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The UK releases new guidance on Mutual Agreement Procedures

by DLA Piper on

Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the UK tax authority, has published revised guidance on the Mutual Agreement Procedure (MAP) in its International Manual (INTM) (at INTM 423000 – INTM423130)....more

Transforming Culture in Financial Services - The FCA Renews Its Approach

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

New FCA Discussion Paper demonstrates how the regulator’s thinking in relation to culture has evolved. Introduction - In Discussion Paper (DP) 18/2, the FCA has taken an unusual approach to a topic that has received...more

UK Joint Money Laundering Steering Group Obtains Ministerial Approval for Updated Guidance

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The UK’s Joint Money Laundering Steering Group has confirmed that it has received approval from HM Treasury for the final revised guidance it published in December 2017 on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing...more

Mary Mack of ACEDS: eDiscovery Trends 2018

by CloudNine on

This is the second of the 2018 Legaltech New York (LTNY) Thought Leader Interview series. eDiscovery Daily interviewed several thought leaders at LTNY this year (and some afterward) to get their observations regarding trends...more

Parent company liability in England for human rights impacts abroad: Lungowe v Vedanta

by Hogan Lovells on

Conventionally, a "corporate veil" and the doctrine of "forum non-conveniens" have isolated UK businesses from human rights related claims arising out of the operations of their foreign subsidiaries. ...more

Regaining Ownership of Copyright: Traps for the Unwary in UK and US Copyright Law

by Reed Smith on

The copyright laws of both the UK and the US include provisions for reversion and for termination of transfers of copyright that are only too easy to overlook when conducting due diligence or other chain of title...more

UK Takes Tough Action in Response to Alleged Russian Spy Attack

by Reed Smith on

We will write soon about changes to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill that the UK government is preparing in response to allegations of a Russian nerve agent attack. For now, readers interested in financial...more

An Introduction To The UK's Unexplained Wealth Orders

Law enforcement authorities in the U.K. have obtained a new instrument in their fight against crime. Starting Jan. 31, 2018, U.K. enforcement authorities can apply for court orders against individuals suspected of being...more

Looking to Enforce a Judgment Against a Debtor with UK Assets? The UK Just Cleared a New Path

by Kobre & Kim on

The highest UK court has upgraded international judgment creditors’ ability to enforce judgments and arbitration awards against third-party debt assets in the UK in a recent high-profile case. Creditors, particularly those...more

First Convictions for Corporate Bribery Target Construction and Property

After seven years of being in force, the UK Bribery Act is starting to make its presence felt. Three companies have entered into negotiated settlements with prosecutors for bribery in the last few years, but only two have...more

Why did commonhold fail? The Law Commission issues call for evidence asking for the industry’s views

by Hogan Lovells on

The Law Commission has issued a call for evidence on commonhold law to understand why commonhold as a form of ownership has proved to be so unattractive to the property market. ...more

Blog: Court of Appeal addresses “experience of insurance or reinsurance” for the purposes of appointing an arbitrator

by Cooley LLP on

In Allianz Insurance PLC & Ors v Tonicstar Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 434, the Court of Appeal decided that, under an arbitration clause requiring the appointed arbitrators to have “not less than ten years’ experience of...more

Trade & Manufacturing - March 2018

by King & Spalding on

U.S. Department Of Commerce Releases Reports And Recommendations In Steel, Aluminum National Security Investigation - On February 16, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) released its reports and recommendations to...more

Energy Newsletter - March 2018

by King & Spalding on

Good news at last for the development of offshore wind projects in France - While France had launched in 2011 a very ambitious offshore wind farm development program, aiming to reach 6 GMW of wind turbine installations at...more

New UK-Wide Model Clinical Trial Agreements Published

by Hogan Lovells on

An updated Model Clinical Trial Agreement (mCTA) has been published for industry-sponsored clinical trials involving patients in National Health Service (NHS) or Health and Social Care (HSC) hospitals in the UK....more

EC draft withdrawal agreement: IP rights

by Dechert LLP on

The European Commission has produced a draft withdrawal agreement (the “Agreement”) chartering the path of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. In the coming weeks, the Council of the European Union and the Brexit Steering Group...more

UK Joint Money Laundering Steering Group Consults on Revised AML/CTF Guidance for Asset Finance and Syndicated Lending

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The UK Joint Money Laundering Steering Group has launched a short consultation on minor changes to Part II of its anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing guidance in relation to two sectors, namely asset finance...more

Merck Launches Ontruzant®, First Trastuzumab Biosimilar in Europe

by Goodwin on

Last week it was reported (here and here) that Merck launched Samsung Bioepis’ Ontruzant® in the United Kingdom, the first biosimilar trastuzumab launched in Europe. Ontruzant® is a biosimilar of Roche’s Herceptin® and is...more

New AIM Rules in force this month: all AIM issuers must now comply with a recognised corporate governance code

by Hogan Lovells on

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has announced that its new AIM Rules for Companies (AIM Rules) and AIM Rules for Nominated Advisers (Nomad Rules) will come into force on 30 March 2018. ...more

Asset Management Regulatory Roundup - March 2018 - Issue 5

by Dechert LLP on

A compact summary of the most recent regulatory developments relevant to the UK asset management industry.This issue includes details of proposed changes to the Financial Services Register to accommodate the Senior Managers...more

Setting Aside Certificates for "Manifest Error"

by White & Case LLP on

In a judgment delivered last month, the English Court of Appeal considered the circumstances under which completion certificates under a PFI contract could be set aside for "manifest error". The concept of "manifest error"...more

Consent to Assign – Taking the Good with the Bad

by Reed Smith on

The case of No.1 West India Quay (Residential) Ltd v East Tower Apartments Ltd surprised the legal profession in 2016 when the court held that one bad reason for refusing consent to assign a lease effectively trumped two...more

Equipping Companies to Face the Future - The FRC's Proposed Changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code

by Reed Smith on

The UK Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has now completed its consultation on a series of wide-ranging changes to the UK Corporate Governance Code. The changes proposed in the consultation paper envisage a re-write of the...more

UK Law Firms Report Pay Disparities as Part of “Name and Shame” Regulations

by Fisher Phillips on

As we reported last November, businesses in the UK with 250 or more employees now are required publicly to report differences in pay between men and women on their own websites and also to upload such information to a...more

Companies Must Carefully Consider ESG Disclosures Under UK Non-Financial Reporting Directive

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Companies should conduct thorough due diligence in light of closer scrutiny from stakeholders and governmental and non-governmental bodies. Companies are facing increasing pressure to report on environmental, social, and...more

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