Hooper v Western Counties and South Wales Telephone Co Ltd: 1892

The court placed a restrictive meaning on the idea of a company reconstruction. The new company is to consist of the old shareholders.
Chitty J
(1892) 68 LT 78
England and Wales
Cited by:
CitedBrooklands Selangor Holdings Limited v Inland Revenue Commissioners ChD 1970
The court had to consider whether the arrangments before it amounted to a reconstruction for stamp duty purposes: ‘I will deal first with the question whether those transactions amounted to a reconstruction. In ordinary speech the word . .
CitedMytravel Group Plc, Re Companies Act 1985 ChD 24-Nov-2004
The company sought approval of a proposed reconstruction under the section.
Held: Approval could not be given. To count as a reconstruction two principal qualities were required. The business carried on should be the same or similar, and those . .
CitedSwithland Investments Ltd v IRC 1990
The court considered whether a scheme of re-arrangement of a company was a reconstruction within the meaning of the Stamp duty legislation. . .
CitedFallon v Fellows (Inspector of Taxes) ChD 2001
The court considered whether a scheme was for the purposes of reconstruction or amalgamation in a capital gains tax context. Citing South African Supply: ‘In the context I think it is clear that when the learned judge referred to the persons . .

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Updated: 09 May 2021; Ref: scu.220249