Athens Closes in on Wealthy Tax Evaders

Modelled on Switzerland's agreements with Germany, Great Britain and Austria, the deal is aimed at the billions of euros Athens estimates that wealthy Greeks have parked in the Alpine country to avoid taxes back home.


Barclays Said to Face Possible U.K. SFO Probe Over Qatar Fees

The Serious Fraud Office, which prosecutes bribery and white collar crime, may inform the London-based bank about its decision on a probe this week, according to the people, who declined to be identified because the discussions are private.


DLA Piper set for Paris expansion with local merger

The firm is understood to be in advanced discussions with Frieh Bouhenic, a 26-lawyer boutique established in January last year by ex-Linklaters rainmaker Michel Frieh and Pierre-Alain Bouhenic, formerly of Weil Gotshal & Manges.


Zero Tolerance For Helping Tax Evaders, Says UBS

"The bank requires that all employees in the cross-border asset management business abide by legal fundamentals, including the German-Swiss tax deal […] Whoever transgresses is severely sanctioned”, Mr Weber told German newspaper Handels


JPMorgan "London Whale" hires lawyer in France

The trader at the center of the criminal investigation surrounding JPMorgan's $5.8 billion trading loss has hired a lawyer in Paris, two sources familiar with the investigation said on Thursday.


Intesa Luxembourg banker probed in tax evasion case

The magistrates have now put the chief executive of Intesa's Luxembourg unit Societe Europeenne de Banque (SEB), Marco Bus, and an Italian broker and former Intesa employee, Alessandro Jelmoni, under investigation.


Germans raid Julius Baer clients in tax crackdown

German tax inspectors have raided clients of Swiss bank Julius Baer, the latest development in a dispute over untaxed money held in secret Swiss accounts, a German magazine reported.


German Windfall Wealth Tax Said To Be Constitutional

According to legal expert Joachim Wieland, the deciding factor in the matter is whether or not the state has an exceptional financial need for such a one-off levy, for example to save the country’s banks, to bail out other countries, or to reduce bo


FSA unveils Ucis products crackdown

The Ucis retail market is worth about £2.5 billion in the UK and some 85,000 ordinary retail investors have direct holdings in investments, which can hold assets like traded life policy investments, fine wines, crops and timber.


MPs seek British version of U.S. tax disclosure rules

The proposed legislation takes as inspiration the new U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which is designed to stop Americans from hiding money from the taxman offshore, the report says.


German cabinet pushes ahead with Basel III bank rules

Germany's cabinet agreed on Wednesday to push ahead quickly with the introduction of stricter capital requirements for banks under international Basel III rules, despite the misgivings of German banks about how they will be implemented across Europe