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The UK’s Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has published the final version of new corporate governance principles for private companies. 12 Dec 2018
A new agency with powers to investigate and prosecute cases of corporate crime is to be set up in Ireland. 07 Dec 2018
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...
Legislation requiring large businesses operating in Australia to report on modern slavery risks in their supply chains has been passed by both houses of the federal government. 03 Dec 2018
Influential institutional investor guidelines on executive remuneration have been updated and strengthened for 2018, to reflect concerns that companies are not listening or responding to concerns about high pay raised by their shareholders. 23 Nov 2018