Benchmark Litigation 2022: Anuwat Ngamprasertkul Ranked as Litigation Star

The rankings for Benchmark Litigation 2022 have been released, and Anuwat Ngamprasertkul, Partner and Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution as well as Co-Head of Tech-Media-Telecoms, has received recognition as a “Litigation Star” which are lawyers who are highly regarded by their peers and possess a strong case record and positive client feedback. Also, the editorial […]

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Newsletter May 2022

Amendments to the Health Insurance Act were published in issue 32 of the State Gazette on 3rd April 2022 aiming to regulate the health insurance and medical care of foreigners arriving and staying in the Republic of Bulgaria. The legislative changes were made mainly due to the foreigners arriving in Bulgaria from Ukraine, who were […]

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Julia Charlton attends reception today at 10 Downing Street to mark the 2022 Commonwealth Heads Government Meeting

Delighted to attend a reception today at 10 Downing Street to mark the 2022 Commonwealth Heads Government Meeting & celebrate the UK’s business, trade and investment relationships across the Commonwealth. Good to hear Boris Johnson emphasising the importance and growth potential of Commonwealth trade and business. Thanks and congratulations to Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council for all their great […]

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The causes of exclusion of the shareholder of S.r.l. must be specifically indicated in the By-laws – tax implications of the exclusion

With the recent ruling of 23 March 2022, the Naples Business Court declared void and null the shareholder exclusion clause contained in the By-laws of an S.r.l. according to which “serious breaches of the obligations deriving from the social contract” constitute just cause for the exclusion of the shareholder. In its explanation of the grounds […]

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Important Changes To Trust Legislation

You may not be aware of some new legislation which has been announced that forces nearly all trusts to register with HMRC before 1 September 2022, whether or not they have a liability. The new rules impose penalties for non-compliance which will include many arrangements that have not previously needed to be reported. If you […]

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SFC End-To-End Tests for Hong Kong Investor Identity Regime

On 31 March 2022, the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (SFC) issued a circular regarding the mandatory end-to-end (E2E) test for systems for the Hong Kong Investor Identification Regime (HKIDR). The circular provides a summary of the preparation work necessary for implementing the mandatory E2E test which licensed and registered intermediaries must complete between mid-May […]

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An Overview of the regulatory and business status of cryptocurrency and blockchain in Poland

💻 If anybody is looking for a bullet overview of the regulatory and business status of cryptocurrency and blockchain in Poland we recommend the latest 🎙️ Crypto Cast by gunnercooke, during which dr Konrad Stolarski had the chance to shed some light on the topic during his chat with James Burnie FRSA – Thank you for the invitation!Recommendable for a […]

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NICs boost for the self-employed

Prior to the March Spring Statement, most self-employed individuals were facing increased national insurance contribution (NIC) bills this year. However, those with profits up to and just over £28,000 will now see a fall in the amount they pay compared to last year. What’s more, low earners can benefit from deemed contributions. Class 4 NICs […]

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Recruitment for your business in this competitive market

“It’s so hard to find the right person!” “Having found the right person and having successfully integrated her into the team and now seeing her flourish, I then worry about retaining her!” People management has always been a key ingredient to any business’ success, yet it is also one of the trickiest aspects to get […]

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HKEx and SFC Disciplinary Actions in March 2022

In March 2022, the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the HKEx) announced the results of its disciplinary action against former directors of a Chapter 21-listed investment company for misuse of the company’s funds, while the Securities and Futures Commission (the SFC) published the outcomes of four disciplinary actions. The SFC enforcement actions were instituted against former […]

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Whatever happened to the wealth tax?

A new wealth tax to counter the cost of the Covid-19 pandemic was the talk of the financial pages not so long ago. Now it has disappeared… or has it? By the end of 2020, as the huge cost of the Covid-19 pandemic became clear, there was much discussion about the introduction of a wealth […]

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HKEX’s New Listing Regime for Overseas Issuers

Please join Julia Charlton for a webinar on Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s New Listing Regime for Overseas Issuers at 5-6:30pm HKT 6 May 2022. The webinar is accredited with 1.5 CPD points by The Law Society of Hong Kong. Register here > About the Webinar: The webinar will cover the following topics and participants may enroll via […]

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