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The risks posed by the lack of proper regulation of relations between business owners have been devoted to more than one issue of our newsletter. As well as the methods of legal consolidation of partners ’agreements, ranging from“ direct appointment ”instruments – shareholder agreements and agreements on the exercise of participants’ rights, to the features of certain legal forms (for example, business partnerships) and intricacies in relations between the parent and subsidiary companies. But the further the development of Russian medium-sized business and the legal literacy of its owners goes, the more questions there are.
At the same time, more and more tasks from the category of “how to regulate relations between partners at the start.” As we decided one of them – we show on an example from practice. Continue reading
Imagine a common situation: a trademark is registered in the ownership of one company or individual entrepreneur, and another uses it. In other words, it is necessary to formalize the use of a trademark in operating activities. The question arises – how to do this and what risks there are in solving this problem.
Who can pay for what, so that royalties are rightfully taken into account in expenses
Payment for the use of intellectual property (royalties) is a common phenomenon. Continue reading
Simplification of the business structure: 5 reasons for enlarging a group of companies and 6 reasons not to do this
Structuring a business is usually associated with an increase in the number of companies in a group. There are many reasons for this. There are even more solutions to isolate certain functions into separate entities. But today we will not split up, but enlarge the business. Simplify the structure of the company.
As practice has shown, there is no less motive to reduce the number of companies in a group than to multiply it. Especially against the background of tax control, which is actively opposing the artificial fragmentation of the business. We will begin with tax incentives to simplify the legal structure of companies. Continue reading