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Compliance with pre-arbitration and pre-litigation notice procedures is critical to enforcing contractual rights: English High Court in Ipsos SA v Dentsu Aegis Network Limited
  • Dechert LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 20 2015

When a party to a contract wishes to sue, the contract may include specific procedures for giving notice to the counterparty in a prescribed way


Broker M&A indemnity revisited
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • August 7 2015

Last year, we reported on a High Court decision on the proper interpretation of an indemnity in a share sale agreement relating to an insurance broker


The ropes recap: mergers & acquisitions law news
  • Ropes & Gray LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • July 22 2015

Post-closing purchase price and working capital adjustments are common in mergers and acquisitions, as are disputes between the transaction parties


Private M&A on trial: recent court decisions
  • Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 22 2015

The English courts have considered a number of recent cases concerning the interpretation of share purchase agreements, shareholders' agreements and


Corporate finance news - July 2015
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 20 2015

The Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) £4.6m fine for Asia Resource Minerals plc (formerly Bumi plc) for various breaches of the Listing Rules and


2015 Spring review - M&A legal and market developments
  • White & Case LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 29 2015

We set out below a number of interesting English and European court decisions and market developments which have taken place and their impact on


Material adverse effect provision in a share sale and purchase agreement (SPA) not triggered by a revision to the target company’s profit forecasts
  • Macfarlanes LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 26 2015

In Ipsos S.A. (Ipsos) v Dentsu Aegis Network Limited (Aegis) 2015 EWHC 1726 the High Court considered whether a change in a target company’s profit


Oil and gas: operator expenditure - is co-venturer authorisation a condition precedent to payment?
  • CMS Cameron McKenna
  • United Kingdom
  • June 10 2015

Should an operator be paid for incurring expense on behalf of the joint venture without first seeking the authorisation required in the joint venture


Financial litigation roundup - Spring 2015
  • RPC
  • European Union, Hong Kong, Singapore, United Kingdom
  • May 26 2015

The High Court clarifies the position regarding liability of investment managers, applying established legal principles of agency and inducement


Private equity perspectives - pensions liabilities: is an employer ever free?
  • Taylor Wessing
  • United Kingdom
  • May 20 2015

Most investors are aware that liabilities for defined benefit pension schemes can be very significant, on occasion enough to create a transaction. As