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Share Buybacks: part 2 - Procedure and financing

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In part one of my article on share buybacks, I focused on the potential advantages of them for companies. I will now turn my attention to the procedure involved and the issue of financing them. Procedure Share buybacks are governed by Part...

Share Buybacks: part 1 - Potential advantages and legal requirements

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Share buybacks, historically a feature of American business finance, have become increasingly popular in the UK since their introduction in 1981 - to the point where they now seem to be a permanent feature of our corporate landscape. Big names like Diageo,...

Interest, Royalties and Dividends: what a "no-deal" Brexit could mean for your business

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As you may be aware, current European law allows EU companies to make certain interest, royalty and dividend payments to associated companies within the EU without requiring a tax deduction. The only requirements are that your company must be: ...

What do Articles 11 and 13 of the EU Copyright Directive mean for your business?

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On the 26 March 2019, the European Parliament voted for the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, otherwise known as the EU Copyright Directive, a new law that makes sweeping changes to how copyright-protected content is dealt with on the...

Single parents granted access to Parental Orders in surrogacy cases

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It is now possible for a single parent of a child born through surrogacy to have a Parental Order made by the Court, providing for that child to be treated as the legal child of that single parent. This follows an amendment to the Human Fertilisation and...

Parental Alienation

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Parental alienation involves the attempt by a parent to use methods of psychological manipulation to alienate a child from the other parent. It is a factor increasingly examined by the Court when it comes to Children Act proceedings. So, what can you do if...