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In Counsel Update - Winter 2017
In this update we will outline the most recent legal developments affecting your business, in particular, the Government's Green Paper on Corporate Governance Reform...
UK
17 Feb 2017
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The Future Direction Of Corporate Governance – "Something Must Be Done"
We live in a time of transition. Old assumptions and alliances are being challenged. Calm, reasoned, rational debate is lost in the cacophony.
UK
15 Feb 2017
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The Implied Duty Of Good Faith In Commercial Contracts And Its Impact On Deferred Consideration Clauses In Corporate Sale And Purchase Agreements
Jurisdictions around the world (including in the United States, France, Germany and Holland) generally recognise, to some extent, the principle that contracting parties...
UK
15 Feb 2017
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Yet Another Shareholder Spring Ahead – Impact Of The Shareholder Rights Directive On Shareholders In Listed EU Companies
The legislative process to amend the Shareholder Rights Directive (2007/36/EC) (the Directive) is finally drawing to a close: it has been in progress formally and informally for almost five years.
UK
15 Feb 2017
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Application Of The Duomatic Principle
In the recent case of Randhawa & Ors v Turpin & Anor, the High Court analysed the question whether, under the Duomatic principle, a company's articles of association...
UK
15 Feb 2017
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Bureaucracy Unlikely To Stop Abuse Of Trusts
The Fourth Money Laundering Directive is more likely to provide paperwork than protection from abuse of trusts for tax evasion and terrorism says Jenny Cutts.
UK
5 Jan 2017
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What Does A Duty To Act In Good Faith Mean?
In England there is no overriding law or principal of law that we must act in good faith to one another.
UK
5 Jan 2017
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RPI/CPI: RPI, Or New Chapter?
The Court of Appeal disagreed and, on the particular wording of the Rules, held that the power to switch arises only if RPI has been officially replaced.
UK
29 Dec 2016
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What Happens To Interim Payments When Projects Overrun?
This case considered the effect of a contract which included an agreed schedule of payment dates. The project overran by more than a year but the schedule ended at the original contractual completion date.
UK
20 Dec 2016
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Battle Of The Forms And Exclusion Clauses – Be Reasonable!
This case highlighted the importance of clarity in agreeing the terms upon which subcontracts are made and demonstrated how an exclusion clause can fall foul of the UCTA...
UK
14 Dec 2016
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Concurrent Delay – Further Developments In The Saga
A recent case has brought concurrent delay, an area of law that continues to spark debate, back into focus. Broadly speaking, concurrent delay occurs where there is delay on a project...
UK
14 Dec 2016
12
Put It In Writing And Sign It!
RMP Construction Services Ltd was a ground works sub-contractor which carried out works for Chalcroft ("the Main Contractor") relating to the construction of a Shell petrol station.
UK
14 Dec 2016
13
Paying Parties: Don't Put Off Payment Forever By Repeatedly Requesting Further Information
AMD, an M&E works subcontractor, was engaged by Cumberland for works at Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, London. AMD sought payment of a final account.
UK
14 Dec 2016
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Beware "Hybrid" Contracts That Only Partly Cover "Construction Operations"
Duro engaged Severfield under a contract to carry out the design, supply and erection of steel structures on a site in Manchester. Some of the work comprised "construction operations"...
UK
14 Dec 2016
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Fluctuations Provisions: Get It Right Or Risk Adjudicators Getting It Wrong
This adjudication enforcement case illustrates the importance of clarity and ease-of-use when using inflation clauses in your contract.
UK
14 Dec 2016
16
Wedlake Bell Responds To Plans For A Central UK Trusts Register
The global drive for greater transparency of corporate and other legal entities continues.
UK
18 Nov 2016
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Court Of Appeal Denies Barnardo's Permission To Switch From RPI To CPI
The Court of Appeal has declared that trustees of the Barnardo's pension scheme cannot switch its indexed linked payments from the Retail Price Index (RPI) to the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
UK
11 Nov 2016
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M&A Activity Is Facing A Downward Spiral – But Foreign Investors Have Hope For UK
Edward Craft and Amelia Villiers-Stuart discuss the decline of merger activity in 2016 as investors behave cautiously in an uncertain geopolitical environment.
UK
1 Nov 2016
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General Counsel Adding Value By Corporate Simplification
Simplifying a group structure through closing corporate vehicles can have significant benefits to the balance sheet and the business.
UK
28 Oct 2016
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House Of Commons Inquiry Into Corporate Governance
The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee of the House of Commons has jumped on the bandwagon and launched an inquiry into corporate governance.
UK
28 Oct 2016
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