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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

Thriving in Regulation: The case for DLTs

October 2019 - Finance. Legal Developments by Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC.

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The unprecedented expansion of the use of DLTs in various industries and disciplines has shed light to the dire need of regulation. Would it though be worth it to sacrifice some degree or even the total idea of true decentralization to achieve this end?

Beneficial Ownership Concept new interpretation from the Russian federal tax service

October 2019 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Kinanis LLC.

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The recent interpretative letter issued by the Russian Federal Tax Services (“FTS”) on 08th August 2019, has provided further guidance as to the application of the Beneficial Ownership Concept, further to the letter initially provided on the 12th of April 2018 which adopted a strict approach of the concept. 

Cyprus and Netherlands Double Tax Treaty Update

October 2019 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Kinanis LLC.

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Cyprus has concluded the negotiations for the avoidance of double taxation with the Netherlands. The double tax treaty was agreed at technocratic level in Hague. It is expected to be signed by the end of 2019 or early in 2020.

CJEU RULED ON THE APPLICATION OF THE BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP CONCEPT

October 2019 - Tax & Private Client. Legal Developments by Kinanis LLC.

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The judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on February 26, 2019, in the “Danish Beneficial Ownership Cases”, can be perceived as a landmark on the interpretation of the Beneficial Ownership concept under the Interest and Royalties Directive (IRD) and the Parent-Subsidiary Directive (PSD).

Following the refusals of the Danish tax Authorities to grant the exemption from the Danish Withholding Tax (WHT) levied on the payments of interest and dividends, the taxpayers appealed these refusals before the Danish Courts.

The CJEU was asked to clarify whether Denmark may deny the benefits of the EU Directives and impose WHT on interest payments and dividend distribution on the grounds of the non-applicability of the Beneficial Ownership concept under the IRD and PSD.

ADIT & Blockchain Professionals

September 2019 - Finance. Legal Developments by Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC.

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At Patrikios Pavlou & Associates LLC, we continuously invest in our team’s professional expertise to keep track with the latest developments and ever-growing demands. We are also very proud of our team’s persistent success...

Events 2019

This month, our team will be attending highly regarded international conferences...

THE DECLINE OF THE MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL TEST and THE EU DIRECTIVE 2017/828

September 2019 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Kinanis LLC.

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THE FULL DISCLOSURE OF EVERYTHING TO EVERYBODY DOCTRIN

INTRODUCTION

The law as to Listed Companies will undergo significant changes upon the implementation of the European Union Directive 2017/828, (hereinafter to referred to as “the Directive”).

Maltese Court Landmark Judgement – Precautionary Acts must be followed by proceedings in the EEA

A recent landmark decision by the First Hall of the Civil Court has confirmed for the first time that in order for a precautionary warrant to remain in force, it must be preceded or followed (within 20 days), by a court case filed in Malta or in the European Economic Area (EEA).

New Beneficial Ownership Register for foreign entities which own UK property

The UK government intends to introduce a new register of People with Significant Control over Overseas Companies, “the PSCOC Register”, in order to improve transparency of beneficial ownership for foreign entities which own UK properties. The Bill will be introduced to Parliament in 2019 and is intended to become operational by 2021.

Mad II -EU regulation (MAR) and directive (CS MAD) as protection of investors and its application to

September 2019 - Employment. Legal Developments by Michael Kyprianou & Co.

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Protection of financial market investors and prevention of unlawful disclosure of inside information and financial market manipulation is provided and guaranteed by the EU Market Abuse Regulation (Regulation 596/2014) (MAR) and the Directive on criminal sanctions for insider dealing and market manipulation (Directive 2014/57/EU) (CSMAD), which collectively replace the previous Market Abuse Directive (MAD) and together is known as MAD II.

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