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Taxation of a Shareholder’s Income In the Acquisition of a Limited Liability Company’s Own Business Share

This article aims to provide answers to a “hot topic” legal issue, often raised by shareholders, regarding the legal grounds for taxation of a natural person’s income derived from selling his business share to his limited liability company (where the company acquires its own business share) in the Republic of Slovenia. This article aims to […]

Significant beneficial owner: SEBI makes listed companies comply

On 7 December 2018, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) issued circular No SEBI/HO/CFD/CMD1/CIR/P/2018/0000000149 (Circular) to modify Circular No. CIR/CFD/CMD/13/2015 dated 30 November 2015 (Format for Disclosure of Holding of Specified Securities and Shareholding Pattern) issued under Regulation 31 of the SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015. Pursuant to the modification, […]

New amendments to CIRP regulations – Relief for bidders and dissenting financial creditors

The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) amended the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2016 (CIRP Regulations) for the fourth time in 2018 on 5 October 2018 through the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2018 (Amendment Regulations). The Amendment Regulations have come into force on 5 […]

Risks for liability insurers and their insureds: #MeToo

By Susie Wakefield, Antonia Blackwell One year on from #MeToo, Bloomberg estimates at least 425 prominent people across industries had been publicly accused of sexual misconduct. These headlines have brought the issue of how employers tackle sexual harassment in the workplace into the spotlight. In addition to dealing with any allegations of sexual harassment, organisations will […]

Zero-hours contracts – Common pitfalls for employers

By Jo Tunnicliff “Zero-hours contracts can be a positive part of work-life balance if they offer genuine two-way flexibility,” says Matthew Taylor, the government’s lead reviewer of modern working practices. As our previous article set out, the Taylor Review made recommendations designed to improve the working conditions of individuals working in the gig economy, including zero-hours […]

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Smaller companies get a look in

The Developing Companies Market (DCM) was launched in Ireland at the beginning of this year by the Irish Stock Exchange. Comparable to the alternative Investment market (AIM) in the UK, the DCM offers small-to-medium-sized companies the opportunity to obtain public quotations for their shares. The DCM follows in the footsteps of the AIM, which was […]

Litigation Litigator's View

James Wilders on protection for plaintiffs over costs orders. James Wilders is a partner at Dickinson Dees A defendant may make an application for security of costs to ensure that if he defeats a claim brought against him he will have a fund available in England and Wales against which he can enforce any order […]

Northern firm accused of £1m legal aid scam

A COURT heard last week how a North West solicitor and three members of his staff, who were allegedly involved in defrauding the Legal Aid Board out of more than £1m, operated what was in effect a production line for manufacturing bogus claims. In a process staff at the law firm’s offices in Leigh and […]

Litigation Personal Injury 27/05/97

Kemp v Croydon Health Authority – QBD 23 April 1997 Claimant: Sam Kemp, Incident: Medical negligence Injuries: Claimant’s mother, Juliette Kemp, 29, carried no rhesus antibodies in her blood. First children of women with such a condition are normally born healthy but an injection is necessary after the first birth to ensure subsequent children are […]

Westlaw Europe challenges Lexis

Liz Davidson reports US legal publishing giant West Group is expanding into Europe with promises to provide an information service serving all the legal systems in Europe. UK lawyers will soon be able to tap into a research service which has the current working title of Westlaw-Sweet & Maxwell. This will provide legal information and […]

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