Avocado Roundup is a quick review of top tax, legal, and climate news stories. It’s written by humans.
- The Dutch House of Representatives Thursday night adopted a proposal to implement OECD Pillar Two rules in the country starting Jan. 1, 2024. The proposal, which would apply the Pillar Two 15% global minimum tax while including a safe harbor for the qualified domestic minimum top-up tax, still has to be approved by the Senate to take effect, according to a client note from accounting and advisory services firm Grant Thornton. (Grant Thornton)
- Indonesian Investment Minister Bahlil Lahadalia criticized implementation of the global minimum tax as an unfair competition between developed and developing countries, and he said the country will continue to offer tax breaks to attract foreign investors until the tax is actually implemented, according to a local report. (VietnamPlus) (Tempo.co)
- Miami, Florida-based boutique law firms Concepción Disputes and Global Tax Law PLLC are merging to form Concepción Global PLLC, which is based on a distributed model giving attorneys control over how and when they work, according to a statement. The new firm said it is expanding to Madrid, Spain, to advise high net-worth clients on cross-border business and tax matters. (PR Newswire)
- Squire Patton Boggs criminal law and trial partner Wayne Barnes is slated to referee the rugby world cup final match Saturday between New Zealand and South Africa, in Stade de France in Paris. (Roll On Friday)
Laterals, Moves, Promotions
- McDermott Will & Emory hired former Internal Revenue Service trial and national tax shelter project attorney Frank Jackson as partner in New York in its tax controversy practice. He arrives from Jones Day. (MWE.com)
- McDermott promoted 46 lawyers to partner and eight to counsel across its offices in the US and Europe, including six tax partners, effective Jan. 1, 2024. (MWE)