Feed

08/06/2023
FCA pub­lishes fi­nal rules and sup­ple­ment­ary draft guid­ance on fin­an­cial...
On 8 June 2023, the UK Gov­ern­ment con­firmed that the fin­an­cial pro­mo­tion re­gime should ap­ply to cryptoassets from 8 Oc­to­ber 2023. As part of im­ple­ment­ing this new re­gime the Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity...
08/06/2023
DCMS Se­lect Com­mit­tee hears or­al evid­ence from ex­ec­ut­ives at ITV, Chan­nel...
On 6th June 2023, as part of the next phase of its pre-le­gis­lat­ive scru­tiny of the draft Me­dia Bill, the DCMS Se­lect Com­mit­tee (the “Com­mit­tee”) heard or­al evid­ence from ITV, Chan­nel 4 and Chan­nel...
08/06/2023
ESG in cor­por­ate trans­ac­tions
ESG factors are now a key con­sid­er­a­tion in M&A. Ac­cord­ing to the CMS European M&A study 2023, in­vestors are fa­cing pres­sures to up­hold high­er gov­ernance stand­ards across all in­dus­tries and geo­graph­ic­al re­gions as it en­sures the ef­fi­cient run­ning of a busi­ness and con­sumer con­fid­ence. It also seems likely that deal­makers want to cap­it­al­ise on at­tract­ive ESG value cre­ation op­por­tun­it­ies.  This page brings to­geth­er prac­tic­al re­sources and in­sight for ESG con­sid­er­a­tions in a cor­por­ate con­text, from in­cor­por­a­tion in­to M&A deals, good gov­ernance or dir­ect­ors’ du­ties. If there is a top­ic you’d like to dis­cuss, please get in touch.
08/06/2023
High Court or­ders trans­fer of cryptoassets in­to Eng­land and Wales to al­low...
The High Court of Eng­land and Wales has ordered Huobi Glob­al Lim­ited (“Huobi”), the op­er­at­or of the crypto­cur­rency ex­change in­volved in the lit­ig­a­tion, to trans­fer in­to Eng­land and Wales cryptoassets...
08/06/2023
FCA pub­lishes fi­nal rules and sup­ple­ment­ary draft guid­ance on fin­an­cial...
On 8 June 2023, the UK Gov­ern­ment con­firmed that the fin­an­cial pro­mo­tion re­gime should ap­ply to cryptoassets from 8 Oc­to­ber 2023. As part of im­ple­ment­ing this new re­gime the Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity...
08/06/2023
Paddy Power and Bet­fair fined by the Com­mis­sion for mar­ket­ing breach
On 25 May 2023, the Gambling Com­mis­sion of Great Bri­tain an­nounced that it had sanc­tioned PPB Coun­ter­party Ser­vices (trad­ing as Paddy Power and Bet­fair) for send­ing pro­mo­tion­al push no­ti­fic­a­tions to the...
07/06/2023
ASA rules that gambling ad was shown along­side con­tent for chil­dren
The Ad­vert­ising Stand­ards Au­thor­ity (the ASA) pub­lished a rul­ing on 17 May 2023, up­hold­ing their con­cern that a dis­play ad for gam­ing start-up Eaton Gate Gam­ing Ltd (trad­ing as Kwiff) seen on a news art­icle...
07/06/2023
Mod­ern Slavery: a key ele­ment of the ‘S’ in ESG
Re­cent head­lines re­lat­ing to the ab­use of mi­grant care work­ers and the use of slave la­bour in the pro­duc­tion of PPE are some ex­amples of how the Life sci­ences & Health­care sec­tor is at risk of mod­ern...
15/11/2023
Ex­ten­ded Pro­du­cer Re­spons­ib­il­ity
Ex­ten­ded Pro­du­cer Re­spons­ib­il­ity will be af­fect­ing most food and drink pro­du­cers to an ex­tent. As the law in this area con­tin­ues to de­vel­op, CMS and the Food and Drink Fed­er­a­tion will present an up­date...
04/10/2023
The Fund­ing Jour­ney: Debt and/or equity – the in­gredi­ents to suc­cess
At all stages of a busi­ness’ li­fe­cycle fund­ing will nev­er be too far away from the top of the agenda around the Board table. Join our ex­pert speak­ers, Fiona Hende­r­son and Bruce Har­vie, for an in­ter­act­ive...
14/09/2023
Mo­bil­ity in the Food and Drink Sec­tor – im­mig­ra­tion is­sues af­fect­ing re­sourcing...
La­bour short­ages are con­sist­ently ranked amongst the greatest of the cur­rent chal­lenges fa­cing food and drink busi­nesses.Join our ex­pert speak­ers, Fin­lay McKay and Matt Le­on, for a we­bin­ar to dis­cuss...
07/06/2023
Mod­ern Slavery: a key ele­ment of the ‘S’ in ESG
Re­cent head­lines re­lat­ing to the ab­use of mi­grant care work­ers and the use of slave la­bour in the pro­duc­tion of PPE are some ex­amples of how the Life sci­ences & Health­care sec­tor is at risk of mod­ern slavery is­sues. The key ex­pos­ure for busi­nesses is cur­rently repu­ta­tion­al dam­age but plans by the gov­ern­ment to tight­en the rules on the con­tent of mod­ern slavery state­ments, the pro­posed cre­ation of a new en­force­ment re­gime and in­creas­ing le­gis­la­tion re­lat­ing to hu­man rights re­port­ing, are push­ing this is­sue up the agenda. In this art­icle we con­sider the cur­rent status of the law on mod­ern slavery and what is com­ing down the track for Life Sci­ences & Health­care com­pan­ies to be aware of.