First New International Tax Treaties in 10 Years Ratified

On September 20, 2019, Treasury announced the entry into force of tax treaty protocols with Luxembourg and Switzerland. Additionally, on July 16 and 17, the Senate approved resolutions of ratification of protocols to amend income tax treaties with Spain and Japan; such protocols are likely to be entered into force soon. Tax treaties with Poland, Chile, and Hungary are still pending in the Senate.

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Meagan Sullivan
The Watermill Group Acquires Cooper & Turner in Deal Selected as an M&A Advisor’s “Industrial Deal of the Year” for 2018

Blais Halpert Tax Partners LLP advised the Watermill Group, a strategy-driven private investment firm, on the tax aspects of Watermill’s cross-border acquisition of Andaray (Holdings) Limited and its direct and indirect subsidiaries (“Cooper & Turner”), a UK-based global manufacturer and distributor of high-strength, large diameter industrial fastener systems.

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Meagan Sullivan