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Tag Archives: UK

New Anti-Corruption Law in France: Mandatory Compliance Program for Large Companies

Posted in Compliance Programs, Corporate
On 8 November 2016, the French Parliament approved new anti-corruption legislation.  Championed by the Minister of Finance Michel Sapin, the law that is commonly known as Sapin II will fundamentally change the compliance landscape for French companies.  In particular, it will place a positive obligation on large companies, and their subsidiaries, to implement anti-corruption compliance… Continue Reading

Online Gambling in the UK – CMA Investigates Consumer Protection Concerns

Posted in Gaming
The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recently launched an investigation into the treatment of customers by online gambling companies. This is in response to concerns raised by the Gambling Commission that certain aspects of behaviour by online gambling companies, including misleading promotions, unfair terms, and the blocking of payouts might be breaching consumer… Continue Reading

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

The UK Votes to Leave the European Union

Posted in Antitrust Trade & Regulation, Brexit, Competition Law
The UK voted yesterday to leave the European Union. The timetable for the UK’s exit, the terms of exit, and the UK’s post-exit relationship with the European Union (EU), are still to be determined, which will take time. Until these issues are clarified, firms with a UK presence, or UK customers, will have to address… Continue Reading

EU General Data Protection Regulation: What Impact for Businesses Established Outside the EU

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data Privacy
The 261-page final draft of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which replaces Directive 95/46/EC (Directive), was formally approved by the EU Parliament on April 14, 2016. The document is expected to be published in the Official Journal of the European Union (EU) in June, and to enter into force 20 days thereafter. 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

E-update on the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015

Posted in Corporate, Employment law
Following our e-update on 23 October 2015, relating to The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 (the Act), certain provisions relevant to UK companies have now come into force. The provisions include the following: Changes to information filed at Companies House  The Act has abolished the requirement for a director or secretary to provide their… Continue Reading

GTM is a proud sponsor of Cathedral Group’s ‘A Dolls’ House’ project in support of KIDS charity

Posted in General, Pro Bono
Written by Chantal Phillips GTM is a lead sponsor of Cathedral Group’s ‘A Dolls’ House’ project whereby 20 of the world’s leading architects and designers will present their vision of a dolls’ house at a live auction to be held at Bonham’s on 11 November, with all proceeds of the auction going to KIDS charity.… Continue Reading