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It’s final! No EC competition filing required for new JVs where target not a standalone business

European Union - September 8 2017 In a landmark decision, on 7 September 2017, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the creation of a joint venture, whether by the formation

The responsibility of wealth should rich people give away their money?

United Kingdom - November 6 2015 “The man who diesrich dies disgraced.” Such is the verdict of Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919), industrialist and philanthropist, in his essay The Gospel

How will the Aviation Industry be affected by IFRS 16?

Global - January 5 2017 From January 2019 a new accounting standard, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 16 'Leases', will come into effect. Research

Family companies under attack in divorce courts: Are you missing a trick?

United Kingdom - August 17 2017 An increasing number of substantial family companies and businesses come under the microscope in the divorce courts. Why are these companies being

European Court of Justice provides important clarification of EU abuse of dominance law

European Union - September 6 2017 On 6 September 2017, the European Court of Justice released its much anticipated decision in Intel’s appeal against a 1 billion fine for

Keeping out of serious harm’s way: Court of Appeal clarifies test under s1(1) Defamation Act 2013

United Kingdom - September 20 2017 The much anticipated appeal in Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd has been handed down by the Court of Appeal. Claimant individuals will be

Regrets - why ratepayers are having them; “check challenge appeal” and unreasonable rating valuation

United Kingdom - September 20 2017 On 1 April 2017 new business rates assessments came into force. Where rating assessments have increased, ratepayers may want to appeal

Hong Kong as an aircraft financing and leasing hub: BEPS, Funding leases and JOLCO

Hong Kong - September 19 2017 Hong Kong, expected to be one of the world’s lowest tax jurisdictions for aircraft financing and leasing; Low tax profit concessions - BEPS

Infrastucture planning in the UK: a golden era and what next?

United Kingdom - September 13 2017 The 2010-2015 Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government presided over what, in hindsight, could be heralded a ‘Golden era’ for infrastructure

It’s final! No EC competition filing required for new JVs where target not a standalone business

European Union - September 8 2017 In a landmark decision, on 7 September 2017, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the creation of a joint venture, whether by the formation