Press releases / Comments


December 3 2018

Agreement reached on the EU Banking Package on the finishing straight

The German Banking Industry Committee welcomes the fact that the negotiations on what is referred to as the “Banking Package” have recently gained significant depth and momentum and that an important agreement on key issues has been reached at...


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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