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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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A&L Goodbody’s Julian Yarr: betting on the future

A&L Goodbody was the first Irish firm to win The Lawyer’s European Law Firm of the Year award. Managing partner Julian Yarr reveals how the firm’s attitude to innovation has led it to success. A criticism which is sometimes made of firms headquartered outside of the UK or US is that they are slow to […]

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The Czech and Slovakian markets take a local turn

Czech and Slovakian firms have been in high demand in the past year but the internationals have found the market so tough some have pulled out. Q:  How was 2014 for your firm in terms of workflow? What were the highlights? Martin Kriz, partner, PRK Partners: The year was very busy in both jurisdictions. We […]

Sullivan & Cromwell leads on BNP Paribas’ Cuba litigation crisis

Sullivan & Cromwell client BNP Paribas was sentenced to five years probation by a US district court last week, following a billion-dollar settlement to end claims that it violated trading sanctions against Sudan, Cuba and Iran between 2004 and 2012. The bank agreed to pay out a further $140m as part of the sentence on […]

Tax stability necessary to continue UK recovery, says Eversheds’ Ben Jones

Ben Jones, partner and tax expert at Eversheds, has commented on the newly elected Conservative Government’s next steps in tax. According to Jones, what the UK really needs right now is stability, not least in the area of taxation. He said: “The uncertainty of a hung parliament and protracted political negotiations has been avoided and […]

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