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The UK government has confirmed plans to introduce a carbon tax on heavy energy users should the UK exit the EU without a negotiated withdrawal agreement in place. 05 Apr 2019
The UK Home Office is tendering for a partner to conduct an audit of corporate compliance with the reporting requirements set out in section 54 of the 2015 Modern Slavery Act ('the Act'). 26 Mar 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...
A new Foreign Investment Law passed by China will mean that all areas of business are open to foreign businesses unless declared otherwise on a 'negative list'. 21 Mar 2019
The UK's 2010 Bribery Act has created "an international gold standard for anti-bribery and corruption legislation", with little need for major improvements, according to a House of Lords select committee. 15 Mar 2019