GDPR Handy Guide - Transparency and the GDPR

13.11.18

Transparency, in a data protection context, empowers data subjects to hold data controllers and processors accountable and to exercise control over their personal data.

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GDPR

Legal professionals privilege and internal investigations – using the tools in your arsenal

31.10.18

2018 has seen significant developments in relation to the rules underpinning legal professional privilege (legal privilege). These rules impact on financial service sector firms and their relationships with regulators.

Download our handy guide which goes back to basics to review what legal privilege is, how it has been challenged and, most importantly, to offer some practical tips on how firms and other corporate entities can maximise the benefits from exercising their right to legal privilege in internal investigations.

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Funds

What is ethical finance?

24.10.18

Download our handy guide on Ethical Finance.

‘Ethical finance’ is commonly used to describe finance which takes into account not only financial returns but also environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. This reflects an increasing recognition of the importance and value attributed by investors, both institutional and retail, to delivering measurable positive environmental and social impact on a sustainable basis.

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Banking

Brexit for asset managers - key issue update

20.09.18

Immediately after the Brexit Referendum we identified 10 key “first steps” for asset managers to consider. With roughly six months to go until the withdrawal date. We have revisited these below to show the progress made and what remains still on the “to do” list. We have also suggested five key priorities for the final months until the withdrawal date.

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brexit

Capital markets - securitisation

14.09.18

Brodies is the largest independent law firm in Scotland, with a reputation for uncompromising quality,expertise and innovation. Ranked #1 in 40 key practice areas by leading independent legal directories,Brodies is widely acknowledged as being the dominant firm in the Scottish marketplace.

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Recent international trends in employment gender law

11.09.18

Due to raising awareness and political pressure, a number of countries have adopted legislation to achieve gender equality to a greater or lesser extent. Download our handy guide for the legal developments in a selection of jurisdictions.

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Employment

Brexit - the impact on animals and your pets

10.07.18

For pet-owners the four freedoms provided for by the European single market (people, services, goods, money), include another important aspect: the free movement of pets.

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brexit

Scottish leases - three yearly LBTT (Scottish stamp duty) returns

04.07.18

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) replaced SDLT in Scotland on 1 April 2015, and several changes were made to the taxation of commercial leases. One significant change from SDLT is the requirement for tenants to submit multiple returns throughout the duration of the lease. Our handy guide explains what is involved in the further returns.

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LBTT, Tax
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Land and Buildings Transaction Tax

04.07.18

Key information on Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT). From April 2015, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) ceased to apply to transactions involving land in Scotland and was replaced by LBTT.

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LBTT, Tax

Land and Buildings Transaction Tax and Leases - handy guide

04.07.18

Download our guide on Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) which replaced Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on transactions involving land in Scotland from 1 April 2015. The LBTT regime for leases is significantly different from the SDLT regime. Revenue Scotland (the devolved Scottish tax authority) administers LBTT in Scotland. HMRC has no jurisdiction over LBTT, and LBTT lease returns have to be notified to Revenue Scotland.

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LBTT, Tax
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