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Brexit: Implications for the Gaming Industry

Posted in Brexit, Gaming, M&A
This note addresses the impact of Brexit on the gaming industry. It is one of a series of GTM Alerts designed to assist businesses in identifying the legal issues to consider and address in response to the UK’s referendum vote of 23 June 2016 to withdraw from the European Union. In particular, it considers the… Continue Reading

STOP PRESS: E-commerce in Europe – significant regulatory changes proposed – impact on companies conducting online business in the EU

Posted in Intellectual Property & Technology, Regulatory
The European Commission (“Commission”) has today published a significant package of measures designed to eliminate barriers to cross-border e-commerce in the European Union (“EU”).  These will impact on any companies whose products or services are sold online to consumers in the EU as well as on resellers and companies providing platforms for such sales. The… Continue Reading

Legal Update: Directors’ Duties – Eclairs Group Limited & another (Appellants) v. JKX Oil & Gas Plc (Respondent)

Posted in Corporate
In the recent case of Eclairs Group Limited & another v. JKX Oil & Gas Plc [2015] UKSC 71, the Supreme Court considered the duty of directors to exercise powers “only for the purposes for which they are conferred” (s171 of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006)). Facts Eclairs and Glengary were shareholders in JKX… Continue Reading

Changes to the EU’s REACH Regime May Increase the Administrative Burden on Prospective Registrants

Posted in Environment
On 6 January 2016, the European Commission published the Implementing Regulation 2016/9 on the joint submission of data and data-sharing (the Regulation). Concerns have been raised that the Regulation is likely to increase the administrative burden that prospective Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regime registrants are subject to. The Regulation is intended to… Continue Reading

Major Changes Introduced to Corporate Law by the Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Posted in Corporate, Employment law
Introduction The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (the “Act“) received Royal Assent on March 26, 2015 and marks the single biggest change to company law since the Companies Act 2006 (“CA”). It will be phased in over the course of the next 12 months. Although the Act’s title implies that it will only… Continue Reading

UK Businesses’ Understanding of Competition Law

Posted in Competition Law
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recently published the findings of research it commissioned to examine UK businesses’ understanding of competition law.  The aim of the research was to gauge businesses’ awareness of competition law, their understanding of anti-competitive behaviours and the resulting penalties, businesses’ preferred sources of information about compliance, and the awareness… Continue Reading

Welcoming Joel Wheeler to Greenberg Traurig’s London Office

Posted in New Hire
Internationally acclaimed corporate lawyer Joel Wheeler has joined the London office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, as a shareholder in the firm’s Corporate & Securities Practice. Joel had most recently served as a partner in Crowell & Moring since 2009, based in its London office. His practice focuses on a wide range of… Continue Reading

UK Government Relaxes the Rules Restricting the Words Used in Company Names

Posted in Government
On 27 February 2013 the UK Government launched a consultation, the ‘Consultation on the Company and Business Names 2013’ (the “2013 Consultation“) to review the list of ‘sensitive’ names that companies must get approval for before they can be used.  Following the 2013 Consultation, the UK Government has decided to relax the rules restricting company… Continue Reading

Private Equity: Cross-border acquisition structures in the line of fire?

Posted in Private Equity, Tax
Written by Graham Iversen. Proposed changes to international tax rules could have a major impact on private equity structures In a discussion document published on 21 November 2014, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (the OECD) has acknowledged an issue which has been causing increasing concern in the international private equity community. As many readers… Continue Reading