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The words subject to contract may not always be effective

  • Matheson
  • -
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • November 24 2009

It is a well-established principle of law that an agreement made on terms that the parties do not intend to be legally bound unless and until they enter into a more formal contract is not itself legally binding

High Court disqualifies two directors for fraud and corporate governance breaches

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • December 17 2013

The High Court has imposed disqualification orders of seven years duration on each of the two directors shareholders of Boval

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”

IDEA January 2013

  • William Fry
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • February 26 2013

2013 is underway with a higher degree of activity than is normally seen this early in the year. Economic prospects and commercial activities are both

Justice denied for in-house lawyers!

  • A&L Goodbody
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • September 14 2010

Despite a battle stretching back 28 years, the EU's Court of Justice has today refused to recognise that in-house counsel may give privileged or confidential legal advice in competition matters to their corporate colleagues

Director liability for environmental clean up

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
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  • March 8 2011

On 3 March 2011, Mr Justice Edwards in the High Court held that the courts do not have jurisdiction to pierce the corporate veil and impose so called "fall back" liability on directors personally for environmental cleanup

“Examinership-lite” - changes introduced by The Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2013

  • Matheson
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  • Ireland
  • -
  • January 2 2014

The Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2013 (the "Act") was signed into law on 24 December 2013 and has introduced what has become

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

Derivative actions in the spotlight in the commercial court

  • A&L Goodbody
  • -
  • Ireland
  • -
  • October 2 2012

A recent case from the Irish Commercial Court has considered the rule set down in Foss v Harbottle, namely that if a company suffers a wrong, it is the company and not its shareholders that must institute proceedings

High Court grants disqualification orders against directors

  • William Fry
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  • Ireland
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  • August 2 2013

The High Court has made an order disqualifying the two directors of Mossway Limited (In Liquidation) for a period of 12 months. The principal business