A whistle-blower may be defined as a person who alleges misconduct, dishonesty or illegal activity occurring in an organisation. The whistle-blower may be a current or past employee and their allegations may be in connection with current or past actions.
When setting up a business, it is important to structure it correctly and be fully aware of all tax obligations so that you can pay the correct amount of tax, as well as claim the business expenses and deductions you are entitled to receive.
Despite its original introduction in 1694 as a temporary tax, the success of Stamp Duty (“SD”) as a measure to raise money for the exchequer has caused it to remain with us in the various forms described below.
The name of a business, its brand and innovations provide commercial value which can be vulnerable to attack from copycats seeking to extract that value for their own benefit.
This blog is a follow on from a previous post on the “Practical VAT Update - Ireland” and it is advisable that this is read in conjunction with the earlier blog.
On 11 February 2014 Donald Trump Snr announced that his firm had purchased Doonbeg Lodge and Golf Resort in Co. Clare for circa €15m. The acquisition was completed less than one month after the appointment of Receivers.
The Cadbury Report which was released in the UK in 1991 outlined that "Corporate governance is the system by which businesses are directed and controlled." Good corporate governance is a key factor in underpinning the integrity and efficiency of a company. Poor corporate governance can weaken a company’s potential, can lead to financial difficulties and in some cases can cause long-term damage to a company’s reputation.
This blog looks at the recent Bermuda case Re A Trust (2013) SC (Bda) 16 Civ. In this case, the Supreme Court of Bermuda considered the validity and effect of an ‘information control clause’ which provided the trust protector with the right to prevent disclosure of trust information by the trustee to beneficiaries.
Asset-holding companies may be used in financial planning in a number of ways, including but not limited to the holding of passive assets, the holding of assets on behalf of a trust or as an investment vehicle for the beneficial owners (“BOs”).
The Personal Insolvency Act 2012 (the “Act”) was signed into law on 26 December 2012. The Act introduces reforms to the Bankruptcy Act 1988, which has been widely criticised as being draconian and outdated.
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