Monthly Archives: August 2017

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How to help your non-dom clients with IHT

They say change brings opportunity, so the optimists among you can rejoice (maybe) because, thanks to the present government, a whole new range of clients need your advice (perhaps).

Why the equivocation? Well, until recently, it seemed certain that changes affecting the taxation of non-UK domiciliaries (non-doms), which were included in the March 2017 version of the Finance Bill 2017, would come into effect on 6 April 2017, as planned.

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Getting Neymar moving: the legal framework of a soccer transfer

With Neymar’s world record move from Barcelona to PSG just one of a host of big-money soccer transfers this summer, Fladgate’s Alan Wetterhahn and James Earl explain the legal processes that make a deal happen.
The numbers are mind-boggling. And that was the case even before Paris Saint-Germain paid a world record fee of €222 million for the Brazilian superstar Neymar Jr. And it is so far so good for the forward, who has scored three goals in the two matches he has played for his new club.

Who said money can’t buy you love?

When any business pays for any asset – and, make no mistake, Neymar is an asset in many senses of the word – the paperwork is sure to follow and it is no different in football where the amounts involved are getting larger every year.

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Japanese knotweed: The nightmare neighbour

The damage that Japanese knotweed can cause has been highly publicised over recent years. Growing by up to 10cm a day, it quickly covers land above ground, and has the potential to spread widely underground. It is said to spread beneath the foundations of properties and compromise their structure; it can cause cracks, undermine garden walls with shallow foundations, and even push over insubstantial outbuildings.  While some may argue that the damage it is alleged to cause is something of an urban myth, professional guidance nonetheless does suggest that all ground within 7m of Japanese knotweed should be considered blighted. For that reason, lenders will often refuse to lend against a property where Japanese knotweed is found within such close proximity. Proper remediation to eradicate the knotweed can take years, and is extremely costly.

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Veto rights in contracts: can they be exercised freely?

Parties to commercial contracts generally assume that the express written terms of a contact will be given effect relatively strictly under English law.

However, recent court decisions illustrate the courts’ willingness to look beyond the written terms of contracts and to imply unwritten terms in order to give effect to what they consider to have been the parties’ intentions.

Overview

In one recent case, the High Court decided that a clause in a share option agreement – which stated that the option could only be exercised with the consent of the board of directors of the granting company – did not give the board an unequivocal veto.

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I hvilket omfang skal en evalueringsmetode være beskrevet på forhånd i offentlige udbud?

Klagenævnet for Udbud har i en kendelse fra den 8. august 2017 behandlet rækkevidden af begrebet ”evalueringsmetode” i udbudslovens § 160, stk. 1. Kendelsen afklarer, i hvilket omfang de offentlige myndigheder på forhånd er forpligtet til at beskrive deres evalueringsmetode.

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Hvor mange kontanter må jeg tage imod?

Hvidvaskningslovens § 5 indeholder et forbud mod, at erhvervsdrivende tager imod kontante betalinger på 50.000,00 kr. eller derover. Lovens bestemmelse herom er vist nok noget overset, og en del erhvervsdrivende er nok ikke opmærksomme på, at overtrædelse af bestemmelsen er strafbar.

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Doing Business – Challenges for Thai and American Companies

Introduction

Thailand and the US first signed a free trade treaty 184 years ago and continue to have a unique relationship. Both countries benefit from increased trade and eased foreign direct investment regulations. Thailand gives the US access to the ASEAN market and proximity to both China and India, and the US is a prime destination of Thai exports. However, changing economic and political climates as well as domestic law in both countries pose challenges to Americans wishing to do business in Thailand and Thais wishing to do business in the US. A summary from both perspectives is provided in four key areas: corporate, intellectual property rights, litigation, and immigration/employment.

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Asbestos regulations raise the standard for building owners

From April 2016 the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations created new workplace and residential obligations for building owners and those working with asbestos.

According to Work Safe New Zealand, asbestos is New Zealand’s number 1 killer in the workplace, accounting for 170 deaths each year from asbestos related diseases.

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The Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017: What You Need to Know.

The Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 (“CCLA”) comes into force on 1 September 2017 to consolidate and update New Zealand’s law relating to contracts and sales.

While there are no substantive legal changes, the CCLA will modernise the language of the repealed statutes to either clarify Parliament’s intention or reconcile inconsistencies which have developed over time with new legislation.

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ANVISA REGULAMENTA PROCEDIMENTO VISANDO AGILIZAR A EMISSÃO DAS LICENÇAS DE IMPORTAÇÃO DO SISCOMEX

Entrou em vigor no dia 14 de Agosto de 2017 a Orientação de Serviço Nº 341/GGPAF/ANVISA, que estabelece critérios e procedimentos para distribuição, análise e conclusão dos processos relativos às Licenças de Importação – LI, na modalidade Siscomex, nas Coordenações e Postos de Vigilância Sanitária de Portos, Aeroportos, Fronteiras e Recintos Alfandegários.

A norma interna da ANVISA estabelece que, observadas algumas regras, os pedidos de LI serão distribuídos a qualquer servidor com competência para análise, em qualquer uma das unidades alfandegárias da ANVISA. O prazo estabelecido pela norma para a análise das Licenças de Importação, descontados os atendimentos a exigências técnicas e eventuais outras suspensões, é de sete dias.

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