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The European Council of Ministers has agreed that rules to prevent 'hybrid mismatches' used for tax avoidance by multinational companies should be extended to cover arrangements with non-EU companies. 23 Feb 2017
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) "stands ready" to develop a corporate governance framework for the UK's largest private companies, complete with appropriate reporting requirements, it has said. 22 Feb 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.
ANALYSIS: The introduction of the Definitive Sentencing Guideline for Health and Safety, Corporate Manslaughter and Food Safety and Hygiene Offences in February 2016 has resulted in a huge shift in the punishment of safety offences. 21 Feb 2017
Company directors could face "disciplinary action" over breaches of financial reporting rules under new plans announced by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). 17 Feb 2017
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