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  • Complexities of GST

    Complexities of GST

    Published: 09 Apr 2018

    We always knew it and the World Bank has now certified it. The Goods and Services Tax (GST) launched with much fanfare and a midnight session of the Parliament (apparently all the efforts went into creating the hype, rather than in preparation) has the dubious and unenviable distinction of being the most complex tax structure in the world in a survey of 115 countries by none other than the World...

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  • Tackling the menace of Cyber Crimes

    Tackling the menace of Cyber Crimes

    Published: 07 Apr 2018

    Cybercrime is defined as a crime in which an electronic device is the object of the crime (hacking, phishing, spamming) or is used as a tool to commit an offense (child pornography, hate crimes, etc.). These days, too many people and organisations are becoming victims of cyber-crimes. Cyber attackers/hackers are opting cyber-hacking as a weapon to generate easy money in single stroke without muc...

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  • REGISTRATION A COMPANY IN EUROPE

    REGISTRATION A COMPANY IN EUROPE

    Published: 06 Apr 2018

    There is no secret that EU countries are economically more convenient for doing business. Indeed, the registration of a company in Europe will improve not only the reputation, but also the trust of customers. Often, in the CIS countries there are laws that somewhat complicate the process of doing business, therefore, in order to optimize both expenses and working conditions, there is a registrat...

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  • Legal Shorts 06.04.18 including BOE speech on internal FinTech initiatives

    Legal Shorts 06.04.18 including BOE speech on internal FinTech initiatives

    Published: 06 Apr 2018

    Welcome to Legal Shorts, a short briefing on some of the week’s developments in the financial services industry. If you would like to discuss any of the points we raise below, please contact me or one of our other lawyers.   Claire Cummings 020 7585 1406 claire.cummings@cummingslaw.com www.cummingslaw.com ________________________________________ FCA guidance consultation on...

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  • Procedure For Recognition And Enforcement Of Arbitral Awards In Nigeria

    Procedure For Recognition And Enforcement Of Arbitral Awards In Nigeria

    Published: 03 Apr 2018

    (a) Under the provisions of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, CAP A18, LFN, 2004 ("the Arbitration Act") Section 51 of the Arbitration Act provides a unified legal framework for recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards of both local and foreign arbitral awards thus; (1) "An arbitral award shall, irrespective of the country in which it is made, be recognized as binding ...

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  • LAG Hamm: Dismissal on grounds of suspicion must comply with strict requirements

    LAG Hamm: Dismissal on grounds of suspicion must comply with strict requirements

    Published: 02 Apr 2018

    If an employer wants to issue notice of dismissal on grounds of suspicion, the circumstances need to be sufficiently suspicious such that it is almost certain the employee in question committed the relevant offence. For extraordinary notice of termination of an employment relationship to be effective, there needs to be good cause justifying this course of action. We at the commercial law firm GR...

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  • Due Diligence - a primer for beginners

    Due Diligence - a primer for beginners

    Published: 02 Apr 2018

    Due diligence is the heart and soul of any corporate merger & acquisition (M&A) transaction and very decisive step that is often flouted by the companies due to its perception of being an arduous task. What is a due diligence? In a typical corporate M&A transaction, due diligence is the process undertaken by the acquirer to evaluate and realize the advantages and detriments of the ...

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  • SEBI eases norms for Scheme of Arrangement

    SEBI eases norms for Scheme of Arrangement

    Published: 02 Apr 2018

    In the corporate world, restructuring or re-organization of the corporates is a substantial and corporate practice in existence for the corporate entities business development and expansion - to effectively handle with various internal and external threats posed and to survive the stiff competition faced by these entities from the contemporaries in their line of business. For such re-organizatio...

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