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UNDERSTANDING EUROPE

As one of the most diverse regions in the world, Europe offers significant opportunities for business growth and expansion. However, the diversity of the region with varying currencies, regulations and stages of economic growth, can make Europe a very complex place for businesses to thrive.

With over 10,000 staff across the region, RSM assists businesses to anticipate and understand these complexities, in order to succeed in the largest consumer market in the world.

RSM Academy – Prepared for global business

19 June 2019
A key element of RSM’s global strategy is to empower and develop our people so that they can serve our clients in increasingly innovative and complex ways. For our people to achieve this in today’s global economy, working as international teams based on trust and understanding is critical in delivering our brand promise, The Power of Being Understood.

RSM's Global Capabilities

12 June 2019
From new trade rules to talent migration, from big data to cyber threats, the world is changing at an unprecedented pace. But upheaval also means opportunity, if you’re prepared.

The aftermath of Storm GDPR in Europe

23 May 2019
By Steven Vermeulen, Belgium, Sheila Pancholi, UK, Rien Hommes, Netherlands, and Terry McAdam, Ireland

International VAT Update: May 2019

16 May 2019
Breaking VAT news from RSM's experts around the world

European businesses warn that Brexit is damaging UK’s trading reputation

21 March 2019
Brexit has put Britain’s reputation as an international trading hub at risk...

How European businesses are in Brexit limbo

8 March 2019
The UK’s decision was made on 23 June 2016, over two and a half years ago, and, while many of the implications of this decision are still unclear, we do know that the implications will differ based on the type of business you run.  A blog by Gregor Schmidt, RSM's Regional Leader for Europe.

Balance for Business

7 March 2019
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #BalanceforBetter, and the organisers have emphasised that balance is not a gender issue, it is a business issue. A blog by Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International.

Issue 89 - IFRS News in Brief

18 February 2019
Breaking IFRS news from the past month; including publications, deadlines, announcements, comment letters from RSM, and decisions by the IASB.

RSM posts record revenues as consulting services power growth

28 January 2019
RSM has reported record global revenues of $5.37 billion for 2018

Issue 88 - IFRS News in Brief

18 January 2019
Breaking IFRS news from the past month; including publications, deadlines, announcements, comment letters from RSM, and decisions by the IASB.

RSM expands in Frankfurt

2 January 2019
Six partners and 90 employees of PKF Frankfurt have joined the Frankfurt office of RSM GmbH . The merger creates one of the largest RSM offices in Germany.

Three ways to map out your supply chain in preparation for Brexit

4 December 2018
With careful consideration and the right tools, supply chain management can help to build sustainable and profitable businesses. While so much about the final Brexit deal remains uncertain, businesses should use this period to urgently review their supply chains, address key issues and build cost effective, profitable relationships.

2018 RSM World Conference staged in Toronto

29 October 2018
Harnessing the power of RSM’s people to drive innovation and transformation in the middle market

RSM appoints new Global Leader for Quality and Risk

22 October 2018
RSM, the leading global network of audit, tax and consulting firms focused on the middle market, has appointed Marion Hannon as its Global Leader for Quality and Risk. Marion Hannon will oversee the continuous focus on audit quality across the network.

Issue 85 - IFRS News in Brief

22 October 2018
Breaking IFRS news from the past month; including publications, deadlines, announcements, comment letters from RSM, and decisions by the IASB.

UK businesses lose out on European contracts as Europe looks for US trade deal

15 October 2018
8% of European businesses have cut ties with British suppliers EU businesses torn on whether to prioritise a US or UK trade deal 20% of EU and UK businesses have spent more than £10,000 responding to trade restrictive hurdles over the last 12 months

Investing in our people to deliver success

26 September 2018
The theme for this year’s RSM World Day is ‘Putting Our People First’, based around our belief that through the development of our diverse talent we can create a culture of innovation, in which our people thrive and drive growth for our clients.

RSM appoints new leader for growing European region

6 July 2018
RSM, the sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, has appointed Gregor Schmidt as its new European Regional Leader. Gregor’s appointment follows a successful 2017 which saw RSM grow by 6% in Europe, with expansion into Bulgaria and mergers in Germany, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Poland, Republic of Ireland and the UK.

International VAT Update: June 2018

5 June 2018
Breaking VAT news from RSM's experts around the world, including updates from Portugal, Norway, UK, Italy, Australia, Canada, South Africa and Malaysia.

Re-imagining business models for GDPR and a data-driven age

4 June 2018
A blog by Jean Stephens, CEO. 2018 has been an eye-opener when it comes to protecting customer data. From middle market businesses to large corporations, cybersecurity and simple human error pose an increasing risk. With the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) having come into effect last month, how can middle market businesses and fast-growing companies use this change to benefit them?

Winners named in Europe's biggest business competition

24 May 2018
Europe's 14 best businesses were named last night in the Gala Final of the 2017/18 European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM. This year's programme analysed 112,000 companies from 34 countries, spanning a wide range of industries and sectors.

Storm GDPR and Europe

22 May 2018
A huge war for talent is raging across Europe for people that have a sound understanding of GDPR and knowledge on implementing it on the IT side of the business. 

Celebrating the best of the best in Europe

1 May 2018
Last week saw the conclusion of our European roadshow of exclusive events, held to honour the National Winners and Ones to Watch in the 2017/18 European Business Awards. 

Issue 80 - IFRS News in Brief

10 April 2018
Breaking IFRS news from the past month; including publications, deadlines, announcements, comment letters from RSM, and decisions by the IASB.

Vote now in battle for Europe's best business

6 April 2018
Successful businesses from 32 countries in Europe are calling for support as they compete for the title of ‘European Public Winner’ in this year’s European Business Awards sponsored by RSM.

RSM in Germany announces its third merger of 2018

3 April 2018
Following the announcement in February of the successful merger of AWT and DPI, RSM GmbH, the German member firm of RSM, has signaled further growth by announcing its third merger this year with Zitzelsberger.

RSM consolidates presence in Switzerland

14 March 2018
RSM Switzerland AG, RSM (Gva) SA, RSM (Lausanne) SA, RSM Audit Switzerland SA and RSM Audit (Zurich) AG have merged in Switzerland

Giving globalisation meaning: re-emerging markets and the road to reglobalisation

13 March 2018
Reglobalisation will belong to those countries that adapt to the onset of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, those that understand globalisation’s pros and cons, and not those hiding behind walls of protectionism. Those who want to succeed must create business-friendly ecosystems, well-established and transparent market rules and steadfast connections to transnational economic networks.

Key strategies for business leaders in the changing global economy

13 March 2018
Leaders need to carry out careful, strategic planning to meet the many challenges they face. Cautious engagement seems the wisest path. They must partner with the right advisors, research individual markets carefully, anticipate policy shifts and adapt to them more swiftly and effectively than their competitors.

People, progress and pressing the case for diversity

7 March 2018
On this International Women’s Day, achieving gender parity should not be our only goal. Equal opportunity is the bedrock of a free and fair society. We participate in society as individuals, and as a network, so it is our responsibility to contribute to it. To achieve more we all need to proactively and continuously press for progress, and bring about a world where parity, diversity and inclusion become standard and are embraced as critical elements to our business success and are part of societal norms.

International VAT Update: March 2018

5 March 2018
Breaking VAT news from around the world, including updates from the European Union, France, Italy, Germany, Australia, Switzerland and Hungary.

‘National Winners’ awarded by the European Business Awards sponsored by RSM, at the British Residency in Brussels

2 March 2018
Brussels: The best businesses from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg were honoured at an exclusive event last night at the British Residency, Brussels, for The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM.

Transatlantic data flows: data privacy and the global digital economy

16 January 2018
North America and Europe generate approximately 75 per cent of digital content for Internet users worldwide.  Amid weak GDP growth worldwide and flattening of traditional foreign trade and investment, international digital exchanges are rapidly growing.  The challenge is how governance structures can be formed that reconcile 'public welfare' and 'individual privacy'.

RSM kick-starts 2018 with two new member firms

8 January 2018
RSM has added new member firms in Bulgaria and Costa Rica, expanding its footprint across Europe and Central America. These new firms bring RSM’s global representation to more than 120 countries.

Issue 77 - IFRS News in Brief

3 January 2018
Breaking IFRS news from the past month; including publications, deadlines, announcements, comment letters from RSM, and decisions by the IASB.

Europe's best businesses published in first ever 'Ones to Watch' list

12 December 2017
The best businesses in 34 European countries have been named today as ‘Ones to Watch’ by the European Business Awards sponsored by RSM. To make it on to the ‘Ones to Watch’ list companies will have demonstrated exceptional achievement in one of the 12 European Business Awards’ categories and reflect the programme’s core values of innovation, success and ethics.

NAFTA, Brexit and the future of the middle market

8 December 2017
Middle market businesses need to prepare for the shifts of international commerce. At the same time the US President is seeking to change NAFTA, the UK is seeking to exit the largest trading bloc in the world, the European Union. The threat of renegotiated trade deals brings a risk of increased tariffs on exports and stricter regulations.

BEPS and beyond: tax issues to watch out for

16 November 2017
When it comes to tax affairs, the biggest fear among clients is of committing an offence by accident. This article outlines a number of key tax areas to watch out for, including BEPS, US tax reform and the Paradise Papers. 

92% of European businesses are unprepared for GDPR

15 November 2017
Businesses across Europe are unprepared for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into law in May 2018, according to new research conducted for RSM.  The survey, completed by 400 of Europe’s successful business leaders, asked about their preparedness for GDPR and how the new regulation will impact their operations.

International VAT Update - November 2017

10 November 2017
Breaking VAT news from around the world, including updates from the European Union, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Ireland, Norway and the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Germany’s insular coalition negotiations adding to insecurities for the Mittelstand

8 November 2017
Chancellor Merkel may have won the election but she now faces a new political landscape in Germany, one that is increasingly inward looking. A nationalist right-wing party has become the parliament’s third largest party. At the same time, the Chancellor finds herself in tricky coalition negotiations with the Green and the Free Democratic Party (FDP), all of which is adding a level of insecurity for the German Mittelstand.

Bob Dohrer reappointed to IAASB Board

6 November 2017
RSM is delighted to announce that Bob Dohrer, RSM’s Global Leader for Quality and Risk, has been reappointed for a second three-year term to the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board.

Mapping out your approach to BEPS

16 October 2017
A guest blog by Rob Mander, International Tax Services, RSM . The international tax systems of the last decade haven’t kept up with the changing nature and pace of multinational groups of companies. In a world where so much business is conducted across borders, it is important that legislation and, more specifically, tax authorities have sufficient sight of the global allocation of income within multinational organisations.

RSM wins prestigious ‘Network of the Year’ Award

5 October 2017
RSM, the world’s sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, has been recognised as the Network of the Year at this year’s The Accountant and International Accounting Bulletin Awards.  Specifically, the judges commented on the success of the network’s new global brand, and the achievements over the past two years that have resulted in a stronger, better positioned and more understood network. They also praised RSM’s focus on its foundation of quality whilst at the same time building new areas of strength.

European tax base dividing German industry and politics ahead of elections

22 September 2017
Germany finds itself in an unusual scenario in handling the proposed European Common Consolidated Tax Base (CCTB). Whilst there is unity amongst most of the country’s political parties, the proposed CCTB is in opposition to the preference of German business and industry, which usually finds representation in one of the parties. Harmonising the exchange of information between European tax authorities on the one hand, whilst relieving the pressure on the German Mittelstand on the other by promising not to raise taxes, appears to be incompatible.

Innovation through collaboration

19 September 2017
Successful companies, particularly those in a growth phase, share a common characteristic: the dedication and commitment of their employees. 

RSM launches International Tax InfoMap and a global Innovation Competition

19 September 2017
The theme of RSM World Day 2017 is ‘Innovation Through Collaboration’. To mark the occasion RSM has combined its expertise from across the network to create its interactive International Tax InfoMap. The tool is designed to help internationally ambitious businesses respond to the latest developments in international trade.

The gig economy isn’t holding back and the middle market shouldn’t either

29 August 2017
With companies like Deliveroo and Uber bedding into our lives, the gig economy has revolutionised the way people are working and therefore the way workplaces are structured. Middle market businesses need stay ahead of the curve, using their strengths to their advantage where large corporations can’t, by reacting and revisiting their business practices to adhere to this new way of working.

GDPR: The game-changer businesses don’t know about

11 August 2017
The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to be the biggest shake-up to data privacy legislation in a generation. The regulation comes into force in May 2018 and will affect businesses across the globe. Steven Snaith, Partner, RSM UK and Nicola Colleran, Technology Consulting Director, RSM Ireland comment.

Collaborative leadership drives change: a regional conference round-up

3 August 2017
We have just completed our regional conference season, with gatherings in Seoul, Dubai, Panama City, Malta and finally Johannesburg. Here, RSM International's CEO, Jean Stephens, shares her reflections from the conferences and how the different economic challenges are influencing the work we do with our clients

The European Business Awards 2017-18 are now open

24 July 2017
The European Business Awards for 2017-18 are now open - companies across Europe are invited to enter the awards programme, now in it's 11th year.

One year on from Brexit

20 July 2017
When the UK voted to end its membership of the European Union, a new word ’Brexit’ entered the international lexicon. In a brief period of time, this word has become synonymous with political and economic uncertainty. With Brexit negotiations finally underway, neither the UK nor the EU are any closer to establishing what the final outcome will be. These uncertainties therefore continue to erode business confidence and impact business activity.

RSM expands footprint in Africa and Eastern Europe

6 July 2017
RSM, the world’s sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, has expanded its presence in both Europe and Africa through the addition of new member firms in Serbia and Mozambique.

“Brexit means Brexit” but what does that mean for the middle market?

21 June 2017
Before the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, called a snap election in April, she made a pledge to the electorate that “Brexit means Brexit”, putting the UK on course for a hard Brexit. Theresa May promised certainty when she called the election, but the resulting hung parliament has reopened the debate about what a deal with the EU could look like.

RSM Netherlands expands practice in Amsterdam

31 May 2017
RSM Netherlands has merged with Amsterdam based accounting firm EDO Registeraccountants en Belastingadviseurs, expanding its practise in the Amsterdam area. EDO, with a head office in Oude Meer, near Schiphol Airport, employs 40 people.

Tax complexity fuels uncertainty, but middle market firms can untangle the mess

22 May 2017
Tax complexity is a challenge that is particularly acute for middle market businesses who lack the scale to invest in large compliance teams, but have the agility to adapt more quickly than large corporates. We spoke to RSM experts in Australia, Brazil, UK, and US to ask how middle market businesses can untangle this mess.

Cyber threat has no borders

15 May 2017
The ransomware cyber-attack that took place in May 2017 was unprecedented in scale and affected more that 230,000 computers in 150 countries. The indiscriminate attack on hospitals and government agencies exploited known vulnerabilities in old systems of Microsoft Windows operating systems. Cyber security now supersedes all technology risks for businesses, and this attack shows many have not yet responded to the threat. Some markets boast sophisticated technology and regulations, while others have restricted access to digital infrastructure. No matter where you look, however, there is one constant. In the arms race between cyber criminals and experts, neither party ever draws far ahead.

Winners named in Europe's biggest business competition

5 May 2017
Europe’s 12 best businesses are celebrating after being named winners in the 2016/17 European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, at an exclusive awards ceremony in Dubrovnik last night attended by prominent businesses leaders and European Ambassadors.

RSM Malta inaugurates new offices in Zebbug

27 April 2017
New RSM Malta offices inauguration on 25 April 2017

Business elite to compete at the grand final of the European Business Awards

25 April 2017
On 4 May in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 132 finalists from 34 countries will be hoping to be named a winner at the Grand Final of Europe’s largest and most prestigious business competition, the European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM.

EU toughens stance on middle size enterprises

28 March 2017
Ken Almand, Head of Transfer Pricing at RSM UK, looks at plans by the EU to impose stricter country-by-country reporting requirements for multinational enterprises operating in the EU, with big implications for the middle market.

Be bold for change on International Women’s Day

8 March 2017
International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate how far the world has come in the fight for gender equality but also to reassess our approach.

European Champions named after 160,000 votes

6 March 2017
34 firms have been named ‘National Public Champion’ for their country in the European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, after the ‘public vote’ stage of the competition generated a new record of over 160,000 votes from across the world.

RSM optimise internal audit function

2 March 2017
RSM was engaged by a transport and logistics company to develop Internal Audit function, to evaluate the existing Internal Control System (ICS) and the Risk Management System (RMS) in order to optimise and integrate existing systems for establishing a comprehensive Compliance Management System (CMS).

A systematic approach to internal audit

2 March 2017
RSM was engaged by a Healthcare trust in order to support the Director of Finance & Information (DFI) in re-establishing financial control and subsequently rebuilding the finance function of the Trust. Our role was primarily focused on three key objectives: support the creation of a financial strategy, review and redesign of the Finance Team structure, and interaction with operations and interim support.

RSM welcomes new member firm in Gibraltar

28 February 2017
RSM, the world’s sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, is today announcing a new member firm in Gibraltar. Benady Cohen & Co., will operate as RSM Gibraltar and officially adopt the RSM brand.

110 firms named as finalists in Europe's largest business awards

7 February 2017
110 businesses from 31 European countries have been named as finalists, and Ruban d’Honneur recipients, in the 2016/17 European Business Awards sponsored by RSM. 

Indirect Tax Update - January 2017

31 January 2017
Breaking news from the RSM Indirect Tax Group, including updates from the GCC, EU, Netherlands, Hungary and China.

Moving forward together in 2017 – a time for building successful and lasting relationships

12 January 2017
Having sustainable growth is a staple for most businesses and can come in many forms. Both organic and inorganic growth strategies can be employed to increase revenues, but crucially, they also deliver many other benefits as well.

RSM UK merges with RSM Northern Ireland to further strengthen offering

11 January 2017
RSM UK has merged with the RSM practice in Northern Ireland (formerly RSM McClure Watters), including acquiring the Northern Ireland consulting business, PACEC Limited, enhancing its UK reach.

Survey: European businesses put single market access to the UK as their primary priority in negotiations

20 December 2016
The UK’s vote to leave the EU poses a threat to the European business community, according to new research conducted for RSM by the European Business Awards. The research asked almost 700 of Europe’s successful business leaders their views on Brexit. 41% think that the UK is now a less attractive investment destination and 54% believe Brexit poses a threat, compared to 39% who see it as an opportunity.

RSM Spain merges with TGG Legal, expanding its tax and legal practise

30 November 2016
RSM Spain has merged with TGG Legal, an established law firm with a growing tax practice. The merger extends RSM’s capabilities in the Spanish market – with the addition of legal advisory services to clients and a strengthened tax practice.

Europe’s best businesses honoured at exclusive events

24 November 2016
Over the next four months, 11 exclusive business events will take place across Europe, where the continent’s best businesses will be honoured as ‘National Champions’ in this year’s European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM. At the events, business leaders from 20 countries will come together to celebrate their success and network with their peers.

RSM adds new member firm in Kosovo: Q&A

24 November 2016
RSM has recently opened its premier office in Europe’s youngest country, Kosovo. RSM Kosovo Sh.p.k is headed up by former Grant Thornton Kosovo Managing Partner, Visar Morina. The new firm, based out of the Kosovan capital, Pristina, is comprised of three partners, three managers and seven staff.  Here Mr Morina speaks about joining RSM

RSM World Day 2016

1 November 2016
RSM World Day is a very special event in RSM’s busy calendar. This year, staff around the world celebrated our fifth RSM World Day – and yet again – our member firms pulled out all the stops to make it a huge success. This magzine shows the highlights.

Recognising business excellence for 10 years

12 September 2016
Having a stable and prosperous Europe relies on businesses to create a stronger, more innovative and ethical business community, that sits at the very core of a globalised economy. During the last ten years, The European Business Awards, supported by business leaders, academics and political representatives from the length and breadth of Europe, have celebrated business excellence across the continent, and I’m proud that RSM has been there to support this initiative since its inception.

National Champions named across Europe in the EBAs

5 September 2016
636 businesses from 34 countries have been named National Champions in The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM; Europe’s largest business competition set up to recognise and celebrate business excellence. 

Indirect Tax Update - July 2016

15 July 2016
Breaking news from the RSM Europe VAT Group, including updates from the UK, Germany, Norway, Hungary, Russia, Netherlands and EU.

Cyber risk in the leisure and hospitality sector

28 June 2016
Cyber crimes are growing on a global scale and the leisure and hospitality sector is not immune to this. There are particular, and very real threats to consider. Large customer databases and high transaction volumes present across the sector make data particularly attractive to criminals.

RSM congratulates Europe's best businesses

22 June 2016
RSM would like to congratulate all of the finalists and the overall category winners of the EBA. The calibre of the businesses present this year was outstanding and a true demonstration of entrepreneurialism, innovation and leadership. All those involved are a credit to their country and we wish them every success for the future.

12 best businesses in Europe's biggest business competition named

20 June 2016
Europe’s 12 best businesses are celebrating after being named winners in the 2015/16 European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, at an exclusive awards ceremony in Milan last night attended by prominent businesses leaders, European ambassadors and government ministers.

132 businesses to compete at Grand Final of European Business Awards

1 June 2016
132 businesses from 32 European countries are hoping to be named a winner in Europe’s biggest and toughest business competition, the European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM, at its Gala Event Final on 17 June in Milan, Italy.

Indirect Tax Update - April 2016

26 April 2016
Breaking news from the RSM EU VAT Group, including updates from the European Union, UK, Belgium, Netherlands and China.

Leading firm in Ireland joins RSM

21 April 2016
RSM, the sixth largest network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, comprising 38,500 staff in 120 countries, has announced that Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon is to become its member firm in Ireland.

The European Business Awards 2016-17 are open

6 April 2016
The European Business Awards and lead sponsor RSM have today announced the opening of the 10th European Business Awards; Europe’s largest business competition, showcasing Europe’s best.

Indirect Tax Update - February 2016

17 February 2016
This edition of the RSM EU VAT Group's Indirect Tax Update includes Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium, France, Hungary, Italy and the UK.

110 businesses reach the final of European Business Awards

9 February 2016
110 businesses have been announced as the finalists and Ruban d’Honneur recipients in the 2015/16 European Business Awards sponsored by RSM. The finalists were chosen from 678 National Champions by an esteemed panel of judges made up of European business and political leaders, academics and entrepreneurs. 

RSM achieves 6% fee income growth and moves to 6th in the worldwide ranking

3 February 2016
RSM, the adviser of choice to entrepreneurial growth-focused organisations globally, is pleased to announce a 6% increase in global fee income, to US$4.64 billion, for the financial year ending 31 December 2015. RSM has also moved up one place in the global ranking and is now the 6th largest global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms.

European Commission presents anti-tax avoidance package

2 February 2016
On 28 January 2016, the European Commission (EC) presented its EU Anti- tax Avoidance Directive, a constituent part of the EC’s Anti- Tax Avoidance Package (ATAP ) which increases tax transparency  and makes for fairer, simpler and more effective corporate taxation in the EU.

UK's best businesses honoured at prestigious awards

13 January 2016
The UK’s best businesses have been honoured at an exclusive event, held at the London Stock Exchange, for the European Business Awards sponsored by RSM.

Time for the public to choose its country champions in the European Business Awards

1 January 2016
From today, over 400 businesses from 32 countries in Europe are competing for the title of ‘National Public Champion’ for their country as the online public vote opens in this year’s European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM.

RSM Business Resilience Report: entrepreneurship for growth and success

30 November 2015
Upon the publication of our second Business Resilience Survey, I would like to reflect on the findings and examine the relationship between company culture and business success.

RSM Reporting - Issue 25

25 November 2015
In this issue we report on the IASB’s endeavour to publish a new Conceptual Framework, which is approaching a successful completion.

International Business Resilience Survey

25 November 2015
This report is part of the RSM Business Resilience Survey. European entrepreneurs and experts from the RSM network in Europe, were asked to evaluate companies’ strategy choices, the mentality of business leaders, the business culture of their country and key macroeconomic data. 410 auditors and other members of the RSM network and 291 entrepreneurs from several cou

A day to be proud

26 October 2015
Today, 26 October 2015, is a defining day for RSM and the partners and staff of each RSM member firm as we come together under one name and brand – RSM.

OECD announces further action to target international businesses

24 October 2015
Tax avoidance by large businesses is a topic that continues to attract attention, with governments keen to state that they are tough on those that abuse the rules.

Introducing RSM

23 October 2015

Europe: European Commission relaunches its work on a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base

21 July 2015
As part of its five-tier Action Plan on fair and efficient corporate taxation within the European Union (EU) the European Commission (EC) announced on 17 June 2015 that they will continue its work on the Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB) by developing a completely new CCCTB proposal.

Europe: European Commission presented Action Plan on corporate taxation within the EU

21 July 2015
On 17 June 2015, the European Commission (EC) presented their five-tier Action Plan on a fair and efficient corporate taxation within the EU. The Action Plan sets out a series of initiatives to tackle tax avoidance, secure sustainable revenues and strengthen the Single Market for businesses. In particular this means that:

Germany: German taxation on transfer of assets to an EU-located permanent establishment compatible with the freedom of establishment

21 July 2015
In its judgement of 21 May 2015, the European Court of Justice decided that a tax legislation of a Member State which, in the case of a transfer of assets from a company located within the territory of that Member State to a permanent establishment of that company located within the territory of another Member State, provides for the disclosure of unrealised capita

Germany: German roll-over relief rules contrary to EU law

21 July 2015
In its judgement of 16 April 2015 the European Court of Justice held that the German tax legislation, which allows that capital gains realised from the sale of certain business assets (mostly land and buildings) may be ‘rolled-over’ to reinvestments into new assets if both the sold and the newly purchased assets belong to a German permanent establishment, violates

UK cuts corporate tax rate again – to 18% by 2020

13 July 2015
The UK government announced yesterday that the main rate of UK corporation tax will be cut to 18% by 2020. It is currently 20% for the 2015 financial year which is the joint-lowest rate in the G20 group of countries. It will be reduced to 19% for the financial years 2017, 2018 and 2019 and then to 18% for 2020. 

Last chance for best businesses in Europe to enter prestigious awards

2 July 2015
Deadline for 2015-16 European Business Awards sponsored by RSM approaches Europe’s best businesses are called to enter the 2015-16 European Business Awards sponsored by RSM, as the deadline approaches, to see their achievements recognised across the world. 

Germany/Netherlands: Treaty between Germany and Netherlands – details

15 June 2015
On 15 May 2015, the Netherlands ratified the Germany–Netherlands Income Tax Treaty 2012. This new treaty will replace the Germany–Netherlands Income and Capital Tax Treaty of 1959. The Treaty is in line with the OECD Model tax treaty. The maximum withholding tax rates included in the treaty are:

Europe: New developments on the CCCTB

15 June 2015
On 27 May 2015, the European Commission held an orientation debate on how to develop a fairer and more efficient corporate tax system. Vice-President Dombrovskis of the European Commission held a speech afterwards to point out the main topics that were discussed:

Slovakia: New Transfer Pricing documentation guidelines published

15 June 2015
On 26 May 2015, the Ministry of Finance published new guidelines on transfer pricing documentation requirements. The Guideline will apply as of 1 January 2015 and replaces the previous guidelines of October 2014.

Europe: European Commission adopts the fourth Anti Money Laundering Directive

15 June 2015
On 20 May 2015, the members of the European Parliament adopted rules to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. This is one of the key actions in the European Security Agenda that was announced last month (28 April 2015).

OECD: OECD releases public comments received on discussion drafts on cost contribution arrangements of BEPS – Action 8

15 June 2015
On 1 June 2015, the OECD published the comments it has received on this discussion draft. In the past, the OECD had invited comments from interested parties on a discussion draft on revisions to Chapter VIII of the Transfer Pricing Guidelines on Cost Contribution Arrangements (work that relates to Action 8 of the OECD’s BEPS Action plan).

Poland: Proposed legislation on Country by Country reporting

4 June 2015
Poland proposed legislation on Country by Country (CbC) reporting and related transfer pricing reporting obligations. The proposed legislation reflects the reporting obligations as included in Action 13 of the OECD’s initiative on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting. To be more specific, Poland has introduced thresholds for the Local File, Master File and CbC-report.

Netherlands/OECD: Impact of changes of OECD Model Commentary with respect to the articles 15 and 17

4 June 2015
On 23 April 2015, clarification on the impact of the changes of the OECD Model commentary on articles 15 and 17 was published in a special Decree (effective 2 May 2015). The Decree provides guidance with respect to termination payments and on the interpretation of the term 'personal activities' of artist and sportsmen.  

Europe OECD: The OECD published the revised discussion draft on Action 7

4 June 2015
On 15 May 2015, the OECD released a revised discussion draft on Action 7. The revision is a follow-up to the discussion draft on Action 7 of 31 October 2014, which addressed a number of PE avoidance strategies and potential strategies to deal with these.

London salutes Europe's elite

29 May 2015
The leaders of Europe’s finest businesses gathered in London this week for the gala ceremony of the European Business Awards 2014/15, sponsored by RSM International.

BMZ GmbH wins RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award

28 May 2015
SVEN BAUER AWARDED COVETED PRIZE AT 2014/15 EUROPEAN BUSINESS AWARDS PROGRAMME GALA EVENT IN LONDON

Europe’s biggest business competition brings benefits for all

22 May 2015
A guest blog by Anand Selvarajan, RSM European Regional Leader

Denmark: Record breaking Transfer Pricing adjustment in Denmark

13 May 2015
The Danish tax authorities have, for the third year in a row, increased the taxable income of multinational groups with a record-breaking amount. The latest years’ audit results in 20 billion DKK: The Danish tax authorities have, for the third year in a row, increased the taxable income of multinational groups with a record-breaking amount.

Germany: Qualification conflicts and Treaty overriding

13 May 2015
German domestic law requalifies rental and interest income into business income in cases where a business consists of two entities under common control or when the shareholder holds assets that are key for the business, privately.

France: Updated list of tax-abusive structures and schemes

13 May 2015
On 1 April 2015, the French tax authorities announced several measures aimed at improving legal certainty for individuals and businesses. To be more specific, the tax authorities published a list of practices and transactions that are deemed to be abusive:  

Czech Republic: New VAT rate as from 2015

13 May 2015
The Czech Ministry of Finance has announced a new second reduced VAT rate of 10%, applicable as of 1 January 2015 in the Czech Republic. As a result, the following three VAT rates are currently applicable in the Czech Republic:

Russia: Review of the Russian Federal Legislation in the period 1 January 2015 up to and including 31 March 2015

13 May 2015
Changes in the procedure for calculating interest on borrowed fund 

RSM appoints new European Regional Leader

28 April 2015
RSM, the seventh largest global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, has appointed Anand Selvarajan as its new European Regional Leader, replacing Robert Coles, who has held the position since June 2010.

Italy: Black lists for cost deduction and CFC regime amended

15 April 2015
On 1 April 2015, the Ministry of Economy and Finance issued a press release announcing two Ministerial Decrees amending the black list for cost deduction and the black list for the application of the Controlled Foreign Companies (CFC) regime.

Germany: New ordinance on the 'attribution of income to permanent establishments' published

15 April 2015
Under the 'Authorised OECD Approach' (AOA) the profit attributed to a permanent establishment (PE) should be in line with what the PE would have earned under arm's length conditions, i.e. as if it were a separate and independent entity, engaged in the same or similar activities, under similar circumstances.

Europe: Tax Transparency Package to combat corporate tax avoidance

15 April 2015
Currently, it is at the discretion of Member States to decide whether tax rulings might be relevant to other Member States. The Tax Transparency Package includes measures for Member States to automatically exchange information on their tax rulings.

Norway: Carried Interest

15 April 2015
In a recent High Court decision – the “Herkules case” – it was concluded that carried interest should be considered employment income. The decision was appealed with the Supreme Court, but highlights the risk of structuring Norwegian management of private equity funds. The case comes as a follow up of previous cases related to brokers, where internal partnership pr

Europe’s business leaders deliver their verdict on “Brexit”

13 April 2015
As Europe’s largest business competition, the European Business Awards ensures it has its finger on the pulse of the issues impacting business across Europe.

Funding, finance and efficiency – three critical factors for entrepreneurial success in Europe

20 March 2015
A guest blog by Robert Coles, European Regional Leader, RSM International

Belgium: Introduction of the liquidation reserve

18 March 2015
On 1 October 2014, the former Belgian government increased the withholding tax on liquidation proceeds from 10% to 25%. Under certain conditions companies were allowed to benefit from a transitional regime resulting in a 10% withholding tax rate.

France: French 2015 Finance Bill and 2014 amended Finance Bill: Group Regime

18 March 2015
Following the judgment by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on 12 June 2014 regarding the Dutch tax consolidation regime, the French tax consolidation regime has recently been modified.

Netherlands: New decrees on legal mergers, split-ups and split-offs

18 March 2015
On 6 February 2015, the Dutch State secretary of Finance published new guidance regarding the application of articles 14a (split-ups and split-offs) and 14b (legal mergers) of the Dutch Corporate Income Tax Law 1969 (CIT Act).

Greece: Intragroup dividends withholding tax exemption

18 March 2015
Intragroup dividends paid or earned as of 1 January 2014 are exempt from local withholding tax if they meet the following criteria:

Cyprus: Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs)

18 March 2015
In July 2014, Cyprus harmonised its legislation in an effort to modernise its legislation on investment fund products in accordance with the EU directives.

National Public Champions of the EBA show global reach of the programme

3 March 2015
RSM and the European Business Awards are delighted to announce the 33 National Public Champions for 2014/15 Awards programme.

A generation fighting for equality

13 February 2015
Last week I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at the First Women Summit in central London. The inaugural summit, run by Real Business magazine, was designed to leverage on the ten years of the First Women movement, to educate, mentor and inspire the 200-strong delegation.

General public have their say on European businesses that make a difference

22 January 2015
When we talk about the importance of voting, it is usually about electing a leader, a government or a parliament. However, often (and especially amongst the younger members of society), voting is more commonly associated with the trivialities of reality TV shows.

Diversion of profits tax update

13 January 2015
HMRC has provided an insight into its policy thinking and the implications of the proposed new “Google tax”.

RSM recognises European Business Awards National Champions

18 December 2014
Guest post from Robert Coles, RSM Europe Regional Leader

Long live entrepreneurship

17 November 2014
As we come together to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014, studies suggest we are in the midst of an explosion of new enterprises.

Our future starts today

5 November 2014
The theme of the recent RSM World Conference in Barcelona was “Our Future Starts Today” – it was  a celebration of the foundations laid during the last 50 years and an exploration of building upon these foundations for our future.

RSM World Day Magazine 2014

5 October 2014
Read all about the RSM World Day social and charitable activities from RSM firms around the globe.  

Transfer Pricing News: Ireland OECD BEPS

16 September 2014
Since the start of the OECD’s BEPS project, Ireland has been very supportive of all initiatives. Already in October 2013, the Irish government broadcasted a so-called international tax strategy statement. This document contained Ireland’s objectives and commitments concerning the countering of international corporate tax policy issues.

Transfer Pricing News: UK legislation on countering avoidance schemes involving the transfer of corporate profits

16 September 2014
The legislation seeks to prevent profits being transferred to another group company by way of a payment of all, or a significant part, of the profits of a company.

Transfer Pricing News: Dutch State secretary of Finance on the arm's length principle

16 September 2014
Recently the Dutch State secretary of Finance reacted through a public letter on the statement ‘The OECD’s Arms Length Principle, which is based on comparable market prices that do not really correspond to reality, provides several loopholes through which MNCs avoid tax’. This statement was included in a report of Oxfam titled ‘Business among Friends – Why corporat

European giants, entrepreneurs and start-ups all make the National Champions list

10 September 2014
Guest post from Robert Coles, RSM Europe Regional Leader

Transfer Pricing News - Slovakia: New developments in Transfer Pricing in Slovakia

14 July 2014
The Income Tax Act (ITA) has brought about a number of important changes that affect transfer pricing. In connection with the amendment to the OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines in July 2010, the amendment to the ITA has abolished the hierarchy of transfer pricing methods.

Transfer Pricing News - The Netherlands: New Decrees on Advance Pricing Agreements

14 July 2014
The State Secretary of Finance published new decrees that provide guidance on the various aspects of the regime that covers the Advance Pricing Agreement (APA) and replace the decrees of 2004.

Turkey: business birth along the Bosphorus

9 July 2014
A recent article in the Financial Times alluded to the ‘careful navigation’ that international commentators need to have when discussing the Bosphorus nation due to its conflicting geographic, economic and cultural conditions, which can catch observers ou

Transfer Pricing News - Denmark: Transfer Pricing corrections

23 June 2014
On 31 March 2014, the Danish tax authorities published their Transfer Pricing report for 2013. The report contains an overview of transfer pricing corrections made by the Danish tax authorities. In 2013, the Danish tax authorities adjusted the taxable income of 77 Danish companies. These corrections amounted to well over EUR 2 billion.

Italy: Company assets revaluation

17 June 2014
Law No. 247/2013 allows Italian companies that prepare their financial statement in accordance with the Italian Standard Accounts to revaluate the assets recorded in the financial statement as of 31 December 2012. The relevant benefits for the companies that adopt the revaluation are:

Europe: OECD BEPS

17 June 2014
The first action of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Action Plan consists of addressing the tax challenges of the digital economy. On 24 March 2014, the OECD released a discussion draft on this subject. The discussion draft contains four main issues:

Germany: Transfer Pricing

17 June 2014
European countries are increasingly being confronted with the problem of double taxation of profits resulting from business relations with their associated enterprises based in so-called BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa).

Italy: Compliance

12 June 2014
n 1 January 2014, a new law entered into force providing additional regulations for the offsetting of tax credits relating to income taxes, withholding taxes, substitute taxes and the Regional Tax on Productive Activities (IRAP).

Celebrating success

3 June 2014
The leaders of Europe’s finest businesses gathered in Athens last week for the gala ceremony of the European Business Awards 2013/14, sponsored by RSM International.

EBA celebrates manufacturing in Europe

9 May 2014
This is the first in a series of articles leading up to the European Business Awards Gala Event on 27 May 2014. RSM is the lead sponsor of the European Business Awards, click here for more information on the programme.

RSM welcomes Baker Tilly in the UK

15 April 2014
I was delighted to announce earlier this morning to my RSM colleagues around the world, and to the media, that Baker Tilly, the 7th largest firm in the UK, is joining the RSM network.

Belgium: VAT

1 April 2014
On 3 March 2014, the Belgian Council of Ministers issued a press release concerning the new turnover threshold under which small businesses and associations qualify for VAT exemption. The turnover threshold will be increased from EUR 5,580 (current) to EUR 15,000 (announced).

Germany: Treaty override provision

1 April 2014
On 11 December 2013, the German Federal Tax Court (FTC) submitted the question to the Federal Constitutional Court (FCC) whether the treaty override provision (article 50d (10) of the Personal Income Tax Act) is unconstitutional.

Europe: Freedom of establishment

1 April 2014
On 27 February 2014, the Advocate General (AG) of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued her opinion on the cases C-39/13, C-40/13 and C-41/13. These three cases were directed to the ECJ by the Dutch court in the light of prejudicial questions. 

Europe: EU Savings taxation

1 April 2014
On 10 March 2014, the European Commission issued MEMO/14/172 (Memo) to answer frequently asked questions about the EU Savings Directive and the Savings Taxation Agreements with non-Member States. In this memo, the European Commission underlines the importance of a strong unified approach in tackling tax evasion.

United Kingdom: Crypto Currencies (bitcoins)

1 April 2014
Bitcoins have received their fair share of attention over the past couple of months. The volatility of the market price for bitcoins makes for a lot of potential profits. Therefore, it is not surprising that the crypto currency has been receiving more attention from the British tax authorities.

France: French Finance Bills

1 March 2014
The French parliament has approved the amended Finance Bill 2013 and the new Finance Bill 2014. The bills include changes to corporate taxation, individual taxation and indirect taxes. Some of these important measures are described below. Changes in corporate taxation

The Netherlands: Dividend withholding tax

1 March 2014
The Advocate General at the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) recently published his opinion on two (joined) cases about Dutch entities distributing profits to their parent companies located on Curacao in 2005 and 2006.

The Netherlands: Substance Requirements

1 March 2014
As of 1 January 2014, financial service entities must report in their annual corporate income tax returns whether or not they meet the new substance requirements.

Belgium: Foreign Tax Credits

1 March 2014
On 29 January 2014, the Belgian Constitutional Court ruled on the compatibility of the Belgian foreign tax credit rules with the Belgian constitution. The Constitutional Court ruled that denying the carry-forward or carry-back of an unused foreign tax credit is not unconstitutional. The same goes for not refunding an unused foreign tax credit.

Europe: Parent Subsidiary Directive

1 March 2014
On 25 November 2013, the European Commission (EC) proposed to change the European Parent Subsidiary Directive (PSD). The EC wishes to close certain loopholes in the PSD that multinationals may have started to use to avoid corporate taxes.

Mexico: Mexican legal framework - Year end tips

28 February 2014
2013 was a year full of changes in the business environment in Mexico. Perhaps the most significant one is derived from the changes made to the Mexican legal framework. Between 2013 and 2014 new legal provisions have been and will be enacted that will have great impact on the way we do business in Mexico. Appoint a “compliance officer”

Greece: Thin capitalisation rules

1 February 2014
On 31 December 2013, the Greek parliament approved an amendment to the thin capitalisation rules. Greek thin capitalisation rules apply to all types of loans. This includes intragroup loans as well as third party loans, regardless of whether or not that third party is a certified financial institution.

United Kingdom: Tax Treaties

1 February 2014
On 27 December 2013 the protocol to the UK–India tax treaty entered into force. As a result of this protocol, several provisions of the treaty are altered, e.g. the recognition of partnerships for the application of the treaty and the dividend withholding tax rates. Furthermore, a limitation of benefits article has been introduced.

Sweden: Personal Income Tax

1 February 2014
An individual is considered to be a resident for Swedish tax purposes if the individual has a home at his disposal in Sweden. Any individual without such a real home within Sweden can also be treated as a resident for Swedish tax purposes, provided the individual resides in Sweden permanently.

Finland: Dividend withholding tax

1 February 2014
On 25 September 2013, the Finnish Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) ruled that interest must be paid when refunding Dividend Withholding Tax (DWT) that has been levied incorrectly from dividends intended for foreign entities. This was already the case for DWT levied from dividends intended for Finnish entities.

Italy: Advance tax rulings & permanent establishments

1 February 2014
On 23 December 2013, the Italian government published a decree concerning the Italian advance tax ruling procedures.

Germany: Corporate income tax

22 January 2014
In 2013 the German legislator renewed section 14, par. 1, no 5 of the German Corporate Tax Act (GCTA). The new rule limits the utilisation of tax losses in fiscal unities (the German group taxation system) in cross- border situations to avoid double-dips.

Luxembourg: Upcoming tax policy

22 January 2014
In December 2013, the new Luxembourg government announced its political program for the upcoming years. The announcement contains several direct and indirect tax measures.

Italy: 2014 Budget

22 January 2014
On 27 December 2013, the Italian 2014 Budget was approved by the Italian parliament as well as published in the official gazette. The 2014 Budget contains several changes, some of which may affect internationally active companies that operate in the Italian market.

Celebrating European Business Success

15 January 2014
I would like to congratulate the 100 businesses from across Europe that have been announced as the finalists and Ruban d’Honneur recipients in the 2013/14 European Business Awards. The finalists were chosen from 375 National Champions by an esteemed panel of judges made up of European business and political leaders, academics and entrepreneurs.

Italy: Compliance

1 January 2014
Under Italian tax law, companies are obligated to provide the Italian tax authorities with a list of the assets the company provided for use by its private individual shareholders, as well as loans and capital the company has received from its private individual shareholders. Failure to comply results in penalties.

Italy: New financial instruments

1 January 2014
provide a periodic analysis at least every six months of the value of the issued financial instruments. 4. The last financial statements of the company must be certified by an auditing firm. 5. The financial instruments may only be sold to qualified investors (as defined in DLgs no. 58/1998).

Germany: Updated tax policy

1 January 2014
On 27 November 2013, the German government published its tax policy for the upcoming four years. While not containing concrete, imminent measures the policy is a valuable insight into Germany's tax system actively countering base erosion and profit shifting.

Finland: Cross-border mergers

1 January 2014
The Finnish Supreme Administrative Court applied to the Court of Justice for the European Union’s Marks & Spencer doctrine to a cross-border merger involving tax deductible losses. The final losses were determined in accordance with the Finnish Business Income Tax Act. 

Germany: Depreciation of real estate

1 January 2014
Before 2009, non-resident companies directly holding German real estate were denied the higher depreciation rate of 3%. The Lower Fiscal Court of Cologne ruled that forcing non-resident companies directly holding German real estate to use the regular 2% depreciation rate is a breach of the free movement of capital.

United Kingdom: Upcoming tax policy

1 January 2014
On 5 December 2013, the British government published upcoming changes to the UK tax regime. These upcoming changes will be of particular importance to the employers of expats, as they will target dual contract arrangements and offshore intermediary employment structures. United Kingdom: Upcoming tax policy

Spain: 2014 Budget

28 December 2013
On 26 December 2013, the Budget for Spain’s fiscal year 2014 was published in the official gazette. It contains several new tax measures as well as the extension of existing measures that are to increase Spanish tax revenues.  

RSM International adds firm in Finland

17 October 2013
RSM International, the seventh largest global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, has further strengthened its European presence with the addition of RSM Audit Sum Ltd, a company founded by ex-partners from within the Finnish top five public accounting firms.

RSM World Day Newspaper 2013

5 October 2013
Read all about the RSM World Day social and charitable activities from over 70 countries around the globe.  

RSM International evaluates options in the context of announcement of sale of RSM Tenon (UK) to Baker Tilly

22 August 2013
The Board of RSM International, the world’s seventh largest audit, tax and advisory network, is reviewing its options with regard to its UK membership following the announcement of the combination of RSM Tenon with Baker Tilly.

UK's CC provisional remedies for fairer system for audit market

7 August 2013
Guest post from Robert Dohrer, RSM's Global Leader for Quality and Risk

RSM Europe meets in Budapest

19 July 2013
Robert Coles, RSM Europe Regional Leader reflects on the recent RSM Europe Regional Conference in Budapest.

LEO Pharma wins European Business Award Award for International Growth Strategy of the Year

12 June 2013
LEO Pharma was announced winner of the award for International Growth Strategy of the Year at the prestigious European Business Awards ceremony held in Istanbul. RSM, sponsor of the Awards, is the seventh largest worldwide network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms.

Turk Ekonomi Bankasi wins European Business Award for Customer Focus

12 June 2013
Turk Ekonomi Bankasi (TEB) was announced winner of the award for Customer Focus at the prestigious European Business Awards ceremony held in Istanbul. RSM, sponsor of the Awards, is the seventh largest worldwide network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms.

A true showcase of Europe-wide excellence

10 June 2013
I have just returned from the wonderfully successful gala event of the European Business Awards held in Istanbul last week.

RSM becomes lead sponsor of European Business Awards 2013/14

5 March 2013
Since their inception in 2007 the European Business Awards have become one of the most engaging and best recognised business awards programmes in the world.

RSM announces lead sponsorship of the European Business Awards

5 February 2013
RSM, the seventh largest global accounting network, has become the lead sponsor for the European Business Awards to April 2014. This is the sixth year in which RSM has supported the Awards programme, but the first time the network has chosen to become lead sponsor and spearhead the prestigious European awards.

RSM boosts capability in France and Poland

28 January 2013
RSM France and RSM Poland KZWS have both substantially expanded their service capability and coverage in their countries. Both firms are full members of RSM, one of the world’s largest networks of audit, tax and advisory firms, with member firms in over 100 countries.

Finalists for RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Awards announced

14 January 2013
The finalists for the highly-coveted RSM Entrepreneur of the Year award, one of the ten categories of the prestigious European Business Awards, have been unveiled.

Honouring Europe's finest businesses

11 January 2013
I would like to offer my congratulations to each of the 100 businesses from across Europe that were just announced as Ruban D’Honneur finalists in the European Business Awards.

Business confidence in the UK among the lowest in Europe

10 December 2012
Just 9% of UK accountants rate business confidence as ‘good’ or ‘very good’ Europeans nearly four times more confident than UK

RSM World Day 2012

5 October 2012
One day, one focus, one network. On 20 September 2012, RSM brought together its accounting network of 32,000 colleagues across 700 offices in 94 countries as part of RSM World Day. It was a celebration of the growth and success of RSM and it was an opportunity to showcase the capabilities and expertise of the intergrated network, around the world.

RSM Hasner and Kjelstrup & Wiggen merge to create Oslo’s 6th largest firm

3 October 2012
RSM Hasner, the Norwegian member firm of RSM, one of the world's largest global audit, tax and advisory networks, has completed a merger with Kjelstrup & Wiggen to create RSM Hasner Kjelstrup & Wiggen.

RSM network connects for day of global celebrations

19 September 2012
On 20 September 2012, RSM will bring together its accounting network of 32,000 colleagues across 700 offices in 94 countries as part of RSM World Day – a celebration of the growth and success of the integrated network and an opportunity to showcase its capabilities and expertise around the world.

RSM UK member firm backs Fast Track 100 entrepreneurs

8 August 2012
I am delighted to see that UK member firm, RSM Tenon, are involved in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100, alongside other sponsors; Barclays and Virgin.

Seeking an economic legacy for London 2012

12 July 2012
The 2010 World Cup revived South Africa's image, Euro 2012 recently showcased Poland and Ukraine and the 2016 Games are expected to mark Brazil’s arrival as a major world player. ‘Mega events’ clearly offer benefits to developing economies, from improved infrastructure to consumer and tourist confidence, but what about the developed world?

RSM strengthens presence in Central Europe, Mediterranean and Balkans

11 June 2012
RSM International, one of the world's largest audit, tax and advisory networks, has admitted ‘Hodicon’ and their affiliate 'Infokorp' as a member firm in Croatia. This is part of RSM’s expansion strategy in Central Europe, Mediterranean and Balkans. The network has recently added representatives in Bulgaria and Macedonia.

RSM congratulates the European Business Awards National Finalists

1 June 2012
I would like to congratulate the leaders of the 627 companies across Europe that have made it through the initial judging process to become National Finalists for their respective countries in the 2012/13 European Business Awards.

EU Audit Market proposals: "No change is not an option"

31 May 2012
Yesterday, I and the CEOs of Grant Thornton, BDO, Mazars, and Rödl & Partners, along with the CEO of EGIAN (European Group of International Accounting Networks) met with MEPs in Brussels to discuss mid-tier accountancy firm’s positions on EC audit proposals.

Austerity alone will not lead growth

24 May 2012
European governments are facing a clamour of calls to ditch austerity measures and start spending. The most rational of these calls are from those who wish to find a middle ground, understanding that is very hard to nurture economic growth without some form of stimulus.

Resource rich Australia grapples with a two speed economy

16 May 2012
Last month GE reported a 26% rise in revenue from Australia. The resource rich nation exceeded China revenue by US$100 million, and the company expects Australia will surpass China again in 2012.

Guest post: Financial Transaction Tax: Learning crucial lessons from Sweden’s misadventure...

2 May 2012
For many years Europe has struggled to introduce financial transaction tax (also known as FTT and Tobin tax). In 1984 when Sweden first installed FTT, it set off a chain reaction of events which effectively strangled its domestic financial markets until the tax was eliminated, six damaging years later.

EUROPEAN BUSINESS AWARDS - OPEN FOR ENTRIES FOR 2012

29 February 2012
The European Business Awards are now open for entries from businesses across the EU.

RSM International welcomes Capto Group as Georgian member firm

13 February 2012
RSM International, one of the world’s largest global accountancy networks, has admitted Capto Group as its Georgian member firm. This appointment is part of RSM’s strategy to strengthen its representation and client services in the Caucasus and surrounding regions.

European Business Awards Open For Entries for 2012

31 January 2012
The European Business Awards, Europe’s toughest business competition, is now open for entries from businesses across the EU.

RSM Congratulates European Business Award Winners

25 November 2011
Earlier this week, the finale of the 2011 European Business Awards took place at a galaceremony in Barcelona.  The European Business Awards provide a platform where outstanding European businesses can represent their country and be recognised for their achievements.

European Business Awards: Julien Saada and Gregory Mager of Maesa Group win the RSM International Entrepreneur of the Year Award

24 November 2011
Founders of Maesa Group, Julien Saada and Gregory Mager, won the RSM International Entrepreneur of the Year title at last night’s 2011 European Business Awards (EBA). 

European companies continue to look for growth opportunities in new markets despite ongoing financial crisis

14 November 2011
European business leaders continue to pursue growth opportunities abroad, according to new research from European Business Awards and RSM International, one of the world’s largest audit, tax and consulting networks. Over two-thirds of European businesses plan to enter new markets in the next year despite the difficult post-recession climate.

RSM International’s UK member awarded ‘National Firm of the Year’ at British Accountancy Awards

7 October 2011
RSM Tenon, the UK member firm of RSM International, one of the world’s largest global accountancy networks, has been awarded the title of “National Firm of the Year” at the British Accountancy Awards 2011.

RSM APiK wins banking and finance award

11 September 2011
RSM APiK, the Ukrainian member firm of RSM International, one of the world’s largest accounting, tax and consulting networks, received Banker Magazine’s “Best Audit Firm in the Banking and Finance Industry” Award.