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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.

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.

Aerogen: The exposure from winning a European Business Award is amazing

14 July 2016
An interview John Power, CEO of Aerogen, the Irish winner of the RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the 2015-16 European Business Awards.

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.

Chile: Tax Reform Law

12 October 2015
Undoubtedly, Tax Reform Law 20.870 is the largest break in Chilean tax history. The reform has the peculiarity that its implementation will take place over four years, from 2014 up to and inlcuding 2017, in order to minimise the effects of it on the economy and companies.

RSM European Business Resilience Survey

5 October 2015
This report is part of the RSM European Business Resilience Survey. The aim of the survey is to take a look behind the scenes of economic development and activity.

National Champions announced

4 September 2015
The excitement is beginning to build for the European Business Awards 2015/16, following the announcement of the National Champions on 1 September.

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.

Europe’s biggest business competition brings benefits for all

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

Uruguay: Uruguay meets international standards of fiscal transparency

8 May 2015
In March 2015, the Ministry of Finance reported that the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes, the multilateral organisation in which international standards on transparency and tax cooperation are developed, approved unanimously the technical report referred to the Uruguayan case corresponding to Phase 2.  

Brazil: PIS/COFINS-Importation and PIS/COFINS on Financial Revenues

8 May 2015
In connection with a recent statement to increase revenue collection, the Brazilian Government published new rules related to PIS/COFINS. The main points are:

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.

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

National Public Champions chosen in 33 European countries after 150,000 votes

3 March 2015
33 businesses have been named as their country’s ‘National Public Champion’ after the over 150,000 people voted for their favourite business in the European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM – over double the number from of votes from last year’s competition.

The European Business Awards for 2015-16 are open

25 February 2015
COMPANIES ACROSS EUROPE INVITED TO ENTER PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS The European Business Awards and lead sponsor RSM have today announced the opening of the 9th European Business Awards; Europe’s largest business competition, showcasing Europe’s best.

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.

It's time for the public to get voting in the European Business Awards

6 January 2015
Europe’s Premier Business Awards Opens Online Public Vote Hundreds of businesses from 33 countries in Europe are competing for the title of ‘National Public Champion’ as the public vote opens for the first time in this year’s European Business Awards, sponsored by RSM.

Warning shot fired at multinationals

11 December 2014
The UK Government has announced details of their crowd pleasing measure dubbed “the Google tax”. But not everyone is smiling. Baker Tilly, RSM International member firm in the UK, reviews the impact this will have on multi-nationals.

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.

Europe’s best businesses celebrate success across the continent

13 November 2014
RSM and UKTI host events with the European Business Awards to honour the 2014/15 National Champions

Uruguay: Financial Inclusion Law

26 October 2014
On 29 April 2014, Law No. 19,210 (or Financial Inclusion Law) was approved. The Law aims to promote access to banking services and the use of electronic means of payment, such as debit card, credit card and electronic transfers, by all the population.

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 businesses have their say on Scottish independence

16 September 2014
Majority of European businesses say Scottish independence will have no impact on their business but a third believe it would encourage further separation in Europe.

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.

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

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

National Champions announced for 2014-15 European Business Awards

4 September 2014
The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM International, has today named 709companies from 33 countries across Europe as ‘National Champions’ in the first stage of the 2014-15 Europe-wide programme.

Record number of businesses from across Europe seek recognition in Awards

1 September 2014
The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM International engaged with over 24,000 companies from 33 countries in the entry stage of the competition this year, 40% more than last year.

Businesses of all sectors encouraged to enter European Business Awards

24 July 2014
FINAL CHANCE called for businesses of all sectors to enter the European Business Awards 2014-15 sponsored by RSM International, after new information shows companies from over 30 industry sectors have already entered hoping to be named a business champion and receive global recognition.

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.

RSM prepares for its European Conference in Romania

27 June 2014
RSM International, the seventh largest global network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms, will welcome 32 member firms from across Europe, and RSM delegates from Australia, Brazil, China, Dubai, Mexico, South Africa and USA to the RSM European Conference taking place in Bucharest from 29 June - 1 July 2014.

Transfer Pricing News - Mexico: Pro rata cost allocation

23 June 2014
Following a ruling of the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice on 19 March 2014, pro rata payments made outside of Mexico to non-residents are deductible – given that certain conditions are met.

13 Best Businesses In Europe Announced by RSM and EBA

29 May 2014
The 13 winners of the 2013/4 European Business Awards sponsored by RSM International were announced last night at an exclusive awards ceremony held in Athens and attended by businesses leaders, politicians and academics from across Europe.

Pharmaceuticals Industry Scoops Two European Business Awards

28 May 2014
The pharmaceuticals sector celebrated a double-win last night at the seventh European Business Awards gala ceremony in Athens, sponsored by RSM International. Competing with over 100 businesses from across Europe, the two companies from Portugal and Spain beat stiff competition to be crowned European Business Awards winners.

5 Days To Go Before Europe Crowns 2013/14 Business Award Winners

22 May 2014
In five days’ time the final of The European Business Awards sponsored by RSM International, will take place. The United Kingdom has the most finalists taking part this year, with 15 companies shortlisted for the coveted awards, from a range of sectors including manufacturing, design, fitness, financial services, bio-technology and retail.

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.

The European Business Awards for 2014-2015 are open

18 March 2014
The European Business Awards and lead sponsor RSM International, the leading global audit, tax and advisory network, have today announced the opening of the 8th European Business Awards; a widely recognised prestigious competition showcasing the best businesses operating across Europe.

It's time for the public to get voting in the European Business Awards Europe’s Premier Business Awards Opens Online Public Vote

11 November 2013
EUROPE’S PREMIER BUSINESS AWARDS OPENS ONLINE PUBLIC VOTE Monday 11 November 2013 – London – 572 national champions across 31 countries in Europe are today competing for the title of ‘National Public Champion’ as the public vote opens for the first time in this year’s European Business Awards sponsored by RSM International.

Final call for entries for RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award

20 June 2013
Are you an entrepreneur leading a dynamic and successful business in Europe? If so, apply now for the coveted RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Greece nets two prestigious European Business Awards

12 June 2013
Two Greek businesses emerged victorious at the at the prestigious European Business Awards ceremony last Thursday in Istanbul. Gaea Products was announced winner of the Import/Export Award, whilst Athens-based Hygeia Hospital was announced winner of the Employer of the Year Award.

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.

Hidria wins UKTI Award for Innovation

12 June 2013
Hidria was announced winner of the UKTI Award for Innovation at the prestigious European Business Awards ceremony last week in Istanbul. RSM, sponsor of the Awards, is the seventh largest worldwide network of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. 

Cambridge Satchel Company founder wins RSM Entrepreneur of the Year award

7 June 2013
Julie Deane, founder and CEO of The Cambridge Satchel Company awarded coveted prize at the European Business Awards 

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.

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.

ONE reveals diversification plan in response to retail grocery pressure

12 December 2012
The One brand, the European Business Award winning not-for-profit enterprise behind such products as ONE Water and ONE Eggs, is set to diversify away from high street retail as supermarkets come under increasing economic pressure.

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 International Supports Public debate on EU Audit Reforms

30 November 2011
RSM International, the sixth largest global accountancy network, today responded to the eagerly awaited proposals on the reform of auditing in the EU. The draft legislation contains a raft of measures aimed at increasing competition and improving quality of the services provided. Commenting on the proposals, Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International said:

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.