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Orrick | The Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020

On January 1, 2021, Congress enacted the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (the “AML Act”), which contains the most significant reforms to U.S. AML laws since the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001. Below are some key provisions of the AML Act, and here is a more detailed description of the statute’s major provisions. Key Provisions Beneficial Ownership Registry. Creates a new, long-awaited central registry for beneficial ownership information of shell companies and other smaller, less regulated entities, which will be available to financial...
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Houthoff | Trade and competition after the Brexit deal: the consequences for the level playing field for businesses

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement ("TCA") introduces a new framework for State aid, antitrust, merger control and trade in goods and services. Although the TCA's purpose is to ensure a level playing field for fair trade and competition, the new rules clearly distinguish the EU internal market from the UK market. These new rules are likely to give rise to many questions of interpretation and disputes. The TCA has a separate dispute settlement mechanism. The role of the European Court...
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EIB | The EFSI Legacy: Doing more with less

The European Fund for Strategic Investments has been one of the good news stories to emerge in a decade of economic uncertainty. It has gone well beyond its highly ambitious target of €500 billion in mobilised investments. The Juncker Plan has made a strong contribution to the 14 million jobs created in the EU between 2015 and 2020. EFSI has become a success in co-financing projects that otherwise might not have been carried through. It has also charted the path...
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Vulcan Insight | “This is a time of testing” – The United States’ 46th President, Ireland & Europe

Undoubtedly, the most pressing issue on President Joseph R. Biden’s agenda is the COVID-19 pandemic which, in his own words, “silently stalks” both the United States and the globe. Remarks he made during his inauguration speech that the US may be entering “the toughest and deadliest period of the virus” coupled with Thursday’s sobering headlines that the number of American virus related deaths had surpassed the country’s troop fatalities in World War II, only serve to underscore the point. To...
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FTI | New and Evolving Threats: Cybersecurity Flashpoints in 2021

The global leaders of FTI Consulting’s Cybersecurity practice analyzed major developments from their respective regions — including the fallout of the U.S. Presidential Election, Brexit, and the upcoming Tokyo Olympics — to forecast what to expect in the coming year. Cybersecurity, already an essential consideration for all organizations, became even more critical in 2020, as malicious actors sought to capitalize on the societal confusion, fear, and uncertainty sown by a global pandemic. Organizations and individuals alike were targeted with sophisticated...
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H&K Law | Looking Ahead at the 2021 Tax Policy Landscape

After Inauguration Day on Jan. 20, 2021, and with the seating of the two newly elected Democratic senators from Georgia, Democrats will have control of the White House and both houses of Congress for the first time since 2011. The narrow margin by which the Democrats hold both houses, however, will restrain what tax proposals can become law, either through regular order or a budgetary reconciliation process. This Holland & Knight alert outlines the tax policy priorities of...
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IPTI | Update on U.S. & European Property Tax Issues: January 2021

The EACC, in partnership with the International Property Tax Institute (IPTI), wants to keep its members up to date with the latest developments in property taxes in the USA and Europe. IPTI has put together a selection of brief reports from articles contained in IPTI Xtracts which can be found on its website (www.ipti.org). UNITED STATES New York: NYC Property Values Decline 5% as Offices and Hotels Stand Empty Office building values drop 6%: finance department Decrease in property value is...
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RPJ Law | That Would Be Enough: COVID-19 Relief Package for Arts and Entertainment Venues, Small Businesses, and Professionals

Initially published in The Law Ally of Broadway | Late last month congressional leaders finally agreed to offer cultural institutions, including music venues and movie and stage theaters, a coronavirus relief package of $15 billion for “Save Our Stages”, as part of the larger $900 billion relief package, which includes additional categorical relief, such as the Paycheck Protection Program, and unemployment benefits and direct assistance to individuals.  The Save Our Stages relief is intended to try to save and assist these...

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