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Fine for breach of competition law not recoverable from employees and directors

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 17 2011

In Safeway v Twigger the Court of Appeal has held that a company cannot recover the costs of a fine imposed on it by the Office of Fair Trading for competition law breaches from its directors or employees involved in the infringement that led to the fine

Crisis management: investigating a crisis developing and implementing investigation protocols

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 25 2013

Internal investigations are a central part of the crisis management response, and whilst the form and structure of the investigation will depend on

BIS discussion paper: transparency & trust: enhancing the transparency of UK company ownership and increasing trust in UK business

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • July 18 2013

At the G8 Summit in June 2013 the UK Government announced proposals to increase transparency in the ownership and control of companies. BIS has now

Companies Act 2006 - implementation timetable

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • April 30 2008

The table below is intended to provide guidance on the commencement timetable for the Companies Act 2006

Corporate governance guidance and principles for unlisted companies in the UK

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 22 2010

In November 2010, the Institute of Directors (IoD) and the European Confederation of Directors' Associations (ecoDa) published "Corporate Governance Guidance and Principles for Unlisted Companies in the UK"

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill has been published

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • May 25 2012

Following the Queen’s Speech earlier this month, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill was published on 23 May

Entire agreements clauses: all is not what it seems?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 28 2014

Over the years entire agreement clauses have become a common feature of commercial contracts. They are often included as a matter of course rather

Controlling shareholder can be an employee

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • April 9 2009

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that a shareholder and director of a company can also be an employee of the company, even in circumstances where their shareholding gives them total control over the company

Companies Act 2006 implementation of certain provisions postponed to 2009

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • November 30 2007

On 7 November 2007, the Minister for Competitiveness announced that the implementation of certain provisions of the Companies Act 2006 previously timetabled for commencement on 1 October 2008, would now be postponed until 1 October 2009

Corporate killing and health & safety offences - draft sentencing guidelines

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • November 27 2009

A consultation has been launched on draft guidelines for the sentencing of corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death in England and Wales