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Cayman Grand Court hands down decision on master-feeder fund structures

By Giorgio Subiotto, Tim Cone The Cayman Grand Court has handed down a decision that has significance for Cayman master-feeder fund structures. Funds and their advisers should review the redemption provisions in master fund articles of association and partnership agreements to ensure that, operationally, redemptions are being effected in accordance with such documents. Background In the matter […]

Reduction of partial transition compensation for working hours by Supreme Court

By Lucas Hoogervorst, Maureem in Poel The Supreme Court ruled last Friday that, in short, a partial amendment of an existing employment contract in circumstances that have to be borne by the employer, may result in the payment of a partial transition payment. This concerns the special case that, due to circumstances, is forced to proceed […]

Prinsjesdag- Tax plan 2019

The government submitted the Tax Plan 2019 and related legislative proposals to the House of Representatives. A number of parts of these legislative proposals that may be relevant include: 1. Change of rates in corporation tax, income tax and VAT 2. Limiting depreciation possibilities buildings in own use 3. Limitation periods for loss settlement in corporation […]

Prinsjesdag 2018- Indirect taxes

The government submitted the Tax Plan 2019 and related legislative proposals to the House of Representatives. A number of elements of these legislative proposals that may be relevant include: 1. Increased VAT rate reduced from 6% to 9% 2. Extension of VAT sports exemption 3. Implementation E-commerce Directive 4. Modernization small entrepreneur scheme

2019 Dutch budget

The 2019 Dutch Budget (the Budget) includes a proposal to abolish the existing dividend withholding tax, replacing it with a withholding tax on dividend payments to related entities in low-tax jurisdictions and in cases of abuse as of 1 January 2020. In a separate proposal, implementing the EU Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive (ATAD1) new rules are […]

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Manchester Met law lecturer in grade inflation row

A law lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University has branded students there as “lazy”, claiming an exam board had to top up their grades. A law lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University has branded students there as “lazy”, claiming an exam board had to top up their grades. Walter Cairns said 20 marks were added to the […]

Travers Smith guides Juridica on secondary £35m AIM deal

Travers Smith has advised litigation funding group Juridica on a £35m secondary fundraising on London’s junior market. Travers ;Smith ;has advised litigation funding group Juridica on a £35m secondary fundraising on London’s junior market. Juridica ;instructed ­Travers head of corporate finance Spencer Summerfield on the conditional ­placing of 30 million ­ordinary shares on AIM. The firm advised […]

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Field Fisher lays off another seven fee-earners

Field Fisher Waterhouse has laid off seven fee-earners at the end of its third redundancy consultation. Field Fisher Waterhouse has laid off seven fee-earners at the end of its third redundancy consultation. The firm began consulting with fee-earners in its real estate, corporate and commercial practices last month and, while seven people have come forward […]

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