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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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The effects of devolution on the Welsh bar has been more limited than in other areas. Ronan Hughes reports on the battle to keep work from the clutches of the London sets Just over two years ago Wales celebrated a new voice for its people. Devolution created the Welsh National Assembly, offering the country a […]

Assembled for change

Since devolution the Welsh nationalists have certainly come into their own, showing a strength of skill that will help the country stand alone. Gareth Chadwick reports Carolyn Kirby, deputy vice president of the Law Society, is worried. “It’s not until one of the big London firms makes a mistake – a big mistake – that […]

Fosters merges with Russell Steward in expansion drive

Norwich firm Fosters is merging with local firm Russell Steward to create a 14-partner firm. Fosters, which won UK Law Firm of the Year (medium size) at The Lawyer Awards 1999, will gain three partners and a number of offices in Norfolk and Suffolk.The merger will come into effect on 2 July, but the firm […]

Harman's waiting game pays off

Nick Robinson, chief political correspondent of BBC News 24, reveals why Harriet Harman got the Solicitor General job Not every Government law officer has been prosecuted for contempt of court. Add to that a history of offering legal advice to the Grunwick strikers, the Trico equal pay campaigners and victims of police abuse by someone […]

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Following a death match in the garden with an old and very rooty rose, I have destroyed my lower back. The rose, I am glad to report, is in worse shape, although it will probably now take root on the rubbish heap in revenge.Since I have been largely confined to the sofa since Friday, the […]

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