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Heather Self (Pinsent Masons) looks at the implications of the GAAR panel’s first ruling, and considers what we might expect from future rulings.
Jeanette Zaman and Zoe Andrews (Slaughter and May) review recent  developments affecting the City.

Andrew Evans (Geldards) examines the provisions in the Land Transaction Tax and Anti-Avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill.

Tom Wesel and Zoe Wyatt (Milestone International Tax Partners) review the revised EC’s Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive which will soon be adopted by the European Parliament to ensure a consistent and uniform implementation of BEPS recommendations across the EU.

Mark Middleditch (Allen & Overy) reviews the latest tax developments that matter, including withholding tax consultation, regulatory capital, changes to DOTAS, and penalties for the GAAR.

HMRC has carried out some spring cleaning on its GAAR guidance. This and other recent developments affecting the City are reviewed by Mark Middleditch (Allen & Overy).

The land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) applies to land in Scotland from 1 April 2015 and will be administered by Revenue Scotland. Gordon Keenay (FTI Consulting) provides a detailed guide, setting out the main differences from SDLT and the transitional provisions.

Care should be taken when interpreting SDLT’s general anti-avoidance rule purposively, writes Sean Randall (KPMG).

Eloise Walker and Robbie Chen (Pinsent Masons) consider the ambit of the new GAAR in the People’s Republic of China

Helen Lethaby takes stock of the changes which have fundamentally changed the rules of engagement between the financial sector and HMRC over the past few years, looking in particular at the impact of the banking code of practice and the GAAR on the behaviour of taxpayers, HMRC and the courts