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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 Hot 100 2016: The Bar

John Beggs QC, Serjeants’ Inn Chambers Over the past 25 years John Beggs QC has built up a leading practice acting on defendant police work. The Serjeants’ Inn Chambers tenant acts for individual policemen and women, chief constables and police authorities – as well as the Police and Crime Commissioner – on a wide range […]

Charles Martin

Macfarlanes re-appoints management team until 2020

Macfarlanes has re-appointed senior partner Charles Martin and managing partner Julian Howard to continue in their roles until 2020. Martin and Howard’s terms are due to expire in May 2017 and have been extended for another three years. The firm did not carry out formal voting, but instead held consultations with partners in November and […]

Bernard Thorogood represents West Midlands Police

The West Midlands Police force has been prosecuted in relation to a health and safety failing which resulted in the loss of the tip of a firearms officer’s trigger finger. The Health and Safety Executive said the officer was injured by a machine that was used to cut up seized weapons at a force facility […]

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