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A consultation on the need for changes to corporate crime laws should be welcomed, although there is already "broad consensus" that the current rules do not work, an expert has said. 19 Jan 2017
Singapore companies will have to hold annual general meetings (AGMs) within a set timeframe under proposed new rules, while limited liability companies and foreign companies will be required to maintain lists of beneficial owners. 05 Jan 2017
Scotland has a separate legal system to England and Wales, and the Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) regime does not operate in Scotland. As a result, civil recovery remains the only option short of prosecution for Scottish prosecutors to resolve bribery...
Businesses faced with the theft or unauthorised use of their confidential data have a suite of remedies available to them in the civil courts to recover that data or prevent its further use.
Certain UK companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) will be required to maintain a new statutory register of people with significant control (PSC register) from 6 April 2016.
In 2012 the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) introduced new light touch special company regulations covering the establishment, regulation and operation of holding companies and special purpose companies.
The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) is an attractive location from which to carry on business in Qatar with 100% foreign ownership permitted.
Conducting corporate simplification or legal entity reduction projects can remove unnecessary legal entities and therefore reduce costs such as audit fees and company secretarial costs and improve transparency.
FOCUS: A new requirement for large businesses to report on their payment terms and practices will come into force in April 2017, one year later than originally planned. 04 Jan 2017
FOCUS: With December year ends approaching organisations will be drafting a Modern Slavery Statement for the first time. Some key points should be considered. 22 Dec 2016
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