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Adoption of the "Law amending the Economic Law Code with regard to the abuse of a dominant position"

Adoption of the "Law amending the Economic Law Code with regard to the abuse of a dominant position"

By | 30 May 2019

The law amending the Belgian Code of Economic Law with regard to the abuse of economic dependence, abusive clauses and unfair market practices between companies was passed on March 21, 2019 (hereafter the "Law").

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Mining companies need to start thinking seriously about ESG

Mining companies need to start thinking seriously about ESG

By , , , and | 14 May 2019

The introduction of new, tougher standards together with recent case law, point to a harsher, less forgiving approach to enforcement and larger fines for regulatory non-compliance and failings in relation to environmental and social governance.

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FOI request shows HMRC failing to crack down on money laundering

FOI request shows HMRC failing to crack down on money laundering

By and | 08 Apr 2019

Statistics obtained by European law firm Fieldfisher through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request indicate that HMRC is failing in its aim to reduce incidents of money laundering in the UK, despite pledging to crack down on corporate and financial crime.

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Off payroll working rules in the private sector (IR35):  HMRC publishes latest consultation

Off payroll working rules in the private sector (IR35): HMRC publishes latest consultation

By , , , and | 08 Mar 2019

HMRC has published its latest consultation on the forthcoming legislative changes to the rules on off payroll working in the private sector (known as IR35).

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IR35: Changes to off-payroll working in the private sector

IR35: Changes to off-payroll working in the private sector

By , , , and | 07 Mar 2019

As the deadline for IR35 compliance by private sector businesses using Relevant Contractors comes closer, Fieldfisher's specialist IR35 team consider what consultants and contractors need to be thinking about now to ensure they are ready for April 2020.

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The Tesco Three – What went wrong? What lessons can we learn?

The Tesco Three – What went wrong? What lessons can we learn?

By and | 12 Feb 2019

We first became aware of problems at Tesco Plc (Tesco) and its subsidiary Tesco Stores Limited (Tesco Stores), on 22 September 2014 when Tesco announced that it had overstated its expected profits for the half year to 23 August 2014 by an estimated £250m.

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All clear: Taking the legal turmoil out of tech

All clear: Taking the legal turmoil out of tech

By | 21 Jan 2019

At a time of heightened business risk and potentially crippling uncertainty for UK companies, Andrew Dodd, partner and head of technology disputes at Fieldfisher, looks at how recent legal decisions have created reasons to be cheerful in the technology sector.

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The Netherlands Commercial Court: an excellent forum to litigate

The Netherlands Commercial Court: an excellent forum to litigate

By | 11 Jan 2019

Since 1 January 2019 the Netherlands Commercial Court (NCC), consisting of the NCC District Court and the NCC Court of Appeal) are officially in function. Litigation is never fun, but if one has to litigate, the NCC is an excellent forum to do so, for a variety of reasons.

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Setoff on the threshold of insolvency

Setoff on the threshold of insolvency

By | 17 Dec 2018

Set off by the bank of claims on its client with payments received in the clients bank account not allowed if insolvency of the client is to be expected

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