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By Barry Donnelly, Paul Davies, Dan Lavender, Charles Lloyd, Willie Manners, Iain Mackie, Matt Mccahearty, Simon Nurney, Geoff Steward, Doug Wass
In a recent case, Perry and others v the Serious Organised Crime Agency [2012] UKSC, the UK Supreme Court has curtailed the efforts of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) to freeze the foreign assets of a fraudster who had been convicted abroad.
By Ashley Greenbank
Last Thursday, the Chancellor said in a Commons reply to Andrew Tyrie MP that retrospective taxes are acceptable where "the wishes of Parliament have been abused and avoided".
By Willie Manners, Richard Byam-Cook
It is a well-established principle of company law that a company has a separate legal personality from its members (Salomon v A Salomon & Co Ltd [1897]).
By Luke Powell
On Friday the 28 day "put up or shut up" period for The Carlyle Group’s potential bid for Chemring was extended in the latest example of a private equity sponsor dealing with the recent Takeover Code changes.
By Ashley Greenbank
In Blumenthal v HMRC [2012] UKFTT 497, the FTT has decided that a scheme to avoid capital gains tax on the redemption of certain consideration loan notes (originally in the form of non-QCBs) by artificially devaluing them shortly before redemption and then varying them so as to make them QCBs was not effective.
By Barry Donnelly, Paul Davies, Dan Lavender, Charles Lloyd, Willie Manners, Iain Mackie, Matt Mccahearty, Simon Nurney, Geoff Steward, Doug Wass
In a recent case, Perry and others v the Serious Organised Crime Agency [2012], the UK Supreme Court curtailed the efforts of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) to freeze the foreign assets of a fraudster who had been convicted abroad.
By Jat Bains
R3 recently announced their analysis of the impact of insolvencies in the retail sector since 2011 on jobs.
By Geoff Steward
To avoid revocation of a Community Trade Mark for non-use the proprietor must be able to demonstrate "genuine use" of the CTM within the last five years.
By Helen Darling
On 9 July 2012, the UK government launched its latest assault in its attempts to reduce net migration to the UK from the hundreds to the tens of thousands by 2015: an overhaul of the rules governing family migration.
By Jane Marshall
An appeal from the High Court’s decision was heard by the Court of Appeal in October 2011.
By Matt Mccahearty
This publication considers the recent case of Ener-G Holdings Plc v Hormell [2012] EWCA Civ 1059.
By Charles Martin, Simon Perry
Investors in private equity funds targeting UK investments comprise in the main pension funds, funds of funds, banks, insurance companies, government agencies, private individuals and family offices.
By Andrew Loan
The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) published its decision on 19 July 2012 in a case involving Deutsche Bank AG, on the VAT treatment of discretionary fund management services.
By Jane Marshall, Camilla Barry, Hayley Robinson
October sees the introduction of major changes to our pensions system, designed to extend coverage to millions of employees who currently have no private retirement savings.
By David Berman
For the financial services industry, there have been a number of significant developments of late in the market conduct arena.