Mondaq UK: Corporate/Commercial Law
Cooley LLP
Following the expiration of the European Commission state aid approval for the UK's Enterprise Management Initiative scheme on April 6, 2018, we are pleased to report that the period of uncertainty is over ...
‘Doing business ethically makes for better business' is the motto of the Institute of Business Ethics. In our cover interview this month, its director Philippa Foster Back explained this mantra ...
Governance has never been higher on the public and political agenda, yet the profile of the company secretary is still relatively low amongst graduates and those at the beginning of their careers.
The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal over the meaning of an indemnity in a share purchase agreement, and in delivering its judgment has given guidance on the rules of contractual interpretation.
Changes to the UK's regime for the disclosure by companies of their significant controllers (the PSC regime) took effect on 26 June 2017.
As widely expected, Brexit-focused legislation dominates the legislative programme outlined in the Queen's Speech on 21 June.
Travers Smith LLP
In the late 1990s, when I started advising on structuring private equity funds, the internal functions of management companies seemed more straightforward than they are today.
Regional conference season is under way, and I began writing this column at the airport on my way home from back-to-back events in Guernsey and Jersey ...
Wright Hassall LLP
On 6 April 2016 Part 21A and Schedule 1A to the Companies Act 2006 ("CA 2006") came into force.
The market for company secretaries in the UK has seen a meteoric rise in the last four years, with, at any one time, more than twice the number of jobs available, than at any point since we began collecting data.
Sir Martin Sorrell's decision to step down from the chief executive role at WPP was nothing if not unusual.
Clyde & Co
Guardian Asset Management ("GAM") advanced a commercial loan to the Deslauriers in October 2007 for development.
Mishcon de Reya
Disclosure is a critical phase in litigation during which the parties provide documents to one another and the court that are relevant to the case.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Adam Blakemore and Catherine Richardson reflect on the development of, and practical considerations associated with, the existing legislation, and provide guidance on some...
In the midst of AGM season, boards are facing pressure from investors to take greater account of diversity, executive pay ...
Mishcon de Reya
Be More Pirate – a book challenging entrepreneurs to draw on the strategy and success of the Golden Age of Pirates – has just been published.
The conviction of a whistleblower protesting the ease of registering with Companies House shows flaws in the system
‘Directors sometimes give the impression they are the finished article. They are not. Things change,' said Peter Swabey, ICSA's policy and research director.
TMF Group
Globalization is great for businesses looking to expand their markets, and grow their revenues and earnings. However, when managing a global footprint, challenges and problems arise all the time ...
TMF Group
In this world of growing financial transparency, the OECD BEPS initiative and trends towards more economic substance for corporate entities, international mergers and acquisitions activity...
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Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
When faced with a crisis organisations will often reach for the apparent solution of an inquiry to look at the problem
Matson Driscoll & Damico
In my previous article, I discussed the critical need for business owners to have their business valued by a professional appraiser.
Guernsey's expertise in financial law has been highlighted again with the Guernsey offices of offshore law firms Carey Olsen and Ogier contributing to a deal that was named High Yield Deal of the Year at the 2018 IFLR Awards.
TMF Group
The complex regulatory landscape in Asia Pacific, coupled with the rapidly growing number of businesses across the region, has increased the need for robust corporate secretarial services..
The keynote speaker at this year's ICSA Ireland Conference and CEO of Avolon discusses what makes an effective board, how quality non-executives should be active but not invasive...
Governance is a discipline beyond management, an overarching umbrella for the direction and approach leading to a greater future. You should govern an organisation, a company and – in our age – a data set.
Field Fisher
The Regulations implement a European Directive and seek to protect the position of commercial agents in their relationship with their principal.
Pinsent Masons LLP
The Green Finance Taskforce published its "Accelerating Green Finance" Report [19.04.18] which notes that "the global challenge of raising the trillions needed to meet the two degrees or less scenario agreed in Paris 2015" cannot be achieved by "either public or private sectors working alone".
It is now official – or at least almost. The new draft of the UK Corporate Governance Code requires boards to monitor and assess culture and satisfy themselves ...
Womble Bond Dickinson
At this point, it is no secret that many US companies will be subject to the GDPR. Under the GDPR, EU regulators will have the authority to punish noncompliance by imposing hefty fines ...
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