Accounting Principles for Lawyers

Author: Peter Holgate
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139447157
Format: PDF, ePub
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Many lawyers, especially those dealing with commercial matters, need to understand accounting yet feel on shaky ground in the area. This book is written specifically for them. It breaks down and makes clear basic concepts (such as the difference between profit and cash flow), the accounting profession and the legal and regulatory framework within which accounting operates. The relevant provisions of the Companies Act 1985 are discussed at some length. Holgate explains generally accepted accounting principles in the UK (GAAP), the trend towards global harmonisation and the role of international accounting standards. He then deals with specific areas such as group accounts, acquisitions, tax, leases, pensions, financial instruments, and realised profits, focusing in each case on those aspects that are likely to confront lawyers in their work. This book will appeal to the general practitioner as well as to lawyers working in corporate, commercial, and tax law.

A Practical Guide to Private Equity Transactions

Author: Geoff Yates
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139484192
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This overview of a complex and often misunderstood subject takes the reader through the issues that are faced throughout the life cycle of a private equity investment, from the identification of an opportunity, through the various stages of the transaction and the lifetime of the investment, to the eventual exit by the investor. The analysis of key documentation and legal issues covers company law, employment law, pensions, taxation, debt funding and competition law, taking into account recent legal developments such as the Companies Act 2006, the recent emergence of private equity in the UK and the challenges faced by the industry as a result of the financial crisis.

Accounting for Law Students and Practitioners

Author: Sheeda Kalideen
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
ISBN: 9780702176692
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Few professions are free of the need to understand accounting, least of all the legal profession. Legal accounting is a category all on its own, because attorneys are expected to keep trust accounts for most of their clients, deal with conveyancing and understand the issues around shared accounts -- whether at a corporate or domestic level. This book deals with the fundamentals of accounting, such as debits and credits and how income statements and balance sheets are created. The book also takes you through the transfer journal, bank reconciliations, VAT, correspondent accounts, accounting in conveyancing matters, legislation applying to attorneys' accounting and partners' capital accounts. Easy-to-understand examples clearly explain the principles involved.

Cross Border Mergers in Europe

Author: Dirk Van Gerven
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139484524
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This discussion of the Cross-Border Merger Directive and its implementing legislation in each Member State of the European Union and the European Economic Area provides companies and their advisors with useful insight into the legal framework applicable to, and the tax treatment of, cross-border mergers throughout the European Economic Area. Analysis of the Community rules laid down in the Cross-Border Merger Directive and the Community rules on the tax treatment of cross-border mergers is complemented by chapters on the implementing legislation in each Member State, prepared in accordance with a common format and contributed by a practitioner from each state. Annexes contain the Cross-Border Merger Directive (Annex I), the Parent-Subsidiary Directive (Annex II) and a list of the implementing legislation in each Member State (Annex III).

Stamp Duty Land Tax

Author: Michael Thomas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521606325
Format: PDF, Docs
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Gives a detailed discussion of the legislation, highlighting substantive changes introduced since the last edition.

Basic Accounting for Lawyers

Publisher: American Law Institute-American Bar Association(ALI-ABA)
Format: PDF
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This fourth edition provides the most basic information needed to understand accounting and treats the most current issues in accounting principles, practices and procedures. It is both an introductory text for the practitioner who is not versed in the ways of accounting and an update for those who have some basic knowledge of accounting.

Singapore Detailed Assessment of Implementation IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation

Author: International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1475520646
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This paper discusses the findings of the Detailed Assessment of Implementation on the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation on Singapore. Overall compliance with IOSCO principles is generally high, although the assessors identified some vulnerabilities that need to be resolved. The Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) enforcement philosophy as regards securities markets and the financial intermediaries active therein is cogent, with outcomes focused and well developed. The Securities and Futures Act (Cap. 289) provides an effective framework to enable the sharing of information and cooperation between MAS and foreign regulators on supervisory and enforcement matters.