All Insights https://www.osborneclarke.com/ en Mon, 24 Jun 2024 18:29:42 +0100 Fri, 21 Jun 2024 06:48:20 +0100 International Funds Legal Update | 21 June 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/international-funds-legal-update-21-june-2024 &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/24/05/21/esg_iStock-1442960535-EDITED2.png?VersionId=6vq9b0sXmcjzpFPoywULzfm8ATQz.2VN' /><br /><p><strong>FCA sets out agenda for asset managers, UK Parliament's prorogation causes delays and ESMA regulates green fund claims</strong></p>]]&gt; Fri, 21 Jun 2024 06:48:20 +0100 All Insights UK general election 2024: what will a new government mean for business growth? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uk-general-election-2024-what-will-new-government-mean-business-growth &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_005.jpg?VersionId=eUg7C.nDVdqUFYqB5yhiCikQBCuRMpE8' /><br /><p><strong>We explore the policies for growth of the two main UK political parties fighting to form the next government, and how they will impact business</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 20 Jun 2024 13:16:13 +0100 All Insights UK general election 2024: Labour's manifesto and tax https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uk-general-election-2024-labours-manifesto-and-tax &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_010.jpg?VersionId=X6cyEJ1XgnOPivlTQEB4JYyRFzSCaGaU' /><br /><p><strong>The manifesto confirms Labour's widely publicised tax policy plans with no surprises but little further detail</strong></p>]]&gt; Tue, 18 Jun 2024 17:48:46 +0100 All Insights What are the consequences of and remedies for unlawful dividends in the UK? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/what-are-consequences-and-remedies-unlawful-dividends-uk &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_002.jpg?VersionId=42wkNNReMeiIbHBA_5aYKbUpr4tKXZSU' /><br /><p><strong>Unlawful dividends are complex to resolve, needing specific legal, tax and accounting advice</strong></p>]]&gt; Fri, 14 Jun 2024 13:41:26 +0100 All Insights Cyber attack on a UK staffing company:  a 'war story' https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/cyber-attack-uk-staffing-company-war-story &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/22/DB_network_server_0.jpg?VersionId=bjo7bnyl97vGv7vCJXYza6eDjnGvd2M5' /><br /><p><strong>What lessons can workforce solutions companies draw from a recent ransomware attack that likely affected 250,000 people?</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 13 Jun 2024 16:32:59 +0100 All Insights Government updates guidance on the UK National Security and Investment Act https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/government-updates-guidance-uk-national-security-and-investment-act &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_010.jpg?VersionId=X6cyEJ1XgnOPivlTQEB4JYyRFzSCaGaU' /><br /><p><strong>Changes cover call-in powers, universities and research bodies, outward direct investment and notification forms</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 05 Jun 2024 10:48:31 +0100 All Insights A muted Leasehold and Freehold Reform Act is now law but not yet in force in England https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/muted-leasehold-and-freehold-reform-act-now-law-not-yet-force-england &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/24/05/21/flat_facade_iStock-153531471-EDITED.png?VersionId=ljOQTdCBnUsiStBFzNL2.NsFcykfdNt6' /><br /><p><strong>The hasty pre-general election introduction in the final parliamentary session has led to major legislative casualties</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 05 Jun 2024 10:04:12 +0100 All Insights Spain sets up Observatory on Late Payment for the private sector https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/spain-sets-observatory-late-payment-private-sector &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/29/OC_KI_105.jpg?VersionId=Wdwhi44G2rSVA0NHbK5KVt3TN0v43dGX' /><br /><p><strong>The Spanish Ministry of Industry and Tourism's new body will combat late payment in commercial transactions</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 23 May 2024 13:10:41 +0100 All Insights Portfolio managers will be covered by the Sustainability Disclosure Requirements https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/portfolio-managers-will-be-covered-sustainability-disclosure-requirements &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_022.jpg?VersionId=txqsSQcC_sRPe3rt52na9FkaLtw2_mvy' /><br /><p><strong>The UK regulator proposes to apply a similar approach in the near future to portfolio managers as for fund managers</strong></p>]]&gt; Tue, 21 May 2024 10:34:26 +0100 All Insights Dealmaking confidence returns to Europe in 2024 after a subdued 2023 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/dealmaking-confidence-returns-europe-2024-after-subdued-2023 &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_014.jpg?VersionId=1Tib4fKv.Nqk2w1K5VvdlIwCYl9oKOlf' /><br /><p><strong>Improving economic conditions and greater stability are likely to lead to increased market confidence across the continent</strong></p>]]&gt; Fri, 17 May 2024 11:48:53 +0100 All Insights International Funds Legal Update | 10 May 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/international-funds-legal-update-10-may-2024 &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_010.jpg?VersionId=X6cyEJ1XgnOPivlTQEB4JYyRFzSCaGaU' /><br /><p><strong>Updates on authorisation applications, asset managers in full review mode and help has arrived on the new SEC rules</strong></p>]]&gt; Fri, 10 May 2024 14:54:37 +0100 All Insights Future Foods Update | May 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/future-foods-update-may-2024 &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_014.jpg?VersionId=1Tib4fKv.Nqk2w1K5VvdlIwCYl9oKOlf' /><br /><p><strong>This edition includes new UK guidance on plant-based dairy products, an Austrian case on naming plant-based products, and EU developments on lab-grown meat.</strong></p>]]&gt; Fri, 03 May 2024 14:42:06 +0100 All Insights UK government announces timetable for changes to the National Security and Investment Act regime https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uk-government-announces-timetable-changes-national-security-and-investment-act-regime &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_014.jpg?VersionId=1Tib4fKv.Nqk2w1K5VvdlIwCYl9oKOlf' /><br /><p><strong>But the Cabinet Office timeframe comes as a UK general election could bring in Labour with its 'secureconomics' agenda</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 01 May 2024 12:09:55 +0100 All Insights UK Takeover Panel revises guidance for private sale processes https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uk-takeover-panel-revises-guidance-private-sale-processes &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_022.jpg?VersionId=txqsSQcC_sRPe3rt52na9FkaLtw2_mvy' /><br /><p><strong>Welcome changes to Takeover Code aims to strike balance between confidentiality and disclosure obligations and enhance clarity</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 01 May 2024 11:27:03 +0100 All Insights UK Takeover Panel proposes refocusing the scope of the Takeover Code https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uk-takeover-panel-proposes-refocusing-scope-takeover-code &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_007.jpg?VersionId=JitxlEuEDLOx1dIqtPae9pi.IKQ5vsuk' /><br /><p><strong>Consultation proposes significant amendments to the jurisdictional framework, with potential for simplified transactions</strong></p>]]&gt; Fri, 26 Apr 2024 11:06:06 +0100 All Insights Belgium's new Civil Code introduces new extracontractual liability for auxiliary persons https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/belgiums-new-civil-code-introduces-new-extracontractual-liability-auxiliary-persons <p><strong>Businesses will need to address their liability concerns around auxiliary persons, including directors and employees</strong></p> Thu, 25 Apr 2024 09:16:53 +0100 All Insights What to look out for in Spanish transactions involving material assets https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/what-look-out-spanish-transactions-involving-material-assets &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_002.jpg?VersionId=42wkNNReMeiIbHBA_5aYKbUpr4tKXZSU' /><br /><p><strong>Companies need to properly understand and implement article 160(f) of the Companies Act to avoid nullity sanctions</strong></p>]]&gt; Tue, 23 Apr 2024 15:54:40 +0100 All Insights International Funds Legal Update | 19 April 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/international-funds-legal-update-19-april-2024 &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_010.jpg?VersionId=X6cyEJ1XgnOPivlTQEB4JYyRFzSCaGaU' /><br /><p><strong>UK authorised funds rules amends and tokenisation progress, and EU marketing, disclosure and investment rules updates</strong></p>]]&gt; Fri, 19 Apr 2024 10:58:41 +0100 All Insights UK government makes announcement on tackling non-compliance in the 'umbrella' companies market https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uk-government-makes-announcement-tackling-non-compliance-umbrella-companies-market &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_014.jpg?VersionId=1Tib4fKv.Nqk2w1K5VvdlIwCYl9oKOlf' /><br /><p><strong>Guidance due later this year will support workers and businesses using umbrellas, including an online pay-checking tool</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 18 Apr 2024 16:13:46 +0100 All Insights UK Employee Incentives Update | April 2024 https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/uk-employee-incentives-update-april-2024 &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/wp/18/08/03/GEN_people_team_meeting-1980x990.jpg?VersionId=jImduUEvnhlTcJ4ByrlRnkLR1w3XKflq' /><br /><p><strong>Developments in share plans including EMI notifications and employment-related securities annual returns</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 17 Apr 2024 15:32:25 +0100 All Insights Delay in new statutory powers for UK Financial Reporting Council leads to postponement of planned headcount increase https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/delay-new-statutory-powers-uk-financial-reporting-council-leads-postponement-planned &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/29/OC_KI_091.jpg?VersionId=jSe5JbEzEofedfQRJo9twM5H7ePp2zCk' /><br /><p><strong>Absence of legislation to expand its remit means FRC will instead focus on a year of consolidation to prioritise its core purpose</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 28 Mar 2024 14:33:27 +0000 All Insights What happens to the project company at the expiry of UK PFI contracts? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/what-happens-project-company-expiry-uk-pfi-contracts &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_012.jpg?VersionId=DOPO7JT0G9CbAApZAM_JwAFZt.YjKolj' /><br /><p><strong>Directors of the special purpose vehicles created for PFI projects should be aware of the steps they need to take ahead of project expiry</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 28 Mar 2024 12:17:06 +0000 All Insights AIFMD II: what Europe's alternative fund managers need to know https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/aifmd-ii-what-europes-alternative-fund-managers-need-know &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/01/04/FS_wallet_20_euro_note.jpg?VersionId=e9rPKJALe_GiYUm4vGGv19Ce52KFl9gC' /><br /><p><strong>EU changes have set in stone how alternative investment funds are managed: what is the new rules' international impact?</strong></p>]]&gt; Fri, 22 Mar 2024 12:16:44 +0000 All Insights What are the commercial implications of the Spanish draft Organic Law on equal representation and balanced presence of women and men? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/what-are-commercial-implications-spanish-draft-organic-law-equal-representation-and &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/21/12/30/OC_KI_02_003.jpg?VersionId=yt4uwi0Nyj6tOoV6EHvGcA3Kb.v2ThM2' /><br /><p><strong>New law transposes the European Directive on a better gender balance among directors of listed companies, senior management of listed companies and public interest entities that meet certain thresholds</strong></p>]]&gt; Thu, 21 Mar 2024 10:33:34 +0000 All Insights What would Labour do? Which tax proposals remain 'on the table' after the UK Spring Budget? https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/what-would-labour-do-which-tax-proposals-remain-table-after-uk-spring-budget &lt;[CDATA[<img src='https://oc-static.poweredbyproctors.co.uk/public/images/22/03/16/OC-IS_022.jpg?VersionId=txqsSQcC_sRPe3rt52na9FkaLtw2_mvy' /><br /><p><strong>Labour, following the chancellor's adoption of two of its proposed tax policies, may now look to introduce other reforms</strong></p>]]&gt; Wed, 20 Mar 2024 14:11:41 +0000 All Insights