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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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A&O in three-way split on banking head

Power shared between Jonathan Brayne, Stephen Gillespie and Christopher Rushton as David Morley prepares to step into managing partner role Allen & Overy’s global banking board has settled on Jonathan Brayne as the successor to global banking head David Morley. However, the firm has ditched the title of ‘global banking head’ in favour of ‘non-executive […]

‘Big four’ accountancy firms seek last minute reprieve on Sarbanes-Oxley

SEC sent letters requesting relaxation of proposed rules on auditor independence The big four accountancy firms have now all sent the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) letters asking for a last-ditch reprieve on auditor independence proposals that threaten accountancy-tied law firms worldwide. Revenues at Landwell, KLegal and Tite & Lewis will be hard hit unless […]

Pinsents hits targets with Addleshaws hire

The Manchester office of Pinsent Curtis Biddle has announced the appointment of Simon Masters as a partner in its corporate group Masters joins from Addleshaw Booth & Co’s corporate finance team. He is well known for his expertise in dealing with the market abuse and financial promotion regimes introduced by the Financial Services and Markets […]

The Q factor

Qinetiq general counsel Lynton Boardman has been too busy with the Carlyle Group buy-in to really get to grips with the legal function – until now. Steve Hoare reports The national newspapers like to compare Qinetiq to Q, James Bond’s legendary gadget maker, and it is this sense of innovation that the company is hoping […]

Two surveys show lawyers take benefits for granted

Two separate surveys of law firms have concluded that lawyers do not care about their benefit packages A survey of 220 UK firms by PIFC Benefit Consultants found that only 46 per cent believed staff recognised their benefit packages’ value. Law firms are spending millions on these benefits but not communicating the value of them […]

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