A new form of business organization in Poland: “Simple Joint Stock Company”

On 1st March 2020 a new form of company called “simple joint stock company” (SJSC) was established by the Polish legislature as a new form of business organisation. The outbreak of the Covid–19 Pandemic and the difficulties with adapting a new technology serving the registration of SJCS at the Polish Court Registry System have certainly […]

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What Is The Current Romanian Corporate Taxation Regime?

A standard question of any potential foreign investor in Romania is, what is the current situation in Romania regarding the taxation of companies.  To assist potential investors, we have prepared a short note which outlines the basic principles of the taxation regime for companies and individuals.  This note is not intended to provide an answer […]

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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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The Impact of War in Ukraine
on the Polish Economy (2022)

 The Russian Invasion of Ukraine on 24th February 2022 led to a panic on the global financial markets and it has had an impact on the social and business life of society throughout almost the entire world. A cut price occurred throughout all world economies and the Stock Exchange Market in Warsaw (GPW) noticed the […]

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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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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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Some Matters to Consider on Acquisitions in Romania

Once a decision has been made to purchase an asset in Romania be it the business of a company or shares in a Romanian company other considerations then enter into the equation.  As most lawyers and general counsels know, commercial decisions are made and then it is the lawyers job to implement such decisions.  One […]

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Electronic Signatures and Their Evidential Value

Economic globalization is the increasing economic interdependence of national economies across the world through a rapid increase in cross-border movement of goods, services, technology and capital. As a result of the increased economic global interactions, international trade has grown. Simultaneously, the speed of life in every aspect such as communication, logistics and access to information […]

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