‘Cum-ex’ scandal: Neil Swift quoted in the press


On Tuesday, a German court found a former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner guilty of aiding and abetting dividend tax fraud, in connection with the ‘cum-ex’ scandal. Former head of tax, Ulf Johannemann, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for his role in the fraud, having assisted the now-defunct Maple Bank to […]

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Skatteforvaltningen saga: why it’s best to ditch the ‘kitchen sink’ approach to litigation


The Skatteforvaltningen (the Danish Customs and Tax Administration) (SKAT) litigation, by which the Danish tax authorities have been pursuing very extensive claims of alleged tax fraud, is one of the most significant currently before the English court. It has produced scores of judgments of varying usefulness to those engaged in more constrained proceedings. Notwithstanding the […]