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Caleb Sainsbury

Caleb Sainsbury is an associate in the Firm's Zürich office where he is a member of the Compliance and Investigations and Global Wealth Management practice groups. Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Caleb was an associate at an international law firm in Boston, Massachusetts.

In United States v. Payward Ventures, Inc., the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) sought enforcement of a John Doe summons served upon Payward Ventures and its subsidiaries (referred to collectively as “Kraken”), which the court had previously preliminarily approved. Following Kraken’s refusal to comply with the summons, the IRS sought to enforce the summons. The dispute between Kraken and the IRS focused on whether the information sought by the IRS was relevant and imposed an undue burden of compliance upon Kraken.

On 2 November 2022, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court upheld the Swiss Federal Administrative Court’s ruling that information can be exchanged to investigate criminal tax matters pursuant to an information exchange request by a foreign tax authority. However, use of the information exchanged for non-tax enforcement purposes is impermissible.

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