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Registration deadline under money laundering regulations extended to 31 may 2008
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 16 2008

The Money Laundering Regulations introduced a requirement that individuals who perform trustee duties "by way of business" must register with HMRC

General counsel update: 31 May 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Argentina, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom
  • May 31 2012

This is the twenty-ninth in our series of General Counsel Updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas

Timeline - a guide to the legal milestones ahead
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 10 2011

This is a guide to key legal developments in the coming months and years ahead

Preview of 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 12 2012

2012 will herald some significant changes to the legal arena, notably in the corporate area in relation to the Prospectus Directive, board diversity and corporate governance and reporting; in dispute resolution in relation to the Government's reforms to the civil litigation costs and funding regime; and in energy, real estate and construction areas where there are major changes to the carbon reduction commitment energy efficiency scheme, changes to the energy performance certificates regime; and also the establishment of the Green Investment Bank

Consumer goods: update
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • China, European Union, Indonesia, Netherlands, United Kingdom
  • February 29 2012

The Ministry of Commerce People’s Republic of China’s (“MOFCOM”) prohibition of CocaCola’s proposed acquisition of Huiyuan in 2009 generated significant controversy and prompted a fear that the Anti-Monopoly Law could be used to prevent foreign-multinational companies from acquiring well-known Chinese brands and businesses

Remuneration policies: the FSA's draft Code of practice
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 11 2009

On 26 February, the FSA published a Code of practice on remuneration policies in draft form, in conjunction with the government's announcement about the Asset Protection Scheme

General counsel update - 27 September 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Indonesia, Myanmar, Spain, United Kingdom
  • September 27 2012

This is the 31st in our series of general counsel updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas

Corporate governance: a change in landscape on the horizon for financial institutions and listed companies
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 15 2009

The recommendations in the Walker Review on corporate governance in UK financial institutions aim to bring about significant cultural and organisational changes in corporate governance

FSA’s corporate governance framework and intensive supervisory approach
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 14 2010

Corporate governance is currently high on the FSA's radar and it is clear that issues relating to corporate governance are a key component of the FSA's new intensive supervisory approach

Corporate governance a fundamental aspect of the FSA’s intensive supervisory agenda?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 18 2010

During the last three years, the way in which the Financial Services Authority regulates has changed radically both in terms of approach and intensity