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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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A perfect combination

Tittering over other people’s names is juvenile. Tittering over other people’s names is juvenile. But for a memorable headline, Tulkinghorn prays that two German-based partners he has come across recently set up a firm together. Perhaps Tulkinghorn could introduce former Buse Heberer Fromm’s Bernd Koch and Bernd Kundth, currently of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer? Tulkinghorn admits […]

Insurers threaten to sue over flood losses

UK insurers Norwich Union and Allianz are looking at whether they can sue water authorities for failing to prevent the floods this summer. UK insurers Norwich Union and Allianz are looking at whether they can sue water authorities for failing to prevent the floods this summer. The UK’s largest insurer Norwich Union has instructed Beachcroft […]

Football refocus

Oligarchs are not people you want to annoy. Tulkinghorn watched with interest the signing of Andrey Shevchenko by Ukrainian firm Magister & Partners (see News, page 10). It seems Shevchenko worked, perhaps in his spare time, at energy company Rosneft, in which, it just so happens, Roman Abramovich has a substantial stake. Shevchenko’s lacklustre form […]

Wragges won’t sell its soul

Wragges managing partner Quentin Poole tries to play down the importance of the firm putting down roots in London. Wragges managing partner Quentin Poole tries to play down the importance of the firm putting down roots in London. But press him a little closer and he reveals: “We can say that 85 per cent of […]

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