United Kingdom

Often referred to as the UK or Great Britain, the United Kingdom is a sovereign country located in Western Europe. The United Kingdom encompasses the island of Great Britain, the Northeastern portion of Ireland, and several smaller islands. Apart from the land-border it shares with Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the North Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, the Celtic Sea, and the English Channel. It has the 12th largest coastline in the world.

The UK is a constitutional monarchy and is governed by a parliamentary democracy. Queen Elizabeth has been the reigning monarch since 1952, giving her the title of the longest serving head of the state. The capital city is London, which has a population of over 10 million residents. It is a global city and major financial centre not only in the country, but worldwide as well. The United Kingdom is comprised of four countries including: England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

The UK has sovereignty over 17 territories which includes three Crown Dependencies and fourteen overseas territories. The UK is governed under the monarch, and the Constitution is uncodified consisting mainly of statutes, international treatises, judge-made law, case law, and the constitutional conventions.

The UK is a member of the United Nations Security Council. It is also a standing member of NATO, G7 Finance Ministers, the G7 Forum, the Commonwealth of Nations, Council of Europe. WTO, OECD, and OSCE. It has recently withdrawn from the European Union in what has become famously known as the Brexit-split. The UK also has a “special relationship” with the United States and a close partnership with France, as the nation shares nuclear weapon technologies with both countries.

The UK has a highly diversified economy, with its GDP coming mainly from the service sector. It’s economy is greatly driven by the banking/financial sector, pharmaceuticals, international trade, and tourism. The aerospace industry is highly profitable for the UK, as is the motorsports industry, and agriculture industry. The British pound is one of the most highly used forms of currency as the UK deals with so many international partners in trade and import/export transactions.

The National Law Review covers a number of cases, litigation, and news stories from the UK. M&A transactions, ICO and bitcoin transactions, and the banking industry/financial sector; including the UK Financial Conduct Authority. The National Law Review also covers cases from the Employment Tribunal on cases involving wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment. Visitors to the National Law Review will also find various news stories and new legislation post-Brexit, including the impending General Data Protection Regulation which will become effective in May of 2018. From news, to financial services, to litigation in the United Kingdom, visitors to the National Law Review will always find the latest content online.

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May
23
2024
UK NCSC and Insurance Associations Publish Guidance on the Approach to Ransom Payments Hunton Andrews Kurth
May
23
2024
Greenwashing: Emerging Compliance and Cross Border Legal Risks Bracewell LLP
May
23
2024
Design Series – Episode 1: M&S v Aldi: Guidance on Enforcement of Registered Designs in The UK K&L Gates
May
21
2024
UK Announces Delay to Mandatory Climate Disclosures (Until After Next General Election) Mintz
May
21
2024
UK Regulators Publish Final Securitisation Rules Katten
May
21
2024
OFSI Publishes FAQS on UK Financial Sanctions Katten
May
20
2024
New UK Securitisation Framework | Regulators Publish Final Rules McDermott Will & Emery
May
20
2024
English High Court Unravels National Iranian Oil Company’s Attempt to Shield £100M London Property from Enforcement of Arbitral Award McDermott Will & Emery
May
20
2024
Dismissal for Religious Beliefs Plays Well in Theatre Drama – But As Reason or Context? (UK) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
May
17
2024
Europe: UK FCA’s Anti-Greenwashing Rule and Guidance Come into Force on 31 May 2024 K&L Gates
May
16
2024
UK Regulator Updates its Approach to AI and Sets a 12-Month Plan Katten
May
16
2024
Recent Developments in International Arbitration: English Court Sets Aside Arbitral Awards in Landmark Nigeria Case Proskauer Rose LLP
May
16
2024
Pensions Life Hacks − Alternative Options for Defined Benefit (DB) Risk Transfer Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
May
13
2024
Hairdryer Treatment from UK Competition Regulators: More Red Cards in the Beautiful Game K&L Gates
May
10
2024
The BR International Trade Report: May 2024 Blank Rome LLP
May
9
2024
Employee Sent Packing After Empty Bag Theft — Mitigation in Dishonesty Dismissals (UK) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
May
9
2024
3 Takeaways from Recent U.S. Regulatory Actions Implementing AUKUS Blank Rome LLP
May
9
2024
The General Code in Bite-Sized Chunks – Counting Members for General Code Compliance Is Definitely Not a Piece of Cake! Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
May
9
2024
Regulation Round Up April 2024 Proskauer Rose LLP
May
8
2024
ICO Has Concerns Over Facial Recognition Use Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
May
8
2024
UK Tax Round Up (April 2024) Proskauer Rose LLP
May
7
2024
Wow AUKUS is for Real! Exports to Australia and UK Just Got Way Easier ArentFox Schiff LLP
May
7
2024
State Department Aims to Streamline Export Controls for Future Collaboration Among the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia K&L Gates
May
7
2024
Significant Rise in Global Climate Litigation Mintz
May
5
2024
UK ICO and Ofcom Joint Statement on Regulation of Online Services Hunton Andrews Kurth
May
3
2024
London Real Estate Practice Quarterly Legal Update – Spring 2024 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
May
3
2024
Europe: New Funds May Apply for UK Overseas Fund Regime Recognition from September 2024 K&L Gates
May
2
2024
April 2024: UK Employment Law Changes Take Effect McDermott Will & Emery
May
2
2024
New UK Employment Law Changes Taking Effect McDermott Will & Emery
May
2
2024
The BR Privacy & Security Download: May 2024 Blank Rome LLP
May
2
2024
Three Point Shot - April 2024 Proskauer Rose LLP
May
1
2024
(UK) What Practical Changes Can IPs Expect from the Proposed Amendments to FCA Guidance? Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
Apr
30
2024
UK Financial Regulator Confirms Plan to Combat Greenwashing Mintz
Apr
30
2024
One Month to Go Until the FCA’s Anti‑Greenwashing Rule Comes into Force Proskauer Rose LLP
Apr
24
2024
FCA Sustainability Disclosure Requirements Consultation Paper on the Extension to Portfolio Managers Now Published Proskauer Rose LLP
 

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