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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.


Michael Bates Clifford Chance

Michael Bates, Clifford Chance

Michael Bates has already come to wide notice as a banking dealmaker and latterly managing partner of Clifford Chance’s London office. However, his inclusion in the Hot 100 recognises his imaginative leadership of two important projects for the global firm: the acquisition of Carillion’s legal operations hub in Newcastle, and the agenda-setting approach to gender […]

Toby Parkinson, OMERS Infrastructure

Toby Parkinson, OMERS Infrastructure’s legal director, is no stranger to big-ticket deals, having spent the best part of his career in infrastructure M&A. In the past three years at the Canadian investments giant, he has been able to put his stamp on both the legal team and the large acquisitions that typify the company’s portfolio. […]

Imraan Patel, EG Group

When Imraan Patel joined EG Group, then known as Euro Garages, in July 2016, he was its only in-house lawyer. But his appointment marked the start of a phenomenal global expansion for the Blackburn-based fuel station and convenience retailer. Patel has been an integral part of the senior team transforming EG Group from a single-nation […]

Peter Limbert, Fulham FC

Lawyers are by nature risk-averse individuals. When Peter Limbert’s employers were asked in advance of the 2018 play-off final whether promotion to the English Premier League would require an open-top bus parade through the streets, the offer was declined. Who wants to tempt fate like that? The football club’s promotion was the jewel in Fulham’s […]

David Pollitt, DAC Beachcroft

One of the great unnoticed success stories of the last few years has been the internal financial revolution at DAC Beachcroft spearheaded by managing partner David Pollitt. In the last half-decade, the firm has more than doubled its average profit per equity partner, growing that figure by 103.1 per cent from £250,000 at the end […]

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