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  • Buying a business in the UK

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    11 January 2017

    This guide is intended to assist potential buyers, who are from overseas, and have not been through the process of buying a business in the UK before and want to know a little more about what to expect. English company law does not impose any restrictions on foreigners acquiring an interest in domestic companies. These notes assume that the target business is owned by a private limited company incorporated in England, with several individual shareholders.

  • Employment law in Philippines - an overview

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    05 January 2017

    Despite the lingering global economic slowdown, the Philippine economy has outperformed most of its ASEAN neighbours.

  • What’s the value in updating my articles of association?

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    06 December 2016

    There is no obligation to keep your articles of association (articles) up to date but there are definite benefits. It would be cost effective to update your articles to reflect, and take advantage of, the significant changes introduced by the Companies Act 2006 (the Act) and some more recent changes to that regime. This guide explains why.

  • Employment law in Australia - an overview

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    01 December 2016

    Despite the economic slowdown in Australia over the last few years, real GDP has grown by 3.1% year on year and is expected to remain stable at this mark for the remainder of 2016 and 2017.

  • An agent's guide to athlete trade marks

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    30 November 2016

    Sportsmen and women invest massive amounts of time and energy into perfecting their sporting prowess. As an agent, your role is to invest your time and energy into their well-being, to nurture their income generating potential, and protect their image and reputation.

  • Software apps and patent trolls: Should you be afraid?

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    30 November 2016

    For a very long time there has been a debate as to whether software is better protected by copyright or by patents.

  • Image rights

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    27 November 2016

    Famous sportspeople, entertainers and other celebrities derive substantial incomes from allowing themselves to be commercially associated with brands. It is big business, very big business, and because of this celebrities are faced with two very different problems.

  • The new UK regime for Cookies: a guide for website owners and their suppliers

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    25 November 2016

    From 26 May 2011, the UK has introduced revised rules which will require website owners to rethink how they obtain the consent of their users to cookies.

  • Building contracts - good practice and inspections

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    24 November 2016

    This guide will look at how employers, contractors and consultants can form, improve and maintain good relationships. Many of these tips are not exclusive to building contracts, but are especially important in construction projects due to the number of parties involved and the often complex nature of the work.

  • Any more BIDs

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    20 November 2016

    Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are partnerships between local businesses and local authorities which aim to improve defined commercial trading areas by providing additional services funded collectively by business rate payers.

  • Building contracts - good practice and inspections

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    20 November 2016

    This guide will look at how employers, contractors and consultants can form, improve and maintain good relationships.

  • Converting to an LLP

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    18 November 2016

    Originally conceived as a vehicle for use by professional practices to obtain the benefit of limited liability while retaining the tax advantages of a traditional partnership, limited liability partnerships (LLPs) have a far wider use as is evidenced by their increasing popularity as an alternative business vehicle in a wide range of sectors.

  • Register of people with significant control over the company - the PSC register

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    17 November 2016

    From 6 April 2016 most UK companies and LLPs are required to keep this new type of register among their statutory books. This is a register of individuals or legal entities that have significant control over the company or LLP.

  • CJEU Rules on Web Browsing and Copyright

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    17 November 2016

    CJEU rules that web browsing doesn’t infringe copyright, but what about unauthorised streaming?

  • An introduction to trade marks in the UK

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    17 November 2016

    A trade mark registration provides the most effective form of protection against improper use of a business name, brand, logo or slogan by a competitor.

  • Visa applications for entrepeneurs and investors - November 2016 update

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    17 November 2016

    The UK provides attractive visa options for individuals seeking to invest in the country. But the rules are strict. There are two separate categories - for ‘entrepreneurs’ and ‘investors’ - each with detailed eligibility and documentation requirements.

  • Protect against Defamation and Privacy actions

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    15 November 2016

    The law of defamation and also the law of privacy is at a watershed. Since the beginning of 2010 the media have stepped up their campaign for a change in our laws, for more flexibility and a greater ability for freedom of expression to be paramount. This has been much more evident since the Human Rights Act 1998 incorporated the European Convention of Human Rights. This inbrief is intended to show how best to try and avoid a letter before action and a claim, when legal advice is appropriate and what to do when you get a complaint.

  • Stadium naming rights deals - Top 10 tips

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    14 November 2016

    Naming rights deals are one of the most complex forms of sponsorship agreements. This inbrief guide seeks to get rights holders thinking about all the key issues which will need to be included in the agreement, before they negotiate any deal.

  • Does your LLP Agreement need a healthcheck

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    11 November 2016

    Your LLP agreement may have been drafted several years ago and now be gathering dust in a drawer. Since it was executed many things may have changed.

  • Short-term lettings

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    08 November 2016

    If you are looking for new short-term premises for your business, did you know that there are actually a whole range of legal forms a short-term letting can take? This Inbrief sets out the different options available for short-term occupation of business premises and considers the advantages and disadvantages associated with each.

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