally including tax considerations and important tax elements to know.

October 30, 2018

From France: Professional Alert: Law No. 2016-1691

Source: Patricia Emeriau or Bruno Thomas, Andersen Tax & Legal in France, a member firm of Andersen Global 

The Law No. 2016-1691 of December 9th, 2016, also known as Loi Sapin 2, relates to the transparency, fight against corruption and modernization of economic life. Following the adoption of this system, the CNIL updated the AU-004 again by a decision on June 22, 2017 to take note of this law, which aims to regulate the management of these data and treatments.

October 22, 2018

Andersen Global Presenting at 73rd Annual TEI Conference in San Diego

Source: Andersen Global

TEI's 73rd Annual Conference, titled Implementing U.S. Tax Reform: Seizing Opportunities, Mitigating Risks, is being held October 29-31, 2018 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel in San Diego, CA. Andersen Global Managing Directors/Partners Juan Federico Fischer, Chuck Chubb and Daniel Kai Fischer, will participate and present at the conference on three separate topics.

October 22, 2018

From France: Draft Finance Bill for 2019 - Overview of the Main Changes Concerning Corporate Income Tax

Source: Pierre Bouley or Stéphanie Desprez, Andersen Tax & Legal in France, a member firm of Andersen Global

The French government presented the Draft Finance Bill for 2019 on September 24, 2018. The draft contains important corporate income tax measures on issues including reform of the rules on the deductibility of financial charges, modification of the tax consolidation regime in order to ensure its compliance with EU law, and others. 

October 9, 2018

From Netherlands: Agreement Reached on Quick Fixes to Improve the Functioning of the Current EU VAT System - Update

Source: Bas Sonneveldt or Maurice Schouten, Andersen Tax & Legal in the Netherlands, a member firm of Andersen Global 

On October 2, 2018, at the ECOFIN meeting the European Union (EU) ministers of finance agreed on the implementation of a number of quick fixes to the current EU VAT system per January 1, 2020. These quick fixes were introduced on October 4, 2017 in a proposal of the European Commission towards a definitive VAT system for intra-EU trade of goods.

October 8, 2018

Romano Prodi, Former President of the European Commission, Headlines Leadership Event with Andersen Tax & Legal

Source: Andersen Tax & Legal in Italy, a member firm of Andersen Global 

Andersen Tax & Legal, the Italian member firm of Andersen Global, yesterday held a prominent policy event featuring Romano Prodi, the former president of the European Commission. The assemblage focused on globalization in the political environment and was held during the 2018 IBA Annual Conference, currently underway this week in Rome, Italy.

October 3, 2018

From Switzerland: Federal Council Wishes to Boost Switzerland's Appeal as a Fund Location

Source: Roberto Cavadini or Paolo Mondia, Andersen Tax in Switzerland, a member firm of Andersen Global

The Federal Council met on September 5, 2018 to discuss improving the attractiveness of Switzerland as an investment fund location. In order to facilitate the market launch of new provisions, instructions have been issued to the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) to put forward a proposal, which details corresponding legislative revision by mid-2019.

October 1, 2018

Nangia Advisors Sponsoring Taxsutra Conclave 2018 in India

Source: Nangia Advisors LLP, a collaborating firm of Andersen Global

Nangia Advisors LLP, a collaborating firm of Andersen Global, is a sponsor of the Taxsutra Conclave 2018, a conference hosted by the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD). The conference takes place October 11-13 in Gurgaon, India. Rakesh Nangia, the founder and Managing Partner of Nangia Advisors LLP, will also act as a session moderator during the three day conference. 

October 1, 2018

From Luxembourg: Anti Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD)

Source: Michael Probst, Matthias Gutknecht or Asbed Chahbazian, BA Tax Accountants, a collaborating firm of Andersen Global

The Luxembourg Government presented a draft law in order to implement the Anti Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD - EU Directive 2016/1164) which shall be effective on January 1, 2019. The draft law suggests a post-BEPS tax environment while maintaining an interesting and flexible hub for international tax structures. 

September 28, 2018

From Switzerland: Federal Council for Administrative Assistance in Customs Area with U.S.

Source: Robert Cavadini or Paolo MondiaAndersen Tax in Switzerland, a member firm of Andersen Global

The Federal Council met on September 5, 2018 and observed the results of the consultation procedure on an administrative assistance agreement in the customs area with the U.S. The current draft agreement was reviewed by the Federal Council, which in its present form, is rejected or at least viewed critically by most business associations and seven cantons.

September 21, 2018

From Mexico: The U.S. – Mexico Trade Agreement Has Been Finally Reached

Source: Marco Reyes or Jose Luis Hinojosa - Andersen Tax & Legal in Mexico, a member firm of Andersen Global

The process of renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began on August 16, 2017 with an expectation to be concluded in seven rounds by the beginning of 2018. After a year of talks between the three countries involved (U.S., Mexico, and Canada), on August 27th, an agreement between U.S. and Mexico was finally reached (known as the U.S. - Mexico Trade Agreement).​

September 12, 2018

Mark Davies & Associates Partner Recognized by Spear's Wealth Management Magazine

Source: Mark Davies & Associates, a collaborating firm of Andersen Global

Mark Davies, Partner and Founder of Mark Davies & Associates Ltd, a collaborating firm of Andersen Global, has been highlighted by Spear's Wealth Management Magazine as one of the top 10 private client accountants in the United Kingdom. Spear’s is a wealth management and luxury lifestyle media brand that has established itself as one of Europe's leading media authorities.

September 6, 2018

Andersen Global Announces Professionals Highlighted in International Tax Review

Source: Andersen Global

Andersen Global is proud to announce that a Partner from Andersen Tax & Legal in Portugal, a member firm of Andersen Global, and a Partner from A2Z Tax & Legal, a collaborating firm of Andersen Global, have been named top tax leaders in their regions by the International Tax Review (ITR). ITR provides tax professionals with up-to-date news and analysis service in regards to cross-border tax issues. 

April 9, 2018

Fischer & Schickendantz Highlighted in Búsqueda

Source: Fischer & Schickendantz, a collaborating firm of Andersen Global

Fischer & Schickendantz, a collaborating firm of Andersen Global, was mentioned by Uruguayan weekly newspaper Búsqueda. The article discusses the firm’s integration into Andersen Global and highlights Juan Federico Fischer, one of the founders of the firm.