05 May 2020
Beneficiary Disputes in focus
In our recent trust company risk and compliance survey we asked trust companies what are the greatest risk and compliance challenges they face. The respondents identified beneficiary disputes, (i.e. disputes between the trustee and one or more of the beneficiaries) as one of the significant...
17 February 2020
Introducing the Herbert Smith Freehills Trust Companies Survey: Navigating Troubled Waters
READ THE FULL REPORT In January 2020 we completed the research phase of our first survey of trust companies. We asked trust companies of different sizes, from a variety of onshore and offshore jurisdictions, with different ownership structures, questions about the most significant risk and...
23 January 2023
How hard is it? The Takeover’s Panel consults on guidance for exclusivity granted at the non-binding bid stage
Following two Takeovers Panel decisions that found pre-deal exclusivity and other deal protection arrangements to be unacceptable, the Takeovers Panel has now commenced consultation on proposed new guidance on deal protection granted in respect of non-binding proposals. Most importantly, the...
19 January 2023
Register of overseas entities - the countdown is on
The countdown for overseas owners of property in the UK to comply with the tightened register regime following the government's clampdown on economic crime is nearing its conclusion, with less than two weeks to go until the deadline for the submission of applications to Companies House (31 January...
16 January 2023
Corporate Governance snapshot: Preparing your annual report and AGM notice in 2023
This snapshot summarises the key developments and issues arising over the last 12 months which impact the 2022 annual report and the AGM in 2023. For further information or to obtain a copy of our briefing on preparing your annual report and AGM notice in 2023, please email one of the Corporate...