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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.



Withey exits Rangers trial as intervener application dropped

Former Collyer Bristow partner and ex-Rangers Football Club company secretary Gary Withey has dropped plans to join the £25m trial over the football club’s finances as a defendant. The Lawyer reported in August that proceedings had been delayed after Withey expressed a desire to defend himself against allegations regarding his conduct in a claim for […]

Vote now: Choose your next Supreme Court judge

The process is underway to appoint three new justices to sit in the highest court in the land. Will there be a surprise UK Supreme Court candidate from the left-field like Jonathan Sumption QC in 2011? Perhaps One Essex Court’s Lord Grabiner QC or Blackstone Chambers’ Lord Pannick QC? It’s unlikely, say lawyers, who believe […]

White & Case promotes five in London in 28-strong global promos round

US firm White & Case has promoted five lawyers to the partnership in London as part of a global promotions round that sees 28 made up to partner. The new partners in the London office include Charles Balmain in the global commercial litigation practice, David Manson and Laura Prater in the global financial restructuring and […]


CMS to launch in Barcelona after hiring partner from Ernst & Young

The Spanish member of the CMS network, CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo, has unveiled plans to open an office in Barcelona following the hire of Ernst & Young partner José María Rojí. The firm, which already has offices in Madrid and Seville, is due to launch in Spain’s second largest city by the end […]

Squire Sanders opens in Sydney with Allens partner

Squire Sanders has extended its Australian footprint to Sydney with the hire of a five-member team including Allens M&A partner Campbell Davidson. The Sydney office will be launched on 1 November. It will be the firm’s second Australian office, following the 2011 launch in Perth with the majority of Minter Ellison’s legacy Perth office (29 […]

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