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Is your question of a legal or tax nature, or both? What are the legal consequences of a particular tax structure and vice versa? More and more companies, financial institutions, governments and individuals are discovering the benefits of customised integrated advice.

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As a leading firm, Loyens & Loeff is the natural choice as a legal and tax partner if you do business in or from the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg or Switzerland, our home markets. You can count on personal advice from any of our 900 advisers based in one of our offices in the Benelux and Switzerland or in key financial centres around the world. Thanks to our full-service practice, specific sector experience and thorough understanding of the market, our advisers comprehend exactly what you need.

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Swiss Flash: No political agreement on EU anti-tax avoidance directive yet / EU CbC directive adopted / EU-blacklist of non-EU tax havens

On 25 May 2016, the EU Council was called on to reach a political agreement on the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (“ATAD”). In addition, it was due to adopt two other texts: (i) a directive on EU country-by-country reporting by multinational and (ii) conclusions on the external taxation strategy (EU-blacklist of non-EU tax havens), as well as measures against tax treaty abuse.

While the EU Council adopted the two latter mentioned texts, it was not able to reach agreement on the ATAD. A new compromise will be tabled for the upcoming EU Council meeting on 17 June 2016. Below we elaborate on the EU Council’s decisions and provide you with our preliminary remarks as to the relevance for multinational enterprises (“MNEs”) with operations in Switzerland.

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Tax Flash: Political agreement on EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive postponed to June; EU CbC Directive adopted; EU-blacklist of non-EU tax havens announced

On 25 May 2016, the EU Council was called on to reach a political agreement on the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (“ATAD”). In addition it was due to adopt two other texts: (i) a directive on EU country-by-country reporting by multinationals and (ii) conclusions on external taxation strategy (EU-blacklist of non-EU tax havens) and measures against tax treaty abuse.

The EU Council adopted the two latter mentioned texts. It did not reach agreement on the ATAD. Several Member States expressed concerns on the proposed text of the ATAD. A new compromise will be tabled for the upcoming EU Council meeting on 17 June 2016.

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