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CJEU: holding companies can recover VAT on takeover costs in principle

Holding companies can in principle recover VAT paid on deal fees and other costs relating to corporate takeovers, as these costs have a "direct and immediate link" with the holding company's economic activities, the EU's highest court has ruled. 20 Jul 2015

Chinese Tsinghua Unigroup bids to buy US chip maker Micron

Tsinghua Unigroup, the investment arm of China’s Tsinghua University, has put together a bid worth $23 billion for US memory chip maker Micron Technology in what would be the largest Chinese takeover of a US firm, the Wall Street Journal said .  14 Jul 2015

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Pressure for tax reform building as corporate 'inversions' continue, says expert

The reported resurgence of cross-border mergers involving US companies that then move their corporate headquarters abroad shows that anti-tax avoidance measures passed last year were "a sticking plaster rather than a long-term solution", an expert has said... 17 Jun 2015

Chinese groups fight to buy Portuguese Novo Banco bank

Portuguese bank Novo Banco is likely to be taken over by either Anbang Insurance or Fosun International in what would be the biggest acquisition of a European financial services organisation by a China-based buyer, the Financial Times has reported.  03 Jun 2015

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