Category Archives: Company & Commercial Law

Weet-a-bots – cereals in disguise

The recent seizing of 300 boxes of Weetabix by New Zealand customs officials has highlighted the importance of brand protection and ensuring that your brand is protected in all territories in which you trade. The boxes of Weetabix were imported … Continue reading

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Shades of grey

Computer games have historically been considered the preserve of children and students with too much time on their hands.  However, as those children and students have grown up and become adults, a lot of them have retained their love of … Continue reading

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‘Persons with significant interest register’ – all you need to know about the upcoming changes

What is the PSC register? Since 6 April 2016, all UK companies and limited liability partnerships (LLP’s) have been required to keep a register of any ‘persons with significant control’ (“PSC”) of the company or LLP. For more information on … Continue reading

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The GDPR – 12 months and counting

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was approved and adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016. The regulation will take effect after a two-year transition period and come into force on 25 May 2018. The impact of these changes … Continue reading

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Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail – The Benefits of a Shareholders’ Agreement

Family, friends and other investors can often play a vital role in building a successful company, bringing money, experience and contacts to the table, often in exchange for shares in the company. During the honeymoon period shareholders often forget, or … Continue reading

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The end of the Annual Return

In a bid to reduce the administrative burden faced by UK companies, and to create greater transparency as to the ownership and control of UK companies, a number of changes designed to simplify a company and/or LLP’s filing requirements that … Continue reading

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The call for transparency: The new PSC register

  What is the PSC register? As of 6 April 2016, it is a legal requirement for all companies and LLPs to keep and maintain a register of ‘Persons with Significant Control’ over the company/LLP. Initially the PSC register must … Continue reading

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