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Ambiguities in SME law must be eliminated...
So how will deals work in the future?
Steps the court must take to establish the appropriate fine.
A prudent buyer should ensure that restrictive covenants are negotiated prior to completion.
Five employment updates likely to give employers a fright, including mandatory gender pay gap reporting.
Stand by for an ‘immigration skills charge’ and ‘illegal working checks’.
As it becomes increasingly common for contractual documentation to be concluded electronically, we examine the pros and cons of e-signatures against traditional wet ink signatures.
…and Companies House forms will be updated.
As the government seeks to resolve the UK’s skills gap and reduce net migration into the UK, Shoosmiths examines two new charges which are proposed to be levied on businesses.
The Court of Appeal has given further guidance on the use of ‘business sense’ in the interpretation of commercial contracts.
…without the superior landlord’s consent.
’Persons with significant control’ provisions pushed back, among other changes.
Fine shows sentences are likely to be a lot higher than before, and far more consistent.
Shoosmiths offers its top tips for a seller responding to legal due diligence enquiries, to make the process as focused, cost-effective and efficient as possible.
Reform will bring UK into line with other jurisdictions in providing more flexibility in fund structures.
Google has announced a significant reorganisation and the creation of a new holding company named Alphabet Inc. In this update, Shoosmiths consider the reasons why companies may choose to do this.
One of the main tax advantages for a buyer has been removed.
Large organisations are required to comply with a new energy audit requirement by December 2015.
Expert lawyers at national law firm Shoosmiths comment on these plans and proposals:...
Case highlights the importance of intercreditor agreements.