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On 10 January 2015, new EU rules on jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters came into effect as a result of the Brussels Regulation (recast).
The FCA’s new business plan reveals that financial crime is now one of its most important areas of focus.
Companies adopting the revised Statement of Principles must factor the principles into their decision-making process when considering the case for disapplying pre-emption rights.
Important new obligations on landlords, with penalties for non-compliance.
New legislation will come into force in April 2015 which will clarify the procedural requirements for share buybacks.
Just in time for World Consumer Rights Day on 15 March, the final issue in relation to the Consumer Rights Bill has been agreed and it is now ready for Royal Assent.
On 9 March the following fees will be payable for claims to recover a sum of money…...
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has released a provisional timetable for implementing key corporate changes to be introduced by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill.
Shoosmiths has advised Hewlett Packard on a new lease of 68,000sq ft of Grade A office space in the City of London, at 1 Aldermanbury Square.
The European Parliament has set up a special committee to examine whether member states broke EU rules by offering tax breaks to large multinational companies.
The government introduced draft legislation in January 2015 to prevent the use of reductions of capital by target companies using takeover schemes of arrangement.
The government has introduced legislation to prevent the use of reductions of capital by target companies using takeover schemes of arrangement. In other words, no more takeover cancellation schemes.
Shoosmiths has advised Consilia Investments on its co-investment with members of the target’s management, into a newco and the company’s subsequent acquisition of Allied Textiles from Chamonix Private Equity.
Why it is of paramount importance that businesses take care to use commercial agents that they know and trust.
It has been a busy start to the year for the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) merger control teams, with the CMA identifying possible concerns arising from no less than four deals in January.
Shoosmiths has advised Milton Keynes based Intelligent Maintenance Systems Limited on a transaction with E.ON Connecting Energies Ltd that has seen the energy company take a 25 per cent stake in the company.
Shoosmiths has advised the shareholders of Rex Features, the largest independently owned photographic agency in Europe, on its sale to Shutterstock.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently confirmed that obesity can be a disability. Shoosmiths considers the practical implications of this decision for employers.
Shoosmiths has advised DPE Deutsche Private Equity and its portfolio company OmniaMed on their multi-million pound acquisition of Schofield Healthcare Media.
The CJEU has handed down a ruling that may significantly affect owners of databases of information who wish to restrict how their data is used and those who make use of such databases.