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Spanish legal regulations on Foreign Direct Investment

Foreign direct investment (FDI) (Inversión Extranjera Directa) involves the transfer of capital by economic entities from one country to another country, with the intention of establishing businesses or subsidiaries there, as well as acquiring or obtaining a relevant shareholding in foreign companies.

British Virgin Islands – Voluntary liquidations for first half-year companies

As annual British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) Registry fees are now payable for those BVI companies that were incorporated or registered in the first half of the year, it is time to start planning the liquidation of those entities that have reached the end of their life cycle, to ensure that unnecessary Registry fees are not incurred.

IR35 rules now extended to private sector businesses

The IR35 rules were extended to cover all medium and large organisations in the private sector. Under the reforms these businesses are now responsible for determining whether their contractors fall inside or outside the scope of IR35, rather than the workers themselves.

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DWF strikes deal to acquire K&L Gates’s Warsaw team

DWF is in the process of buying the Warsaw branch of K&L Gates, marking its debut in the CEE region and first step of its expansion plans since listing on the London Stock Exchange. The acquisition, valued at £3m, sees the CEE outpost of K&L Gates absorbed by the UK firm, which will open a […]

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K&L Gates has lost its London antitrust and regulation group head Neil Baylis to Mishcon de Reya, as the latter ramps up its lateral recruitment in the City for 2019. Baylis joined K&L Gates in 2002 after starting off his legal career at Clifford Chance. He then moved to Ashurst as an associate in 1996, […]

Future of K&L Gates’ Warsaw office in doubt as firm enters strategic review

K&L Gates is considering closing its office in Warsaw, The Lawyer understands, mirroring similar strategic reviews held at other US firms with outposts in the CEE region. A management meeting is understood to have been set up for this week to discuss plans around a potential pull-out from the city. The firm declined to comment on the […]

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