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Abu Dhabi's financial freezone, the Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), has begun a public consultation on changes to its rules for tackling money laundering; terrorist financing and proliferation, and the financing of unlawful organisations. 21 Feb 2019
Final guidance for UK companies on the new energy and carbon reporting framework which takes effect in April has been published by the UK government. 11 Feb 2019
Generally the position in Ireland is that any one director can bind a company and sign contracts on behalf of the company assuming that the director has been given the authority to do so.
The 2014 Companies Act consolidated Ireland's previous company legislation into a single act. It also made a number of reforms including introducing the facility for mergers of Irish companies, also known as 'domestic mergers'.
Businesses and investors acquiring companies in Ireland and the UK will find differences in private company mergers and acquisitions (M&A) practices and approaches between the two countries, especially related to valuations; restrictive covenants; tax...
Companies and investors who want to do business in Ireland and the UK will find increasing divergence between company law in the two countries.
Large companies and partnerships need to publish their tax strategy online before the end of their first financial year beginning after 15 September 2016.
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...
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has proposed revisions to the UK Stewardship Code, which is designed to deliver more effective investor stewardship of a wider range of corporate assets. 31 Jan 2019
More clarity is needed over which organisations are required to comply with modern slavery reporting requirements, while the reports themselves need a consistent structure and far stronger enforcement, an independent review has recommended. 25 Jan 2019