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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Establishing and Managing a Business in the UK 2020

This guide has been compiled to give an overview of the rudimentary legal aspects that should be considered by anyone thinking of establishing a business in the UK. It is aimed at businesses that may already be established in...more

Hogan Lovells

Rocking the boat – Pension Schemes Bill proposals may risk destabilising future restructurings

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The Pension Schemes Bill [HL] 2019-20 (Bill) was re-introduced before Parliament on 7 January 2020. Among its proposed amendments to the Pensions Act 2004 (Act) are new criminal  offences for failing to comply with a...more

International Lawyers Network

Establishing A Business Entity In England (Updated)

The attractiveness of the United Kingdom as a business location is unabated. There are many advantages to doing business in the UK. Investors can draw on a skilled workforce and access a large market; costs of labour and...more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Brexit is upon us (well, almost)

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Now that the political rollercoaster of the past 3 years over Brexit has drawn to a close with the UK electorate falling firmly behind Boris Johnson and a Conservative Party determined to leave the European Union (EU) with no...more

Hogan Lovells

Employment News: sexual harassment, bereavement leave, disability

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Continuing focus on sexual harassment - The EHRC has published technical guidance on sexual harassment and harassment at work, while the Government Equalities Office launched a survey on people's experience of sexual...more

Shearman & Sterling LLP

Mark Carney Appointed as Finance Adviser to UK Government on Sustainable Finance

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Mark Carney, the outgoing Governor of the Bank of England, has been appointed as Finance Adviser for COP26...more

Locke Lord LLP

Employment Law Consequences of the UK General Election

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The general election in the United Kingdom took place on December 12, 2019, and resulted in a landslide majority of 80 seats for Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party. The principal consequence of the election is that,...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Brexit Withdrawal Agreement Receives Royal Assent

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Following the result of the UK’s referendum in 2016 on leaving the European Union, the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated between the United Kingdom and the European Union on 23 January 2020 finally received Royal Assent from...more

Morrison & Foerster LLP

UK Serious Fraud Office Issues Guidance For Evaluating Compliance Programmes, Echoes DOJ Guidance

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On 17 January 2020, the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (the “SFO”) released guidance on evaluating compliance programmes (the “SFO Guidance”). This is the first time the SFO has issued guidance on how it will assess the...more

White & Case LLP

2019 Half-year in review: M&A legal and market developments

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We set out in the attached Newsletter a number of interesting English court decisions and market developments which have taken place in the second half of 2019 and their impact on M&A transactions. This review looks at these...more

Wilson Elser

UK Introduces Money Laundering Regulations to the Art Market and Other Headlines

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BREAKING - UK Adopts Anti-Money Laundering Regulations for Art Dealers and Auction Houses - This January, the UK ratified new legislation that introduced, largely without modification, the EU’s Fifth Money Laundering...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Court of Appeal confirms that “warehousing” is not always an abuse of process

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On 24 January 2020, the Court of Appeal delivered its judgment in Aljawharah Bint Ibrahim Abdulaziz Alibrahim v Asturion Fondation ([2020] EWCA Civ 32) in relation to the question of whether “warehousing” constitutes an abuse...more

White & Case LLP

Brexit: Prospects for EU-UK Trade Negotiations

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Now that the UK Government has a majority in Parliament to pass the EU (Withdrawal) Act before its invocation of Article 50 of the Treaty of European Union expires on 31 January 2020, the threat of the UK leaving the EU...more

Allen & Overy LLP

Equity capital markets applying the lessons of 2019 to navigate the challenges of 2020

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2019 was a challenging year for equity capital markets. Proceeds from IPOs fell by over 25% in the UK, and by more than 30% across Europe. A number of political and economic factors, which contributed to pricing uncertainty...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

UK Listed Companies: Key Legal Developments in 2020

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The regulatory regime and disclosure requirements for listed companies in the UK will continue to evolve in 2020. Issuers and their advisers should be aware of the key legal developments that will occur during this year,...more

White & Case LLP

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles – a cross-jurisdictional comparison of regulatory developments

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Connected and autonomous vehicles ("CAVs") are expected to become a reality on roads across modern economies in the near future. In 2018, the EU estimated that, provided a sufficient regulatory and enabling framework is in...more

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Cryptoassets: The UK tax net widens

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HMRC have recently revised their guidance on the UK tax treatment of cryptocurrencies for individuals; specifically, in relation to “exchange tokens” held by individuals who are not domiciled in the UK for UK tax purposes....more

International Lawyers Network

What happens to EU trade marks after Brexit?

A mere three and a half years after the 2016 referendum on membership of the European Union, the UK looks set to “leave” the EU on 31 January 2020. Instead of exiting without a deal (which at one stage looked distinctly...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Final Rules Issued on Reviews of Foreign Investments in the United States – CFIUS

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The US Treasury Department published final regulations to implement FIRRMA, which greatly expanded the scope of CFIUS to review foreign investments in US businesses. The new rules clarify and revise proposed regulations...more

Proskauer - Tax Talks

Latest on Abolition of Entrepreneurs’ Relief

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There has been much talk recently about “review and reform” (or abolition) of entrepreneurs’ relief. This seems to have moved a step closer this week with Boris Johnson stating that the Treasury are “fulminating” against it...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Conservative Party Win Paves Way for Reforms to UK National Security Reviews

The Conservative Party’s conclusive win in the U.K.’s recent general election paves the way for long-anticipated and decisive reforms to the country’s national security screening regime. The government first outlined its...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

Open Finance: The Next Frontier in Fintech?

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Call for input: Industry needs to engage as the FCA moves forward on its transformative vision for open finance. Imagine a world in which you could access your bank accounts, credit cards, mortgage, pensions, savings...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Strong Finish to 2019 Offers Promising 2020 for US and European High-Yield Markets

In 2019, a wave of bond-to-bond refinancings, as well as significant bank and term loan-to-bond refinancings, punctuated a strong year for debt financings after a slow first quarter. Throughout last year, debt investors...more

Allen & Overy LLP

Data Protection and Brexit – Clearing Up Some Misunderstandings

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Now that Exit Day on 31st January is drawing close attention is focussing on what will happen during the transition period that will run from 31St January until the end of the year. ...more

Allen & Overy LLP

Key Regulatory Topics: Weekly Update 10 January - 16 January 2020

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BREXIT - Please see our section on Other Developments for the FCA’s regulation round-up for January which updates on the FCA’s Brexit implementation activities. EC publish slides on the future relationship between the...more

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