Third Quarter Newsletter 2017

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 recently confirmed that the relevant legislation will come into effect on September 30, 2017. In this alert, we recap on the key aspects of the new offences, and the steps that businesses should take in order to protect themselves ahead of commencement.

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“Understanding the opposition is the single biggest asset that a company can have going into any tax enforcement proceeding,” states Ropes & Gray’s Kat Gregor in a forum on resolving tax disputes published in Corporate Disputes Magazine. Read the entire article, which features more tips for handling tax disputes and insights about the current enforcement climate, here.

On May 22, 2017, Ropes & Gray hosted a reception featuring Special Trial Judge Peter J. Panuthos of the U.S. Tax Court to re-launch the Boston Chapter of the FBA Tax Section. Read more about the event here, or if you’re interested in participating in or helping to organize a future event, please reach out directly to Gabby or Ryan at or