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The EU Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (OJ L 206, 22.7.1992) (EU Habitats Directive), as it continues to have effect in the EU aims to promote the maintenance of biodiversity by requiring EU Member States to take measures to maintain or restore natural habitats and wild species at a favourable conservation status, introducing robust protection for those habitats and species of European importance. The EU Habitats Directive is mainly transposed in England and the UK offshore area by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (WCA), Part 1 and the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017, SI 2017/1012 (Habitats Regulations) which apply in England and its seas up to 12 nautical miles from the coast and the Conservation of Offshore Marine Habitats and Species Regulations 2017, SI 2017/1013 (Offshore Regulations) which apply in UK waters more than 12 nautical miles from the coast. The Habitats Regulations and the Offshore Regulations apply from 30 November 2017 and consolidate and update the Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010, SI 2010/490 and the Offshore Marine Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c) Regulations 2007, SI 2007/1842.
Derived from EU law, the Habitats Regulations and Offshore Regulations were made pursuant to the European Communities Act 1972 (ECA 1972), which was repealed from 31 January 2020 (Exit Day) by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018). However, the repeal of the ECA 1972
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This Practice Note covers the legal framework and regulatory guidance to be considered in determining whether an arrangement constitutes a contract of insurance and the possible consequences of carrying on activities relating to a contract of insurance without the requisite regulatory permissionsThe
Company directors are not, by virtue only of their office as director, automatically entitled under company law to remuneration for services as a director or to reimbursement of expenses incurred in rendering such services. Power to pay directors remuneration for their services will need to be
A limited company that proposes to issue redeemable shares must comply with the provisions of the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006).Why do companies issue redeemable shares?A company may wish to issue redeemable shares so that it has an alternative way to return surplus capital to shareholders without
This Practice Note considers the doctrine of forum non conveniens, also referred to as the appropriate forum or the proper place for a dispute to be determined. This doctrine is of relevance when determining whether the courts of England and Wales have jurisdiction to hear a dispute and is applied
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