The International Enforcement Law Reporter

The International Enforcement Law Reporter is a monthly print and online journal covering news and trends in international enforcement law.

Since September 1985, the International Enforcement Law Reporter has analyzed the premier developments in both the substantive and procedural aspects of international enforcement law. Read by practitioners, academics, and politicians, the IELR is a valuable guide to the difficult and dynamic field of international law.

5 Major EU Countries Agree To Develop a Multilateral Tax Information Exchange Mechanism

On April 9, 2013, the Finance Ministers of the U.K., France, Germany, Italy and Spain notified the EU Tax Commissioner Algirdas Šemeta that they have agreed to work on a pilot multilateral exchange facility between their countries using the model FATCA intergovernmental agreement with the U.S.

Italian Supreme Court’s Overturning of Amanda Knox’s Acquittal Gives Rise to Possible Future Extradition Request

This is a draft article.  The final will appear in the June 2013 issue of the IELR.

Italian Supreme Court’s Overturning of Amanda Knox’s Acquittal Gives Rise to Possible Future Extradition Request

Turkish Police Arrest Suspected Killer of American Tourist in Istanbul

A homeless man by the name of Ziya Tasali, was arrested on March 17, 2013 in Reyhanli, a Turkish southern province on the border with Syria, and is being charged with the murder of an American woman visiting Istanbul as tourist. He was originally caught by rebel fighters in Syria, then taken to the border, where he was repatriated and then detained by Turkish police.
 

DOJ and E&Y Agree on Nonprosecution Agreement with $123M in Penalties

 On March 1, 2013, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York and other law enforcement officials announced that Ernst & Young LLP (“E&Y”) has admitted wrongful conduct by certain E&Y partners and employees in connection with the firm’s participation, from 1999 to 2004, in four tax shelters that were used by approximately 200 E&Y clients in an effort to defer, reduce, or eliminate tax liabilities of more than $2 billion.    E&Y entered into a non-prosecution agreement (the “NPA”) with the United States, in which the company agreed to pay $123 million to the Unite

US Wins Appeal in N. Zealand Extradition Case against Dotcom

On March 1, 2013, the Court of Appeal in New Zealand overturned the lower court's decisions by Judge Winkelmann and Judge Harvey who both had ordered the U.S. government to disclose evidence it has against Kim Dotcom ahead of his extradition hearing. Kim Dotcom's counsel have indicated they will appeal to the Supreme Court to challenge a ruling that the U.S. government does not have to hand over all all its evidence in the extradition case.

Close Cooperation Between States and INTERPOL Leads to Arrest of Match-fixing Suspect

31 year-old Admir Suljic was arrested in Italy immediately after his flight from Singapore landed in Milan's Malpensa airport on Thursday, February 21st. After Suljic, who is wanted by Italian authorities, boarded the plane, Singapore's Police Force informed officers from INTERPOL's Fugitive Investigative Support unit, who worked with Italian State Police to prepare for his arrival.

US and Swiss Governments Sign 1st FATCA Model 2 Agreement

              On February 14, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced today that it has signed a bilateral agreement with Switzerland to facilitate the implementation of the information reporting and withholding tax provisions commonly known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).

2d Circuit Denies Arab Bank Appeal in Terror Civil Suit

    On January 22, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit dismissed the appeal by defendant/appellant Arab Bank PLC and denied the defendant’s petition for a writ of mandamus. The court found that the sanctions order was not a reviewable collateral order. As such, the court lacked jurisdiction.

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