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The European Commission has ruled that the so-called ‘tax rulings’ issued to Starbucks in the Netherlands and to Fiat in Luxembourg broke EU State aid rules.
Up by a fifth in a year.
Google has announced a significant reorganisation and the creation of a new holding company named Alphabet Inc. In this update, Shoosmiths consider the reasons why companies may choose to do this.
A ‘landmark ruling’? No, the law relating to this matter has been around for years.
One of the main tax advantages for a buyer has been removed.
Once accepted onto the Registered Traveller scheme they will enjoy relaxed entry requirements such as using ePassports.
New legislation will come into force in April 2015 which will clarify the procedural requirements for share buybacks.
Most people will welcome a reform of the court system that will facilitate a more efficient and cost-effective approach to access to justice, but can such a system actually be delivered?
The European Parliament has set up a special committee to examine whether member states broke EU rules by offering tax breaks to large multinational companies.
The government introduced draft legislation in January 2015 to prevent the use of reductions of capital by target companies using takeover schemes of arrangement.
The Scottish Government has announced revised rates for residential properties under the Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT).
From 1 January 2015, there will be a major change to the EU VAT rules which will affect businesses established in the EU and that supply digital services to end consumers located in other EU jurisdictions.
What about other payments in addition to basic pay, such as overtime?
In the last two months, Shoosmiths has advised developer Court Collaboration on two Chinese-backed real-estate deals in Birmingham.
The Scottish government has announced the proposed tax rates for its land and buildings transaction tax.
Shoosmiths has advised McKay Securities on the purchase of Station Plaza, Theale, a major office development in the heart of the Thames Valley town.
Shoosmiths has worked with longstanding client Chord Investments to complete work on the sale, lease-back and refinancing of St Paul’s Place.
Shoosmiths has announced the appointment of two partners who will be based at the firm’s Birmingham office: Karen Featherstone and David Adams.
Shoosmiths has advised Palatine Private Equity and Bridgepoint Development Capital on the successful exit of their investment in Hallmark Hotels Group.
Shoosmiths looks at what it could mean for UK businesses if Scotland decides to become an independent country.