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Government ‘Build Build Build’ Reforms under review following challenge by Campaign Group

September 4, 2020

The governments initiative of “build build build” has been met with a mixture of enthusiasm and criticism. In a relatively short period of time 3 ...

Court convened scheme meetings in the time of COVID-19

August 14, 2020

Kerman & Co’s Capital Markets and Dispute Resolution teams recently acted for Columbus Energy Resources PLC (“Columbus”) in connection ...

Intellectual property considerations in light of Brexit

August 13, 2020

If The Queen described 1992 as an annus horribilis, one wonders what Her Majesty has made of this year thus far. 2020 can certainly be described as a ...

The Importance of Non-Executive Directors during the Coronavirus Pandemic

August 7, 2020

In 2019 the Quoted Companies Alliance (QCA) and Downing LLP commissioned Henley Business School to consider the role NEDs play within listed growth ...

The EU-US Privacy Shield Invalidated

August 3, 2020

On 16 July 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) gave its eagerly anticipated preliminary ruling in the Data Protection ...

Marex Financial Ltd v Sevilleja - The Supreme Court’s decision on the “Reflective Loss” principle

July 29, 2020

“some ghastly legal Japanese knotweed” These are the words of a distinguished professor of law, Professor Andrew Tettenborn, on the reflective ...

Reforms to the Use Classes Order 1987

July 24, 2020

Flexibility is key, not only since COVID-19 has challenged the ability of all of us to adapt to a new normal.  In line with this, the government has ...

UK points-based immigration system - further details announced

July 13, 2020

Home Secretary Priti Patel has today released a 130 page document, setting out further details of the new points-based immigration system to take ...

Code of Practice for Commercial Property Relationships During the Pandemic

July 13, 2020

In June, the government published a code of practice for commercial property relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic (a link to the Code is ...

'Job Retention Bonus' and 'Kickstart Scheme'

July 8, 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced his plan today to rescue the economy in the aftermath of coronavirus.  In his plan, two key employment ...

Live Webinar 23 July 2020 - Global IP Considerations For a Shifting Environment

July 8, 2020

When:  23 July 2020 at 16.00 – 17.30 BST  (10.00 – 11.30 CST) People: Zane Shihab, Partner, Kerman & Co and Michael Gnibus and ...

UK Government fulfils their promise to assist Hong Kong citizens settle in the UK

July 1, 2020

Further to our recent article titled “Government pledges UK residence rights for Hong Kong citizens”, today in Parliament the PM Boris Johnson ...

HM Treasury Direction on the Flexible Furlough Scheme

June 26, 2020

Since the “flexible furlough” scheme was first announced in May 2020 (see our latest article here), the Government has been issuing updates to ...

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 now in force

June 26, 2020

In two recent articles we reviewed the new Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill (Bill) which had been laid before Parliament to amend insolvency ...

Update: COVID-19 and Intellectual Property

June 25, 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 has already vastly affected businesses across the globe. It is likely that it will continue to do so for the near future (at ...

Returning to office space - food for thought!

June 15, 2020

The silver lining to this cloud of the prolonged episode of lockdown has been proof that most people who routinely work in an office environment can, ...

Insolvency proceedings and the Coronavirus

June 12, 2020

If a statutory demand served by a creditor seeking payment of a debt is not satisfied or set aside by the debtor company, it establishes insolvency ...

Government pledges UK residence rights for Hong Kong citizens

June 12, 2020

Over the last few years we have seen an increase in queries from Hong Kong citizens considering relocating to the UK.  The recent proposal by China ...

New Corporate Governance and Insolvency Bill 2019-2021

June 2, 2020

In a recent article we reported that Business Secretary, Alok Sharma, announced plans on 28 March last to temporarily suspend wrongful trading ...

News Flash - Employers to start contributing to Furlough Scheme

May 29, 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced this afternoon that the Government will require employers to start contributing towards their employees’ ...

Update on AGMs and Corporate Filings under the Corporate Insolvency & Governance Bill 2019-21

May 29, 2020

Following its initial announcement on 28th March 2020, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) introduced the draft ...

Furlough Scheme extended by 4 months

May 12, 2020

Today, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Scheme) will be extended for four months, until the end of ...

Reserves Based Lending: Uncertain times for E&P companies

May 6, 2020

With the price of oil turning negative for the first time in history in recent weeks, many cash-strapped independent oil and gas companies will be ...

Update: COVID-19 and Intellectual Property

May 1, 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 has already vastly affected businesses across the globe and will continue to do so for some time yet.  It is likely that it ...

UK Government urges employers to prepare for new immigration system

April 23, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the Government has released further guidance for employers regarding the new immigration system to be launched ...

A 2020 AGM season like no other

April 23, 2020

With the 2020 AGM season upon us, many listed UK companies with 31 December year ends have been busy assessing how they will convene their annual ...

Government announces £1.25bn funding for venture capital backed companies and start-ups

April 21, 2020

The government has announced the establishment of a £1.25bn fund to support high-growth start-ups. The funding comes in two parts: A £500m fund, ...

Update - trespasser proceedings

April 21, 2020

Our article on 1 April gave commentary in relation to the key points for landlords and tenants introduced by the Coronavirus Act 2020.  It also drew ...

Important update on the 'job retention scheme' period

April 17, 2020

Further to our update earlier this week, in the last few minutes HM Treasury has announced that the coronavirus job retention scheme (the furlough ...

The merger market - impact of COVID-19 on the M&A sector

April 17, 2020

M&A transaction volumes have decreased rapidly in recent weeks. Deals that were close to completion have been pushed over the line or paused ...

Latest updates to Coronavirus job retention scheme

April 15, 2020

Since our latest article on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Scheme), the Government has updated the Guidance to the Scheme to include some ...

Immigration Update – additional Government announcements and clarifications for employers

April 9, 2020

In this third update, we review the latest COVID-19 related Government guidelines and explain how these changes can assist employers with managing ...

Delighted to have supported DeliverAid (not-for-profit venture) launched to help feed the heroes on the NHS frontline during COVID-19

April 8, 2020

Kerman & Co is delighted to have supported DeliverAid, a great not-for-profit venture launched to help feed the heroes on the NHS frontline at ...

Updated Guidance: 'Furloughed Workers' Coronavirus job retention scheme

April 7, 2020

Since the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Scheme) was introduced on 20th March 2020, employers have been grappling with some difficult questions ...

Further immigration update for UK employers

April 3, 2020

The global immigration landscape is changing on a daily basis for employers. The Government has made further announcements regarding UK visa holders ...

The new Coronavirus Act 2020: Uncharted waters for landlords and tenants

April 1, 2020

The new Coronavirus Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 25 March 2020. Its passing into law confirms a number of significant (albeit temporary) changes ...

A lifeline to businesses: changes promised to the 'wrongful trading' provisions of current UK Insolvency legislation

March 30, 2020

At the end of a week that saw wide-scale reporting that the Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s is the latest high street name threatened with ...

Update: 'Furloughed Workers' - the Government's COVID-19 job retention scheme

March 27, 2020

Since the Government’s announcement of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on 20th March (which introduced the concept of ‘furloughed ...

London Stock Exchange issues second March update to 'Inside AIM' on extensions to accounts filing deadlines for AIM companies

March 27, 2020

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has published its second March edition of ‘Inside AIM’ on 26 March 2020, setting out temporary changes relating ...

Directors' Duties - Key Risks during COVID-19 crisis

March 26, 2020

Overview In times of business difficulty, there are several obligations and duties that directors need to bear in mind when carrying on business. ...

Visa implications of COVID-19 - A guide for employers

March 25, 2020

At times like this, it is important to support all your employees and identify at risk groups. One group of employees who need to be considered ...

London Stock Exchange publishes latest guidance for AIM Companies in light of COVID-19

March 25, 2020

The London Stock Exchange has published its latest issue of ‘Inside AIM’ on 20 March 2020 to show the temporary measures being introduced to ...

Extra protection for businesses with ban on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments

March 24, 2020

The Government have recently published an update on helping business tenants who miss rent payments because of coronavirus, the full article is here. ...

Employment Law - COVID-19 Update

March 23, 2020

COVID-19 has been declared a public health and economic emergency. The pandemic has upended life as we know it. Businesses are evaluating every area ...

Coronavirus: What financial support is the government offering to individuals and businesses?

March 19, 2020

Less than a week after the new Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, unveiled a £12bn support package to help the economy cope with the coronavirus pandemic, he ...

COVID-19: Expectation feeds Frustration

March 6, 2020

Those in the sport industry will have noted with concern the increasing number of sporting events being cancelled across the globe as a result of the ...

Cryptocurrency fraud: The High Court strikes back

March 5, 2020

Introduction Bitcoin, one of the buzzwords of the last few years, is a decentralised digital currency which facilitates peer-to-peer payments without ...

Entrepreneurs' relief at risk?

March 3, 2020

Entrepreneurs’ Relief reduces the amount of Capital Gains Tax that certain shareholders pay when disposing of shares in qualifying companies. In ...

Q&A: Obligations on employers in dealing with Coronavirus (COVID 19)

March 3, 2020

With the rapid spread of COVID 19, many questions are being asked by employers, in relation to their obligations. Five of the basic questions are ...

Changes to minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (“MEES”) coming into force

March 2, 2020

Current position The MEES were introduced by the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (the ...

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