Blog

The Brexit-Silver Lining for Foreign Investors

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

As 2016 draws to an end, the world reflects on the ‘roller coaster’ year that left us with Brexit and a politically divided country. The economic forecast for the upcoming year continues to cause uncertainty for investors. However, there may be a silver lining in all this: the potential...

Read More

Tax Considerations in Structuring Funds

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

There are many considerations in structuring a venture capital or a private equity fund – taxation, securities laws, alignment of interests, valuation issues and segregation of liabilities. We find that taxation tends to drive the structure of the deal.

There is no one “silver bullet”...

Read More

Brexit: Contemplating Changes and Effects

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

It happened – the UK voted to LEAVE the EU. Stock markets dipped; social media is packed with opinions. Most importantly, what happens to EU/UK taxation?  It is too early to tell what will really happen as a result of Brexit, but the transition will be bumpy at best.

 

              ...

Read More

Citizenship for Sale: Investment-Based-Immigration

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

Investment-based immigration or economy-based immigration is a mutually beneficial relationship for nations looking to generate a source of revenue, and investors interested in gaining citizenship. 

 

Click the image to read the complete blog.

...

Read More

Could You be Named in the Panama Papers?

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

Since the story on the Panama Papers broke, we have been receiving frantic calls and emails from people around the world worried about the legality of their offshore structures. Aliant, LLP adheres to the highest level of professional integrity with regular checks and balances...

Read More

2016 Changes to UK Taxation

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

The United Kingdom has been quietly undergoing a tax revolution for the past few years Few days ago, Chancellor George Osborne introduced, ‘The budget for the next generation.'

Jacob Stein works with many clients on their international tax planning needs, including clients with...

Read More

Presidential Elections - Tax-Mania 2016

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

The 2016 Presidential Election is gearing up and the battle for party winner is in full throttle. With philosophies ranging from the extreme right to the extreme left, 'TAX' might just be the topic that seperates the winners from the losers. 

Read More

Is Bitcoin a Currency or Commodity? Depends on What Side of the Pond You Are On

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

Last week, the European Union took a progressive step towards clarifying how digital currencies will be recognized in the EU for purposes of taxation. The EU now recognizes virtual currencies as legal tender, not commodity, and they are therefore exempt from VAT (Value Added Tax), a sales...

Read More

Starbucks and Fiat in Trouble for Illegal Tax Practices

By Jacob Stein Jacob Stein

The war on tax avoidance just got a few new casualties. Usually, discussion on the international taxation of multinationals could be compared to an episode of the classic cartoon series, Tom and Jerry where Jerry always gets away in the end, snickering self-satisfactory. This time though,...

Read More

The Bridge to the Law

By Suzanne Natbony Suzanne Natbony

Suzanne Natbony discusses her path to a legal career on the 'Passionate Live', hosted by Dame Nicole Brandon. 

Please click on the image below to listen to the podcast. 

 
 
Read More