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Dark arts: How tighter AML legislation will affect the art world

Dark arts: How tighter AML legislation will affect the art world

By , and | 20 Sep 2019

The EU's Fifth Money Laundering Directive will regulate all UK art market transactions above a threshold of €10,000 from January 2020, adding a further layer of compliance on top of sanctions legislation that already restricts dealing with certain entities. Helen Mulcahy, Francesca Titus and Vivien Davies consider the impact of the new rules and discuss how those trading in the art market can prepare for increased scrutiny.

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Reserve judgment: Arbitrating energy disputes in Africa

Reserve judgment: Arbitrating energy disputes in Africa

By | 30 Aug 2019

As African states seek to use national laws to protect their natural resources and increase revenue from their development, Fieldfisher dispute resolution partner, Simon Sloane, considers the difficulties facing energy companies seeking to protect their investments while respecting the transformational needs of host states.

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How to avoid being shackled by the IR35 liability chain

How to avoid being shackled by the IR35 liability chain

By and | 23 Aug 2019

Cost-efficiency in the private sector is often achieved by delivering services through a series of interlinked entities – arrangements that keep businesses lean, but may leave them negatively exposed to changes in off-payroll working tax rules.

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10 Things you need to know about medicinal cannabis in the UK

10 Things you need to know about medicinal cannabis in the UK

By and | 17 Jul 2019

Regulations and attitudes to medicinal cannabis are shifting rapidly, with a raft of key decisions recently published and more in the pipeline. Here, we summarise some of the most important developments in the medicinal cannabis market and what these mean for businesses looking at this area.

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FATF on crypto and AML: Crackdown or capitulation?

FATF on crypto and AML: Crackdown or capitulation?

By | 12 Jul 2019

The need for a standardised global regulatory framework to prevent criminal activity through virtual asset transactions is more urgent than ever, but are the Financial Action Task Force's latest guidelines up to the job? Kyle Philips, corporate crime specialist at Fieldfisher, evaluates the proposals.

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The Finance Bill 2019: Implications for insolvency practitioners, lenders and off-payroll workforces

The Finance Bill 2019: Implications for insolvency practitioners, lenders and off-payroll workforces

By , , , , and | 12 Jul 2019

The draft legislation for the re-introduction of Crown preference, read Stewart Perry's thoughts on this amendment.

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A healthy understanding of IR35

A healthy understanding of IR35

By | 08 Jul 2019

The recent case of George Mantides Limited v The Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs has highlighted some of the confusion surrounding IR35, the UK's anti-avoidance tax legislation. Matthew Sharp, contentious tax specialist at Fieldfisher, considers how the existence of a professionally drafted contract can tip the balance in marginal cases.

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Fieldfisher contributes to Global Arbitration Review's Guide to Challenging and Enforcing Arbitration Awards

Fieldfisher contributes to Global Arbitration Review's Guide to Challenging and Enforcing Arbitration Awards

By , and | 26 Jun 2019

Simon Sloane, Dan Hayward and Rebecca McKee have authored a paper which is included within the Global Arbitration Review's (GAR) newest know-how Guide on international arbitration.

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IR35: Is the UK private sector learning the hard way?

IR35: Is the UK private sector learning the hard way?

By and | 26 Jun 2019

After a rocky roll-out among public sector employers in 2017, shifting legal responsibility for determining workers' tax status and collecting payments on behalf of HMRC to private sector clients offers an important opportunity to improve the compliance process.

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