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The Criminal Finances Act: what new corporate tax evasion offences mean for corporates and football clubs

From 30 September 2017, two new corporate tax evasion offences come into effect.

Non-dom tax changes: The Government publishes draft legislation to form Finance Bill 2018

After last week's publication of the final Finance Bill for 2017, which had been interrupted by the snap election, the Government has published draft legislation to form the Finance Bill 2018.

Countdown to 2017: Clarity on non-dom tax changes

We have been monitoring closely the government's proposals to: Treat non-UK domiciled individuals as UK domiciled for all tax purposes once they have been resident in the UK for 15 of the previous 20 tax years;

Package of reforms aimed at tackling executive pay excess and giving workers a voice

Business secretary Greg Clark has today set out the government's plans to reform corporate governance at the UK's largest companies, as part of its response to its green paper consultation

UK's independent audit regulator consults on non-financial reporting guidance

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC), the UK's audit regulator and corporate governance watchdog, has published amendments to its "Guidance on the Strategic Report", which encourages businesses to consider the interests of stakeholders and for directors to keep in mind the long term impact of decisions when seeking to promote the success of the company.

Negotiating image rights deals may become more taxing following latest HMRC guidance

On 16 August 2017, HMRC published further guidance on the treatment of 'image rights' that will be of particular interest to clubs, sportspeople, intermediaries and their advisers.

Expansion of Private Prosecutions for trade mark owners

The Supreme Court has confirmed that it can be a criminal offence to offer for sale “grey goods”.

UK Sanctions - Brave New World

Over the past 18 months, the UK Government has been quietly at work making significant changes to the landscape of international sanctions legislation and how this is policed in a post-Brexit UK.

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Luxury goods, selective distribution and third party platforms

Advocate General Opinion in relation to the coty case

Senior Managers and Certification Regime: FCA consults on roll out to all authorised firms

As is well known, Banks have been subject to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) since March 2016, which has necessitated significant changes to Banks' management structures, systems and processes.

Tribunal fees are no more

In a seismic ruling, the Supreme Court has today ruled that the government acted unlawfully when it introduced Employment Tribunal fees in July 2013, and has ordered the fee system to be quashed.

Iranian Sanctions – The Fate of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is aimed at securing an orderly transition towards nuclear non-proliferation in Iran.

Countdown to 2017: Non-dom tax changes - a post election update

The government confirmed today that a new Finance Bill will be introduced soon after the summer recess which runs from 20 July until 5 September 2017.

Inside IP: Supreme Court re-writes rules on scope of patent protection

In a groundbreaking decision, the Supreme Court has fundamentally revised the UK approach to interpretation of patent claims and, in particular, has confirmed the extent of the role to be played by a doctrine of equivalents.

The Matthew Taylor Review: 'Good Work'

In October 2016, Matthew Taylor, the Chief Executive of the RSA and a former adviser to Tony Blair, was commissioned by the Prime Minister to conduct a review of modern employment practices.

Court of Appeal decides that unauthorised garage infringed BMW trade marks

The Court of Appeal has issued a significant decision that the use of BMW's registered trade marks by an independent garage on its staff shirts, van and Twitter handle was trade mark infringement and passing off.