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Schwarz on Tax Treaties - 6th Edition

7th September 2021

Schwarz on Tax Treaties, now in its sixth edition, is the definitive analysis of tax treaties from United Kingdom and Irish perspectives and provides in-depth expert analysis of the interpretation and interaction of those treaty networks with not only the European Union and international law but also their own tax rules, administrative law and constitutional rules whose variations reflect domestic values of each society. Thus, treaties need to be seen both in their international context and the wider legal systems of contracting states.


What’s in this book:

This edition significantly develops the earlier work with enhanced commentary and is updated to include the latest UK and Irish domestic law and treaty developments, international and EU law, including:

  • Covered Tax Agreements modified by the BEPS Multilateral Instrument;
  • judicial decisions of Ireland, the UK and foreign courts on UK and Irish treaties;
  • Digital Services Tax;
  • treaty binding compulsory arbitration;
  • Brexit and the EU–UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement;
  • taxpayer rights in exchange of information;
  • taxpayer rights in EU cross-border collection of taxes;
  • attribution of profits to permanent establishments; and
  • EU DAC 6 Disclosure of cross-border planning.


Case law developments including:

  • UK Supreme Court in Fowler v HMRC;
  • Indian Supreme Court in Engineering Analysis Centre of Excellence Private Limited and Others v CIT;
  • Australian Full Federal Court in Addy v CoT;
  • French Supreme Administrative Court in Valueclick;
  • English Court of Appeal in Irish Bank Resolution Corporation v HMRC; JJ Management and others v HMRC;
  • United States Tax Court in Adams Challenge v CIR;
  • UK Tax Tribunals in Royal Bank of Canada v HMRC; Lloyd-Webber v HMRC; Esso Exploration and Production v HMRC; Glencore v HMRC; McCabe v HMRC; Padfield v HMRC; Davies v HMRC; Uddin v HMRC;
  • English High Court in Minera Las Bambas v Glencore; Kotton v First Tier Tribunal; and
  • CJEU in N Luxembourg I, and others (the ‘Danish beneficial ownership cases’); État belge v Pantochim; College Pension Plan of British Columbia v Finanzamt München; HB v Istituto Nazionale della Previdenza Sociale.


How this will help you:

This remarkable book provides expert analysis of all aspects of tax treaties. Commentary on judicial decisions and administrative practice around the world on two important treaty networks provide an all-round international perspective to assist readers concerned with the international aspects of taxation in all states.


Readers’ views on previous editions:

“Easily the best text on tax treaties IMO” @DanNeidle, Clifford Chance, London
“...The most thorough analysis of treaty anti-abuse measures by combining a comprehensive scrutiny of the extensive UK case law and a truly international perspective.” Nicola Saccardo, Maisto e Associati, London
"...the subject matter is sometimes complex, but Schwarz has succeeded in bringing light and clarity to difficult issues."  Eric Osterweil- Steptoe & Johnson LLP - Brussels International Tax Report (July/August 2002)


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