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FRC publishes the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code

By Daniel O’Gorman, Richard Naish On 16 July 2018 the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) published the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code. It will apply to financial years starting on or after 1 January 2019. The FRC has been busy for the last year or so drafting and consulting on a revised UK Corporate Governance Code […]

Corporate governance reforms- new reporting requirements

By Richard Naish Secondary legislation setting out new reporting requirements come into force on 1 January 2019. As reported in our June addition of Corporate Matters the draft Companies (Miscellaneous Reporting) Regulations 2018 (Regulations) were laid before Parliament in June introducing new company reporting requirements on executive pay, corporate governance arrangements, and how directors are […]

BEIS publishes response to consultation on corporate governance and insolvency

By Richard Naish On 26 August 2018 the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published the government’s response to its consultation seeking views on proposals to improve the corporate governance of companies that are in or are approaching insolvency. In March 2018 the government launched a consultation which looked at ways to reduce […]

Receivers and the truth about VAT

By Owen Ormond Fixed-charge receivers will be all too familiar with that uncomfortable feeling of needing to complete on a sale, but having no clarity on the VAT position of the property. Many will have experienced the frustration of trying to extract information from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) as to whether or not a […]

Reform of the possession claims process announced

By Karl Anders, Owen Ormond HM Courts & Tribunal Service has announced that the shorthold tenancy possession claim process is to be simplified and made digital. Earlier this year HM Courts & Tribunal Service (HMCTS) embarked upon an ambitious programme of court reform, aiming to bring new technology and modern ways of working to the […]

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Policies for streamlining operations of PSCs

On 18 July 2018, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved policy framework for streamlining operations of production sharing contracts (PSCs) for increased domestic production of hydrocarbon resources (Policy). By way of background, the Government of India had awarded 28 exploration blocks (13 offshore and 15 onshore) to private companies between 1980. This was prior […]

Amendments to IBBI Regulations, 2016 – CIRP Regulations

By Ashwin Bishnoi, Shruti Singh, Charu Chitwan The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) notified the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2018 (Amendment Regulations) on 4 July 2018 to amend the IBBI (Insolvency Resolution Process for Corporate Persons) Regulations, 2016 (CIRP Regulations) for the third time this year. Primarily, the […]

Why Offshore for Fintech?

Fintech is changing the way banking and financial services businesses are operating at an incredible pace. There are many challenges and opportunities that face financial institutions, business, investors and start-ups. As with much new technology, the speed of change frequently outstrips the legal and regulatory landscape and fresh approaches are often required to adapt. With […]

Cayman Islands investment funds – Changes to the AML Regime

A number of significant changes to the anti-money laundering regime applicable to Cayman Islands investment funds were introduced towards the end of 2017. The key changes are: • Unregulated investment funds will be subject to the Anti- Money Laundering Regulations, 2017 (as amended, the “AML Regulations”) from 31 May 2018 • The Cayman Islands Monetary […]

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