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Issue 1

Editor's note

Welcome to the inaugural issue of London & The World, our new e-bulletin, focusing on issues that may impact your clients.

In today’s increasingly competitive global markets, staying abreast of legal developments is more important than ever. London & The World aims to bring you the latest comment and analysis on the topics most relevant to you and your clients.

In this issue we consider some of the post-election issues for businesses and investors contemplating their operations and investments in the UK.  Our key message is that London and the UK are very much open for business!

We hope you enjoy reading what we have to say and we look forward to hearing from you.

Adam Rose
Partner, Head of International Development

 

Post-election: London and the UK open for business

The recent UK election result, one of the most dramatic the country has seen, ends a period of uncertainty for many business owners. The majority of entrepreneurs will be broadly content with the Conservative majority election result and the relative stability this brings...

UK first to introduce ultimate ownership transparency for UK corporates

This is part of a wider world-wide drive, going through the G20...

UK immigration changes to be implemented by July 2015

Two new procedural changes likely to affect those wishing to enter the UK other than as a visitor, are...

Digital age creates new reputational risks

The internet is arguably now the most powerful channel to communicate to a wide audience. It, along with the rise of social media, has undoubtedly created many opportunities for people to have a say and effect change. However, the digital age has also created a host of new reputational risks...

Interest rate swap compensation scheme facing judicial review challenge

A £1.8 billion scheme set up for high street banks to compensate small firms mis-sold interest rate hedging products is facing a legal challenge...

Betting & Gaming developments gather pace

The online gambling sector has been very active of late. On the corporate side, we are starting to see the long-predicted wave of M&A activity...

Capital Gains Tax extended to non-UK residents

The Finance Act 2015 introduced the Government's much trumpeted proposals for Capital Gains Tax (CGT) for non-UK residents disposing of UK residential property. The charge applies to sales and gifts of UK residential property, although it only applies to gains arising from 6th April 2015...

Calling all commercial property landlords: it's time to go green

New regulations were published in March that are likely to significantly affect landlords. From 1 April 2018, it will be unlawful to let property with a low energy rating...