Archive for the 'foreign companies' Category

Bribery Act could disadvantage UK firms, warns Lord Goldsmith – Daily Telegraph

“The Bribery Act could unfairly prejudice British companies after key aspects of it were watered down by the Ministry of Justice, according to former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Serious Fraud Office vows to pursue corrupt foreign companies – The Guardian

“The head of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is at loggerheads with ministers who are seeking to exempt overseas companies from Britain’s new Bribery Act.”

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The Guardian, 25th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Justice minister tries to ease anti-bribery rules – The Guardian

“Foreign companies that are listed on the London stock market but have no other presence in the UK should not be liable for prosecution under the Bribery Act, according to guidance being drawn up by the Ministry of Justice.”

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The Guardian, 15th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Masri v Consolidated Contractors International (UK) Ltd and others (No 4) – WLR Daily

Masri v Consolidated Contractors International (UK) Ltd and others (No 4) [2009] UKHL 43; [2009] WLR (D) 275

“There was no jurisdiction under CPR Pt 71 for a judgment creditor who was owed a judgment debt by a foreign company to obtain an order for the examination of the company’s officer who was outside the jurisdiction.”

WLR Daily, 31st July 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Vodafone 2 v Revenue and Customs Commissioners – WLR Daily

Vodafone 2 v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2009] EWCA Civ 446; [2009] WLR (D) 170

“It was possible to provide a conforming interpretation of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 which avoided any unlawful restriction on a taxpayer company’s freedom of establishment, conferred by art 43EC of the EC Treaty, by the introduction of an additional exception to those contained in s 748(1)(a) to (e) and (3) in respect of the apportionment of profits of controlled foreign companies by the additional implication of the words ‘ if [the company] is, in that accounting period, actually established in another member state of the EEA and carries on genuine economic activities there’.”

WLR Daily, 21st May 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Masri v Consolidated Contractors International Co SAL and others (No 4) – WLR Daily

Masri v Consolidated Contractors International Co SAL and others (No 4) [2008] EWCA Civ 876; [2008] WLR (D) 261

“The court had jurisdiction under CPR r 71.2 to order the examination of a foreign director of a company which had submitted to the jurisdiction, defended a claim on the merits and failed to pay the judgment debt. A director of a corporate director of the judgment debtor was not ‘an officer of that body’ within the meaning of the rule.”

WLR Daily, 29th July 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Vodafone 2 v Revenue and Customs Commissioners – WLR Daily

Vodafone 2 v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2008] EWHC 1569 (Ch); [2008] WLR (D) 228

“Legislation concerning controlled foreign companies (CFC), which relied on ss 747 and 748 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 for its effectiveness, was not compliant with European Community law and must be disapplied so that, pending such amending legislation or executive action, no charge could be imposed on a taxpayer company under that legislation.”

WLR Daily, 8th July 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.


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