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A warning to directors: don't get caught out by changes to the disqualification regime

The Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 aims to increase transparency in companies and address directors' misconduct, to ensure the UK is seen as a trusted and fair place to do business. This article focuses on important changes to the directors disqualification regime.

Law Firm: Wedlake Bell | Date: 27 August 2015

The Da Vinci Case: first High Court case imposing a penalty for market abuse

This Macfarlanes briefing focuses on the recent High Court decision in The Financial Conduct Authority v Da Vinci Invest - the first case in which, in addition to seeking an injunction, the FCA invited a court to impose a penalty for market abuse.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Date: 26 August 2015

The dangers for nominee directors and those appointing them - an eye-watering illustration of the risks

There may be nothing new in the idea that a nominee director must exercise independent judgement and act in the interests of his own company, but a recent case provides an eye-watering illustration to make nominee directors sit up and think, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Excello Law | Date: 21 August 2015

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