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Excise Duties: 2020 State Budget (SB) Proposal

Alcohol and alcoholic beverages – Rates applicable in the Autonomous Region of Madeira The SB Proposal changes the tax rate applicable to spirits declared for consumption in the Autonomous Region of Madeira from EUR 1, 237.58/hl to EUR 1,241.29/hl. Soft Drinks – Rates The SB Proposal increases the rates applicable to soft drinks, excluding drinks […]

Brexit and other tax implications

By Samuel Fernandes de Almeida The United Kingdom ceased to be a Member State of the Union as of 30 January 2020, so the question arises as to the applicability of many other provisions contained in Portuguese domestic law. On the 30th of January, the United Kingdom ceased to be a member state of the […]

Coronavirus – A bug coming to your workplace soon?

By Kevin McCavish The inevitable has happened. Coronavirus has arrived in London with the first patient being diagnosed yesterday. This brings the total number of those infected in the UK by Covid-19, the official name given to the coronavirus by the World Health Organisation, to 9. In Brighton, where two GP surgeries have already closed […]

Natasha’s Law – New rules on food labelling

By Joanne Sear, CJ Ntsiu We look at the new rules on food labelling coming into force next year, and when additional information will have to be provided, particularly in relation to allergens. Background In 2016, Natasha Ednan-Laperouse suffered a severe allergic reaction after eating sesame seeds in a baguette purchased from a high street […]

Warning for Insolvency Practitioners dealing with personal data

By Lynsey Robinson The FCA, ICO and FSCS have released a statement warning licensed Insolvency Practitioners (IPs) and FCA-authorised firms to be responsible when dealing with personal data. The statement highlights concerns about IPs/ authorised firms unlawfully selling personal client data to claims management companies (CMC) when acting on administrations. Under Data Protection legislation, consideration […]

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FCPA: DoJ and SEC guidance (part two) — parent-subsidiary and successor liability

This presentation, which forms the second part of a series focusing on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), looks at how companies may face FCPA liability under principles of parent-subsidiary and successor liability and addresses the steps companies can take to minimise that risk. Click on the link above to download this briefing.

FCPA: DoJ and SEC guidance (part three) — who is a ‘foreign official’?

This presentation, which forms the third part of a series focusing on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), looks at who constitutes a ‘foreign official’ under the FCPA, specifically addressing the circumstances in which an employee of a state-owned or state-controlled commercial entity will be considered a foreign official. Click on the link above to […]

FSA sanctions in team move cases

In Spring 2010, we published an Update on the Tullett Prebon Plc v BGC Brokers LP case. In this much-publicised and long-running battle between rival interdealer brokers, the High Court took a dim view of BGC’s conduct when poaching a team of brokers from Tullett. It took an even dimmer view of the conduct of […]

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