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Corporate Briefing - June 2011
The law and regulation affecting businesses in the UK continue rapidly to develop and present companies with opportunities and challenges.
UK
26 Jun 2011
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Developments in the UK: The Bribery Act and the FSA's Enforcement Drive
Two topical issues for directors and officers in the UK are the implementation of the Bribery Act 2010 and the FSA's mantra of credible deterrence, in particular the recent actions against D&Os in a management function.
UK
2 Aug 2010
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A New Liability Regime For Corporate Reporting
Now that the Companies Act has received Royal Assent, we look afresh at the corporate reporting requirements for listed companies and consider to what extent these new requirements give effect to the EU legislation which lies behind many of them. We also consider the vulnerability of directors to cross border claims against directors of UK companies.
UK
4 Jan 2007
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Outsourcing For Small And Medium Businesses: New Guidance On Data Transfers
What is the relevance of the data protection regime to an outsourcing transaction? In an outsourcing transaction, data processing (i.e. the transfer of the data) may take place at several stages: during due diligence; perhaps during contract negotiation; and during the transition or implementation stage.
UK
14 Jul 2006
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Corporate Fraud And The Sarbox Culture
Corporate fraud continues to be a hot topic in the United States with high profile indictments of company executives, the loss of billions of dollars of shareholders’ money and, in some cases, the loss of thousands of jobs. This news story covers some of the key developments to date, providing the background for our centre-page feature on revenue recognition.
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5 Jul 2006
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Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Review: Spring 2006
In Autumn 2001 we devoted an edition of this Review to a detailed examination of the then recently published final proposals of the Company Law Reform (‘CLR’) steering group. At the time of the CLR proposals, no one imagined that it would then take another four and a half years for a new Companies Bill to be introduced into Parliament. Along the way, much has happened to alter the liability landscape for directors and therefore the precise shape of these further reforms.
UK
 
19 Apr 2006
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Shareholder Successfully Claims For Loss In Share Value
In the Margaretic case, a shareholder successfully argued his case against the administrators of a company for his claim of losses suffered by him as a result of depreciation of the value of his shares.
UK
14 Mar 2006
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Recent Changes To Execution Of Deeds And Documents
A look at certain changes to the execution of deeds and documents came into effect on 15 September 2005.
UK
14 Mar 2006
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The Draft Company Security Regulations 2006
A brief introduction to some of the fundamental changes proposed to be made to the system of registration of security interests created by companies and the consequent effect on priorities of competing interests.
UK
14 Mar 2006
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Reform of Prohibition on Company Indemnification of Directors’s Liabilities
Section 310 of the Companies Act 1985 prevents a company from exempting or indemnifying any of its directors or officers against any liability for his or her negligence, default or breaches of duty or trust in relation to the company.
UK
18 Aug 2004
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Sarbanes-Oxley:The US Experience and the UK Reaction
What lessons can we learn from the US experience of this legislation to date, and to what extent should directors and their insurers fear or welcome recent UK and European attempts to address these issues?
UK
11 Aug 2004
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The FSA’s Listing Rules Consultation Paper
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is currently carrying out a fundamental review of the Listing Rules. On 8 October 2003 it published a consultation paper (CP) which outlined its proposals to reform the listing regime against the background of changes to be introduced by European legislation.
UK
 
6 May 2004
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ICSA Guidance on Board Committees
The Combined Code on Corporate Governance (the "Combined Code") stipulates that certain matters should be delegated to board committees, principally nomination, remuneration and audit committees
UK
8 Apr 2004
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The FSA’s Listing Rules Consultation Paper
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) is currently carrying out a fundamental review of the Listing Rules. On 8 October 2003 it published a consultation paper (CP) which outlined its proposals to reform the listing regime against the background of changes to be introduced by European legislation.
UK
8 Apr 2004
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Dividends and Distributions
Many companies will now be considering paying dividends or making other distributions, for example following a 31 December year-end or in anticipation of a 31 March or 5 April year-end. This article seeks to explain the basic legal principles relating to dividends and distributions, notes certain recent developments in the accounting field which have an impact and concludes by addressing some practical issues wh
UK
31 Mar 2004
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