Clever Content Builds Great Brands

Olswang recently hosted a discussion with industry experts from across the media, film, production and advertising sectors on the role that brands are playing in the financing and production of content. Whilst not a new concept, the LEGO movie to the Formula E "Leap Of Faith" demonstrates that brands are increasingly behind some of the most engaging content around...


Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 – corporate aspects

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 ("Act") received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015 and is currently due to be implemented in stages over the next year.  The Act covers a wide range of matters, but of interest to all companies will be the provisions designed to enhance the trust and transparency of UK businesses and changes to the filing regime designed to improve the quality of information on the public record and reduce unnecessary red tape.


Filing: an overview of the changes due in force during 2015

The Small Business Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 ("Act") introduces new provisions into the Companies Act 2006 requiring the Registrar not to disclose the ‘day’ element of the date of birth of directors and of individuals on the PSC Register.  The month and year of birth will still be publically available.  The change aims to minimise the risk of personal information on the register being used to perpetrate identity theft and fraud.


Trust and Transparency: an overview of the provisions relating to directors

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 ("Act") contains a number of provisions relating to directors.  Some of the changes, for example the proposed ban on corporate directors, are part of the Government's drive for transparency in corporate management and control.  Others, such as the ability of the court to disqualify a director following misconduct abroad and putting the legal duties of shadow directors on the same footing as those of appointed directors, are designed to increase trust in UK companies by improving the accountability of directors for misconduct.  The key changes include the following.

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