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The elephant in the room: ESG considerations for UK pension scheme investments - latest developments

United Kingdom - December 7 2023 In 2023, the Pensions Regulator (TPR) issued its first fine to a pension scheme trustee for failing to comply with climate change reporting…

German VAT law and ECJ rulings: how much VAT is due if invoices contain an incorrect overstatement?

European Union, Germany - December 7 2023 EU Member States are required to transpose Council Directive 200/112/EC of 28 November 2006 on the common system of value added tax (the VAT…

The EU’s New ‘Ecocide’ Directive and Corporate Liability for Environmental Offences

European Union - December 6 2023 On 16 November 2023, the European Parliament and the Council provisionally agreed on a new directive tackling environmental crimes. Following the…

UK government seeks to supercharge battery investment

United Kingdom - December 5 2023 The UK’s first ever Battery Strategy (the Strategy), published last week, sets out the Government’s positive commitment to development in the battery…

On the road(map) to sustainable investing: The FCA’s final rules on sustainability disclosures and labelling

United Kingdom - December 4 2023 The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its long-awaited Policy Statement on Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) and investment…

Defined Benefit Funding: a long-awaited update

United Kingdom - December 1 2023 On Wednesday 29 November, the Pensions Regulator (TPR) confirmed that the Defined Benefit (DB) Funding Code (the Code) and the DB Funding Regulations…

Criminal Justice Bill: Further expansion of principle attributing criminal liability of senior managers to corporates

United Kingdom - November 30 2023 Hot off the heels of the Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Act 2023 (ECCTA) receiving Royal Assent, earlier this month the Criminal Justice…

Fund transfers, crypto-assets and AML/CTF - the European Banking Authority’s take on the ‘Travel Rule’

European Union - November 29 2023 The fight against money laundering (ML) and terrorism financing (TF) continues to be at the forefront of European financial regulation. This holds…

Will English become the language of the UPC?

European Union, United Kingdom - November 28 2023 Two recent UPC orders have changed the existing languages of proceedings from Dutch and German respectively to English. Is this the start of a shift…

In pursuit of growth: Chancellor announces sweeping pensions changes in Autumn Statement

United Kingdom - November 28 2023 On 22 November, the Chancellor announced a package of pensions reforms as part of the Autumn Statement, taking forward many of the initiatives…