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Sanction to the Kingdom of Spain for unequal treatment between Spanish residents and non-residents on the Inheritance and Gift Tax

Sanction to the Kingdom of Spain for unequal treatment between Spanish residents and non-residents on the Inheritance and Gift Tax

On the 3rd of September, the European Union Court of Justice delivered judgment on the infringement proceedings commenced by the European Union against the Kingdom of Spain. It stated that Spain had failed to comply with its obligations regarding the free movement of capital within the European Union and the ... Read More »

Is your company prepared for the U.S. Department of Labor’s amendments to the white collar exemptions?

Is your company prepared for the U.S. Department of Labor’s amendments to the white collar exemptions?

On March 13, 2014, we reported that President Barack Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum directing his Secretary of Labor to update the regulations to expand the number of employees eligible for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  In May 2014, the Obama Administration released its Regulatory Agenda indicating that ... Read More »

FRC guidance on strategic report

FRC guidance on strategic report

On 9th June 2014, the UK Financial Reporting Counsel (FRC) published their ‘Guidance on the Strategic Report’ (Guidance). The Guidance replaces the ‘Reporting Statement: Operating and Financial Review’ published by Accounting Standards Board. The Guidance is persuasive rather than mandatory and its objectives are to: ensure that relevant information that ... Read More »

Supermarket without packaging, with new labelling requirements on the way?

Supermarket without packaging, with new labelling requirements on the way?

Yet another shop has opened where all the food (and non-food) products are being sold without packaging. This time in Berlin. Following suit from ‘Unpackaged’ in London (which has since shut), neighbourhood shop ‘in.gredients’ in Austin, Texas (US), grocer’s ‘Luzners’ in Vienna, and ‘Robuust: The Zero Waste Shop’ in Antwerp, ... Read More »

Reversionary leases

Reversionary leases

Some leases grant tenants security of tenure – an automatic right to renew, subject to certain statutory exceptions. When the lease doesn’t have security of tenure, but the parties agree the tenant can have a new lease at the expiry of the current lease, the new lease is a “reversionary ... Read More »

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