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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.

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Lawyers are getting into Second Life. This year has witnessed the creation of the Second Life Bar Association and the launch of Field Fisher Waterhouse‘s new office. Now the imaginary world has its own patent and trademark office. Yes, SLPTO, short for Second Life Patent & Trademark Office, (www.slpto. com) has opened its doors, offering […]

Ireland: market expansion

The push to make Ireland attractive to the global business market has turned it into more than just an administrative back office, says Fintan Clancy The ‘Ireland Inc’ concept was developed in the late 1980s to indicate the social partners in Ireland coming together to develop strategies to advance the country economically. There were many […]

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Clifford Chance set to launch gay network

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Berryman staff to benefit from new three-pronged training programme

Berryman is revamping its training programme and aims to sell itself on a renewed reputation for training its lawyers and staff. The firm is introducing a three-pronged strategy that comprises a training programme for non-legal staff, a career development programme for qualified lawyers and a new regime for trainees, who will now be required to […]

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