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Taxation of a Shareholder’s Income In the Acquisition of a Limited Liability Company’s Own Business Share

This article aims to provide answers to a “hot topic” legal issue, often raised by shareholders, regarding the legal grounds for taxation of a natural person’s income derived from selling his business share to his limited liability company (where the company acquires its own business share) in the Republic of Slovenia. This article aims to […]

Significant beneficial owner: SEBI makes listed companies comply

On 7 December 2018, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) issued circular No SEBI/HO/CFD/CMD1/CIR/P/2018/0000000149 (Circular) to modify Circular No. CIR/CFD/CMD/13/2015 dated 30 November 2015 (Format for Disclosure of Holding of Specified Securities and Shareholding Pattern) issued under Regulation 31 of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015. Pursuant to the modification, […]

New amendments to CIRP regulations – Relief for bidders and dissenting financial creditors

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) amended the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2016 (CIRP Regulations) for the fourth time in 2018 on 5 October 2018 through the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2018 (Amendment Regulations). The Amendment Regulations have come into force on 5 […]

Risks for liability insurers and their insureds: #MeToo

By Susie Wakefield, Antonia Blackwell One year on from #MeToo, Bloomberg estimates at least 425 prominent people across industries had been publicly accused of sexual misconduct. These headlines have brought the issue of how employers tackle sexual harassment in the workplace into the spotlight. In addition to dealing with any allegations of sexual harassment, organisations will […]

Zero-hours contracts – Common pitfalls for employers

By Jo Tunnicliff “Zero-hours contracts can be a positive part of work-life balance if they offer genuine two-way flexibility,” says Matthew Taylor, the government’s lead reviewer of modern working practices. As our previous article set out, the Taylor Review made recommendations designed to improve the working conditions of individuals working in the gig economy, including zero-hours […]

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In brief: Women of the Year lunch for top solicitors

Janet Gaymer, head of employment law at city firm Simmons & Simmons, and Patricia Dilley, leader of a residential conveyancing team at Midlands firm Freeth Cartwright Hunt Dickins, have been invited to next week’s prestigious Women of the Year lunch at London’s Savoy hotel. Gaymer recently won The Times 1997 Woman of Achievement in the […]

City firms test-drive archiving system

SIX major City firms are test-driving a new service which electronically stores documents before sending them to a secure warehouse. The Valid Vault service has been devised by Valid Information Systems and is designed to get over the difficulties of accessing documents quickly once they have been archived. Valid Information Systems managing director Bill Cannings […]

Martineau Johnson takes banking role

Birmingham firm Martineau Johnson has become the first practice to take the role of a merchant bank in sponsoring the stock market launch of a venture capital trust (VCT). Stock market listings usually need to be underwritten and this requires stockbrokers or merchant banks which guarantee to buy unsold shares at a minimum price. But […]

Freshfields sets up fund for train crash victim

Freshfields has set up a memorial fund in memory of young solicitor Peter Kavanagh, who was killed in the Southall train crash two weeks ago. Kavanagh, 29, was returning from visiting a client in Wales when the high-speed train he was travelling in collided with a freight train as it approached Paddington station. He was […]

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