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Court of Appeal cooks elder brother's goose in Yung Kee case by dismissing appeal

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 2 2014

On 6 March 2014 the Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal in the Yung Kee Holdings Limitedfamily company dispute. In doing so, the Court of Appeal

Injunction - damages an adequate remedy?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 1 2014

In the case of AB v CD decided on 6th March 2014, the Court of Appeal considered whether an injunction could be granted to prevent a continuing

Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 10 2014

The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Bill was gazetted on 28 February and will be introduced into the Legislative Council on 26 March 2014. When

UK: women on boards: Voluntary Code for Executive Search firms March 2014 review

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 6 2014

In a review of the Voluntary Code of Conduct for Executive Search firms, published on 4 March 2014, Charlotte Sweeney considers whether the Code

Commercial Court “driven” to strike out claim despite view that such a sanction was unjust and disproportionate

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 5 2014

The Commercial Court has, with obvious reluctance, struck out a claim on the basis that the claimant was 20 days late in serving particulars of

Directors' remuneration reform

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 5 2014

Directors' remuneration is never far from the headlines. Average pay for FTSE 100 chief executives has risen by more than 300 in the past 15 years

High Court finds proceedings can be served at English address registered by overseas director under Companies Act 2006

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • February 14 2014

In what appears to be the first case interpreting section 1140 of the Companies Act 2006, a High Court Master has found that service on a director's

Court of Appeal rules on factors to be taken into account when setting fines for large corporate defendants

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 29 2014

In a judgment handed down on 17 January (R v Sellafield Ltd; R v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd 2014 EWCA Crim 49), the Court of Appeal upheld

If the cap doesn't fit: recovering in excess of liability caps

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • January 27 2014

It is common for English Law contracts to expressly limit a party's exposure if it is in breach. The recent decision in Sabic UK Petrochemicals

Court of Appeal finds that default provisions in share purchase agreement are unenforceable penalties

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • December 13 2013

A recent Court of Appeal decision has highlighted the rule against penalties, demonstrating that a penalty can include not only a requirement to pay