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Should companies keep their statutory books online?

Would it be an advantage for a company to be able to maintain its statutory books online at Companies House? This is one option offered to companies by the newly passed Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 - this article discusses the pros and cons.

Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 24 April 2015 | Practice Area: Company Administration

A guide to the fundamentals of starting a business in Jersey

Starting a business in Jersey (or relocating one there from another jurisdiction) is relatively straightforward, particularly compared to some other jurisdictions. However, there are some key issues of which you should be aware. This guide addresses the fundamentals of starting a business in Jersey.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 24 April 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

Guide to going global: the key features of tax laws in 22 jurisdictions around the world

Multinational companies continue to expand globally at an ever faster pace. Successful expansion depends, in part, on strategic and effective tax planning and compliance. This DLA Piper guide summarises the key features of tax laws in 22 jurisdictions around the world.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 24 April 2015 | Practice Area: Enforcement and Regulation

The new UAE Commercial Companies Law: a guide to the key changes

On 25 March this year, the new UAE Commercial Companies Law was issued. The new law introduces a number of significant changes, especially in connection with fundraising, in particular via initial public offering. This Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton briefing summarises some of the key changes.

Law Firm: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton | Published: 24 April 2015 | Practice Area: Company Administration

UK pensions: countdown to the end of contracting-out - timeline and key considerations

​Employers and trustees are facing a new pensions challenge on the horizon with the abolition of defined benefit (DB) contracting-out from April 2016. A 12-month countdown has now begun; this A&O guide sets out a timeline and key considerations for employers and trustees to April 2016 and beyond.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 20 April 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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Guide to going global: corporate law essentials in 30 jurisdictions around the world

To help clients meet the challenges of expanding internationally, this DLA Piper guide covers the corporate law basics in 30 key jurisdictions around the world, covering issues including liability considerations, tax, capital requirements, registration processes and possible exit strategies.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 20 April 2015 | Practice Area: Corporate

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Employment law and the election manifestos: a comparison of party promises

Following the publication of election manifestos from the main political parties, we now have the details of the policies that will impact the workplace. For this briefing, Eversheds has extracted the employment law pledges from the manifestos and compiled them in an easily comparable table.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 16 April 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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Nominee shareholders: changes you need to be alert to

Do you hold shares in a company as a nominee on behalf of someone else? Do you hold shares through a nominee? Are you a director of a company with nominee shareholders? If so, you need to be alert.Such nominee arrangements could be coming to an end, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 15 April 2015 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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Framework agreement reached over Iran’s nuclear programme

The P5+1 (China, France, Russia, the UK, the US and Germany), the EU and Iran have agreed to a framework for a plan of action regarding Iran's nuclear programme. This briefing sets out the key obligations on Iran under the framework and the current state of play for sanctions on Iran in the EU.

Law Firm: Harneys | Published: 13 April 2015 | Practice Area: Cross Border

Commission and holiday pay: questions remain

In this briefing, Bond Dickinson looks at the recent employment tribunal decision in the case of Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd and another, on whether an employee's holiday pay has to contain an element for commission - a decision which has left some questions unanswered.

Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 13 April 2015 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

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