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The Sentencing Council has published its definitive guideline for the sentencing of environmental offences.
In a recent decision, the European Commission confirmed that investors can be found liable where they exercise ‘decisive influence’ over a company and its decisions.
Important changes to the UK’s competition law regime came into effect on 1 April 2014. This article highlights the principal changes of which businesses need to be aware.
The Joint Money Laundering Steering Group: AML final guidance for consumer credit providers download
The JMSLG’s board has approved the final guidance for consumer credit firms relating to their compliance with anti-money laundering obligations.
Does a contract have to be signed to be valid? Should I execute the document as a deed? Walker Morris answers these questions and more.
The start of 2014 has seen the financial regulators begin formal investigations into the troubled Co-operative Bank.
The law has established a party’s right to claim privilege over certain documents to keep them out of legal proceedings.
A representor has been held liable for its negligent misrepresentation to another party other than the party that was later induced to conclude the contract.
If an individual borrower is made bankrupt or dies or if a corporate borrower goes into liquidation, any receiver appointed loses the agency relationship they would have previously had.
The DWP has published a report that highlights the areas it believes have a strong case for an exemption from auto-enrolment duties for certain employees.
Andrew Northage considers another case in which the FCA took enforcement action against inadequate anti-bribery procedures — even where no bribery had occurred.
Since the current UK government was formed in 2010, it has been keen to promote industrial and provident societies and mutuals as part of the diversity of the UK economy.
The question of whether a forfeiture clause was a penalty was at issue before the Court of Appeal recently in El Makdessi v Cavendish Square Holdings BV.
Shadow directors and their duties download
A number of cases have been concerned with the identification of a shadow and/or de facto director. The High Court decision in Smithton Ltd v Naggar is the latest.
Public companies and large private companies that have been incorporated a number of years are likely to have accumulated a number of subsidiaries, some of which will be defunct.
The bill contains some substantial changes compared with the draft bill published for pre-legislative scrutiny in June 2013.
The advent of the patent box — which came into effect last April but has so far had a low profile — should prompt a re-think.
The London Stock Exchange has published AIM notice 38, which consults on a number of proposed changes to the AIM Rules for Companies and AIM Rules for Nomads.
Corporate Matters — January 2014: government proposals for enhancing corporate transparency download
The government has been consulting on proposals to enhance corporate transparency.
Crowdfunding as a way of securing investment is beginning to gain ground on both sides of the Atlantic. What are the current regulatory requirements and how is this likely to change?