As of July 1, PE firms were supposed to have taken the first step towards compliance with the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Few in Asia can exist beyond the regulatory web...
North America | 02 Jul 2014 |
Investors are concerned about the potential repercussions for the economy – and their portfolio companies – of Japan’s staged consumer tax hike. Could it really derail the country’s fragile recovery?
North Asia | 09 Apr 2014 |
Hong Kong’s financial secretary, John Tsang, reaffirmed the government’s plans to extend the profits tax exemption for offshore funds to include private equity, promising to “take forward the legislative work as soon as possible.”
Regulation | 27 Feb 2014 |
Asian private equity is becoming institutionalized, with increasingly sophisticated and international LPs asking GPs to bulk up their back office capabilities. Third-party administrators sense an opportunity
Advisory | 12 Feb 2014 |
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has written to 130 private equity firms offering to “assist with their compliance” as it scrutinizes the pipeline of upcoming IPOs to ensure foreign investors don’t avoid paying local tax.
Australasia | 20 Nov 2013 |
Proposals have been released on extending Hong Kong’s offshore funds tax exemption to include PE and setting up open-ended investment companies. Market watchers are encouraged, but know they must be patient
Regulation | 20 Nov 2013 |
India plans to impose a 20% withholding tax on foreign investors in private companies who exit their holdings through a buyback of shares. Investments routed through jurisdictions such as Mauritius and Singapore to take advantage of double tax treaty...
South Asia | 01 Mar 2013 |
Private equity investors will qualify for the profits tax exemption extended to offshore funds in Hong Kong as part of government efforts to encourage more vehicles to domicile in the territory.
Regulation | 27 Feb 2013 |
The Indian government is close to settling its $2.6 billion tax dispute with Vodafone, according to the country’s finance minister. If the issue can be resolved it would reassure foreign investors’ concerned about the tax treatment of transactions...
Regulation | 31 Jan 2013 |
A host of leading private equity firms has been subpoenaed by the New York attorney general as part of an investigation into whether they have engaged in tax evasion strategies.
North America | 03 Sep 2012 |
Thailand’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has abolished rules requiring private equity and venture capital firms to apply for securities licenses. The move is intended to make it easier to set up funds, thereby facilitating investment into...
Southeast Asia | 31 Aug 2012 |
The Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (IVCA) has expressed its concern that the draft guidelines on India’s proposed anti-avoidance legislation are too vague.
South Asia | 05 Jul 2012 |
Asian GPs have lagged behind other regional institutions in getting to grips with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. The time has come to face the impact these rules could have on local firms
Regulation | 04 Jul 2012 |
The Chinese government is preparing legislation that clarifies how GPs and LPs are taxed on gains derived from local currency partnership funds. Clearer guidelines would help, but it likely means a larger tax bill
Greater China | 09 May 2012 |
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