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Eversheds' Spotlight - the global financial services disputes and investigations (FSDI) briefing - April 2014

  • Eversheds LLP
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  • European Union, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
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  • April 17 2014

France has recently created a new role in the prosecution office, a Public Prosecutor specifically for financial offences with national jurisdiction

Fraudulent conduct of directors not attributable to the company when company is intended victim of such conduct

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 30 2013

Bilta (UK) Limited (Bilta) and its liquidators brought a claim against the defendants for damages and equitable compensation on the basis of

Court of Appeal finds company in liquidation not prevented from claiming against directors on basis fraud attributable to company

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 23 2013

The Court of Appeal has unanimously upheld an order refusing to strike out a claim by a "one-man" company in liquidation, which had been the vehicle

Litigation & arbitration: top things you need to know - October 2012

  • Olswang LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 31 2012

The new Master of the Rolls, Lord Dyson, has confirmed that the Jackson reforms will come into force in April 2013, scotching rumours that the legislative process would not be completed in time

Defence to directors’ breach of duty reconsidered

  • Kennedys Law LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 22 2012

High Court refuses to accept that a claim by an insolvent one-man company against its director for breach of his duties would be barred by ex turpi causa

Liquidator’s action not stymied by illegality defence

  • Pitmans LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • October 2 2012

In the recent High Court decision in Bilta (UK) Ltd (In liquidation) and others v Nazir and others 2012 EWHC (Ch), the court considered the application of the legal doctrine of ‘ex turpi causa non oritur actio’ in the context of fraud

Azevedo & Anor v Imcopa Importacao, Exportaacao e Industria de Oleos Ltda & Ors 2012 EWHC 1849

  • WongPartnership LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 31 2012

In 2006, a subsidiary of a Brazilian company issued US$100 million in principal amount of notes, guaranteed by its parent and constituted by a trust deed

Skeletons in Halliwells LLP's closet: secret meetings, fraud and siphoned funds

  • Buddle Findlay
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 29 2012

As noted in our July 2010 newsletter, lawyers are not immune from the recession

Payments for creditors to vote for proposals held not to be bribes

  • Mayer Brown LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 6 2012

A facilitation payment to encourage creditors to vote through the restructuring proposals of creditors’ debts has been held by the High Court not to be an illegal bribe

General counsel update: 31 May 2012

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Argentina, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom
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  • May 31 2012

This is the twenty-ninth in our series of General Counsel Updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas