On 10 June 2021, the German Parliament (Bundestag) adopted the Act on the Implementation of the Digitalisation Directive (Gesetz zur Umsetzung der Digitalisierungsrichtlinie, DiRUG) of the European Union, setting the framework for the online formation and registration of branches of new businesses in Germany.
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Corporate and M&A Partners Daniel Saunders and Mark Tooke, in a feature article for Bunkerspot, discuss the increase in M&A, joint venture and direct investment activity in maritime technology from investors both within and outside of the maritime industry.
Ambitious proposals from the OECD to restructure the system of global taxation of multinational companies are gaining real momentum. This article discusses these proposed reforms, their potential to cut through tax policies applied to shipping and whether shipping will gain an exemption from the global minimum effective tax rate.