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Sri Lanka is among the fastest growing economies in Asia and continues to attract a strong flow of foreign investment, particularly in the retail, tourism and hospitality sectors. Although the International Monetary Fund has sounded a note of caution regarding Sri Lanka’s public debt, particularly as state-owned banks have stepped up borrowing on international capital markets, the government has succeeded in curbing debt levels, successfully hitting its debt-to-GDP target months ahead of schedule.
The end of the country’s devastating 26-year civil war has seen renewed focus on infrastructure development, providing Sri Lanka’s law firms with the opportunity to gain instructions from big-ticket investors from India, China, Korea and Japan.
The main players in the market include F J & G De Saram, Nithya Partners, Neelakandan & Neelakandan (formerly Murugesu & Neelakandan), and Julius & Creasy. D. L. & F. De Saram, Sudath Perera Associates and Tiruchelvam Associates also have strong full-service practices.
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In the framework of the Recovery Act of 15 May 2014, tax measures were foreseen amongst other things to increase the competitivity of undertakings.
New CO2 emission benchmarks for 2015
The Act of 26 December 2013 concerning the single employment status is one year old. It entered into effect on 1 January 2014 and since that date, white-collar-workers and blue-collar-workers have equal notice periods.
The Luxembourg tax authorities today issued Circular Letter L.I.R. n° 14/4 (the "Circular") with respect to the taxation of income realised by a Luxembourg common limited partnership (société en commandite simple - "SCS") or a special limited partnership (société en commandite spéciale - "SCSp"). 2015.01.09_-_nf_taxation_of_scs_and_scsp_qualifying_as_aifs
The CSSF has issued a new Circular 15/601 relating to the ratio increase notification procedure laid down in Article 94(1)(g)(ii) of Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD IV). 2015.01.16_nf_crd_iv
Turkey, as an emerging market, has its ups and downs to invest from time to time. These times depend on several different factors, but tracing them has crucial importance for investors. Focusing into Mergers & Acquisitions deals can be inspiring when taking decisions for investments.
Austria: Constitutional Court confirms Constitutionality of non-Deductibility of Manager RemuneratioAs of 1 March 2014, a restriction on the deductibility of manager remunerations for tax purposes exceeding EUR 500,000 per person and year was introduced in Austria. Any remuneration exceeding that threshold cannot be deducted for tax purposes on the level of the employer company. This restriction was subject to substantive discussions in media and legal literature, with some experts arguing that the provisions may be unconstitutional. read more
The Patent Prosecution Highway ("PPH") is a programme that allows for the sharing of search and examination results between participating patent offices. The goal is to allow applicants in participating countries to obtain corresponding patents quickly.
The industry-related generic Top-Level Domain ("gTLD") <.bank> provides new opportunities and new challenges for online activities in the financial services sector. read more...
The end of 2014 brought with it important amendments to the rules for registering companies in Poland. These amendments are aimed at facilitating the registration procedure, but they also pertain to already existing companies, which will have to adapt to the new rules. read more...
Kyiv, 29 December 2014 - Avellum Partners advised Nadezhda Group ("Group"), operating in the liquefied petroleum and gas industry, on tax planning for holding structure of the Group, all legal and tax aspects of corporate restructuring and acquisition finance issues, aimed at obtaining finance from international finance institutions ("IFIs").
Kyiv, 14 January 2015 - Avellum Partners acted as Ukrainian legal counsel to Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and ING Bank N.V., London Branch, who acted as Dealer Managers, in connection with the exchange offer of Metinvest B.V., the parent company of a vertically integrated group of steel and mining companies ("Metinvest") for its USD500 million 10.25% guaranteed notes due 2015, coupled with the new issue of USD289.7 million 10.5% guaranteed notes due 2017 ("Notes") under its USD1,500,000,000 Guaranteed Medium Term Note Programme and a 25% cash consideration. The Bank of New York Mellon, London Branch acted as the Exchange Agent. The Notes are listed and admitted to trading on the Global Exchange Market of the Irish Stock Exchange.
In December 2014 the IP team of Gorodissky & Partners was joined by Valery Narezhny who will be in charge of the firm's new law practices such as taxes, customs and commercial laws. Valery graduated from Finance Academy under the Government of Russia (Moscow) majoring in "Finances and Credits" and the Academy of Law and Management (Moscow) majoring in "Civil Law", holds PhD degree in economics. He is specializing in taxes, currency, customs, labor and commercial laws and in court disputes. Valery started his carrier in the state bodies (Tax Policy Department, Ministry of Finance, and Government Administration), worked for a number of Russian and international law firms. He is author of more than 150 publications and 9 books on taxation and civil law issues. Valery Medvedev, Managing Partner, Gorodissky & Partners, commented: "It appears from our clients' enquiries that they are in the need to obtain consultations and professional advice relating not only to protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights but also to IP issues governed by taxes, labor, currency and commercial laws. Valery Narezhny having considerable experience and knowledge in these practices will no doubt enhance our team of lawyers and considerably enlarge the range of the firm's legal services"
HaoLiWen has advised a multinational client in a case of the customs challenge against import transfer pricing. Recently, this case was successfully closed. The customs has accepted the transfer pricing policies of the client. The client has incurred no further import tax exposure, and the deposits put up with the customs for the shipments in question are to be refunded by the customs to the client.
The VEGAS LEX law firm will support this year's Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the largest and most prestigious law school competition, which will take place in Moscow from January 28 through February 1.
Der Onlinehändler Windeln.de hat seine bislang größte Finanzierungsrunde abgeschlossen. Mit einem Investitionsvolumen von insgesamt etwa EUR 45 Mio. beteiligten sich neben dem Hauptinvestor Goldman Sachs auch die bisherigen Geldgeber MCI Management, 360 Capital Partners, die Londoner Beteiligungsgesellschaft DN Capital sowie mehrere Deutsche Bank Fonds.
Schoenherr advised AIM Software Group ("AIM") on the receipt of an investment from and transfer of a majority interest to U.S.-based private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe ("WCAS"). AIM is a leading provider of data management software products to the financial services industry. Under the terms of the transaction, which was announced on 14 January 2015, AIM's existing management team will continue to operate the business and maintain a significant ownership stake in the company. WCAS is also investing primary capital in the business which will be used to further accelerate AIM's expansion. read more...
Walgreen Co., the largest drug store chain in the United States, has completed the acquisition of the remaining 55% equity ownership in Alliance Boots GmbH, the Swiss parent company of a leading international pharmacy-led health and beauty group. Walgreens had acquired 45% in Alliance Boots GmbH in 2012 with the option to proceed to a full combination by acquiring the remaining 55%.
We are pleased to announce that we elected Daniel Leu as partner as of 1 January 2015. Daniel Leu, a Certified Inheritance Law Specialist, advises private clients on corporate and estate planning, on the handling of estates, in connection with foundations and trusts and on questions in connection with the place of residence. Other areas of work include advising clients who buy or sell real estate in Switzerland and art law.
Luxembourg, 26 November 2014 - MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour, have continued expansion plans by announcing the recruitment of experienced litigator François Cautaerts. François comes to MOLITOR from Philippe & Partners as a partner, with Paulo Lopes Da Silva, in litigation and Dispute Resolution as well as specialising in Restructuring & Insolvency.