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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Companies in the UK are being urged to ensure that they are fully prepared for the effect that new financial reporting standards will have on their year-end accounts.
The Companies Act provisions governing the length of notice shareholders are entitled to prior to annual general meetings (AGMs) and general meetings can prove tricky to interpret.
New regulations coming into force on 31 January will simplify requirements relating to company and limited liability partnership names.
Black Friday and the Boxing Day sales have been and gone, and retailers could be forgiven for breathing a sigh of relief and pausing to take stock.
A recent case has highlighted a number of points relevant to directors and their duties to the company.