Corporate

NEW PODCAST AVAILABLE: GROUP STRUCTURES AND POTENTIAL LOSS OF LIMITED LIABILITY STATUS (THE ‘REAL SEAT’ PRINCIPLE)

In the latest update to our Brexit series on the Herbert Smith Freehills Podcast channel Sarah Hawes and Antonia Kirby from our London office are joined by Dr Christoph Nawroth from our Dusseldorf office to discuss the impact the loss of freedom of establishment … Continue reading

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FCA consultation paper and other listing regime developments

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a second consultation paper (CP18/36) on amendments to the FCA Handbook to take account of Brexit. The Government has also published a bill on implementing legislation that has been adopted by the EU … Continue reading

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Five months to Brexit: avoiding a “no deal” crisis

Paul Butcher and Tom Henderson have published an article in FERMA/AIRMIC’s joint Brexit Newsletter advising risk management professionals of some of the key matters that they will need to consider to prevent a Brexit-related “no deal” crisis. Given it remains … Continue reading

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BREXIT COMMERCIAL DRIVER BEHIND SCHEME OF ARRANGEMENT

Euroclear, one of the world’s largest securities depositories, confirmed earlier this year its plan to move its holding company from the UK to Belgium in preparation for the UK’s exit from the EU.  The High Court has now sanctioned a … Continue reading

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Brexit – draft Withdrawal Agreement and latest ‘no deal’ preparations

The Government has published a draft Withdrawal Agreement that has been agreed with Brussels. Preparations for a ‘no deal’ Brexit have also continued, with the publication of further statutory instruments and a consultation paper by the Takeover Panel on the … Continue reading

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Further statutory instruments for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit published

The Government has published further final and draft statutory instruments to make the changes to legislation required in the event of a hard Brexit, i.e. if the UK leaves on 29 March 2019 without a deal.

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New Podcasts available: ‘The Impact on Existing and Future Contracts’ and ‘Will Brexit allow parties to bring their contracts to an end?’

In the latest update to the Brexit series on our Herbert Smith Freehills Podcast channel, Paul Butcher, Julie Farley, Maura McIntosh and Tom Henderson discuss what businesses need to know about the impact of Brexit on their English law governed … Continue reading

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Corporate ‘no deal’ technical notes and FCA consultation papers

The UK Government has published its final batch of technical notices on the impact of a “no deal” EU exit on 29 March 2019. The FCA has also published two consultation papers in relation to Brexit.

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New Podcast – English Governing Law and Jurisdiction Clauses after Brexit

On the new Herbert Smith Freehills Podcast channel, Anna Pertoldi, Maura McIntosh and Tom Henderson discuss what businesses need to know about the impact of Brexit on their continued use of English governing law clauses and English jurisdiction clauses in … Continue reading

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EIGHT MONTHS TO BREXIT: IS YOUR BUSINESS PREPARED?

As the clock ticks down to 29 March 2019, the UK and the EU are stepping up their preparations for the possibility of a “no-deal” outcome. From a corporate governance and risk management perspective, businesses that have not done so … Continue reading

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