March 2015

  • Tax transparency: a means to an end?

                      Today’s corporate tax rules are fiendishly complicated and both governments and businesses alike would benefit from a simpler, more transparent system. For decades, governments globally have aggressively courted foreign investment for its benefits in terms of future job creation and economic growth. Tax incentives are one…

  • Our office is growing!

    It’s been an exciting start to the year here in Brussels with the addition of seven new team members to strengthen our Competition, Trade and Financial Services practices. The additions include senior professionals from within the European Commission including Massimo Baldinato, John Clancy, Kyra Obolensky and Roeland Van der Stappen as Senior Directors, Robrecht Vandormael…

  • The comeback of forgotten diseases

                      There are many diseases which Europe had presumed to be cured and therefore forgotten. For decades, diseases like polio and tuberculosis (TB) have been associated with developing countries and not those in the EU however recently, we are starting to see a worrying increase in incidents…

  • Happy International Women’s Day

    As Germany introduces female quotas to non-executive boards, on the occasion of Interntional Women’s Day FTI Consulting’s Kerstin Duhme wonders if this is the best way to “make it happen” . As of 2016 more than 100 listed companies in Germany will have to allot 30% of seats on non-executive boards to women and another…

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