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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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Weightmans chief executive quits after just 18 months

Weightmans chief executive Professor Martin Read – who spearheaded its failed bid to merge with Kennedys and Jacksons – has left the firm after only 18 months in the post. Weightmans insists that Read’s unannounced departure two weeks ago was amicable and nothing to do with the failed merger talks. Read, who was unavailable for […]

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Mad Frank and friends By Frankie Fraser with James Morton. When he is not editing the New Law Journal, James Morton writes books. This one, written in collaboration with celebrity ex-gangster Frankie Fraser, charts his relationships with his many friends and enemies.

Preparing for the new order in court

The Government’s plans to extend rights of audience to solicitors is set to spark a long-awaited revolution in the legal profession, says Mark Humphries IN June, the Lord Chancellor’s Department (LCD) published a White Paper containing the government’s proposals on rights of audience before the higher courts. The central theme of the proposals is that […]

In brief: Law Soc to stamp out “ambulance chasing'

At its meeting last Thursday, the Law Society Council approved proposals to tighten up solicitors’ referral rules in a bid to stamp out “ambulance chasing”. Officials have been told to consult on new draft rules once they have been reworked to make them clearer.

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