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French Group newsletter - September 2017

26 September 2017

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Welcome to our quarterly French Group newsletter. The latest issue explores business rates for properties undergoing refurbishment, new rules on Anti-Money laundering measures and freedom of expression in the workplace. We hope that you find it both helpful and informative. Our French Group of bilingual lawyers specialised in Franco-British transactions would love to hear from your regarding these and any other issues that may be currently impacting your business, so please feel free to get in touch.

The business rates in the UK

The Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that when substantial refurbishment works are being undertaken at a property the building must be given a reduced rateable value for the purpose of calculating business rates.

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New anti-money laundering measures for British companies

On 26 June 2017, the 4th Money Laundering Directive (4MLD) was implemented in all EU Member States. The directive obliges, amongst other things, that each state puts into place a register which lists the person(s) who have a significant control over a company (or ‘beneficial owner(s)’in France).

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Freedom of speech in the workplace - your employees and social networks

Every individual in Europe, including in the UK, has the right to freedom of expression i.e. the freedom to hold opinions and to receive and share opinions without the interference of public authorities.

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Press releases

Browne Jacobson celebrates innovative French and British tech business talent at the Franco-British Business Awards 2021

Our corporate French Group & tech lawyers celebrated as Scaleflex won ‘Tech launch’ award at this year’s Franco-British Business Awards.


Le nouveau système d’immigration britannique : quel bilan six mois après son entrée en vigueur ?

Rejoignez-nous pour écouter nos spécialistes en immigration évoquer le fonctionnement pratique du nouveau système d’immigration britannique et les différentes options ouvertes aux européens pour travailler au Royaume-Uni depuis le 1er janvier 2021.


Legal updates

Communication on extended Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

On Saturday 31 October 2020 the government announced that the furlough scheme (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – CJRS) would be extended to 2 December 2020 and on 5 November 2020 made a further announcement to prolong the extension of the CJRS until 31 March 2021.


Brexit resources

Brexit overview: intellectual property and Brexit

We can how help you understand the potential issues that any changes will have on your business.

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The content on this page is provided for the purposes of general interest and information. It contains only brief summaries of aspects of the subject matter and does not provide comprehensive statements of the law. It does not constitute legal advice and does not provide a substitute for it.

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