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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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Osborne Clarke may have scooped up the top prize at The Lawyer Awards, in association with Travelers, after it secured the Law Firm of the Year award, but other attendees had plenty to celebrate as our video of the night shows. The event saw over 1,200 legal professionals – the biggest cross-section of the market – […]

Ointment patent not “obvious to try”

The Court of Appeal has overturned Birss J’s decision in Teva v LEO and ruled that LEO’s patents regarding its Dovobet ointment for psoriasis are valid.  In doing so, Sir Robin Jacob has provided useful guidance on the “obvious to try” doctrine, the relationship between real persons skilled in the art and the hypothetical skilled […]

The increasing scope of ‘associative’ discrimination claims

Following the 2008 decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), Coleman v Attridge Law, the concept of so-called ‘associative’ discrimination was established. In Coleman it was held that it is not necessary for an employee to be disabled to bring a direct disability discrimination claim: the claim can be based on […]

Probate for non-Jersey and non-UK domiciled persons

What is probate?Probate is the name given to describe how someone applies to the court to obtain the right to deal with the estate of someone who has passed away. What is an executor and what is an administrator? The person who administers the estate of someone who has passed away and named the person […]

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