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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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New chiefs take City seats at CC

Clifford Chance’s London office is ushering in the new generation of management as Jeremy Sandelson takes over the reins of the UK litigation and dispute resolution group Sandelson, who will serve a four-year term, will take over from John Potts, who oversaw the group for three years. It is understood that Potts originally stood for […]

Martineau Johnson scoops three new contracts

Three education clients sign up Birmingham-based firm Birmingham based Martineau Johnson has won three new clients in the further education sector. The firm has won competitive tenders to provide legal services to Barnsley College in South Yorkshire and City of Bath College in Somerset. It has also been chosen by the Pershore Group of colleges […]

Ernst & Young's Canadian outfit splits into two firms

Ernst & Young’s (E&Y) beleaguered Canadian law firm Donahue has finally dissolved, ending the accounting giant’s bid to build a major commercial law practice in the region However, two new boutique firms have been launched with former Donahue lawyers, both of which retain tie-ups with E&Y.The changes come following a mass exodus of commercial partners […]

Queens for the day

Christmas came early for a lucky bunch of Tulkinghorn’s scribes in the shape of tickets to see Elton John live at Wembley Arena, courtesy of Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP). Tulkinghorn never had managing partner Neville Eisenberg down as a rocker (if that’s the appropriate term for what Elton does), but how wrong he was. Neither […]

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