Tax partner Andrew Howard recently recorded a Ropes & Gray trending video, in which he addresses tax coming out of the shadows and becoming a part of the environmental, social and governance (ESG) agenda.
Reputational Impacts from Tax Decisions may Affect PE Firms
In a recent The Drawdown article, “Tax Comes Under ESG Spotlight,” tax partner Andrew Howard provides commentary on how companies might approach assessing reputational risks from tax decisions in the ESG global arena. Howard notes, that in light of recent attitude shifts toward tax transparency, we may see “policymakers bring forth rules that erode confidentiality…
New UK Offences of Failure to Prevent Facilitation of Tax Evasion – looming deadline
In May 2016, we published an alert about UK proposals to introduce new strict liability corporate criminal offences aimed at preventing the facilitation of tax evasion. Andy Howard, Tax partner in the Ropes & Gray London office, also recently recorded a short video on the topic for our Trending Legal Topics series. The UK has…
Video – UK Corporate Offence of Failure to Prevent Tax Evasion
The UK’s new corporate offence of failure to prevent facilitation may target a limited array of businesses aimed at providing financial services to individuals, but it applies to all businesses. Learn more about the elements of the offense, its wide territorial scope, and what companies are doing to respond here.