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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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Freshfields shortens logo ahead of 2012

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is revamping its branding so it will be identified simply as Freshfields on third-party websites and banners, including those on display at next year’s London Olympics. Chief marketing and business development officer Elizabeth Chambers, who is leading the rebranding exercise, said the magic circle firm was not dropping ’Bruckhaus Deringer’ from its […]

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End of an era for Nabarro as Paradise resigns from top spot

Nabarro managing partner Nicky Paradise is to retire from her role this summer, prompting a shake-up of the firm’s ­management. At the end of this month Paradise will have completed nearly 12 years as ­managing partner. Senior partner Simon Johnston will take soundings from the partnership to find a ­successor, with the results announced in […]

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Egorov and Magisters merge to create CIS giant

One of Russia’s largest law firms, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, is set to merge with Ukraine outlier Magisters. The two firms signed the merger agreement today, following months of discussions. The deal will go live at the end of the year. The tie-up will create a €115m-turnover firm, with more than 300 lawyers, including […]

BNP Paribas to expand legal panel in latest review

BNP Paribas has launched a review of its global panel with more than 20 firms invited to pitch for places on an expanded roster. The global review will be the first since Georges Dirani, former head of Herbert Smith’s Paris banking practice, took over as general counsel of the French-headquartered bank last year (26 April […]

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