Corporate and M&A

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Meet the Co-chairs - TIAG

Chapman, Simon
Burgis & Bullock

Palatnik, Seth

Meet the Co-chairs - TAGLAW

Adler, Anthony
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP

Meet the Co-chairs - TAG-SP

Welten, Bernhard
Kanzlei Welten

Author: Simon Chapman and Wende Hubbard of Burgis & Bullock (Warwickshire, England - TIAG)


With effect from 6 April 2016, all non-listed UK companies and limited liability partnerships (“LLPs”) are required to create and maintain a register of the people that have significant influence or control over them (“PSC Register”).  These registers will be open for public inspection and there are criminal sanctions for non-compliance.

Read more: New Register of People with Significant Control

Contact: David Prichard; ESV Group (New South Wales, Australia)

Australia’s tax laws can be complex for foreign companies. That’s why it’s crucial to understand the tax implications of how you set up your operations, to ensure your business is efficient and effective in line with Australia’s tax laws.

Read more: Establishing Your Business in Australia: Branch vs Subsidiary

Contact: Leigh Drummond, ESV (New South Wales, Australia)

The Federal Government has recently changed the business name registration system in an effort to prevent new business names being registered which are similar or identical to existing registered names.

Applications for new business names made on or after 14 July 2015 continue to be administered by ASIC as regulator and the changes do not affect any names that were already registered prior to this date.

Read more: Changes to Business Name Registrations

By: David Kay; Lerch, Early & Brewer (Maryland, USA - TAGLaw)

What can you as a business owner do to protect your business or maximize its value if you lack the voting power to control the business? Entrepreneurs enter into 50/50 ownership situations, or worse, for a variety of reasons and with the best of intentions. Over time, one owner may prove to be more energetic, visionary, and successful, but may lack decision-making power on issues like fair pay or taking risks to grow the business. Disagreements on these and other fundamental issues can put in danger the very existence of a now successful business.

Read more: Power Trip: How to Resolve Power Abuse in a 50/50 Business Partnership

By: Att. Ecem Cetinyilmaz; Erdem & Erdem (Turkey - TAGLaw)

The Regulation on Distance Contracts ("New Regulation") has been recently promulgated in the Official Gazette dated 27 November 2014 and numbered 29188 pursuant to the Law on Protection of Consumers No. 6502 ("Law"). Upon the expiry of the three month period as foreseen under the New Regulation, it entered into force on 27 February 2015 and abolished the former Regulation regarding Distance Contracts which was published in the Official Gazette dated 6 March 2011 and numbered 27866 ("Former Regulation").

Read more: New Regulation on Distance Contracts