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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.


People moves

Dewey & LeBoeuf associate Sabine Konrad has become the youngest arbitrator to be appointed as a member of the panel of arbitrators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). – Dewey & LeBoeuf associate Sabine Konrad has become the youngest arbitrator to be appointed as a member of the panel of arbitrators […]

Bakers guides nike through umbro bid

Baker & McKenzie has pulled off a coup by scooping the lead role advising Nike on its £284m takeover bid for UK sportswear maker Umbro. The firm won the instruction through a beauty parade to register its first corporate deal for the sportswear giant. Bakers’ relationship with Nike has been built by the IP team, […]

Finers secures property litigation head

Finers Stephens Innocent has hired Amanda McNeil as head of its property litigation department. McNeil was previously head of property litigation at US firm Faegre & Benson. Earlier this month Finers lost its litigation and dispute resolution partner Mark Brown to Bristows. Finers’ property clients include the Barclay Brothers, who own The Daily Telegraph, X-Leisure, […]

APPC climbs down in DLA Piper OFT saga

Three lobbying industry bodies have clubbed together in a perceived attempt to defuse DLA Piper‘s Office of Fair Trading (OFT) complaint for anticompetitive behaviour. As revealed by The Lawyer (10 September), DLA Piper referred the Association of Professional Political Consultants (APPC) to the OFT, claiming the body was trying to persuade government agencies to work […]

Herbies steps up Middle East push with Abu Dhabi launch

Herbert Smith is set to open an Abu Dhabi office in January with the intention of having a Saudi Arabian presence in due course. Senior partner David Gold said the firm has already signed a lease for premises in Abu Dhabi and expects to have received its licence by the end of the year. He […]

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