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  • WHAT IS REDOMICILIATION OF THE OFFSHORE COMPANY?

    WHAT IS REDOMICILIATION OF THE OFFSHORE COMPANY?

    Published: 19 Apr 2018

    Under redomiciliation of an offshore company it is meant the transfer of the legal address of the company from one jurisdiction to another. At the same time, the organizational and legal form and corporate structure remain similar. That is, redomiciliation of an offshore company implies the cessation of activities as a company registered in the previous jurisdiction, and the beginning of the com...

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  • Prohibition of competition – BGH bolsters commercial agents’ rights

    Prohibition of competition – BGH bolsters commercial agents’ rights

    Published: 18 Apr 2018

    Commercial agency agreements often include a prohibition of competition, also known as a no-competition clause. Notwithstanding this, certain clauses in the general terms and conditions may be invalid, as is clear from a ruling of the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Supreme Court (Az.: VII ZR 100/15). Companies frequently arrange a post-contractual prohibition of competition with thei...

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  • As State Legislatures Conclude Their Work, Florida Weighs in with New Alcohol Laws

    As State Legislatures Conclude Their Work, Florida Weighs in with New Alcohol Laws

    Published: 17 Apr 2018

    April 17, 2018 By: Miami Liquor License Attorney, Alcohol Law and Food Law Attorney Valerie Haber A Summary of the 2018 Florida Legislative Session & Florida’s Alcohol Beverage Law As Spring finally arrives, many state legislatures are concluding this year’s session of lawmaking.  In some jurisdictions, the changes to state alcohol laws have been minimal.  Fo...

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  • Joint audit of banks - allocation of work

    Joint audit of banks - allocation of work

    Published: 17 Apr 2018

    The Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI) dispensed a directive mandating the Chartered Accountants working on joint audit in the banks that allocation of work should be done with the agreement of the respective management of the banks. The reason behind the issuance of the directive is that the Reserve Bank of India has informed the ICAI that certain issues are exploded up amid the ...

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  • GST mismatch - government's cup of woes

    GST mismatch - government's cup of woes

    Published: 16 Apr 2018

    These days, GST is in the news for all wrong reasons - the latest in this series is tax disparities in the returns. Indian government is fronting garden-fresh qualms of businessmen evasion of taxes as the Indian Income Tax authorities (IT) are tackling with INR 34,000-crore GST enigma. This enigma is a gigantic repercussion to the GST regime and adding insult to the injury - the World Bank has...

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  • Safeguarding price sensitive information

    Safeguarding price sensitive information

    Published: 15 Apr 2018

    There have been media reports that the financial results of the April-June 2017 quarter of certain companies was circulated on whatsapp groups even before they were revealed to public. Circulation of any unpublished price sensitive information (UPSI) in the public prior to the official disclosure of such UPSI to the public is against public policy and violation of law. Unfortunately, certain p...

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  • Concerns over Alternative Investment Funds

    Concerns over Alternative Investment Funds

    Published: 13 Apr 2018

    These days it is very common for investors to foster investments funds via private equity, venture capital and hedge funds (Alternative Investment Funds - AIF). The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has expressed concern over the possibility of using AIF as potential route to indulge in money laundering transactions which will likely to defeat the very purpose of the AIF. SEBI iden...

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  • SEBI tightening algorithmic trading norms

    SEBI tightening algorithmic trading norms

    Published: 12 Apr 2018

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is deliberating to tighten restrictions on algorithmic trading – this could be achieved by levying a congestion charge on traders for a prescribed slab. The objective behind the proposed move is to ensure that market traders employing algorithmic trading don’t derive an unfair advantage over those traders who do not have access to such technology...

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