Press releases / Comments


September 14 2016

GBIC: Postpone the PRIIPs Regulation – threat of considerable legal uncertainty until all...

The member associations of the German Banking Industry Committee (GBIC) warn of considerable legal uncertainty surrounding the planned introduction of standardised European key information documents for packaged retail and insurance-based investment...


August 31 2016

Comments on Notice 2016-42 (proposed changes to qualified intermediary agreements)

The new rules in section 5.03(B) of the proposed QI agreement provide that the LOB declaration (which may be used by entities that are not fiscally transparent to document their status together with “alternative” documentary evidence.


July 15 2016

Dividend equivalent payments: Request to postpone the implementation date of Section 871(m)

We welcome the release on 1 July 2016 of Notice 2016-42 containing a revised proposed qualified intermediary agreement. Unfortunately, the notice fails to answer most of our open questions concerning the treatment by qualified derivatives dealers of...


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