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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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Freshfields among firms to win role on Barclays’ £5.8bn rights issue

Clifford Chance, Sullivan & Cromwell and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have taken lead roles on Barclays’ bumper £5.8bn rights issue – the world’s largest rights issue by a bank since 2009. The cash call follows demand from the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority that Barclays find £12.8m to cushion the high street bank against potential […]

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MoFo bats off £1.4m High Court negligence claim from energy client

Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has successfully defended a professional negligence claim in the High Court brought against it by energy investment company Petrocapital Resources over a share transaction. The case, heard by Exchange Chambers’ Mark Cawson QC sitting as a deputy High Court judge, centred on the alleged failure by Morrison & Foerster partner Edward Lukins […]

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Gunnercooke expands in London with partner quartet

Manchester firm Gunnercooke has expanded its London base with the addition of four partners hires following a recruitment drive in the City. The four corporate partners include former K&L Gates partner Peter Davis; Alistair Crellin, who until 2010 was partner with Bird & Bird; partner Tim Drake from MJ Hudson and Matthew Searle who joins […]

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