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Herbert Smith Freehills
On 31 January 2020, at 11pm GMT, the UK ceased to be a Member State of the EU and the transition period provided for in Article 126 of the Withdrawal Agreement started to run.
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Shearman & Sterling LLP
It is often taken for granted that only the named parties to a contract can enforce it.[1] The English Court of Appeal has recently considered an important derogation from that assumption
Gowling WLG
It seems that climate change awareness and interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues among investors, politicians, millennials and society at large has reached a tipping point.
Dentons
The PRA and the FCA are taking a closer look at culture in the insurance industry in an unprecedented way.
Hogan Lovells
Ask this question to Joe Kaeser, CEO of Siemens, and the answer would be yes — amid new technologies and chaotic geopolitics, "traditional conglomerates," he says, "have no future."
Withers LLP
The US Passive Foreign Investment Company (‘PFIC') rules cast a sizeable shadow over cross-border US-UK investment. International tax planners generally appreciate that the PFIC rules
DLA Piper
On 6 December 2019, the Witness Evidence Working Group (WEWG) published its report on improvements to the current practice regarding factual witness evidence
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
The Premium Segment of the London Stock Exchange is London's highest standard listing regime: companies listed on the Premium Segment must comply with stringent eligibility criteria and continuing obligations.
Matheson
The High Court of England and Wales has issued an important judgment concerning the fiduciary duties of directors.
DLA Piper
In December 2019, the Alberta Securities Commission (the "ASC") released its 2019 Corporate Finance ‎Disclosure Report (the "Report"). This bulletin summarizes the ASC's key findings and pursuant to...
Dentons
2019 brought some interesting and important case law of relevance to Scottish commercial contract lawyers. Summarised below are our pick of 2019's top contract law cases from north and south of the border.
Vistra
The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive has just come in to force in the UK by way of the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019 (the "Regulations").
Vistra
With two months until the changes to IR35 come into force, all medium to large companies in the private sector need to determine the tax status of their contractors, or risk facing financial liabilities.
Gowling WLG
In an important decision for in-house lawyers in particular, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that documents will only benefit from legal advice privilege where they are prepared...
Herbert Smith Freehills
CEO Mark Rigotti talks to business journalist James Ashton about his experience leading the firm.
Herbert Smith Freehills
In a recent decision, the Commercial Court found that an express and (on its face) unqualified right to discharge the operator in a Joint Operating Agreement (JOA)...
Herbert Smith Freehills
In the second part of our fifth episode of our Private Wealth & Charities podcast series Richard Norridge and Ben Pollard, ...
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 8 November 2019, the Law Society and City of London Law Society released a Q&A on the regime for the Register of People with Significant Control ("PSC Register").
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On 30 October 2019, the BEIS published a report following its review of the "people with significant control" (PSC) register regime created under the Companies Act 2006...
DLA Piper
Further demonstrating the longevity and recognition of the expanding success of the franchise model overseas, within merely a few weeks of each other...
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