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Spanish legal regulations on Foreign Direct Investment

Foreign direct investment (FDI) (Inversión Extranjera Directa) involves the transfer of capital by economic entities from one country to another country, with the intention of establishing businesses or subsidiaries there, as well as acquiring or obtaining a relevant shareholding in foreign companies.

British Virgin Islands – Voluntary liquidations for first half-year companies

As annual British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) Registry fees are now payable for those BVI companies that were incorporated or registered in the first half of the year, it is time to start planning the liquidation of those entities that have reached the end of their life cycle, to ensure that unnecessary Registry fees are not incurred.

IR35 rules now extended to private sector businesses

The IR35 rules were extended to cover all medium and large organisations in the private sector. Under the reforms these businesses are now responsible for determining whether their contractors fall inside or outside the scope of IR35, rather than the workers themselves.


The Camp US tax reform proposal: what’s inside?

By Evan Migdail, Linda Pfatteicher and Bruce Thompson House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp (representing Michigan) this week introduced a draft of the most comprehensive reform of the Internal Revenue Code in decades. The key principles in the draft are: (1) a deep reduction in individual and corporate tax rates; (2) elimination of […]

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Allen & Overy, Quinn Emanuel and Jones Day join disputes body Prime Finance

Financial services dispute resolution body Prime Finance has recruited another 16 senior lawyers for its panel of experts, bringing the number on the list to more than 100. The new recruits include Allen & Overy’s (A&O) co-head of global capital markets, David Benton, New York-based Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan partner Peter Calamari, Jones Day’s […]

DLA Piper achieves settlement victory in favour of NAACP

DLA Piper has achieved a settlement in favour of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in a housing discrimination lawsuit originally brought against the town of Huntington, New York, more than a decade ago. The firm handled the case on a pro-bono basis. The case alleged that the town of Huntington […]

Serving applications for landlord’s consent

By Simon Pestell If you are a tenant under a commercial lease and wish to assign your interest, underlet, charge or part with possession, then you are likely to need your landlord’s consent. If your lease includes a covenant not to assign, underlet, charge or part with possession without your landlord’s consent and that covenant is […]

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Technology: Tweet Dreams

From billing apps to crowdsourcing and social media, technology is changing lawyers’ working lives With an increasing number of clients complaining that their lawyers are inept when it comes to forecasting litigation costs, technology entrepreneurs are getting in quick to find a solution. When business magnate David Schottenstein had to use three law firms in […]

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