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Aug
08
2017

Overhaul of data protection laws to give individuals more control over personal data
#Commercial #Corporate

Details of the Data Protection Bill were revealed yesterday. The Government announced that the new laws will provide people with more control over how their personal information is used and ensure that people can withdraw consent to use their data just as easily as they can grant it....

Aug
02
2017

The pitfalls of a sole director company
#Directors' Duties #Corporate #Dispute Resolution

Many small companies will have a sole director and shareholder, with no company secretary....

May
31
2017

Clarkslegal advises OASIS Group on its latest UK acquisition
#Corporate

Clarkslegal, led by corporate lawyers Jon Chapman and Esma Kilic, advise OASIS Group on its latest UK acquisition. OASIS Group is one of the fastest growing records and information management (RIM) companies in Europe....

May
09
2017

Differentiating Independent Hotels with Effective Legal Frameworks
#Hotels, Hospitality & Leisure #Corporate

Independent hotels are a key force in the UK hospitality world. As estimated by Melvin Gold Consulting, they account for 51 per cent of the market, compared to the 45 per cent for branded chain hotels....

May
05
2017

Message from Paris TAG Alliances conference
#Environment #Corporate #Employment #UK Immigration #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Clarkslegal

Michael Sippitt, Chairman of UK law firm Clarkslegal LLP, addressed the TAG Alliances conference in Paris this week on a panel of lawyers and accountants from the US and Europe discussing the issues of Brexit, the business impact of President Trump, and the future of globalisation....

Apr
03
2017

Michael Sippitt for the Independent: "The UK has a poor track record when it comes to worker's rights – and Brexit is set to make it worse"
#Employment #Corporate #Employment #UK Immigration #Clarkslegal

Chairman Michael Sippitt speaks to the Independent about the biggest dangers threatening worker's rights following the triggering of Article 50...

Mar
16
2017

ABTA: Latest Victim in the Recent String of Cyberattacks in Hospitality Industry
#Corporate #Commercial

Clarkslegal, specialist Corporate lawyers in London, Reading and throughout the Thames Valley....

Mar
06
2017

Hospitality industry – Don’t be Hospitable to Cyber Attackers
#Corporate #Commercial #Corporate #Food and Restaurants

Many key players in the global hospitality industry have fallen victim to cyber-attacks over recent years, including the Hilton, the Trump Hotels and the Mandarin Oriental....

Mar
02
2017

When can foreign claims be brought in England?
#Dispute Resolution #Corporate #Employment #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

The English High Court is a popular venue for the resolution of international disputes. From a claimant’s perspective, it allows the possibility of various funding models and the ability to recover costs from the losing party. ...

Feb
13
2017

Conflicts of Interest, Fiduciary Duties and Formula 1 Acquisition
#Corporate

Conflicts of interest issues can arise under a variety of circumstances, even in corporate transactions where parties may have alternative motives to complete the deal. To mitigate the risk of a conflict of interest arising and avoid breaching ethical or fiduciary duties, companies should strive for transparency....

Jan
17
2017

Clarkslegal advises Meridian Leisure Hotels on its latest acquisition of an internationally branded hotel
#Commercial #Corporate #Employment

News - Clarkslegal corporate team have advised successfully MLH in latest acquisition...

Nov
25
2016

No cuts to restrictive covenants
#Dispute Resolution #Corporate

Restrictive covenants are commonplace in both business sale agreements and employment contracts. Claims based on such covenants invariably turn on whether ...

Oct
21
2016

Brex-uncertainty wounding UK tech industry
#Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups #Corporate

Whether Brexit eventually becomes the triumph we are all now hoping for or whether Brexit is a term forever doused in disaster, the interim uncertainty of what Brexit means is harming the UK’s fastest growing industry and potentially in an irreparable way....

Oct
05
2016

Clarkslegal's automotive team continues to excel
#Corporate #Automotive

Clarkslegal’s automotive team continues to excel as it advises long standing corporate client, Eden Motor Group, on the acquisition of its 19th dealership. ...

Sep
07
2016

Directors` Duties
#Directors' Duties #Corporate

The Companies Act 2006 (“the 2006 Act”) codified many of the existing ‘common law’ and fiduciary duties of company directors. These duties apply to executive, non-executive and shadow directors. Below is an example of how these duties under the 2006 Act apply....

Sep
06
2016

Three “Ms” to help avoid the supplier’s nightmare of a key customer who can’t pay
#Commercial #Corporate

In the first quarter of this year, in England and Wales, 3,694 companies and 20,383 individuals were unable to pay their debts and went into a formal insolvency procedure (The Insolvency Service: Insolvency Statistics – January to March 2016). It goes without saying that these statistics mean that a very considerable number of suppliers to companies or sole traders will have been left as unsecured creditors, likely to receive a fraction only (or nothing at all) of what they were owed for goods or services supplied....

Aug
08
2016

Investing in the UK – do your homework
#Corporate #Inward Investment

Despite some uncertainty over the UK’s new status and trade relationships post Brexit, the UK remains an attractive place for overseas investment. We continue to see a high level of investments from existing and new international clients into the UK. ...

Jun
13
2016

Phishers don’t discriminate against start-ups
#Corporate #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

Start-ups often believe that their business may not be susceptible to phishing attacks compared to the likes of giant corporates; however these attacks during growth stage could be lethal to the success of the business going forward. ...

Jun
13
2016

Do you need help getting your PSC register or Confirmation Statements in order?
#Corporate

On 6 April 2016, ‘The Register of People with Significant Control Regulations 2016’ came into effect requiring companies to keep a register of people with significant control (PSC Register) with their company’s statutory books. ...

Jun
10
2016

Clarkslegal advises on the sale of Microtor Limited  
#Corporate

Clarkslegal, led by corporate lawyers Jon Chapman and Esma Kilic, advised the selling shareholders on the sale of Microtor Limited....

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