Mondaq UK: Corporate/Commercial Law
Field Fisher
The European Franchise Federation ("EFF") recently adopted a new version of the European Code of Ethics for Franchising ("Code of Ethics"), the first update for 13 years.
Bond Dickinson LLP
Since media reports emerged in 2015 regarding concerns about various fundraising practices in the charities sector, the Information Commissioner's Office...
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
A duty for large companies and large limited liability partnerships (LLPs) to report on payment practices, polices, and performance under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act...
Two governance experts debate whether CEOs should become their organisation's chairman
One of the central tenets of the UK Corporate Governance Code is the division of responsibilities
Dividend rule breaches can cause reputational damage and disillusion shareholders.
Lorna McMillan, the ICSA Awards Company Secretary of the Year, on balancing the needs of the board and executive team and how governance reform is an opportunity for the company secretary to step up.
In recent years, a perception has developed that compliance officers have personally become more exposed to regulatory and government enforcement action.
Young companies have the potential to completely transform the Scottish economy and its business landscape.
The Government's recent Green Paper on corporate governance reform voiced concerns that some boards may be paying too little attention to the impact of their actions on their stakeholders.
Withers LLP
On 13 March 2017, Withers successfully defended a money claim for a charity client in the County Court.
Withers LLP
The Charity Commission began a consultation on 13 March 2017 on how it should approach registering organisations that promote complementary and alternative medicines ('CAMs').
Withers LLP
On 3 March 2017, the Charity Commission published a report of its statutory inquiry into Human Aid UK - an international humanitarian charity which strives to alleviate the suffering of the oppressed.
Withers LLP
The Fundraising Regulator has launched a consultation about developing the Fundraising Preference Service (the 'FPS'), which is scheduled to begin operating very soon.
Withers LLP
The Commission on Dormant Assets published a report last month which states that including shares and investment fund holdings within its scope could considerably increase the amount of money available for charities.
Unilever calls for stronger protections and Government intervention following Kraft Heinz's attempted takeover
Miranda Brawn discusses supporting the next generation of business leaders and the challenges facing the financial industry...
Whichever way you look at it, the charity sector has not had a good time of it in the media in recent years.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
The Government hopes that the new PFLP structure will make the UK an attractive domicile for funds compared to other jurisdictions.
When in March 2016 the Honduran activist Berta Cáceres was shot dead, after protesting against the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project, news of her death spread around the world in hours, prompting investors to suspend their support for the proposed dam.
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After nearly one and half years, HMRC have delayed the changes relating to most anti-avoidance provisions regarding the taxation of non-domiciliaries in the UK.
Kemp Little LLP
The recent case of Dickinson v NAL Realisations (Staffordshire) Ltd is a "101" guide to how not to run a small business, providing insight into the pitfalls that can await any director or shareholder...
Jordans Limited
We have helped with the incorporation and legal structuring of a number of family investment companies (FIC) recently. It is worth considering them as part of a strategy for inheritance...
Mason Hayes & Curran
A recent case highlights the courts' continued reluctance to imply terms into effective and coherent contracts and reaffirms the position established in Marks & Spencer PLC v BNP Paribas...
TLT Solicitors
The Competition and Markets Authority (the CMA) recently announced that the director of an online poster supplier had become the first UK director to be disqualified for a corporate competition law offence.
McDermott Will & Emery
The UK government has released its final response to the further consultation on reforms to the taxation of non-UK domiciliaries (non-doms), together with some draft legislation...
Kemp Little LLP
Although the impact was not quite as big as some headlines had suggested, the outage of Amazon's S3 in the US-East-1 region on Tuesday 28 February caused significant disruption.
Herbert Smith Freehills
The English High Court decision in Saga Cruises BDF Ltd & Anor v Fincantieri SpA emphasises that unless there is concurrent delay affecting a contractor's completion date, the contractor will not be entitled to an extension of time.
Gowling WLG
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