Insolvency proceedings and foreign companies download subscription

Ogier 26-Jan-2015

The High Court of England and Wales may refuse to exercise its discretion to wind up companies incorporated abroad where there would be little likelihood of the petitioners deriving benefit from the winding-up.

New year — new rules download subscription

Gateley 23-Jan-2015

Since they were brought in there have been 23 sets of amends to the Insolvency Rules 1986. In 2015/16 the landscape of insolvency legislation will once again change.

Insolvency set-off download subscription

Gateley 21-Jan-2015

Is it possible for a party to deduct a debt owed to it under one contract from a debt owing to it under another?

Ministers to overhaul insolvency rules download subscription

B P Collins 20-Jan-2015

A change in the rules is set to make it harder for creditors to force someone into bankruptcy, by raising the amount of debt individuals must have before it is an option.

Espirito Santo at Plateau Saint-Esprit: the destiny of the Portuguese family empire in Luxembourg download subscription

Wildgen 19-Jan-2015

In 2014 five entities of the Luxembourg holding structure of the Banco Espirito Santo Group had their fate in the hands of the judges of a Luxembourg  Court. All have been declared bankrupt.

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Amendments to the Estonian Income Tax Act 2015 download subscription

KPMG 27-Jan-2015

Some significant amendments have been made to the Income Tax Act.

Irish Knowledge Development Box consultation document outlines framework download subscription

KPMG 27-Jan-2015

The proposed Irish Knowledge Development Box regime will follow a similar framework to the Modified Nexus approach.

Romania: tax on constructions rises to 1% download subscription

KPMG 27-Jan-2015

Starting with the 2015 tax year, the rate of the tax on constructions in Romania will decrease to 1 per cent (from 1.5 per cent).

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Corporate Briefings

Clear days: some clarity download subscription

Shoosmiths 27-Jan-2015

The Companies Act provisions governing the length of notice shareholders are entitled to prior to annual general meetings (AGMs) and general meetings can prove tricky to interpret.

Over 50 per cent of Britons believe childcare should be shared download subscription

IBB Solicitors 26-Jan-2015

A survey from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has found that 83 per cent of potential future parents will consider taking advantage of the new rules that come into force in April.

Employing an ex-offender: where do employers stand? download subscription

Bates Wells Braithwaite 26-Jan-2015

The employment issues around employing individuals who have been convicted of a criminal offence.

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Bankruptcy — vesting of causes of action, hybrid claims and limitation download subscription

Winckworth Sherwood 7-Oct-2014

On the making of a bankruptcy order, the bankrupt’s estate vests in the trustee in bankruptcy. However, it is not always clear exactly what falls within the bankrupt’s estate.

From the firm of the week

Lidl's ‘Deluxe’ mark descriptive, says the General Court download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 27-Jan-2015

A reminder to all brand owners when creating brand names to give careful consideration to ensuring they are original

Court of Appeal confirms no English celebrity image right but Topshop’s Rihanna T-shirt was passing off download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 23-Jan-2015

The Court of Appeal has delivered its decision in the litigation between Rihanna and Topshop, upholding the trial judge’s finding that Topshop’s unauthorised use of Rihanna’s image on a T-shirt was passing off.

Prohibition notices: if it ain't broke, don't fix it download subscription

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co 22-Jan-2015

Prohibition notices are serious enforcement measures that form part of the recipient’s criminal record and can be costl

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Litigation Briefings

Liability of registrar of companies in negligence download subscription

7KBW 27-Jan-2015

Case establishes duty of care against the Registrar of Companies for mistaken liquidation entry.

Supreme Court of Canada explains constitutional right to collective bargaining download subscription

Dentons 27-Jan-2015

The Supreme Court of Canada has once again revisited how much constitutional protection is afforded to the collective bargaining process.

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Company Briefings

A quick guide to trademarks download subscription

LK Shields Solicitors 27-Jan-2015

Trademarks give your business a unique, protectable brand which is readily identifiable by consumers. 

Liability of registrar of companies in negligence download subscription

7KBW 27-Jan-2015

Case establishes duty of care against the Registrar of Companies for mistaken liquidation entry.

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