European flag, EU

13 July, 2018

Brexit could increase European voices on UK boards, says report

European voices are to become an increasingly important part of UK boards post-Brexit and, therefore, an attractive recruitment proposition. Writing in a report by Odgers Berndtson,
European flag

10 July, 2018

Big Four accountants accused of EU tax policy ‘conflict’

A lobby group has called for the Big Four accountancy firms to be "kicked out" of the policy-forming process in Europe. Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO), a Brussels-based group whose aim is to ...
fraud, tax fraud, VAT fraud

25 June, 2018

EU agrees measures to stamp out VAT fraud

European Union member states have agreed to collaborate on tools to close loopholes in the EU’s value added tax (VAT) system. The measures, proposed in 2017 by the European Commission, include in...
City of London

21 June, 2018

‘Grandfather’ financial services post-Brexit to protect 36m policyholders

A crisis over cross-border financial contracts could adversely impact 36 million policyholders in the UK post-Brexit. A
EU flag, European Union, EU, shareholder rights directive

12 June, 2018

EU inches closer to banking governance reforms

EU leaders have agreed on a general approach to the banking package of reforms, paving the way for negotiations to start on the details, said the European Commission. The Commission put forward a r...
mergers, M&A, teamwork

5 June, 2018

European Court of Justice provides guidance on merger ‘gun-jumping’

Guidance on “gun-jumping”—a failure by merging parties to comply with the “standstill obligation”, which prohibits them from taking any steps to implement their merger before clearance from ...

14 May, 2018

EC seeks to amend and standardise shareholder rights law

A public consultation conducted by the European Commission on amendments to shareholder rights has now closed. The new law would introduce minimum requirements in the transmission of information fo...
European Commission, cross-border trade, EU

4 May, 2018

EC proposes simplified cross-border mergers, moves or divisions

New company law rules to make it easier for companies to merge, divide or move within the Sin...
EU flag, European Union, EU, shareholder rights directive

11 April, 2018

Commission proposes to strengthen EU consumer rights and enforcement

New consumer protection legislation proposed by the European Commission will increase the regulatory burden for business—and introduce stiff penalties for those who get it wrong. The
Google

23 March, 2018

European Commission introduces tough tax laws for digital business

The European Commission has proposed rules to ensure that companies conducting business digitally in the European Union are paying their fair share of tax. Under the p...