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Corporate update July 2014

  • Clifford Chance LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 21 2014

In June 2014, the Government published the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill. This Bill gives effect to the commitment given by the

Meaning of “consent not to be unreasonably withheld” in a commercial contract

  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 23 2012

The High Court considered the meaning of the frequently used contractual term that "consent not be unreasonably withheld" in the context of a Share Purchase Agreement

Due diligence the criminal implications of failing to address health and safety

  • Bond Dickinson LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 21 2014

The first of a two part article looks at the importance of considering regulatory issues when carrying out due diligence. This part looks at key

Indemnities in a business sale

  • Matheson
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 25 2011

The English Court of Appeal has held that an indemnity clause was validly assigned to the purchaser of a business under a business sale agreement in the case of Shaw v Lighthouseexpress even though the relevant contract containing the indemnity had been terminated

Going back to basics: ensuring your side letter is more than a mere ”agreement to agree”

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 12 2012

The Barbudev litigation arises out of the negotiations and subsequent sale of Eurocom Plovdiv EOOD (EP), to the Warburg Pincus Group (WPG

Acolyte decision shines a BacLite on earn-out clauses

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 25 2012

A recent UK High Court decision (Porton Capital Technology Funds and others v 3M) relating to the sale of Acolyte Biomedica Limited has provided UK M&A practitioners with a valuable insight into how the courts interpret the future obligations of the parties under an earn-out clause in a share purchase agreement

The new MBO?

  • SGH Martineau
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 10 2012

Where shareholders are looking to receive a tax efficient payment, perhaps linked to a reducing role or incoming management team, a solution is on hand

Corporate and business law update - London calling - Summer 2014

  • Winston & Strawn LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 18 2014

On 21 April 2014, the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) published the UK Government's response to its discussion paper of July 2013

Supply chain finance: supporting your suppliers

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • November 2 2012

The Government recently announced that over 30 major companies have committed to boost the support they provide for their respective supply chains by continuing to offer, or by actively evaluating the implementation of, supply chain finance

UK corporate update recent cases of interest

  • Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 12 2013

There have been a number of recent English Court judgments of interest in the corporate field and this corporate update reports on cases relevant in