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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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‘Harry Potter’ lawyer Lord Harley to face Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

A lawyer criticised for appearing in court looking like “something out of Harry Potter” is to be hauled up in front of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) in November. The exact allegations levied by the SRA against Alan Blacker, who used the name Lord Harley during the Cardiff Crown Court incident, have not yet been […]

The e-commerce market in India

Sections include: Valuations in e-commerce: clarifying a few myths From brick and mortar to click and mortar Payment systems Supply chain management Competition law IP in e-commerce… Click on the link below to read the rest of the briefing.

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Bakers comes out top in law firm brand ranking as magic circle pushed down

Baker & McKenzie has retained its title as the top global law firm brand, while Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters have all dropped down in the rankings. Baker & McKenzie came out top across all categories that make up the law firm brand index, including: awareness, favorability and consideration […]

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KWM realigns China practice groups after global remuneration shake-up

King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has rejigged its practice areas as part of a major Chinese shake-up following its partner conference in Shanghai this month. The internal restructuring is the first since the establishment of King & Wood in Beijing in 1993 and is part of plans to better align the Chinese practices with the […]

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