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    28.03.2023
    Europe

    Eu­ro­pean Par­lia­ment and Coun­cil ready to start ne­go­tia­tions on EU Data Act – Eu­rope gets clo­ser to adop­ting a data law

    In February 2022 the European Commission presented its proposal for the EU Data Act, which – if adopted - will introduce a far-reaching legal regime on access to and use of non-personal data in the EU and will, similar to the GDPR, be applicable to businesses established outside the EU. The proposed regulation contains a set of rules defining how various forms of data can be used and by whom for purposes across all economic sectors with the aim of creating a new data-agile ecosystem. While the new law will bring new opportunities, it will also create legal challenges for all actors in the...
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    28.03.2023
    Royaume-Uni

    Em­ploy­ment rates and li­mits - Changes for April 2023

    April 2023 will see changes to employment rates and limits which are adjusted annually in line with the retail prices index. The RPI has risen significantly over the last year and statutory redundancy payments, employment tribunal awards and national minimum wage rates will all be affected. The key changes for employers to be aware of are outlined below.National minimum wageThe increases in the national minimum wage rates (including the national living wage rate) that apply from 1 April 2023 are as follows:for workers aged 23 and over, from £9.50 to £10.42 per hour;for those aged 21-22,...
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    28.03.2023
    United Kingdom

    UK go­vern­ment re­sumes pro­po­sed re­form of UK data pro­tec­tion laws

    On 8 March 2023, the UK government resumed its proposed reform of UK data protection laws with the introduction to Parliament of the Data Protection and Digital Information (No. 2) Bill, a replacement to its earlier reform bill.The earlier version of the Bill was published in July 2022 (under prime minister Boris Johnson) but was then put on ice by the UK government following the appointment of Liz Truss as prime minister in order to allow time for ministers to re-examine the scope of proposed reforms.In a speech given at the annual conference of the Conservative party in October 2022, the...
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    24.03.2023
    International

    CMS Eu­ro­pean M&A Study 2023: Re­cord num­ber of deals last year des­pite chal­len­ging eco­no­mic ba­ck­drop

    The CMS Corporate/M&A Group is pleased to launch the 15th edition of the European M&A StudyIt has been a challenging year for M&A in view of rising inflation and interest rates, slowing growth and increased geopolitical tension, which have added up to a difficult macroeconomic environment. However, there have been plenty of deal opportunities, as demonstrated by the fact that our study covers a record 509 M&A transactions on which CMS advised in 2022. In a difficult M&A market, we are pleased with this result, which reflects the strength of our corporate offering throughout...
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    24.03.2023
    United Kingdom

    Buil­ding Sa­fety Act Re­gis­ter opens next month: a step-by-step guide to re­gis­tra­tion

    A new National Register of higher risk buildings in England is due to open in April 2023 (the “Register”).  The Register, set up by the new Building Safety Regulator as a consequence of the Building Safety Act 2022 (the “2022 Act”), is due to open for first registrations in April 2023.  All existing occupied higher risk buildings in England are to be added to the Register. This is expected to apply to around 13,000 existing buildings. The deadline for all of those buildings to be registered is 1 October 2023.The 2022 Act is coming in force in a staggered process....
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    24.03.2023
    England and Wales

    CMS UK Tax Dis­putes Di­gest (March 2023)

    Welcome to the March 2023 edition of our UK Tax Disputes Digest: a high-level summary of key developments in contentious tax over the last few months for heads of tax, finance directors, general counsel and other in-house professionals.In our last edition (November 2022), we noted that pressure on the Government to recover money through closing the tax gap and related announcements would inevitably see HMRC ramping up activity.  Since then, we have noticed a marked increase in HMRC investigations across various areas.  Both individual and corporate taxpayers would be well-advised to check...
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