Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP contributes to the The Legal 500: Tax Country Comparative Guide
JHA's contentious tax team has contributed to the recently published fourth edition of The Legal 500: Tax Country Comparative Guide. This go-to guide provides readers with a pragmatic overview of the Tax laws and regulations across a variety of jurisdictions worldwide. Each chapter covers a different jurisdiction and contains information on withholding tax, transfer pricing, the OECD model, GAAR, tax disputes and an overview of the jurisdictional regulatory authorities. The template for each chapter was provided by JHA's Michael Anderson and Simon Whitehead, who also wrote the UK chapter for the guide. In the past two weeks, JHA's contentious tax team has once again achieved top tier rankings in both The Legal 500 UK and Chambers and Partners UK 2020 guides. JHA remains the only law firm to have achieved such rankings in both guides every year since its inception. Being chosen as a key contributor to this guide, combined with our directory rankings, demonstrates the marketing leading position of JHA's tax team. This has been achieved through the firm's unique combination of expert solicitors, barristers and forensic accountants, as well as its close working relationships with its clients. This approach enables our continued success in dealing with complex, high value and often ground-breaking tax disputes. Read JHA's chapter in the guide here and view the whole guide here.
The DBKAG & K (CJEU) decision: an opportunity for investment funds?
On 17 June 2021, the European Court decided the joint cases K (C-58/20) and DBKAG (C-59/20) regarding whether the supply of certain services constituted the “management of special investment funds”, benefiting from the VAT exemption enshrined in Article 135(1)(g) of Council Directive 2006/112/EC.
Raising the bar: UK Supreme Court clarifies the requirements for HMRC to issue Follower Notices
On 2 July 2021, the Supreme Court delivered its judgment in R (on the application of Haworth) v HMRC  UKSC 25, finding unanimously in favour of the taxpayer and upholding the Court of Appeal’s decision to quash the follower notice issued to him.
The Danish Supreme Court decides the Fidelity case
The Fidelity case concerned claims brough by three undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) for the repayment of Danish withholding tax on dividends received from companies resident in Denmark between 2000 and 2009. The Supreme Court rejected the claims on the grounds that the Fidelity UCITS did not fulfil the conditions for the exemption provided by Danish law.
A yellow card for footballers and their agents……let’s bring in another match official
There has been long running tension between HMRC and the way that footballers and their agents are remunerated. As the Professional Footballers’ Association wade into the debate, Helen McGhee discusses the problems arising from agents’ fees and image rights.