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EU Parliament Pushes BEPS on Steroids for Tech Firms

October 12, 2017
While tax leaders at some technology companies may still be spinning in the aftermath of the BEPS initiative and the European Commission’s state aid crackdown (e.g., the 13 billion Euro tax bill directed at Apple last year), recent events suggest that the real haymaker at U.S. tech companies operating in the EU may be yet to come (and possibly soon).
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A&M Conversation With: Assessing Cyber During the Pre-acquisition Stage

October 10, 2017
Michael O’Dowd, a Managing Director with A&M’s Transaction Advisory Group sits down with Managing Directors Jeffrey Klein of the Private Equity Performance Improvement Group and Art Ehuan of the Disputes and Investigations Group to discuss the importance of assessing cyber during the pre-acquisition stage.
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PEO Employment Tax Compliance — Buyer Be Aware

October 3, 2017
In Chief Counsel Advice Memorandum 201724025, the IRS considered an employer’s liability for employment taxes where the staffing agency that provided employees to the employer failed to pay the taxes.
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Part 2: When a Fairness Opinion is Not Fair: Outdated Projections, Britney Spears and Market Multiples

September 28, 2017
In this edition of Raising the Bar, we explore a portion of one of the related party asset transfers undertaken by Caesars Entertainment Operating Company ("CEOC") in the years leading up to its ultimate bankruptcy filing. This is the second in a four-part series highlighting some of the key investigation issues and findings related to this case.