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    15/07/2024
    International

    CMS European Private Equity Study 2024

    We are pleased to share with you the 2024 edition of the CMS European Private Equity Study, a comprehensive analysis of hundreds of private equity deals CMS advised on across Europe in 2023 and previous years.Here are a few of the key findings:Deal activity remained stable despite economic challenges.New investments accounted for 69% of PE deals analysed; 50% were add-on acquisitions.TMT led sector activity at 24%, followed by Life Sciences and Consumer Products at 15% each.Earn-out provisions declined but stayed above pre-pandemic levels.ESG due diligence was conducted in 47% of PE deals.Arbitration...
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    20/02/2024
    United Kingdom

    Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023: changes expected to come into force on 4 March 2024

    From Spring 2024 we expect the role of Companies House and the Registrar of Companies (Registrar) to change significantly from simply incorporating companies and being a largely passive information recipient and depository to being a pro-active regulator with clear objectives and the powers to fulfil them.Changes affecting the ongoing administration of companies and limited liability partnerships are also expected to come into force at the same time. Although no implementing regulation has been published yet, Companies House has announced that the date it is working to is 4 March 2024.The changes...
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    17/01/2024
    United Kingdom

    Vermilion: A Noble Cause or a Taxing Problem?

    Background In 2006, Vermilion Holdings Ltd (“Vermilion” or “the Company”) carried out a funding exercise as part of which Quest Advantage Limited (“Quest”) was appointed to produce a business plan and financial projections and Dickson Minto was appointed as legal advisor to assist with the fundraising.  Vermilion granted a “supplier option” to each of Quest and 22 Nominees Ltd (Dickson Minto’s nominee) to acquire ordinary shares in the Company in consideration for the services provided by Quest and Dickson Minto. The “supplier...
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    08/11/2023
    United Kingdom

    Another step towards transparency: the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 becomes law

    The Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (ECCTA), which gained Royal Assent on 26 October 2023, is part of a package of reforms aimed at tackling economic crime and preventing the abuse of corporate structures in the UK by improving the transparency of corporations and those behind them. It is far-reaching in scope and Companies House have called its enactment “one of the most significant moments in [its] history”.Amongst other things, the ECCTA reforms Companies House and turns the Registrar of Companies into a more effective regulator with clear objectives and greater...
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    13/06/2023
    Middle East

    UAE Corporate Tax Law: When does a non-resident juridical person have a UAE Nexus?

    BackgroundThe UAE enacted its Corporate Tax Law (the “CTL”) in December 2022 (Federal Decree-Law No. (47) of 2022 on the Taxation of Corporations and Businesses). The CTL came into force on 1 June 2023. The main corporate tax rate of 9% applies on income exceeding AED 375,000 (roughly USD 102,000). The CLT provides that the rate of corporate tax which applies to “Qualifying Free Zone Persons” is 0% with respect to qualifying income and 9% on non-qualifying revenue.Under Article 11 of the CTL, a taxable person includes a non-resident person which has a UAE nexus.Cabinet Decision...
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    05/06/2023
    Middle East

    UAE Corporate Tax Law: What Constitutes Qualifying Income for Free Zone Persons?

    BackgroundThe UAE enacted its Corporate Tax Law (the “CTL”) in December 2022 (Federal Decree-Law No. (47) of 2022 on the Taxation of Corporations and Businesses). The CTL came into force on 1 June 2023. The main corporate tax rate of 9% applies on income exceeding AED 375,000 (roughly USD 102,000). The CLT provides that the rate of corporate tax which applies to “Qualifying Free Zone Persons” (“QFZP”) is 0% with respect to qualifying income (“Qualifying Income”) and 9% on non-qualifying revenue (“Non-Qualifying Revenue”).After much anticipation,...
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