XXXIX неделя науки СпбГПУ, материалы международной научно-практической конференции
The range of the subjects for study and research available to law students at universities and law schools has been extended over the recent years. To large extent, those newly in troduced disciplines and areas of learning cover a relatively limited scope of subjects which are related to the major, "foundation" courses. However, a development of the professional orientation in the study of law and legal research, as well as a shift towards a new frameworkof professional law education also require diversification of specific subjects. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to outline the International TaxLaw course and its potential as a separate discipline for study and research.
международное налоговое право, международное налогообложение, предмет и методы науки, ЮРИСПРУДЕНЦИЯ, International TaxLaw, international taxation, subject matter and methods of research, legal studies
The authors provide an article-by-article overview of the double tax treaty Russia-Argentina effective as of January 1, 2013.
The term «beneficial owner» is interpreted in the article in the context of international, foreign and Russian tax practice. The different interpretations of the term «beneficial owner» incorporated in international treaties, national legislation and case law are shown. The international bonds issuance by Russian lenders is given as an example in which the authors demonstrate the problems arising out of the application of this term in Russia.
The paper examines the structure, governance, and balance sheets of state-controlled banks in Russia, which accounted for over 55 percent of the total assets in the country's banking system in early 2012. The author offers a credible estimate of the size of the country's state banking sector by including banks that are indirectly owned by public organizations. Contrary to some predictions based on the theoretical literature on economic transition, he explains the relatively high profitability and efficiency of Russian state-controlled banks by pointing to their competitive position in such functions as acquisition and disposal of assets on behalf of the government. Also suggested in the paper is a different way of looking at market concentration in Russia (by consolidating the market shares of core state-controlled banks), which produces a picture of a more concentrated market than officially reported. Lastly, one of the author's interesting conclusions is that China provides a better benchmark than the formerly centrally planned economies of Central and Eastern Europe by which to assess the viability of state ownership of banks in Russia and to evaluate the country's banking sector.
The paper examines the principles for the supervision of financial conglomerates proposed by BCBS in the consultative document published in December 2011. Moreover, the article proposes a number of suggestions worked out by the authors within the HSE research team.