Dubai airport customs crop2UAE introduces excise tax
On 17 August 2017 the UAE adopted Federal Decree-Law No. 7 of 2017 on Excise Tax, which enters into force on 1 October 2017. Read more

Singapore bw cropNew obligation in Singapore to keep company registers
Failure to comply with provisions constitutes a criminal offence and the offender may be liable to a fine of up to SGD 5,000. Read more

Shard dusk cropNew reporting requirements on payment practices for UK businesses
Relevant to any UK business if it meets the thresholds. Read more

Union flag cropFailure to prevent facilitation of tax evasion
The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the Act) received royal assent on 27 April 2017. Read more

Burj Khalifa sunset cropUAE introduces Value Added Tax in 2018
The introduction of VAT in the UAE follows the signing of the Unified GCC Agreement for VAT by the GCC countries. Read more

Khalifa night cropDirectors’ duties and liabilities: comparison of the position under the UAE Commercial Companies Law and the DIFC regime
For businesses that have DIFC and onshore companies. Read more

New Regulatory crop ICNew Regulatory Reference Regime
FCA and PRA rules relating to “regulatory references” which form part of the senior managers regime. Read more

hong-kong-harbour-night-cropThe SFC’s new ‘Manager in Charge’ Regime
SFC issues a new measures to increase the accountability of senior management personnel of licensed corporations.  Read more

office-exterior-cropDirectors’ Duties and Liabilities in the PRC
The legal concept of directors’ duties and liabilities is relatively new in the Chinese civil law jurisdiction.  Read more

uae2-cropComply or Dissolve
The CCL introduced several new legal concepts which should encourage and enhance investments in the UAE.  Read more

european-parliament-icEuropean Parliament approves Trade Secrets Directive
A new EU Trade Secrets Directive has been approved, aimed at harmonising the protection of trade secrets across the EU. Read more

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UK: CS01 Confirmation statement
Companies House has just published the CSO1 Confirmation statement which replaces the Annual Return. Read more

PSCNew transparency regime for English companies – are you ready?
The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (Act) introduced measures to increase transparency. Read more

Boardroom2Directors duties: key facts
The Companies Act 2006 sets out a detailed statutory framework relating to directors’ duties (the “General Duties”).
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Social media iconsUnderstanding social media risks
According to a recent report by SmartInsights, the total number of active social media users hit 2.307 billion in January 2016.
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