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A&M Activist Alert

September 18, 2017
Shareholder activism is significantly increasing in Europe. Indeed, research by Alvarez and Marsal (A&M) has found that the number of activist approaches in the UK and Germany grew faster than in North America during the first three quarters of 2016.

The Hidden Risks of NYSDFS Rule Part 504

September 14, 2017
On June 30 of 2016, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYSDFS” or “DFS”) published a press release announcing Final Rule on Transaction Monitoring and Filtering Programs.
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The Impact of the U.K. Diverted Profits Tax

September 14, 2017
This week Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), the U.K.’s tax authority, released key statistics related to the U.K. Diverted Profits Tax (DPT)[1] . DPT of £138m has been collected during the period from April 2015 (when the tax was introduced) to April 2017. Diageo announced in May this year that it would be paying £107m, but intends to challenge the assessment, so it is possible some of the amounts collected will be refunded. HMRC also estimates it collected £174m of additional corporation tax from behavioral changes – this figure will be a low estimate and will only accurately capture situations already under HMRC enquiry.
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IPO Readiness: Preparation Makes Going Public Less Taxing

September 12, 2017
I’ve lived through both the highest highs and lowest lows of the IPO market since I first began working in Silicon Valley in the late 1990s. I’ve experienced both the manic days of the dot-com boom’s seemingly daily S-1 filings (remember Pets.com and Webvan?) and the darkest days of the Great Recession (and everything in between).
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Accounting for Growth: A&M’s Ernesto Perez featured in Hispanic Executive

September 1, 2017
In the following Hispanic Executive interview, A&M Managing Director Ernesto Perez discusses the expansion of the firm’s tax presence into new markets, trends in the industry and the development and promotion of the 260 employees he oversees across ten global offices.