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Liquidated damages pushing the boundaries

  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom
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  • September 15 2014

In recent years liquidated damages have strayed beyond the typical delay and performance damages; they also appear in provisions that on their face do

Podcast: episode 55 - the view from Mayer Brown

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 19 2014

In this episode Nick reviews three cases dealing with various points of employment law. The first looks at whether an employer can defend a

No contract but want to be paid? Quantum meruit can help, but you might be in for a surprise

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 21 2011

It’s the old story

Corporate governance and piercing the corporate veil Supreme Court rules to extend exceptions

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 12 2013

The Supreme Court's decision in the case of Petrodel v Prest, handed down today, marks a crucial shift in the extent to which the courts

An employer can enforce the employment contract against a departing employee without paying salary

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 26 2014

In this very recent case, the High Court has decided that the employer was entitled to enforce the contract against a departing employee, even though

Good faith is there a new implied duty in English contract law?

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 12 2013

English law does not currently recognise a universal implied duty on contracting parties to perform their obligations in good faith. This differs from

German courts challenging UK schemes of arrangement?

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • Germany, United Kingdom
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  • April 30 2010

In a decision which has not yet been confirmed by the German Federal Court, the Higher Regional Court of Celle (an appellate court) has decided that a German policyholder of UK life insurer Equitable Life is not protected by a scheme of arrangement which had been approved by the London High Court in February 2002

Administration expenses: the next instalment

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 8 2014

The High Court has rejected the argument that amounts owing to British Gas Trading Ltd (BGT) under post-administration, deemed contracts for the

PrimaCom confirming the extraterritoriality of English schemes of arrangement

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 7 2012

Hildyard J’s recent sanctioning of the scheme of arrangement proposed by PrimaCom Holding GmbH (‘’PrimaCom’’), a German incorporated company whose creditors were domiciled outside of the UK, has reaffirmed the extra-territorial jurisdiction of the English courts in respect of schemes of arrangement and confirmed their status as a useful instrument for foreign companies looking to restructure

Special offer - pay less for the same - but is it a binding contract?

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 11 2010

Just suppose a builder is pressurised to accept less, under its building contract, than it was entitled to receive