Europe

Hoofdelijke aansprakelijkheid van bestuurder: is een stichting een vennootschap?

Kort geleden heeft het Hof Arnhem-Leeuwarden een uitspraak gedaan over de vraag of de bestuurder van een stichting hoofdelijke aansprakelijk is voor huurtermijnen die de stichting niet betaald heeft. Interessant hierbij is vooral dat het Hof voor het antwoord op deze vraag de stichting gelijk heeft gesteld aan de BV en de NV.

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Electronic employment record books initiative of the Russian Ministry of labor

Draft law designed to adopt electronic employment record books has been prepared by the Russian Ministry of labor (“Draft law”). As of the date of this legal update publication the Draft law undergoes public discussions stage1.

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IFLR1000 – Lidings Once Again Confirms its Outstanding Legal Expertise in M&A and Restructuring and Insolvency

Lidings continues to receive recognition from leading international legal directories as top-notch advisor to businesses in the Russian market. International Financial Law Review 1000 (IFLR1000) once again notes Lidings for its expertise M&A and Restructuring and Insolvency practice areas.

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I am selling my company… how am I taxed?

A growing number of family businesses are coming up for sale these days. This is partly due to the favourable investment environment, and partly to the difficulties to pass on businesses to the next generation. A critical aspect in such deals is: what kind of tax implications the sale will have for the sellers. While, in some cases, the sale can be made tax-free, at other times a private individual divesting his or her share in the business can be faced with a tax liability of up to 34.5%.

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New ASA guidelines for Social Media Influencers – will a “#ad” continue to do the trick?

Avid social media users will be well-acquainted by now with the concept of influencer marketing, which has evolved alongside the rise of mobile technology and social media and into an increasingly popular advertising tool. Influencer marketing involves the engagement by brands of individuals (usually celebrities or industry experts) with large followings on social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to advertise or recommend products. Depending on the influencer/amount of followers, it has been reported that charges per post can reach up to £500,000, and this has fast become an extremely lucrative industry.

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Fladgate LLP achieves across the board rankings in Legal 500 for 2018

Fladgate LLP is delighted to have achieved strong rankings in the recently launched 2019 edition of the Legal 500 Guide to the UK Legal Profession. The firm achieved 25 rankings, with 61 lawyers attaining 98 individual recommendations.

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Staat en fiscus zijn voor Faillissementswet een pot nat

Voor een succesvolle faillissementsaanvraag moet sprake zijn van meerdere schuldeisers. De Minister van SZW voert daarom in zijn verzoekschrift tot faillietverklaring van X, naast zijn eigen vordering, een vordering van de Belastingdienst op. Maar zijn de Staat en de fiscus wel twee verschillende schuldeisers? De Hoge Raad heeft recentelijk bepaald dat dat niet het geval is.

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High Court Decision on Dwelling House Relief

It is important to frame a will in the appropriate manner to ensure dwelling house relief can be availed of, especially where beneficiaries are to inherit a mixed asset estate, comprising a number of residential properties.

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Construction trusteeship works, except when it doesn’t

With almost ten years of hindsight we can safely say that although the construction trusteeship system created to prevent circular debt in the construction industry has essentially lived up to expectations, the system still has some unresolved flaws. What’s more, the taking effect of the new Civil Procedure Code this January will present a further challenge for the system.

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ICO penalty for spam overturned

A fine imposed by the ICO on a company accused of sending millions of unsolicited emails was overturned last month by the Appeal Tribunal[1].

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