Corporate Law

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 – What Directors Need To Know

April 26, 2018

The Criminal Finances Act (the Act) 2017[1] received its Royal Assent in April and came into force 30th September 2017  Comprising of four parts, the aim of the Act is to provide a hostile environment for corporate criminal activities and make it easier for government agencies to police money laundering, corruption, tax evasion and terrorist […]

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Comply or Explain Better – Will Assessing the Quality of Explanations Lead to Better UK Corporate Governance?

May 11, 2015

Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council, Sir Winfried Bischoff, has recently made clear the body’s intention to focus its work on the quality of explanations made by companies that choose not to comply with the UK Corporate Governance Code. But will this lead to better corporate governance? This post looks at the reasoning behind comply […]

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India’s Companies Bill amendment to allow foreign mergers

September 2, 2013

(Feature post regarding India’s Companies Bill amendment) India’s parliament has passed a new corporate law which gives a welcome overhaul to the restrictive Companies Act of 1956, in an effort to stimulate the economy, eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy, improve governance and facilitate better business practice. The news is positive for organisations in the country, but the […]

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Licence to Bill: Private Investigators will need papers before offering you their services

August 15, 2013

Anyone acting as a private detective will now have to hold a licence or cease doing business. The news comes following a recent announcement by Home Secretary Theresa May and it is thought the new laws will come into effect in England and Wales in the autumn of 2014. In a statement the Home Office […]

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Five things to bear in mind when appointing a Process Agent

January 17, 2013

Appointing a process agent is not something you do every day, so we’ve put together a list of the top five things we feel you should bear in mind when appointing a process agent. You may disagree, but these are the things that we see our clients forgetting more often than they should. 1. Do […]

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Fiscal Advantages of Establishing an Offshore Company in Cyprus

September 26, 2012

Establishment of offshore companies is a manner less explored by some business enthusiasts. At times entering into one is even feared by some because they are not aware of the numerous advantages it will bring to their business. Little do they know that registering an offshore company is a way of providing financial stability, privacy, […]

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What are the requirements for the company’s registered office?

September 9, 2012

It is a requirement that an incorporated company must have a registered office address in the UK. This can be anywhere in England and Wales and must be capable of receiving documents sent to the company from Companies House. HMRC will also contact the company through this address. A company’s trading address does not need […]

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Cyprus International Trusts – What are the Benefits and Advantages?

May 29, 2012

All over the world, Cyprus is known as a reputable finance center. It is a tax haven that is given much importance by many investors and businessmen because it offers low tax regime, double tax treaties, and other tax benefits. It is also an excellent choice when it comes to international tax planning strategies. With […]

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Benefits of a Cyprus based International Business Company (IBC)

May 10, 2012

Cyprus International Business Companies (Cyprus IBCs) as most of you know are private limited companies with loads of shareholders. These shareholders are usually not the residents of the country and the operations that these companies carry out are also usually outside Cyprus. However, the company needs to be registered within the country. The main aim […]

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The benefits of a company secretary

April 24, 2012

Since the Companies Act 2006 was introduced, private companies are no longer required to have a formal company secretary appointed. Yet, whether the company is a public company or a private company, the company secretarial services still need to be carried out. Despite this people sometimes overlook this critical area of company law with the […]

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