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Investing in the UK (England and Wales) Practical Law

A Q&A guide to investing in the UK (England and Wales). This Q&A gives an overview of the key factors affecting inward investment, including information on the jurisdiction's legal system; key laws and regulatory authorities; investment restrictions; and details of international treaties, customs and monetary unions.

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Investing in Practical Law

(8 days ago) Investing in Practical Law Country Q&A Tool 7-594-4487 (Approx. 8 pages) Ask a question Investing in. by Practical Law. Related Content. Search the Country Q&A in the Investing in… Global Guide by question and jurisdiction. Step 1: Check the boxes to select the questions and the jurisdictions for comparison.

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Investing in the United States Practical Law

(8 days ago) A Q&A guide to investing in the United States. In 2017, FDI in the US reached USD259 billion, down from the historic high of USD439 billion in 2015. 2015 and 2016 were record-breaking years at USD482 and USD486, respectively.

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Investment Company Practical Law

(8 days ago) Engages in the business of investing, reinvesting, owning, holding, or trading in securities, and owns investment securities having a value exceeding 40% of the value of the issuer's total assets (exclusive of US government securities and cash items) on an unconsolidated basis. (Section 3 (a) (1), Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (ICA

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Cross-Border Lending and Investing Toolkit Practical Law

(8 days ago) Cross-Border Lending and Investing Toolkit. A collection of resources to assist investors and their counsel in identifying, managing or resolving key legal issues and risks when lending or investing abroad. Investing abroad, whether as a lender or an equity holder, presents a …

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Investing for pension schemes: a glossary of assets and

(8 days ago) From equities and gilts to different types of derivatives, this practice note provides an introduction to the assets that pension schemes typically invest in and the ways of investing in them. The note also explains some of the terminology and concepts that trustees and practitioners face in the context of investing pension scheme assets.

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Investing in Austria Practical Law

(8 days ago) A Q&A guide to investing in Austria. Situated in the centre of Europe, the federal republic of Austria not only bridges the powerful and valuable economies of eastern and western Europe but is also a renowned economic, cultural and political international platform.

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Investing in South Africa Practical Law

(8 days ago) A Q&A guide to investing in South Africa. This Q&A gives an overview of the key factors affecting inward investment, including information on the jurisdiction's legal system; key laws and regulatory authorities; investment restrictions; and details …

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Investing in Germany Practical Law

(8 days ago) A Q&A guide to investing in Germany. The country is governed by the principles of a social market economy, meaning that it embraces the spirit of free enterprise, but tempered with democratic controls and administrative legal measures designed to prevent large economic participants from seriously damaging other interests.

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UK Home Practical Law

(2 days ago) Practical Law provides accurate legal guidance for lawyers. Access practice notes, standard documents, checklists, forms, legal updates, global guides, and more.

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Investing in Indonesia Practical Law

(8 days ago) Companies investing in shares and loan capital. Typically, the foreign investors become the shareholders in the PMA Company. There should be paid-up capital made by the foreign investor depending on their shareholding. Dividend distribution (if any) is payable to the shareholders and subject to withholding tax at the rate of 20%, except when

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Investing in Egypt Practical Law

(8 days ago) A Q&A guide to investing in Egypt. Egypt's geographic location, history, weather, skilled labour and market of 100 million people offers many opportunities for foreign investors.

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Investing in Global Guide Practical Law

(6 days ago) Show more. Investing in Global Guide. Ask a question. Global insight from leading lawyers in comparative guides to the law worldwide.

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Investing in Argentina Practical Law

(8 days ago) The law has since been considerably amended to liberalise the rules applicable to foreign investment. Its most important provision is the principle that foreign persons investing in economic activities in Argentina have the same status and the same rights as the law grants local investors.

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Investing in Angola Practical Law

(8 days ago) A Q&A guide to investing in Angola. This Q&A gives an overview of the key factors affecting inward investment, including information on the jurisdiction's legal system; key laws and regulatory authorities; investment restrictions; and details …

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Investing in Spain Practical Law

(8 days ago) Spanish Law 10/2010 of 28 April, on the prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing. Under this Law, foreign companies investing in Spain must declare the identity of the ultimate beneficial owners (titulares reales) of these companies to the public authorities.The ultimate beneficial owner is the individual who ultimately owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, more than 25%

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Investing in Brazil Practical Law

(8 days ago) A Q&A guide to investing in Brazil. In 2019, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Brazil received about USD75 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI), only behind the United States, China and Singapore in terms of FDI inflows, accounting for more than 50% of the FDI flow in Latin America.

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Investing in India Practical Law

(8 days ago) A Q&A guide to investing in India. India is one of the top global destinations for foreign investment. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has acknowledged that the Indian economy continues to be one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, despite the global economic slowdown.

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Investing in South Korea Practical Law

(8 days ago) A Q&A guide to investing in South Korea. The Supreme Court is the highest court and has 14 justices serving six-year terms, including one Chief Justice.

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AIM Note for Investing Companies Practical Law

(8 days ago) AIM Note for Investing Companies. A note, published by the London Stock Exchange, which forms part of the AIM Rules for Companies and the AIM Rules for Nominated Advisers. The note sets out specific requirements, rule interpretation and guidance relating to certain applicants to AIM and investing companies (AIM companies which have as their

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Investing in Luxembourg Practical Law

(8 days ago) More generally, the country is striving to diversify its economy, which currently relies heavily on its financial sector, by investing in niche markets, such as infrastructure, logistics businesses, as well as technology (through information and communications technologies), data centres and also by supporting the local implementation of GAFA

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Investing in Italy Practical Law

(8 days ago) The volume of investments exceeded EUR12 billion. 2019 was the best year ever (a 37% increase compared with 2018 and 6% with 2017). The 2019 volumes in the office sector (worth around EUR4.8 billion) were mainly focused in the cities of Milan (EUR3.8 billion) and Rome (EUR780 million).

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Investing in Vietnam Practical Law

(8 days ago) The actual aggregate contribution of foreign investment capital was USD191.4 billion, accounting for 56.2% of total registered capital, which is higher than for 2017. In terms of investment by country, it was recorded that 112 countries and territories were investing in Vietnam in 2018. Japan ranked first with 24.2%.

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Investing in the United Arab Emirates Practical Law

(8 days ago) A Q&A guide to investing in the United Arab Emirates. The Doing Business Report observed that the UAE made starting a business easier by improving online registration. This is due to the efforts made by the UAE Government to on-board all the existing systems into an online format.

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Investing in Mexico Practical Law

(8 days ago) A Q&A guide to investing in Mexico. The 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, ongoing since the beginning of the year, has caused FDI flows to reverse in the first half of 2020 and has significantly reduced investment projections for the rest of the year.

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Investing in China: finding the right vehicle Practical Law

(8 days ago) An EJV takes the corporate form of a limited liability company. It is a corporation with legal personality and therefore distinct and separate from the investing parties. It can own assets, and liability for the transactions it engages in lies with the company itself.

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Investing in the Philippines Practical Law

(8 days ago) A Q&A guide to investing in the Philippines. This Q&A gives an overview of the key factors affecting inward investment, including information on the jurisdiction's legal system; key laws and regulatory authorities; investment restrictions; and details …

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Investing in China Practical Law

(8 days ago) A Q&A guide to investing in China. This Q&A gives an overview of the key factors affecting inward investment, including information on the jurisdiction's legal system; key laws and regulatory authorities; investment restrictions; and details of international treaties, customs and monetary unions.

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Distressed Debt Investing: A High Risk Game Practical Law

(8 days ago) Distressed Debt Investing: A High Risk Game. Distressed debt investment can yield high returns but the risks are also significant. This article reviews the reasons why investment firms buy the debt of companies in distress and outlines hurdles that distressed debt investors must overcome. Current market conditions have dramatically changed the

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Investing in Chile Practical Law

(8 days ago) Foreign investors investing through investment funds (including mutual funds and private funds) are subject to more favourable tax treatment than local investors using the same vehicle. For example, a fixed 10% income tax rate and possible exemption from tax are available in some circumstances (that is, at least 80% of the assets are dedicated

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Investing in China: acquisitions and mergers Practical Law

(8 days ago) Acquiring A-shares through investing as QFIIs.A qualified foreign institutional investor (QFII) means a foreign fund management institution, insurance company, securities company or other asset management institution that meets the conditions prescribed in the Tentative Procedures on Administration of Securities Investments in China by Qualified Foreign Institutional Investors, effective as of

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Investing in Switzerland Practical Law

(8 days ago) A Q&A guide to investing in Switzerland. Some recent developments may affect the Swiss market. In early 2014, the Swiss sovereign approved a constitutional amendment aimed at controlling and limiting immigration into Switzerland.

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Investing in Japan Practical Law

(8 days ago) Japan is a strong draw for portfolio investments and an active outward foreign direct investor, with foreign direct investment (FDI) levels of a little over US$10 billion for 2017. This is both low in relation to its gross domestic product (currently around US$5 trillion), and …

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AIM Rules: Investing Companies Practical Law

(8 days ago) AIM Rules: Investing Companies. on amendments it proposed to make to the AIM Rules, including: changes to the rules governing the admission criteria and conduct of Investing Companies (cash shells); amendments to require shareholder approval for disposals which result in a fundamental change of business; and other amendments in relation to

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Investing in Greece Practical Law

(8 days ago) Another important development with regard to strategic investments is the issuance of Law 4635/2019, I Invest in Greece and other provisions, that aims to simplify strategic investments, licensing and introduces certain fast-track provisions and urban-planning related incentives. 30.

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Investing in The Netherlands Practical Law

(8 days ago) The Netherlands is a stable nation with an effective government (according to the World Bank). This makes it easier for foreign investors to make long-term decisions regarding investing

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Investing in Australia Practical Law

(8 days ago) One of the advantages for foreign investors in investing in a MIT is the generous withholding tax concessions provided to non-resident members in respect of certain types of distributions. Foreign investors in a MIT generally receive a concessional withholding tax rate of 15%, rather than the usual withholding tax rate of 30%, for eligible

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Distressed debt investing: a high risk game Practical Law

(8 days ago) A direct way of investing in a distressed company is for an investor to make a secured loan to a company that is overleveraged and is otherwise unable to raise capital, on terms commensurate with the risk assumed. "The point is to include provisions in the loan documents to enable distressed investors to control the company before and after

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Investing in Belgium Practical Law

(8 days ago) Individuals investing in shares and loan capital. Income derived from shares or other debt or equity instruments is typically subject to 30% withholding tax. This withholding tax is in most cases the final tax on the investment income. To manage compliance, most foreign investors use the services of intermediaries (for example, banks or other

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Investing in the Russian Federation Practical Law

(8 days ago) A Q&A guide to investing in the Russian Federation. SEZs are established for 49 years. An SEZ resident retains a right to buy a land plot ownership at a …

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Investing in Romania Practical Law

(2 days ago) A Q&A guide to investing in Romania. Foreign investment benefits from an overall positive environment, whether it is private or public, targeted at private or state-owned entities, direct or indirect, and irrespective of the industry concerned.

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Investing in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC

(8 days ago) A Q&A guide to investing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) This Q&A gives an overview of the key factors affecting inward investment, including information on the jurisdiction's legal system; key laws and regulatory authorities; investment restrictions; and details of international treaties, customs and monetary unions.

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Investing in France Practical Law

(2 days ago) A Q&A guide to investing in France. This Q&A gives an overview of the key factors affecting inward investment, including information on the jurisdiction's legal system; key laws and regulatory authorities; investment restrictions; and details of international treaties, customs and monetary unions.

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Investing in Singapore Practical Law

(8 days ago) The ageing population in Singapore will require significant increases in healthcare and social expenditure. At the same time, the government is also focusing on investing in education and skills upgrading to help the economy cope with the ageing population.

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Investing in Turkey Practical Law

(8 days ago) A Q&A guide to investing in Turkey. Turkey's accession process to the EU and its aim to become a financial centre in the region have triggered some notable structural reforms in the country's economy and business culture.

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Investing in Costa Rica Practical Law

(8 days ago) A Q&A guide to investing in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is a favourable destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) and it receives one of Latin America's highest levels of FDI per capita.

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Venture capital investment in Ireland: market and

(8 days ago) The timeframe within which a fund would seek to exit its investment depends on a number of factors, including the type of investment, the valuation of the portfolio company, the industry in which the fund is investing and the state of the market during the investment and exit periods. A typical holding period is about five or six years.

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