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Company law changes in 2016

Company Law Changes in 2016 - The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 Note: The requirement to keep a PSC register came into force on 6 April 2016.

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Company law changes in 2016

Company Law Changes in 2016 - The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 Note: The requirement to keep a PSC register came into force on 6 April 2016.

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RICS arbitration service launched

RICS arbitration service for construction and engineering disputes

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The Bribery Act 2010

In January 2016 the first UK company to be prosecuted for corruption was sentenced to a fine of just over £1.3m, had over £800k confiscated and was ordered to pay £25k in prosecution costs; with two directors being convicted and sentenced (in 2015): Christopher Smith received an 18-monthimprisonment sentence (suspended for two years) for two […]

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Implied terms

The Supreme Court has recently clarified the law on implied terms in Marks & Spencer plc v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) Ltd.

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Investor Alert

Investment Scams Exploit Immigrant Investor Program

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What to do with returning squatters

Landlords have been plagued by the removal of one set of squatters only to find that another set, or indeed the same ones, have returned shortly thereafter. This is particularly more so since the criminalisation of squatting in residential premises in 2012. To remove squatters a landlord would need to obtain an order for possession […]

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DIFC Collective Investments Funds Regime – Regulated by the DFSA

The Collective Investment Law 2010 (DIFC Law No. 2 of 2010), the Collective Investment Rules (CIR), Module of the DFSA Rulebook and the Regulatory Law of the DIFC (DIFC Law No. 4 of 2004) are the primary components of the DIFC Collective Investment Funds Regime (the DIFC Funds Regime). The DIFC Funds Regime is regulated […]

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Islamic Finance: “At a Crossroads”

Introduction Given the substantial developments and growth in the Islamic finance industry over the last 10 years or so, it is clear that the pace of innovation has also had its downsides. Some Shariah scholars and practitioners have criticised the sector’s rapid growth as occasionally being reckless and unnecessarily “pushing the theological boundaries too far”. […]

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Protected Cell Companies in the DIFC

Overview: Dubai International Financial Centre - Protected Cell Companies

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