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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.


Maria Ludkin, GMB

Ludkin, Maria – GMB

Maria Ludkin, GMB head of legal, fights valiantly for workers’ rights. Most recently, however, her work for the trade union has focused on companies frequently hiring in the ‘gig economy’. Food delivery service Deliveroo and taxi app Uber were particularly in her sights. Driver rights She ended 2016 with a landmark victory over Uber. Then […]

Toby Landau QC, Essex Court Chambers

Landau QC, Toby – Essex Court Chambers

Essex Court Chambers’ Toby Landau QC is an exemplar of the world-class lawyers the UK exports to the global market. He not only appears for multinational corporations before the UK courts in landmark litigation cases, but also runs an internationally renowned arbitration practice. In 2017 he secured an important arbitration-related decision in the Supreme Court […]

Geoff Wild, Invicta Law, local authority legal service

Wild, Geoff – Invicta Law

Invicta Law chief executive Geoff Wild, Kent’s former head of legal, has spearheaded public sector law service’s transformation. Invicta Law’s journey from troubled in-house legal team to profitable alternative business structure providing a commercial service to local government bodies has been 20 years in the making. It culminated in 2017 with Invicta Law – formerly […]

Wheatly MacNamara, Simpson Thacher & Bartlet

MacNamara, Wheatly – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

For Simpson Thacher & Bartlett real estate partner Wheatly MacNamara, being able to provide a holistic service is crucial for the team in London. It is that unity of effort which helped her pull off the largest real estate deal in European history, she says. Key clients Together with real estate finance partner Tom Lloyd, […]

Yana Valletta, Global Fashion Group, general counsel

Valletta, Yana – Global Fashion Group

Global Fashion Group is a different breed of start-up. The company began operating in 2015 as a result of the mergers of six different online fashion companies. Each operated in emerging markets such as Russia, the Middle East and South America. After joining from Aviation company Gategroup, Yana Valletta, group general counsel, compliance head and […]

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