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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

Companies Act 2006: final implementation date on 1 October 2009, further changes to act, new model articles

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • September 7 2009

The remaining provisions of the Companies Act 2006 (the Act) will come into force on 1 October 2009 when the Act will, at long last, be in full force and effect (subject to certain transitional arrangements

Corporate killing law will force firms to play by the rules

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

The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 ('the Act') received Royal Assent in July this year, creating a new offence of corporate manslaughter and corporate homicide in Scotland

Companies Act 2006 - implementation timetable

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
  • -
  • March 28 2008

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