Articles for the topic Corporate

Data Protection: A Computer Never Forgets!

The EU is currently negotiating a new Regulation to cover data protection and the introduction of a right to be forgotten. For more detail on the impact and Britain’s response please read on.


Reorganising the Regulation of Financial Services in the UK: The Financial Services Act 2012

1st April sees the introduction of a new structure for the regulation of financial services in the UK. Is its rolling out on April Fools’ Day just a bit of quirky Britishness or a true indication that we would be fooling ourselves in thinking that a mere re-organisation could prevent a repeat of the banking and financial crisis?

The Art of Crowdfunding

With the arts’ increased use of pledge/reward crowdfunding to help fund public projects, what pitfalls must artists, dealers and investors avoid if they wish to monetise their investment?


Validity of Post-Acquisition Restrictive Covenants

In a recent case, the Court considered the issue of whether covenants in a share purchase agreement amounted to penalties and whether restrictions were an unreasonable restraint of trade.

Executive Remuneration: Changes in 2013

There are a number of company law proposals expected to be implemented in 2013. These include reforms relating to executive remuneration and the introduction of the new employee-owner status


Excessive Director Remuneration

Court of Appeal overturns High Court Decision on Unfair Prejudice

When Might a Cap on Liability be Unenforceable?

A recent decision in the Technology & Construction Court has highlighted where liability caps will be viewed as unenforceable in cases where there is an ongoing obligation under the contract to maintain professional indemnity insurance.


The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (“LASPO”) received royal assent on 1 May 2012. The primary purpose of the bill was to reform the civil litigation costs and funding framework, but a number of other changes were also included which may have wide reaching consequences for businesses in England & Wales and their directors and senior officers.

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) was introduced by the Finance Act 2012 and applies to shares issued on or after 6 April of this year. Although inherently similar to the current Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) we discussed last month, the SEIS focuses on smaller, early stage companies and aims to use tax reliefs to encourage much needed investment. The fundamental drive behind the SEIS is to help stimulate entrepreneurship by encouraging strategic investment.