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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.


A sight for Warsaw eyes

Osborne Clarke is, understandably, delighted with its flash new London Wall digs, complete with outdoor barbie area and sweeping views over St Paul’s and towards… erm… Clifford Chance‘s old Aldersgate Street offices and over the glorious roofs and air-conditioning units of the Barbican. The splendid scene caused one Polish in-house waiter to remark: “It’s so […]

Greenberg in double Japan coup

Greenberg Traurig has made its Asian debut after opening a Tokyo office and forging an exclusive alliance with Landwell-tied firm Hayabusa Kokusai Law Offices. New York-based partner Kunichika Nakano, who has a licence to practise in both the US and Japan, will relocate to Tokyo to head the firm’s Japanese practice. The firm has also […]


There’s no ART to insurance The departure of David Page from Clyde & Co is a tacit admission by the Eastcheap firm that it will no longer target the structured finance end of the insurance business. Clyde & Co officially says there was no disagreement, but a memo seen by The Lawyer makes it clear […]

Addleshaws bolsters partnership by 10

Addleshaw Goddard has invited 10 lawyers to join the partnership with effect from 1 May. The new partners are Michael Harris, Roger Hart and Nancy Kelsall, Michael Green, Jade Murray, Jo Ratcliffe, Martin O’Shea, Phillip Slater, Emmett Peters and David Prais. This year’s round of partner promotions follows a significant number of lateral hires by […]

Latham launches Shanghai base

Latham & Watkins has launched its first outpost in Mainland China, with the opening of a two-partner Shanghai office. San Francisco partner Rowland Cheng has relocated to Shanghai, where he will head the new office. Singapore-based finance partner James Redway will also relocate to Shanghai, along with two Latham associates. The new office will focus […]

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