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Derivative Actions – England And Wales

 
Derivative Actions – England And Wales

A derivative action / derivative claim is a claim brought against one, or more, company directors, or a third party (such as a senior manager / executive, or someone who has benefitted from the act, or omission, complained of), by one, or more, members of the company, on behalf of that company.  Prior to the UK Companies Act 2006, such claims were governed by common law principles.

China’s Landmark Visit To Ireland

 
China’s Landmark Visit To Ireland

Ireland was the only EU country Mr Xi Jinping - China's leader-in-waiting - visited during his recent tour. During his time in Ireland Vice President Xi Jinping and Ireland’s Taoiseach Enda Kenny witnessed the signing of several 'door-opening' agreements between Government departments, State agencies, universities and companies.

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The Irish Statute Law Revision Project

 
The Irish Statute Law Revision Project

The Statute Law Revision Project was established to conduct an analysis of, and consult on, statutes which may be appropriate for repeal.

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Finance Bill 2012 - Supporting Ireland's Continued Economic Recovery

 
Finance Bill 2012   Supporting Ireland%27s Continued Economic Recovery

On Wednesday 8 February 2012 Ireland’s Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan T.D., published Finance Bill 2012, to give effect to the tax, and other measures, announced in the Budget of 6 December 2011, and to introduce other tax measures not already outlined on Budget day.  While Finance Bill 2012 runs to 124 sections, this article focuses on the features of the Bill most relevant to Ireland’s economic recovery and of interest in the context of international tax matters. 

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Tax Benefits Of Securitisations

 
Tax Benefits Of Securitisations

Ireland's Securitisation regime under  Section 110 Taxes Consolidation Act 1997, makes Ireland a popular location for establishing tax neutral special purpose securitisation vehicles (SPV). Securitisation is commonly used to facilitate the raising of finance funds by banks, leasing companies, pension funds and insurance companies by leveraging against future income streams of assets held.  

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The Failure Of Effective Corporate Governance Within The English FA

 
The Failure Of Effective Corporate Governance Within The English FA

A report released by the House of Commons has suggested that poor corporate governance was common within the Football Association.

A number of the main corporate governance failures include the decision to amend the contract of former England Manager Fabio Capello prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup without the approval of either the Board of the FA or its remuneration committee.


New Irish Investor Visas Announced

 
New Irish Investor Visas Announced

Minister for Justice, Equality & Defence, Alan Shatter, announced at the end of January, the introduction of two major new immigration initiatives, aimed at encouraging and facilitating migrant entrepreneurship and investment, in exchange for Irish residency.

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Introducing The New Zealand Look Through Company

 
Introducing the New Zealand Look Through Company

Background

A new and innovative form of New Zealand Limited Liability Company known as a "Look Through Company" (LTC) has been available for registration in New Zealand since 1st April 2011.

Ireland’s Favourable Taxation For Innovative & Research Companies

 
Ireland’s Favourable Taxation For Innovative & Research Companies

Ireland offers a very favourable taxation regime for innovative and research orientated companies through the availability of the Research & Development (R&D) tax credit and the tax relief granted to companies for the capital cost of acquiring intellectual property.

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