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Tax and Jurisdictions

The UK-based Institute for Family Business has recommended that the rules governing creation of a family business trust be simplified so that families can plan their succession successfully.

Cargill, the world’s largest agricultural commodities trader, will sell its shares in fertiliser company Mosaic, in a move designed to ensure the company remains 100% privately owned.

US family offices won a significant battle in their efforts to remain private earlier this year when they gained exemption from the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, writes Katie Barker

A ruling by Mumbai’s high court that has landed UK-based phone operator Vodafone with a huge tax bill could have ramifications for family companies looking to build business interests in India.

Billionaires might be lining up in the US to join the so-called Gates pledge initiative, but so far it has little support outside of America, writes Katie Barker.