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New 20% exemption rule change for Main Market listings

July 19, 2017

On June 30, 2017, the final text of a new EU regulation (the “Prospectus Regulation”) was published. This will replace, on a phased basis, the ...

Trade marks for sport events - How Wimbledon secured their colour mark

July 11, 2017

Zane Shihab, partner at Kerman & Co LLP, and Manuela Macchi, partner at Keltie LLP, speak to LawInSport CEO, Sean Cottrell and Editor, Chris Bond ...

New prospectus regulation mark-up

June 6, 2017

On the 16th of May the European Council adopted the new Prospectus Regulation. This will bring many changes and some improvements to the prospectus ...

Kerman & Co delighted to take part in London Legal 10k charity walk 2017

May 23, 2017

Kerman & Co were delighted to take part in yesterday evening’s London Legal 10k Walk 2017, run by the London Legal Trust to raise money to ...

World records: a thing of the past?

May 23, 2017

For those familiar with recent major sporting headlines, few will have missed this one. The International Association of Athletics Federations ...

Emails requesting consent to future marketing is a breach of PECR

May 22, 2017

Two companies, UK independent airline FlyBe and car manufacturer Honda Motor Europe Limited, recently received significant fines from the Information ...

New Insolvency Rules now in place

April 20, 2017

The Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016 came into force on 6 April 2017 for all existing and future proceedings, and represent a major and long ...

Improved IPO Transparency – FCA Consultation

April 6, 2017

The Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA”) is proposing changes to the UK IPO process aiming to improving the transparency and quality of ...

Event organisers now liable for costs of policing the fan “footprint”

March 29, 2017

Policing major events after the case of Ipswich Town F.C. v Suffolk Police Major event organisers who pay for Special Police Services (“SPS”) for ...

First Young Professionals 'Thursday Night Social' for Kerman's and Hawksmoor

March 14, 2017

On Thursday 9 March Kerman & Co and Hawksmoor Investment Management jointly hosted the first ‘Thursday Night Social Club’ networking ...

The Changing Data Protection Landscape

March 10, 2017

The changing data protection landscape – what should you be doingThe EU’s data protection landscape is undergoing a complete reshape. To many ...

Pay on-time, or pay the price

March 2, 2017

UK based companies or LLPs that meet two of following thresholds: At least 250 employees. A net annual turnover of at least £36m. A balance sheet ...

Planning for the future: The Success of Succession

December 21, 2016

Succession planning is the process for identifying and developing the new for when the old moves on. In the sports sector, particularly the ...

Residence Nil Rate Band

December 13, 2016

The Residence Nil Rate Band is coming into effect from April 2017 so now is a good time to review your Will and estate planning to ensure your ...

Inheritance tax changes for offshore entities holding UK residential property

September 28, 2016

What’s the issue? The Government has recently published a consultation on further reforms to the taxation of non-domiciles, one of the main changes ...

Players advised to ‘drop the attitude and get on with it’ by new FA conduct rules

September 28, 2016

Recent Premier League games have seen a number of controversial decisions by referees, most notably involving Stoke City manager Mark Hughes. Hughes ...

Kerman & Co successful in registration of colour trade marks on behalf of Wimbledon

July 12, 2016

As Andy Murray lifted the legendary Wimbledon trophy (along with the mood of a beleaguered nation post-Euro 2016 debacle) and cast his eyes around an ...

The end of the road for employment contract non-compete clauses?

July 12, 2016

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is reviewing the use of non-compete clauses in employment contracts, which it is concerned ...

Brexit and regulated businesses – next steps

July 11, 2016

Given the UK voters’ decision to leave the EU, questions arise how such a separation will effectively be implemented and what rights of access to ...

The Market Abuse Regulations – Impact on AIM companies: are you prepared?

April 27, 2016

With effect from 3 July 2016, the Market Abuse Regulation (“MAR”) comes into force. AIM companies should be reviewing their internal policies and ...

M-KOPA proves scalability of social impact with issuance of second Note under debt issuance programme

April 13, 2016

M-KOPA today announced the second USD 4 million Note, from an expected USD 20 million total size, under an impact debt issuance programme established ...

Renewed protection for broadcasters and rights holders of live sports content

April 6, 2016

Filming sports matches from a TV on a device and uploading the content to a website for others to access can infringe a broadcaster’s or licence ...

Nick Bitel chairs Challenge Panel overseeing the British Horseracing Authority’s Integrity Review

March 23, 2016

On Wednesday, The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) published its Integrity Review, which was undertaken to ensure that the BHA remains at the ...

PSC registers: Advice to UK companies

February 25, 2016

  From this April most UK companies, limited liability partnerships (LLPs) and societas Europaea (SEs), will be required to maintain a new ...

Kerman and Co Sports clients achieve top ratings in YouGov Sports Index 2016 Annual Report

February 23, 2016

The YouGov Sports Index 2016 Report published last week, rates over 60 UK and international sporting events according to level of positive public ...

Changes to the AIM Rules for Companies

January 27, 2016

Having come into effect on 1 January 2016, changes to the AIM Rules will predominantly affect investing companies and cash shells. The London Stock ...

On words we rely…it's not to imply

December 16, 2015

The Supreme Court ruling in the case of Marks & Spencer Plc v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) Limited and Another is a ...

The Autumn Statement: Changes to buy-to let property and Stamp Duty Land Tax

December 2, 2015

Further to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement last week, highlighted below are the changes relating to buy-to-let property and Stamp Duty Land Tax. ...

Modern Slavery - Why it matters and what you must do

November 11, 2015

Any business that is either incorporated in the UK or supplies goods (e.g. merchandise, sports equipment, hospitality packages) or services (e.g. ...

Honesty really is the best policy

October 22, 2015

As a consequence of last week’s Supreme Court judgments two wives (Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil) have on appeal won the right to have their ...

FIFPro v FIFA: the truth behind club success?

October 14, 2015

Whether it’s the seemingly incessant tube and rail strikes, black cab drivers rallying against Uber or Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership election, trade ...

The Isle of Wight Challenge: John Evans reports on the charity bike ride he undertook in memory of Keith Dempster

October 13, 2015

Litigation Department Head, John Evans reports on the epic 400 mile bike ride from St Albans to the Isle of Wight and back which raised over £60,000 ...

Pensions – the latest tool for tax planning?

August 26, 2015

Although pensions usually fall outside the scope of Inheritance Tax, until recently they did incur a ‘death tax’ under certain death benefit ...

Staking your claim: Using the law to obtain Freehold to unregistered land

August 24, 2015

Colloquially known as ‘the squatter’s doctrine’, there are now two distinct processes for acquiring the freehold title to land by adverse ...

To sign or not to sign? How a solicitor's uplift became a liquidator's downfall

June 25, 2015

A recent High Court decision left a liquidator personally liable under a contract entered into in the course of his appointment – illustrating ...

Shared Parental Leave: Quick guide for employers

May 6, 2015

New regulations allowing parents to share leave following the birth, or adoption of a child have now come into effect. Shared Parental Leave is ...

International Chamber of Commerce launches new cyber security guide for business

April 29, 2015

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has launched a new, free-to-download cyber security guide to help protect businesses. The guide sets out ...

Intra-Group Assignments – the landlord’s risk of losing the guarantor to the lease

February 23, 2015

Since the decisions in Good Harvest and K/S Victoria Street were published, landlords have been very careful in permitting assignments by tenants ...

“The most radical changes to pensions in almost a century” (George Osbourne) Are you prepared?

February 23, 2015

The end of the tax year is fast approaching and some important changes are due to take place regarding pensions. The new pension rules being ...

The Return of Directors’ Compliance Statements under the Irish Companies Act 2014

January 6, 2015

he requirement for an annual Directors’ Compliance Statement to be included in an Irish company’s financial statements was originally placed on ...

Game of Drones

January 6, 2015

In the aftermath of Christmas, spare a thought for those that surrendered to pressure and bought their children this year’s “must have”. Whilst ...

Overhaul of Ireland's Companies Acts

January 6, 2015

After 15 years of preparation, consultation and revision, a comprehensive new Companies Act 2014 was enacted on 23 December 2014. With 1,429 sections ...

Residential landlords: The trappings of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme registration requirements

October 30, 2014

It has been more than 7 years since the designated Tenancy Deposit Schemes (TDS) became compulsory for landlords in April 2007. In accordance with ...

UKTI appoints Kerman & Co to expert panel

October 14, 2014

The UKTI has appointed Kerman & Co to an expert panel set up to advise businesses on e-commerce and exporting. As part of the Government’s ...

Kerman & Co predict upturn in U.K. M&A Activity

September 15, 2014

Q2 of 2014 saw an historic low in UK M&A deals – only 73 of £1 million or more being reported, according to the Office of National ...

Lost stamped stock transfer forms – a cost effective solution

September 15, 2014

On a disposal the one thing a Seller can’t negotiate around is title to the shares being sold. It sometimes emerges during due diligence that the ...

Tickled Pink – Thomas Pink wins Trademark case against Victoria’s Secret over use of ‘PINK’

August 29, 2014

Decision The High Court has ruled that lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret’s use of the brand ‘PINK’ in the EU infringes the trade marks of ...

Road to Geneva charity bike ride raises over £17,000

July 3, 2014

Having successfully completed the 351 mile route I can now confirm that the road to Geneva is both long and mountainous! The trip was amazing and ...

Qatar 2022: Have The Sunday Times Uncovered the Smoking Gun?

June 10, 2014

Zane Shihab, a Partner in our Sport team, was interviewed by Sky news on 9th June regarding the recent claims published by the Sunday Times alleging, ...

London Stock Exchange Issues Revised AIM Rules for Companies and AIM Rules for Nominated Advisers

May 27, 2014

Following consultations in January 2014, the London Stock Exchange (the “Exchange”) has issued AIM Notice 39 to confirm changes to the AIM Rules ...

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