On March 22, 2021, the EU, UK, US and Canada announced a range of coordinated sanctions to crack down on alleged serious human rights abuses in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).
In recent weeks, the EU, UK, and US have adopted sanctions against those allegedly involved in the military coup in Myanmar, along with those responsible for serious violations of human rights in overthrowing the democratically elected government or committing violence against protestors.
In this advisory, we look at what a public inquiry is, whether an entity/individual should agree to participate in a public inquiry (and whether they can in any event refuse), the risks of participating in a public inquiry and, finally, how an entity/individual can best protect its/his/her interests.
On February 18, 2021, the European Commission (the Commission) published its Communication on an Open, Sustainable and Assertive Trade Policy which we previously analyzed in our blog post. Below, we look into the Communication’s Annex on Reforming the WTO: Towards a Sustainable and Effective Multilateral Trading System.
As the Biden Administration settles into its second month in office some signals have emerged that have offered insights into the potential direction of US trade policy, we provide cometary on an early blueprint of the President Biden Administration’s position on current trade issues — including USMCA, potential free-trade agreements, US policy towards China, and the climate agenda – and possible new directions.
In this article, Nicholas Kuria discusses some of the most glaringly misguided notions relating to the use of offshore jurisdictions, with a focus on the British Virgin Islands.
In the UK’s first ever ‘Tax Day’ on 23 March 2021, the government released more than 30 consultation documents relating to the future landscape of the UK tax regime. Whilst these documents scrutinised how taxes should be paid, opportunities for simplification and the potential of digitalisation, it was tackling non-compliance which was firmly in the spotlight once again. Tax & estate planning Partner, James Austen, gives his opinion on the proposed measures.
In recent weeks, news of the JES Global Capital fraud committed by fund manager Elliot Smerling has come to light. Unfortunately, we live in world where fraud, much like death and taxes, is inevitable.
HM Treasury publishes report of UK Listing Review, FCA issues fine for market manipulation and more March news.
Effective February 1st, 2021, the Home Construction Regulatory Authority began licensing and regulating builders and vendors as designated under the New Home Construction Licensing Act, 2017.
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