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FCA policy statement on asset management

As part of a wider package to improve competition in the asset management industry, the FCA has published its first set of rules and remedies aimed at promoting the overall...

Written on: 13 Jun 2018


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Proposals to Reform UK Limited Partnership Law

On 30 April 2018, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial strategy (BEIS) published a consultation paper on the reform of UK limited partnership law. The proposed amendments will affect...

Written on: 13 Jun 2018


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Brexit and the Energy & Utilities Sector – Part 2: #TEN-E

Background The TEN-E regulation (EC) 347/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 April 2013 on guidelines for trans-European energy infrastructure and repealing Decision No 1364/2006/EC and...

Written on: 13 Jun 2018


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Update to UK Information Commissioner’s Office fees for data controllers: when and what to pay

Following the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the UK's Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) on 25 May 2018, organisations that are data controllers need to...

Written on: 12 Jun 2018


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Pensions: New regulations and guidance for DC bulk transfers

On 6 April 2018, new regulations came into force making changes to the rules that apply to DC bulk transfers. A new guidance note for trustees and employers was also...

Written on: 12 Jun 2018


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UK Payments Law Update

Welcome to the latest edition of Payments Law Update. If you would like to discuss any of the content, or have a subject that you would like us to cover...

Written on: 8 Jun 2018


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TOP SECRET! A short guide to new protection for trade secrets and practical tips for UK businesses

The UK will implement the EU Trade Secrets Directive (2016/244/EU) this Saturday, 9 June 2018. As we discussed in our recent international IP newsletter, currently, the law concerning trade secrets...

Written on: 8 Jun 2018


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TOP SECRET! How have Member States implemented the new EU Trade Secrets Directive?

All businesses hold confidential information. For some, confidential know-how can be at least as important as registered IP such as patents. Yet the legal protections given to trade secrets across...

Written on: 8 Jun 2018


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New guidance from Law Society considers legality of common intra-group financing transactions

Background: revised ICAEW guidance issued in 2017 cast doubt on common intra-group financing structures The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) periodically publishes guidance (Guidance) on the...

Written on: 8 Jun 2018


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