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14 June 2019 Joint committee publishes its report on the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill

Recently the House of Lords and House of Commons Joint Committee on the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill (Bill) published its report on the draft Bill following pre-legislative scrutiny.

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Legal update

1 April 2019 Company dividends – possible legal reforms?

Commercial companies are well-versed in the legal considerations and processes involved in the declaration and payment of dividends to their shareholders – typically going through the required steps once or twice year.

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Legal update

27 March 2019 Headline Brexit issues for the energy sector

In this update, we review various aspects of a ‘no deal’ Brexit and the Withdrawal Agreement which organisations in the energy sector should know about.

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Legal update

11 March 2019 State aid in a post-Brexit world: the CMA’s role

The position relating to State aid post-Brexit is beginning to become clearer as the 29 March deadline draws closer.

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Legal update

19 November 2018 Changes to immigration rules

The Government have announced a number of changes to the Immigration Rules, some of which are detailed below.

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The red flags in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme

Bernard Madoff, through his company BLMIS, conducted a Ponzi scheme previously unparalleled in scale, scope, and duration - what were the warning signs?

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11 April 2018 Thousands of decisions by the Financial Ombudsman Service could be revisited following revelations of Channel 4 Dispatches Programme

In a recent Channel 4 Dispatches programme, undercover investigators revealed that hundreds of thousands of complaints referred to the Financial Ombudsman Service may have been wrongly decided and could be revisited, the exact scale of which is yet to be determined.

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What happens within the culture of an organisation when failure is not an option?

Our discussion starts with Kweku Adoboli recounting his experiences during the 2011 UBS Swiss bank scandal, and moves to the various lessons learned and the potential solutions for minimising the risk of wrongdoing.

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Deemed consent procedure under the Insolvency Rules England and Wales 2016

Following the Insolvency (England & Wales) Rules 2016, a variety of new decision making procedures have come into play. In our final video of the series, Chloe Poskitt focuses on how the deemed consent procedure works and the impact that this will have on insolvency practitioners.

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Electronic voting and virtual meetings - the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016

Now the Insolvency Rules 2016 are in place (6 April 2017), the decision making process for Insolvency practitioners has changed. George will take a look at how electronic voting and virtual meetings can be used and gives some practical advice to make sure your procedures are up to date.

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