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Trade Bill 2017 – 2019

09 February 2018

The government introduced the Trade Bill 2017-19 (the “Bill”) to Parliament on 7 November 2017 and it received its second reading on 9 January 2018.

Companies Act 2006 Director Duties - A Reminder

01 February 2018

The Companies Act 2006 (the Act) sets out directors’ duties in a statutory code. This, broadly, brought in to statute the common law as it stood before the Act, but it also introduced, amongst others, a new duty to promote the success of the company.

Criminal Finances Act 2017

19 December 2017

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the “Act”) came into force on 30 September 2017 and creates new corporate criminal offences of failing to prevent facilitation of UK and foreign tax evasion.

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

31 October 2017

The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill (the “Bill”) was introduced to the House of Lords on 18 October 2017. It is scheduled to have its second reading on 1 November 2017. The Bill seeks to enable the UK to continue to comply with the current UN sanctions regime after Brexit and is the first item of legislation brought to the House of Lords as part of the Brexit process.

Free Movement

16 August 2017

The free movement of persons occupied a high profile role during the EU referendum debate and continues to do so now. It is a widely accepted principle of EU law that the four fundamental freedoms (the freedom of goods, services, people and capital) are linked to the single market, and therefore, if the UK wishes to abandon the right to free movement of people, it must also give up its access to the single market.

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