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Third UK company convicted of corporate manslaughter

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • July 24 2012

A third UK company, Lion Steel Ltd, has been convicted of corporate manslaughter under the UK Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, for the death of an employee who fell more than 40ft from the factory’s roof, onto which he had gone to repair a leak

The extent of a limited partner’s right to inspect the partnership’s books

  • LK Shields
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • July 12 2012

The High Court in England recently considered the extent of a limited partner’s right to inspect the partnership’s books

The intention to create legal relations and agreements to agree

  • LK Shields
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • May 24 2012

Quite often in transactions or when signing an agreement, an issue may crop up which the parties agree to deal with post completion or post execution of an agreement

English courts consider “unreasonably withheld” consent clause

  • Mason Hayes & Curran
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • April 27 2012

In the recent case of Porton Capital Technology Funds v 3M UK Holdings Ltd & 3M Company 2011 EWHC 2895 (Comm), the English High Court considered the meaning of the commonly used phrase “subject to consent, consent not to be unreasonably withheld”

New UK consultation on shareholder voting rights on executive pay

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • March 20 2012

On 14 March, the UK Secretary of State for Business, Vince Cable, announced a consultation on enhanced shareholder voting rights on executive pay in UK quoted companies

Recent developments for the fourth quarter 2011

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Canada, China, Denmark, European Union, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom, USA
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  • March 15 2012

The end of the year and beginning of a new year is always a busy time for us, as it is for most of our clients

What does "consent not to be unreasonably withheld" mean in a commercial agreement?

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • February 7 2012

The UK High Court in Porton Capital Technology Funds v 3M UK Holdings Ltd & 3M Company 2011 EWHC 2895 (Comm) recently considered the meaning of the phrase "which shall not be unreasonably withheld" in the context of a requirement to obtain a party's consent in a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA

Endeavours in commercial contracts

  • LK Shields
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • November 15 2011

Most parties who have been involved in any sort of commercial negotiations leading to written contracts will be reasonably familiar with the terms "best endeavours" and "reasonable endeavours", used in circumstances where it is not possible to give an absolute contractual commitment

The UK's Financial Reporting Council opens consultation on gender diversity on boards

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • May 24 2011

The Financial Reporting Council in the UK (the FRC) has opened a consultation on whether the UK Corporate Governance Code (the Code) should be amended to include a requirement on listed companies to publish their policy on the issue of gender diversity on boards and to report on the progress made in achieving the objectives set out in this policy on an annual basis

Recent developments for the first quarter 2011

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia, China, Costa Rica, France, India, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom, USA
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  • May 10 2011

This letter is from the Global Equity Services ("GES") group in San Francisco, Chicago and New York